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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Morristown, New Jersey

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1New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — 1849 Carriage HouseBirthplace of the Telegraph — Historic Speedwell —
An inventory of Stephen Vail’s property showed that he owned two carriages, two sleighs, two wagons and two buggies. This simple, one story building was used as extra storage for the Vail family’s vehicles. Its double sliding doors face the main . . . Map (db m32874) HM
2New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Acorn Hall1853
Victorian Italianate house purchased by Augustus Crane 1857. Home until 1971 of Crane- Hone family who contributed greatly to Morristown civic, cultural and business life. National Register of Historic Places New Jersey Register of Historic . . . Map (db m36406) HM
3New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Acorn HallWomen’s Heritage Trail
Acorn Hall was built in 1853 and remodeled in the Italianate Villa style in 1860; the Crane/Hone family lived here from 1857 to 1971. The house and its interiors were preserved through the efforts of the Crane/Hone women. Mary Bolles Crane, . . . Map (db m36428) HM
4New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Alnwick Hall1904
Built during Morristown’s Gilded Age for General Edward Meany, New Jersey Advocate General, 1893, and a Director of American Telephone and Telegraph Company. Architecture reflects English Medieval Castle influence.Map (db m42203) HM
5New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Arnold Tavern
Site of Col. Jacob Arnold's Tavern. It was used as Washington's Headquarters January - May, 1777. Troops were in Lowantica Valley.Map (db m5949) HM
6New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Arnold’s TavernWashington’s Headquarters from January 6 to May 28, 1777 — The Morristown Green —
On January 6, 1777 General George Washington established his winter headquarters at Jacob Arnold’s Tavern, then located at what is now 20 Park Place. He occupied rooms on the second floor. His officers and men were quartered in every house and barn . . . Map (db m32723) HM
7New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Atlantic Health SystemMorristown Medical Center
Built by the Community       Morristown resident Myra Brookfield, determined that her hometown should have its own hospital, bequeathed her house and property on DeHart Street for just that purpose in the late 1800s.      A community-wide . . . Map (db m117446) HM
8New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
This African-American congregation, first in the county, was incoporated in 1843 by the Bethel Mite Society which raised funds to construct the 1849 carpenter gothic church that stood 150 yards south on the west side of spring street. The present . . . Map (db m153558) HM
9New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Campfield HouseCirca 1760
Home of Jabez Campfield, where Alexander Hamilton courted Betsy Schuyler in 1780. Her uncle, Surgeon General of the Continental Army, Dr. John Cochran, quartered here.Map (db m7360) HM
10New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Chain of Signal Beacons
Large fires, cannon and flags were used to signal alarms during the Revolutionary War. The fires were called beacons and were used to assemble militia, indicate the approach direction of the enemy and to direct the movements of military forces. . . . Map (db m7519) HM
11New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Church of the Assumption1872
Gothic revival building is oldest standing church in Morristown. Replaced 1848 wooden church which ministered to Irish immigrant families in surrounding Dublin area. Morris County Heritage Commission New Jersey Register of Historic Places . . . Map (db m32678) HM
12New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Constitution Tree
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13New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Continental Army Encampment1779 - - - 1780
Brig. Gen. Henry Knoxin command of the artillery of the Continental Army used the field now covered by these ponds as pasture for the artillery horses. His soldiers lived in log huts erected on the hillside to the west. Nine brigades of the . . . Map (db m8490) HM
14New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Continental Army Encampments• 1776 – 1782 •
Sansay House in which reception was given Lafayette on his return here July 14, 1825.Map (db m32672) HM
15New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Continental Army Encampments· 1776 – 1782 ·
Site of Norris or Dickerson Tavern, in which Benedict Arnold was tried December 23, 1779 – January 26, 1780.Map (db m42201) HM
16New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Continental Army Encampments at Morristown1777 1781
Life Guard Camp On this site the Commander in Chief’s Guard was encamped from December 1779 to June 1780. The Guard was reorganized in Morristown during the first encampment in 1777 and again in 1780. Washington made his headquarters in the . . . Map (db m5665) HM
17New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Continental Soldiers Memorial
In memory of the Continental Soldiers who died of small pox during the Revolutionary War 1775-1781. And of church members in the Old Baptist Cemetery and moved here in 1892. Dedicated May 19, 1996Map (db m94682) WM
18New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Continental Store on the GreenThe Morristown Green
