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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Weekly Newspaper in Maine - Belfast, ME

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These are the new offices for the Republican-Journal in Belfast, which the sign claims to be the oldest weekly newspaper in Maine.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Maine

date approved: 11/30/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesTALLEST Building in Falls County - Marlin, TX

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In 1929, Conrad Hilton built his eighth Hilton Hotel in his chain in Marlin. It was a nine-floor, 110 room hotel, which could be seen for miles from the city limits of Marlin.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/30/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesLONGEST - Continuously Occupied Diplomatic Mission in the UK - Australia House, Strand, UK

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The Australian High Commission is located in Australia House that stands at the eastern junction of Strand and Aldwych in London. It is both Australia's first diplomatic mission and the longest continuously occupied diplomatic mission in the UK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/29/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesLARGEST -- Douglas Fir Tree Section in the World - Corvallis, OR

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This section from a Douglas Fir is located at the front entrance to Peavy Hall on the Oregon State University campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 11/28/2015

last visited: never

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The grave of Jose A. navarro, the only Tejano member of the 1845 Texas State Constitutional Convention

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/24/2015

last visited: 8/23/2015

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Jose Antonio Navarro is the only Tejano (Texan of Mexican descent) to help draft the Republic of Texas Constitution in 1836

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/24/2015

last visited: 8/23/2015

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SuperlativesLARGEST - Parish Church in England by Area - Great Yarmouth Minster, UK

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The Minster Church of St Nicholas was founded in 1101 and consecrated in 1119. It became a Minster Church on December 2011. The building has seen many changes over the years and is the largest parish church, by floor area, in England.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/24/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesOldest - Existing metalworking structures in California - San Juan Capistrano, CA

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Two furnaces at Mission San Juan Capistrano hold this distinction.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 11/22/2015

last visited: 5/3/2013

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SuperlativesONLY Flag-bearer at the Battle of San Jacinto -- Texas State Cemetery, Austin TX

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The grave of the man who carried the only Texas flag into the decisive Battle of San Jacinto, at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/22/2015

last visited: 8/23/2015

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SuperlativesOLDEST - purely residential street with its original buildings all surviving intact in Europe.

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This is Vicars' Close, planned in the mid-C14th and completed in the early C15th, north of the Cathedral Church of St.Andrew in the city of Wells in Somerset.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/16/2015

last visited: never

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On the west side of Third Street midway between Robinson and Ritchie Avenues, this old Oak has been slowly increasing both its height and its girth for at least 86 years, as of 2015.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 11/13/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesONLY - Amphicar Boat Ride in the World. Orlando, Florida, USA.

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The Boathouse a nautically-themed restaurant. Home to the ONLY Amphicar scenic boat ride in the World. The Boathouse is complete with Lighthouse & Boat Ramp. Located at the Landing, Disney Springs, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 11/12/2015

last visited: 3/21/2016

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SuperlativesLARGEST - Trunk Tree in Florida - Davie, FL

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This tree is located at Flamingo Gardens

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Florida

date approved: 11/10/2015

last visited: 11/10/2014

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SuperlativesTALLEST lighthouse in Germany - Campen, Germany

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Der mit 65,3 Metern höchste deutsche Leuchtturm von 1889 ist ein freistehender Stahlfachwerkturm mit dreieckigem Querschnitt. / Germany's tallest lighthouse from 1889 with 213 feet.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DieCacherGirls

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 11/9/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesMost Severe Tornado Recorded History - Guin AL

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The Storms of 1974

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Alabama

date approved: 11/7/2015

last visited: never

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Two plaques reside within Mountain Cemetery and are dedicated to an American Revolutionary War veteran who is buried somewhere in the cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 11/1/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesTallest (classic) windmill in the world - Schiedam (NL)

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Windmill The North (Original name: De Noord) is the tallest classical windmill of the world!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F

location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 11/1/2015

last visited: 2/5/2016

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SuperlativesFIRST - Stone Building in Moncton, NB

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Both St. Bernard's and its rectory were built of stone, the church being Moncton's first stone building, its construction begun in 1887 with the cornerstone being laid in August of 1888.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 11/1/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesLARGEST - Religious Structure in Moncton, NB

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Built to make an impression, this large cathedral certainly accomplishes the task. Of brown and grey sandstone, it is the largest religious structure in Moncton, soaring above its neighbours.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 11/1/2015

last visited: 11/4/2015

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Maintained by the Fernie Derrick Society, this tall wooden oil derrick greets visitors to Fernie as they arrive from oil country, AKA Alberta.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 11/1/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesHIGHEST - Broad Lock in England, Summit, UK

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This canal lock on the Rochdale is celebrated as the HIGHEST broad lock in England.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Northwest England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/28/2015

last visited: never

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The Gray Creek Community Hall has been a gathering place for the community for over a century, serving the community as meeting hall, church and school.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 10/28/2015

last visited: never

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Built at the beginning of the War of 1812 by townspeople fearful of attack by the US, this blockhouse is the only one remaining of two constructed for defence of the town of St. Andrews and the last remaining blockhouse in New Brunswick.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 10/21/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Courthouse In Use In Canada

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The oldest courthouse in Canada still in use, the St. Andrews courthouse, along with the old Gaol beside it, have become major tourist attractions for the town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 10/21/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Prison in Iceland

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The Hegningarhúsið (English: The Pentalty House) is the oldest prison in Iceland and is located at Skólavörðustígur 9 in Reykjavik.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Iceland

date approved: 10/18/2015

last visited: never

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