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Kingman, Arizona

to Bobby Troup's song "Route 66 (Route 66 (song))". Points of interest * Hualapai Mountain Recreation Area * Kingman is well known for its location on Route 66 (Arizona State Route 66#History). *The city is a gateway to the gambling destinations of Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada) and Laughlin, Nevada, as well as the Grand Canyon, California, the Colorado River, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Lake Mohave, and Lake Havasu. *Oatman, Arizona, a nearby "ghost town" tourist attraction. *Keepers of the Wild, a wild animal sanctuary featuring lions and tigers among other animals. Keepers Of the Wild http: www.keepersofthewild.org *Kingman is the closest city to the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a transparent horseshoe-shaped cantilever bridge and tourist attraction on the edge of the Grand Canyon. *The Grand Canyon Caverns, one of the largest dry caverns in the United States, is a short drive north and east of Kingman. References . and closed in 1994, when the Smithsonian Institution opened the Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian in the former Custom House (Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House) in lower Manhattan. Heye died on January 20, 1957. The Verde River drainage into the Salt River, at its very northwestern drainages, east of Kingman, Arizona, even drains the South Rim, of the Grand Canyon. Thus, the '''''Gila River watershed''''', may cover more than sixty (60) percent of the state. ::SW: one sixth of state as ''–dry-wash– or –desert–'' :W (+NW–Kingman (Kingman, Arizona)), (into Colorado River): Bill Williams River (and Big Sandy River (Big Sandy River (Arizona))) While he is in a coma, Tony has a long dream-like experience that is woven throughout the episode. The experience begins with Tony awaking in a hotel room at a Radisson Hotel (Radisson Hotels) in Costa Mesa, California. He is a mild-mannered precision optics salesman on a business trip, without his thick New Jersey accent. That night, he goes to the hotel's bar, where he notices a TV showing a brush fire in Costa Mesa; he also notices a strange light that glows on the horizon as he looks out the window. The next morning he goes to a convention and is asked for ID to gain admittance. But Tony has someone else's wallet and briefcase, a man named Kevin Finnerty from Kingman, Arizona, to whom he bears a resemblance. Tony says that he must have unintentionally picked up these items the previous evening at the hotel bar. He returns to the bar, where a group of business travelers overhear him telling his story to the bartender (when asked what Costa Mesa is like, the bartender replies, "Around here, it's dead"). The group invite Tony to join them for dinner, during which he discusses his 'life' in more detail, alluding to a midlife crisis by saying, "I mean, who am I? Where am I going?" As he and his group leave, Tony notices a commercial on TV, which displayed the question, "Are sin, disease and death real?", followed by the Cross. After dinner, outside the hotel, Tony makes a pass at a woman from the group. She responds at first but then cuts him off. She tells him she saw his face when he got off the phone with his wife (whose voice is not Carmelas). Suddenly, a helicopter spotlight shines on the pair, to which the woman says "They must be looking for a perp". It is here that Tony awakens from his original coma, and rips out his breathing tube. He is moaning "Who am I? Where am I going?" (The latter phrase perhaps being both a reference to his life in both the dream and waking life, and his afterlife). Known as the '''''Bing Kong Tong Society''''' (or '''''Bing Kung Association''''' in Seattle, Washington), the organization was one of the largest in California when the Hop Sing (Hop Sing Tong) and Suey Sing Tongs allied against the Bing Kongs, instigating one of the most violent of the Tong wars in the United States. As the gang war continued, the numerous murders caught the attention of the press as the often gruesome slayings were detailed. Eventually an investigation headed by Santa Rosa, California, attorney Wallace L. Ware Street, Richard Steven. ''Beasts of the Field: A Narrative History of California Farmworkers, 1769-1913''. Stanford University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-8047-3880-7, 978-0-804-73880-4. p398. , in cooperation with the District Attorney's office, exposed the extent of the Bing Kongs influence throughout the Chinese American populations along the west coast and southwestern United States (as far as the conviction of four members for a Tong murder in Kingman, Arizona). Weakened by the decade long war against the rival Tongs as well as state authorities, the Bing Kongs would eventually merge as a powerful trade union, under the '''''Association; Free Masons''''' although it is suspected by federal and local law enforcement officials to still have remaining ties to organized crime. '''KMOH-TV''' is a full-service television station in Kingman, Arizona, providing over-the-air service to Kingman, Bullhead City (Bullhead City, Arizona) Laughlin (Laughlin, Nevada), and surrounding Mohave County (Mohave County, Arizona). It broadcasts in digital (ATSC) on UHF (Ultra high frequency) channel 19 from its transmitter on Black Mountain near Oatman (Oatman, Arizona). KMOH is an affiliate of Tr3́s.


