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The railroad lines that traverse Poland were constructed in the first half of the 19th century. At that time, there was no independent Polish state – the country had been divided up between Prussia, Austria and Russia in a series of partitions, the last one in 1795. Prussia later became part of Germany. So it’s unlikely that the placement of train ...


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The reason why your source does not give the starting location (Los Angeles) is because it took him months to do it due to weather and other delays, so the arrival notification just included the final legs: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac, 1912 Robert G. Fowler (Wright Model B), started from San Francisco for New York Sept. 11, 1911, reaching Colfax, ...


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There are some very old streets in England, the oldest believed to be Vicar's Close in Somerset, from around the 14th century - but that is actually quite modern compared to others. Pompeii is an obvious example from the 6th-7th century, where the street names were clearly signed. A street plan shows that pretty much all streets and alleys were named. ...



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