The Continental Store House was located on the southwest side of the Green. It was used to store supplies for the Continental Army during most of the American Revolution. Gunpowder made at the Ford powder mill on the Whippany River was made into . . . Map (db m32725) HM
19New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Court House and Jail
1770 - 1827 Here stood the Court House and Jail at the time of the American Revolution Marked 1904 by the Morristown Chapter D.A.R.Map (db m5679) HM
20New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Dr. Lewis Condict House1797
Dr. Condict, outstanding public servant, was first president of the Morris County Medical Society, congressman, and first president of the Morris and Essex Railroad. Morris County Heritage Commission New Jersey Register of Historic Places . . . Map (db m42208) HM
21New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Dublin
Between 1840 and 1950, This neighborhood was a center of Irish immigrant life. Residents worked as laborers, domestic help, merchants and civil servants. Later generations were elected to public office and served in the armer forces in large . . . Map (db m155591) HM
22New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Fires of Freedom
This bench is dedicated to the countless patriotic American women who have kept alive the Fires of Freedom from Revolutionary times to the present day. Proudly they served. Proudly we remember.Map (db m42220) HM
23New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Ford CottageBirthplace of the Telegraph — Historic Speedwell —
The Ford Cottage was built in the early 18th century by Gabriel Ford Jr., the grandson of Col. Jacob Ford Sr., Ironmaster, tavern owner and one of Morristown’s wealthiest citizens. Jacob Ford, Jr., was the builder of the mansion used by . . . Map (db m32887) HM
24New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Ford Family Memorial
Colonel Jacob Ford, Sr. Prominent land-holder and iron manufacturer Member of New Jersey House of Assembly Judge of Morris County Court Ardent promoter of American cause in Revolutionary War Born April 13, 1704 Died January 19, 1777 . . . Map (db m7553) HM
25New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Ford MansionMorristown National Historical Park
The Army is quartered within three Miles of this place, in the usual way of hutting. Head Quarters is in this Town, at the Widow Fords, at the great white House at the North end of the place.Major General Nathaniel Greene, December 25, . . . Map (db m114771) HM
26New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Fort Nonsense
This stone marks the site of Fort Nonsense an earthwork built by the Continental Army in the winter of 1779-80Map (db m7367) HM
27New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Fort Nonsense
To protect his army and supplies from a British attack, General George Washington ordered the construction of a small fortification on the hill overlooking Morristown during the Spring of 1777. This became known as the “upper redoubt” . . . Map (db m7469) HM
28New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Fosterfields – 1854
Neo-gothic house built by General Joseph Revere, grandson of Paul Revere. Purchased 1881 by Charles Foster, whose daughter, Caroline, donated the property as living farm to Morris County Park Commission in 1973. Morris County Heritage . . . Map (db m42209) HM
29New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Fosterfields Living Historical FarmWomen’s Heritage Trail
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, a working farm run by the Morris County Park Commission, is open to the public for self-guided tours April through October. The former owner of the farm, Caroline Foster, gave the property to the Park Commission . . . Map (db m42218) HM
30New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — George Washington School
On this site stood the George Washington School that proudly served to educate the youth of Morristown, c. 1927 to 1980.Map (db m66745) HM
31New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Historic Site
During the American Revolution, a gunpowder mill on this site provided this critical commodity to General Washington’s troops. It was one of only three sources of gunpowder available to them during this time.Map (db m42211) HM
32New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Homestead Carriage HouseBirthplace of the Telegraph — Historic Speedwell —
When not managing the Ironworks, Stephen Vail was often traveling in search of business. The Homestead Carriage House was his center for transportation. The main floor was used to store carriages for the summer and sleighs for the winter. Horses . . . Map (db m32876) HM
33New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Horse Head Coppers
In 1787-1788 copper for horse head pennies mined here and minted nearby by Walter Mould at John Cleves Symmes’ home. “Solitude” house later became tavern, Wheatsheaf Inn.Map (db m91685) HM
34New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Iraq War Memorial3rd Battalion 112th Field Artillery
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35New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Iron
At Morristown, Washington was close to the northern New Jersey iron furnaces of Hibernia, Pompton, Mount Hope and Ringwood. Cannon balls and shells from these furnaces were on frequent order for the Continental Army during much of the Revolution. . . . Map (db m7513) HM
36New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Jewish Community Center1929
First Jewish place of worship in Morristown incorporated 1899. Present center, housing synagogue, chapel, Hebrew school and related organizations built by descendants of original congregation.Map (db m32673) HM