Shaoguan

No.1 Peak in Guangdong (Shikengkong with altitude of 1902 meters), Water Loving Valley, Waterfall Groups and Small Yellow Mountain. *

to quartz sandstone. The original site of the Grand Canyon is a ravine in small basin, due to the Yanshan movement effects, makes the crust with block uplift of the expansion, and make partial massif rifting subsidence of the formation of rift valley. Be aware that the place is not really taken care of and that despite the various maps you will see here and there, you will only be able to access a very small part of the canyon, the rest being closed and under guard. The site is not really worth the trip unless you want to see a 100m high but very narrow waterfall. Do Buy Eat Restaurants in Shaoguan are not set as densely as in Guangzhou. A good place to find many restaurants is Heping Road (和平路) at the northern end of the main shopping and pedestrian area. The choices include a McDonalds and various Chinese cuisines. Drink Sleep *


History of the National Park Service

- Growth, 1933-1966 thumb right 200 px Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933 (File:FDR in 1933.jpg)The long period between 1933 and 1964, began with the need to assimilate 71 diverse areas into the System. Among many other measures in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted a broad program of natural resource conservation implemented in large part through the newly created Civilian Conservation Corps. At the program's peak in 1935, the Service had 600 CCC camps, 118 of them assigned to National Park System areas and 482 to State Parks, employing approximately 120,000 enrollees and 6,000 professionally trained supervisors. By mid-century, a great and growing backlog of deferred park maintenance and development projects, posed vast new problems for the Service and System. It was an era marked by the dramatic inauguration and prosecution of Mission 66, the emergence of a national "crisis in outdoor recreation," creation of the Outdoor Recreation Resources Review Commission and the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, and mounting national concern for better preservation of America's vanishing wilderness. Between the Reorganization of 1933 and the Reorganization of 1964, 1 102 areas were added to the System as defined today, increasing the total number from 137 to 239 The distribution of the new areas among categories is significant. Of the new additions, 11 were "Natural Areas", increasing their number from 58 to 69 or 19%. Seventy-five were "Historical Areas", increasing their number from 77 to 152 or 96%. Fifteen were "Recreation Areas", increasing their number from one to 16, or 1500%. It is clear that during this period the growth rate for Natural Areas noticeably diminished from previous levels and by comparison with the rate for other categories, even though very important additions of natural lands were still being made. On the other hand the growth rates for Historical and Recreation Areas


Guiyang

of Guiyang in Huaxi township, Huaxi Park is an excellent escape from the heat and bustle of the city. The park with its streams, pavilions and tea gardens is popular for Guiyang residents who enjoy setting up their own barbeques and enjoying a picnic. Of historical note, former Premier Zhou Enlai and his wife visited Huaxi Park in the 1950s. A billboard sized photograph of the couple enjoying a boat ride graces the main entrance to the park. *