37New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — L’Hommedieu HouseBirthplace of the Telegraph — Historic Speedwell —
The L’Hommedieu House is an excellent example of late 18th/early 19th century domestic architecture. This stylish town house originally stood on Spring Street in Morristown on a lot first owned by Nathaniel L’Hommedieu and later sold to John . . . Map (db m32911) HM
38New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Macculloch Hall
George Perot Macculloch promoter of Morris Canal, built this house in 1810. He operated a private school here until 1825.Map (db m9017) HM
39New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — MacCulloch Hall
George MacCulloch, “Father of the Morris Canal,” and wife Louisa built this 1810-1819 Georgian Mansion. They established Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church. Louisa was first directress of family services of Morris County. The first recorded . . . Map (db m91150) HM
40New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Morris County Civil War Monument1871
(Front):Erected by the people of Morris County, to perpetuate the memory of her soldiers and sailors, who fell during the great Civil War. (Back of Monument):In honor of our heroic dead, who fell martyrs for Union and Liberty. . . . Map (db m32687) HM
41New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Morris County Court House1827
One of the finest examples of public buildings in the Federal style in New Jersey. Original Court House on the Green built in 1755. Morris County Heritage CommissionMap (db m9689) HM
42New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Morristown
Morristown was a village of about 70 buildings in 1777. General George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, brought his tired troops to Morristown for rest and reorganization in January 1777. They had just completed . . . Map (db m7471) HM
43New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Morristown Military Memorial
For God and Country Lest we forget Marines * Army              Navy * Air Force This monument is dedicated to the men and women of the greater Morristown area who have honorably served and fought for our country from the American Revolution to . . . Map (db m42275) HM
44New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Morristown National Historical ParkNational Park Service — U.S. Department of the Interior —
The situation of the army with respect to supplies is beyond description alarming. General George Washington To the Governors of Five States Headquarters, Morristown, December 16, 1779 Welcome to Morristown National Historical Park. . . . Map (db m33289) HM
45New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Morristown Postal Service
Postal service was inaugurated in Morristown in 1782 and has continued uninterrupted to this date. The Morris Street building dates from 1916. National Register of Historic Places State Register of Historic Places Morris County Historical Society . . . Map (db m66748) HM
46New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Morristown Spanish American War Memorial
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47New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Morristown World War I Memorial
In books are sealed what history has penned: What statesmen planned, what captains turned the tide, the humblest heart to Liberty, a friend here shares the faith for which her soldiers died.                                                   - Edgar . . . Map (db m32793) HM
48New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Moses Estey HouseBirthplace of the Telegraph — Historic Speedwell —
Captain Moses Estey, a veteran of the American Revolution, moved to Morristown in 1783. A successful merchant and manufacturer, he purchased a home on a knoll overlooking the Whippany River at the corner of Water and Spring Streets. When the house . . . Map (db m32906) HM
49New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Mt. Kemble Home
Non-sectarian home for deserving elderly women founded by women members of Morristown Presbyterian Church. In continuous service since 1883. Known as “Old Ladies Home” until present name adopted 1950. Morris County Heritage . . . Map (db m33834) HM
50New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Powder Mill1776
New Jersey’s Revolutionary War powder mill, built near this site by Jacob Ford, Jr. in 1776, supplied critically needed gun powder to the Continental Troops.Map (db m42210) HM
51New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Railroad Embankment
Constructed between 1899-1912. This mound was to carry the tracks of the Speedwell Lake Extension of the Rockaway Valley Railroad. This extension, to link the former Watnong Station with the main rail lines in Morristown, was never . . . Map (db m156508) HM
52New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Remembering the Past: Stark’s Brigade Monument circa 1900
Americans began to commemorate their past by erecting monuments at the end of the 19th century. Monuments started to appear on the old campgrounds of Washington’s army, long before the 1933 establishment of Morristown National Historical Park. . . . Map (db m98740) HM
53New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Rockaway Valley Railroad
Also known as the Rock-A-Bye Baby Railroad, the Rockaway Valley Railroad crossed Tingley Road on its way from Whitehouse Station to Watnong. Beginning in 1892, the train stopped in the Mendhams at Ralston, Mountain Road, Pitney Farm, Brookdale . . . Map (db m156156) HM