http: www.china-hotel-deals.com attractions-of-guiyang guiyang-south-river-grand-canyon-guiyang email address lat long directions phone tollfree fax hours price content Grand Canyon area with typical development, the majestic Karst Canyon scenery and a variety of types, different attitude waterfall group features, the magnificent, majestic and grand, for aesthetic value and tourism value of the scenic area high. The canyon span more than 40 km, steep peak, the depths of three hundred and ninety-eight meters. Do Buy * '''Maotai Liquor''' (茅台酒) - produced in Maotai Town of Renhuai County in Zunyi Prefecture, Maotai holds itself to be one of the world's three most famous distilled liquors. In 1915, Maotai won global fame at the Panama World's Fair. According to Maotai lore, the booth at the fair was largely overlooked by the liquor judges because of the cheap labels and black bottles. In frustration one of the attendants smashed a bottle of Maotai releasing the distinct aroma attracting the judges who later awarded the drink a gold medal. Since 1949, it has won 14 international gold prizes and has been exported to over 100 countries and regions. It is officially known as China's national liquor and served at state banquets. At 106 proof (53% alcohol by volume) or stronger, it is not for the faint of heart. Maotai is clear and offers a lingering mild and mellow fragrance some liken to soy sauce. For foreigners it can be a bit of an acquired taste but no visit to Guizhou would be complete without trying the province's most famous product. * '''Anshun Batik''' (安顺蜡染画) - Batiks are a traditional handicraft of the Buyi people in the Anshun region to the west of Guiyang. Traditional ethnic designs include flowers, birds, fish and insects on indigo-dyed cotton cloth. More recently artisans have produced more colorful silk and wool batiks. There are over 1,000 different types of batik products now produced including whole cloth, bedding, tapestries, caps and purses. Anshun Batiks can be purchased at expensive tourist shops in Guiyang or for more reasonable and negotiable prices in Anshun itself. * '''Guiding Yunwu Tea'''(贵顶云雾茶) - Produced in Yunwu Mountain in Guiding County, this tea was offered as tribute to the early Qing court. The leaves resemble fishhooks, thin and soft, with whitish hairs. This green tea is much favored for its low caffeine and high catechol content. * '''Yuping Flutes''' - These elaborately carved flutes are made of local bamboo and produce a clear and beautiful sound. Yuping flutes are traditional local products that have gone on to win international prizes. * '''Ethnic Silver Articles''' - Two ethnic groups, the Miao and Gejia, are famous for silver smithing. Both groups produce headgear, necklaces and bracelets. Each type has its distinct shapes, patterns and motifs. Miao ornaments mainly use dog, cat, horse, insect, flower or bird motifs. The Gejia prefer sun, stars, dragon, phoenix, bat and certain plant motifs. Both styles give Huangping silver ornaments great artistic value. * '''Embroidery and Cross-stitch''' - Miao embroidery is a traditional local handicraft. Design motifs are typically butterflies, birds and interestingly enough marine animals. Cross-stitch patterns follow the warps and wefts of the cloth and the most popular ones are colorful geometric figures. * '''Exotic stones and fossils''' - Guizhou's limestone hills yield a wealth of valuable stones and fossils. As the province also has impressive and commercially exploitable deposits of gold, silver and other minerals, there are a wide variety of mineral stones and samples available. Fossils of Missippian Crinoids and the Guizhousaurus (贵州龙 - a small semi-aquatic dinosaur) are available in many tourist shops. The Guizhousaurus is a common fossil and often found intact and complete so there is actually a fair chance the fossils are legitimate! The buyer will likely notice, however, that the fossils are painted to show the bones more starkly against a darker background of stone. Eat People in Guiyang like those throughout Southwest China love spicy food. Use of red chilies of various temperatures and salty dried chili powder dips for hot pots is ubiquitous. Food can be prepared mild (不要辣 buyaola) according to your tastes but the best way is to settle in and eat the way the locals do. With a brave stomach, you could eat something new everyday for a week just by walking along the streets of Guiyang and sampling the street foods of Guizhou's minorities around the night markets. Most of these offerings come heavily spiced by default, but you can ask for a little or no spice. Be sure to try Bean Hotpot (豆米火祸 dōumǐhuǒguō) which