54New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Saint Peter’s Church
The churches of Medieval England inspired the design of this gothic revival edifice by architects McKim, Mead, and White. Built 1887 – 1911, it replaced an 1828 structure. Features include English stained glass, a 49-bell carillon, a rood . . . Map (db m32676) HM
55New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Sansay HouseCirca 1807
Monsieur Louis Sansay, French dancing school here. House was site of ball honoring Lafayette in 1825. Later home of General Joseph Revere. National Register of Historic Places New Jersey Register of Historic Places Morris County Heritage . . . Map (db m32669) HM
56New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Stark’s BrigadeMorristown National Historical Park
We arrived here the 14 Decr. Since which we have been imployed in Hutting . . [and] the weather is aceedingly cold and the snow two feet deep on a level . . . ” Captain William Allen, Angell’s Rhode Island Regiment, January 4, . . . Map (db m98736) HM
57New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Survey by Major Erskine of MorristownBy Order of General Washington   1779 — The Morristown Green —
Court St. is now Park Place Bridge Street is now Speedwell Ave. Basking Ridge Road is now Bank St. Jockey Hollow Road is now Washington St.Map (db m32735) HM
58New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — The Alarm Beacon
The alarm beacon was a huge pyramid-shaped structure of logs and brush usually placed on a prominent hilltop. In case of enemy invasion or other emergency situations, it was to be set on fire to notify militiamen to go to preselected meeting places . . . Map (db m7517) HM
59New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — The Alexander Carmichael House“To Catch a Spy” — The Morristown Green —
The Alexander Carmichael House located on the corner of South Street and the Green at what is now 42 Park Place, was occupied by General Nathaniel Greene. Colonel Alexander Hamilton met there with a suspected spy. He had prepared an exaggerated . . . Map (db m32726) HM
60New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — The Baptist Church on the GreenRevolutionary War Hospital & Burial Ground — The Morristown Green —
The Baptist Church on the Green was dedicated in 1771. Its first pastor, the Rev. Reune Runyon was said to have been “an ardent patriot, brave and true”. Like the Presbyterian Church, this building was used as an army hospital in . . . Map (db m32777) HM
61New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — The Cutler Homestead1799
Home of Silas Condict, colonial patriot, and subsequently home of General Joseph Cutler and his son, Augustus, congressman and father of the Free School System. Morris County Heritage Commission New Jersey Register of Historic Places . . . Map (db m42204) HM
62New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — The FactoryBirthplace of the Telegraph — Historic Speedwell —
Early on a cold day in January 1838, a crowd gathered at Speedwell. Just days before, Alfred Vail and Professor Samuel F.B. Morse moved the equipment for their invention, the electromagnetic telegraph, from a workshop across the street at the . . . Map (db m32886) HM
63New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — The French are Coming
General George Washington and Colonel Alexander Hamilton are advised at Morristown by the Marquis de Lafayette that the French are coming to support the American cause. May 10, 1780Map (db m7361) HM
64New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — The GranaryBirthplace of the Telegraph — Historic Speedwell —
In 1830, when Stephen Vail purchased the Homestead Farm, the Granary was among the buildings already on the property. It was used to store corn and cereal grains grown on the farm to feed the livestock. The building was built high off the ground . . . Map (db m32870) HM
65New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — The Green - 1715
Site of Morris County's two earliest court houses. The Green, purchased in 1816 from the Presbyterian Church, owned and continuously administered by the trustees of the Morristown Green.Map (db m5948) HM
66New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — The Homestead FarmBirthplace of the Telegraph — Historic Speedwell —
Speedwell was an agricultural unit as well as an industrial one. Although Stephen Vail was a noted ironmaker, his world was firmly based on a centuries old agrarian lifestyle. The Homestead Farm had to be run with the same care and skill as the . . . Map (db m32855) HM
67New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — The Lay of the Land
The Watchung Mountains belong to a chain of ridges running from New Brunswick to West Point. They shielded the army from the British in New York City and helped protect the roads from Philadelphia to New England by way of West Point. Located in . . . Map (db m7497) HM
68New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — The Path to HistoryMorristown National Historical Park
On August 28, 1781, 5500 French troops under the command of General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau marched on the road before you on their way to Yorktown, Virginia. They had spent the previous night in Whippany, New Jersey. . . . Map (db m114768) HM
69New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — The Presbyterian Church on the GreenThe Morristown Green
The original wooden church was built in 1738 - 40 on land donated by Benjamin Hathaway and John Lindsley. With two enlargements it appeared as shown (at left) at the time of the American Revolution. It became a hospital for troops in 1777 . . . Map (db m32778) HM