is available all around the city. Just as with other hotpot styles, you choose whichever ingredients you want and cook them at your own pace. The difference is in its soup of pinto beans, bacon, and onions. You should get a bowl of spices that you can mix with the soup base for dipping. Minority cuisines are also readily available throughout Guiyang (look for wait staff in brightly colored outfits clapping, dancing and playing oversized pan-flutes at the door). One of the most common and delicious varieties available is the Miao Minority's Suan Tang Yu (酸汤鱼) a hot pot centered around a hot and spicy broth with a large whole fish chopped up inside. Like all hot pot restaurants veggies, meats and other delicacies are purchased a la carte to be added. The dipping bowls contain the ubiquitous chili paste but also add a cube of fermented tofu (non stinky) that makes a wonderful compliment to the fish. Be sure to wash it down with Mi Jiu (米酒) a sweet purple rice wine. A row of reasonably priced restaurants specializing in Suan Tang Yu can be found on Shengfu Lu near the intersection with Fushui Lu near the Beijing Hualian supermarket. For a Guizhou snack unavailable elsewhere try Silk Babies (丝娃娃). For a few kuai, you are given a stack of thin rice pancakes and chopsticks. You sit at a low table covered in bowls of raw and pickled vegetables with a small dish for mixing chili sauce and vinegar. Load the pancakes according to taste, spoon in a little sauce and enjoy. Among Guiyang's street foods, Guiyang Style Beef Noodles (牛肉粉 niuroufen) is a staple. It can be prepared in a hot red broth or a mild beef broth according to your tastes - although not all establishments offer a choice. Fresh whole garlic cloves, crushed dried red pepper, salt, MSG and Sichuan Pepper (花椒 huajiao) can be added to taste. Don't miss this one - it really hits the spot, especially after a night of drinking! Huaxi Wang Jia Niuroufen is the best and operates a chain of franchises throughout the province but for late night munchies, just follow the crowds. A peculiar local delicacy (given the fact that Guizhou is landlocked) is Fried Chili Squid (鱿鱼: youyu). Chopped squid is skewed and deep fried before being cooked on a separate metal plate in a bath of sizzling chili sauce. This snack is served hot from carts congregating along Zhonghua Zhonglu. The dish is safe to eat despite the distance from the ocean. One stick costs ¥1. The 鱿鱼 carts are often found in close proximity to other snack carts selling grilled tofu, mutton kabobs, spicy pickled radishes and other munchies. For excellent Guizhou cuisine at very reasonable prices try Siheyuan (四合院). The restaurant enjoys a good bit of local fame and is popular with the (very) small expat community as well. The story goes that the owners were laid off from their factory jobs some years ago. Without work, they opened a street side restaurant with a single table. The food was so good that business boomed. Some 15 or 20 years later they serve a bustling lunch and dinner crowd in a multilevel but still rustic and homey restaurant. Siheyuan doesn't have a sign so finding it without a guide can be a bit of a trick. It is located a few feet down the alley opposite the Protestant Church on Qianling Xilu. Night markets are popular in Guizhou for midnight munching, particularly in the warmer months although even the winter does not shut them down. Varieties of street foods particularly grilled freshwater fish, crayfish, snails, chicken, pork, mutton, cabbage, garlic greens, onions, eggplants, mutton, chili peppers and just about anything else that can be skewered is available. For the adventurous whole marrow bones can be grilled up, cracked open and served with a straw. Try the market on Hequn Lu. Vendors set up shop around 7 PM. However, Hequn Lu charges very high prices for streetside food that is mediocre in many instances. It is perhaps a little too touristy for an authentic street food sampling experience. Locals would recommend that you take a bus to he bin park instead, and walk down the road to another night market, where the food is much cheaper, and sumptuous local food like the spicy barbequed fish can be sampled. Drink South Park (南方公园 nan fang gong yuan): This was once the main hangout for the English teaching community and English-speaking local residents. It has changed owners a few times. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is quite informal- a bit like drinking with new friends. The staff doesn't speak much English. Although there are hundreds of bars in the city (many of them hidden away in large buildings) the main concentration is on Qianling dong lu (黔灵东路). *