70New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — The Seeing Eye
World famous center for training dogs to lead blind persons. Founded in 1929 by Dorothy Harrison Eustis as first dog guide school an United States. Present headquarters built 1965.Map (db m36858) HM
71New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — The Upper Redoubt
No records exist from historical times to tell us exactly what the fortifications here looked like. Archaeological evidence reveals the location of walls and ditches. The stones you see mark the inside of the walls and form an outline of the . . . Map (db m7472) HM
72New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — This Morristown Green
This Morristown Green was given by the trustees of the Presbyterian Church in Morristown to the trustees of the Morristown Green in 1816 to be held in trust. “For the use and enjoyment of the public and to remain as a common . . . Map (db m7369) HM
73New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Thomas Nast
From 1872 to 1902, home of political cartoonist who exposed Tweed ring and created Democrat donkey and Republican elephant.Map (db m9012) HM
74New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Thomas Paine1737 – 1809
English by birth French citizen by decree American by adoption Author of The American Crisis Rights of Man The Age of Reason Your presence may remind Congress (and the people) of your past services to this country. —George Washington Left . . . Map (db m8551) HM
75New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Timothy Mills House1740
Oldest house in Morristown on its original site. Home of a patriot, artisan, government official and Presbyterian Elder. Morris County Heritage Commission New Jersey Register of Historic Places National Register of Historic . . . Map (db m42205) HM
76New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Vail Homestead Farm
Stephen Vail, owner of Speedwell Iron Works, built machinery for S.S. Savannah, first trans-Atlantic steamship, in 1819. His son, Alfred Vail, and Samuel Morse first publicly demonstrated electromagnetic telegraph in 1838.National Register of . . . Map (db m32694) HM
77New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Vail HouseBirthplace of the Telegraph — Historic Speedwell —
The original structure that became the Vail House was probably built in the 1790’s by Thomas Kinney. Stephen Vail, the proprietor of the nearby Speedwell Ironworks, acquired the property in the 1830’s. In 1844 Stephen extensively renovated what was . . . Map (db m32896) HM
78New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Washington
Headquarters at Morristown January – May 1777 December 1779 – June 1780Map (db m32961) HM
79New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Washington’s Headquarters
Washington made his winter headquarters at the Arnold Tavern, January 6, 1777, now a part of All Souls Hospital. December, 1779, he established quarters at the Ford Mansion, now maintained as a museum.Map (db m5946) HM
80New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Washington’s Headquarters
Washington made his winter headquarters at the Arnold Tavern, January 6, 1777, now a part of All Souls Hospital. December, 1779, he established quarters at the Ford Mansion, now maintained as a museum.Map (db m33177) HM
81New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Washington’s Headquarters MuseumMorristown National Historical Park
Completed in 1937, the Washington’s Headquarters Museum was one of the first museums planned and constructed by the National Park Service. Noted architect John Russell Pope designed the museum to memorialize General George Washington and to . . . Map (db m114775) HM
82New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Water Power at SpeedwellPowering the Factory
Originally water for the Factory waterwheel was supplied from the Upper Pond, or reservoir, which was located beyond the housing development behind you. When the wheel was installed, the water from the pond was piped under ground to the standpipe. . . . Map (db m32894) HM
83New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Welcome to Morris County, NJ
★ The site of two Revolutionary War winter encampments for the Continental Army. ★ One of the nation's major iron-producing centers of the 18th and 19th centuries. ★ Know for construction of the Morris Canal, technological . . . Map (db m176851) HM
84New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Wheel HouseBirthplace of the Telegraph — Historic Speedwell —
Today, electric power makes it possible to locate factories in convenient places close to transportation. In the early 1800’s, Stephen Vail built his ironworks not in the center of town but in a narrow ravine where the Whippany River could be . . . Map (db m32869) HM
85New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Whippany Farm1891
Georgian mansion built as summer home by George Frelinghuysen during Morristown’s “Golden Era.” His daughter, Matilda, donated property as arboretum to Morris County Park Commission, 1969. Morris County Heritage Commission New . . . Map (db m33180) HM
86New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Worker HousingHistoric Speedwell — Birthplace of the Telegraph —
Stephen Vail employed a large workforce to operate his Ironworks and to maintain his estate. Some of these workers lived on the property. Early views show that a number of worker houses once stood along the road forming a little village. They . . . Map (db m135090) HM
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