Prince George, British Columbia

Canyon, High Bar Canyon, French Bar Canyon and more all the way up to Soda Creek Canyon near Quesnel (Quesnel, British Columbia). Upstream from there the river flows in wider country, but in the Robson Valley between Prince George (Prince George, British Columbia) and Tête Jaune Cache (Tête Jaune Cache, British Columbia), the river enters the Grand Canyon of the Fraser. The Black Canyon was the site of a shantytown of the same name, much of which was on catwalks on the ramparts of its dark-rock cliffs. Upper canyons There are other canyons on the Fraser that are not considered part of the canyon, notably at Soda Creek, between Williams Lake (Williams Lake, British Columbia) and Prince George (Prince George, British Columbia). The official but comparatively diminutive Grand Canyon of the Fraser is in the river's upper stretch through the Rocky Mountain Trench, about 115 km (71 mi) upstream from Prince George and about 20 km (12 mi) upstream from the Fraser's confluence with the Bowron River. Despite its name, the Grand Canyon of the Fraser is only one treacherous switchback rapid in a shallow rock gorge, and it has neither the roughness of water nor the depth and severity of canyon as is found in the area south from Big Bar to Lillooet or between Boston Bar and Yale. * '''1907 (1907 in rail transport)''' – Just one week after construction is completed on the Barnwell and Searchlight Railway connecting Barnwell, California, and Searchlight, Nevada, the railway is leased to Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. * '''1914 (1914 in rail transport)''' – The last spike (rail spike) is driven (pictured) on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway at Fort Fraser, British Columbia, - There are more labour events being planned. Across northern B.C. thousands of Canadian Union of Public Employees (w:Canadian Union of Public Employees) (CUPE) members are off the job in solidarity with the teachers. In Prince George (w:Prince George, British Columbia) a rally is planned to be held in front of the office of Education Minister Shirley Bond (w:Shirley Bond).


Spearfish, South Dakota


Phoenix, Arizona

to accelerate, and by the end of its first eight years under statehood, Phoenix' population had grown to 29,053. In 1920 Phoenix would see its first skyscraper, the Heard Building. In 1929 Sky Harbor (Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport) was officially opened, at the time owned by Scenic Airways (Grand Canyon Airlines). It would later be purchased by the city in 1935, who operates it to this day.

In addition to the sites of interest in the city, there are many attractions near Phoenix, such as: Agua Fria National Monument, Arcosanti, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Lost Dutchman State Park, Montezuma's Castle (Montezuma Castle National Monument), Montezuma's Well (Montezuma Well), and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Phoenix also serves as a jumping off point to many of the sights around the state of Arizona, such as the Grand Canyon, Lake

of the Barrow Neurological Institute journal World Neurosurgery date July 2010 volume 74 issue 1 pages 71–80 doi 10.1016 j.wneu.2010.07.011 * Grand Canyon University is a private Christian university. Initially a non-profit school founded in 1949, "This is America; this isn’t supposed to happen here. This is the legacy we have been left with — unfortunately it is oftentimes not true," said Anti-Defamation League representative Bill Strauss. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety (w:Arizona Department of Public Safety), 254 incidents were reported in 2003 involving hate crimes, though Strauss said that the actual number of incidents could be higher due to underreporting.


Williams Lake, British Columbia

birth_place residence Williams Lake (Williams Lake, British Columbia), British Columbia office1 MLA (Legislative Assembly of British Columbia) for Cariboo (Cariboo (provincial electoral district)) '''David Zirnhelt''' is a Canadian (Canada) politician. He was born in Williams Lake, British Columbia, located in the Cariboo region of the province's central interior. He obtained an undergraduate and graduate degree from the University of British Columbia in political science and public administration, returning to the Williams Lake area, where he became a cattle rancher and a practitioner of horse logging. He was also active as a consultant in various federal, provincial, and First Nations projects related to public policy and economic development.


Laughlin, Nevada

and Laughlin, Nevada, as well as the Grand Canyon, California, the Colorado River, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Lake Mohave, and Lake Havasu. *Oatman, Arizona, a nearby "ghost town" tourist attraction. http: en.wikipedia.org wiki Oatman,_Arizona *Mike Hegstrand (Road Warrior Hawk), professional wrestler, Hawk, One half of the Road Warriors, 1958-2003. Born in Owatonna, Resided on Xerxes Ave. *Don Laughlin, founder of the resort town of Laughlin (Laughlin, Nevada), Nevada, born and raised in Owatonna. *E.G. Marshall, actor known for his role as the nervous Juror #4 in the Henry Fonda classic ''12 Angry Men (12 Angry Men (1957 film))'' and as the lead in the TV series ''The Defenders'' (The Defenders (1961 TV series)), was born in Owatonna on June 18, 1910. thumb left 250px View of the Cass St. and Cameron Ave. Bridges, which both cross the Mississippi River, from Riverside Park in Downtown La Crosse. (File:cass st bridge.jpg) The La Crosse Municipal Airport provides direct scheduled passenger service to Minneapolis (Minneapolis, Minnesota), Detroit, and Chicago through Delta Air Lines and its Northwest links, Mesaba, Compass, and Pinnacle (Pinnacle Airlines), as well as American Airlines link American Eagle Airlines. Sun Country (Sun Country Airlines) and Xtra Airways provide charter service to Laughlin (Laughlin, Nevada), Elko, Nevada, and other destinations. The airport also serves general aviation for the La Crosse region. http: www.cityoflacrosse.org index.aspx?nid 7 The Black Mesa and Lake Powell railroad serves one of the coal mines in the Diné region, carrying coal to the Navajo Generating Station at Page, Arizona. Peabody Energy's (Peabody Energy) Black Mesa coal mine near Kayenta (Kayenta, Arizona), a controversial strip mine (Black Mesa Peabody Coal controversy), was shut down on December 31, 2005 for its emission credits (emissions trading). This mine had fed the Mohave Power Station at Laughlin, Nevada, via a slurry pipeline that used water from the Black Mesa aquifer. While the Mojave Desert itself is sparsely populated, it has increasingly become urbanized in recent years. Las Vegas, Nevada is the largest city in the Mojave, with a metropolitan population of around 1.9 million in 2006. Lancaster (Lancaster, California) is the largest California city in the desert, and over 850,000 people live in areas of the Mojave attached to the Greater Los Angeles (Greater Los Angeles area) metropolitan area, including Palmdale and Lancaster (Lancaster, California) (referred to as the Antelope Valley); and Victorville (Victorville, California), Apple Valley (Apple Valley, California) and Hesperia (Hesperia, California) (referred to as the Victor Valley (Victor Valley, California)) attached to the Inland Empire (Inland Empire (CA)) metropolitan area, the 14th largest in the nation. Smaller cities in the Mojave include St. George (St. George, Utah); Lake Havasu City (Lake Havasu City, Arizona); Kingman (Kingman, Arizona); Laughlin (Laughlin, Nevada); Bullhead City (Bullhead City, Arizona); and Pahrump (Pahrump, Nevada). All have experienced rapid population growth since 1990. - Laughlin (Laughlin, Nevada) CDP Clark (Clark County, Nevada) 7,076 - In 1989, the company acquired the Nevada Club casino in Laughlin, Nevada, and re-branded it as the Golden Nugget Laughlin. A new highway segment opened in October 2010 in the area of Hoover Dam; This is a list of the '''Wildlife Refuges''' of the LCRV, namely the '''Lower Colorado River (Colorado River) Valley (Lower Colorado River Valley)''', from the vicinity of Yuma, Arizona San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora (San Luis Rio Colorado) to Lake Mead Hoover Dam, and the environs of Laughlin, Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada. '''KMOH-TV''' is a full-service television station in Kingman, Arizona, providing over-the-air service to Kingman, Bullhead City (Bullhead City, Arizona) Laughlin (Laughlin, Nevada), and surrounding Mohave County (Mohave County, Arizona). It broadcasts in digital (ATSC) on UHF (Ultra high frequency) channel 19 from its transmitter on Black Mountain near Oatman (Oatman, Arizona). KMOH is an affiliate of Tr3́s.


Leshan

. Admission is 70 yuan. To get there from downtown Leshan, take bus #8 to its terminus. From there, take a pedicab to the museum for no more than five yuan. Alternatively, you could take a taxi for approximately 40 yuan. There doesn't appear to be any related Mao memorabilia exhibition. * '''Jinkouhe Grand Canyon''' * '''Luocheng''' * '''Moruo Opera Theatre''' - 119 ''dongda lù'' (东大街119号) - * '''Old City Walls''' (旧城墙) * '''Oriental Buddha Park''' (东方影剧院) * '''Pingqiang Small


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