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Pahuatlán

the parish church, built in 1652, is found now. This is considered to be the founding of the town of Pahuatlán. The area come under the direct rule of the Spanish Crown in the 17th century. By 1750, it came under the jurisdiction of Huauchinango (Huauchinango (municipality)) and remained so until 1860. The major historical event to happen in this area occurred during the French Intervention in Mexico. On 28 January 1865, a battle occurred here between the French and their backers against troops under Coronel José Luis Lechuga. In 1861, the municipality’s official name was changed to Pahuatlán del Valle to honor General Don Leandro Valle. As the town of Pahuatlán is located on the side of a steep hill, it is prone to landslides and other consequences of erosion. In October 2007, a fault line 800 meters long opened on one side of the town, causing the evacuations of over eighty families. Category:Municipalities of Puebla Category:Populated places in Puebla Category:Pueblos Mágicos San Pablito While amate is made in a few small villages in northern Puebla, northern Veracruz and southern Hidalgo state (Hidalgo (state)), only San Pablito in Puebla (San Pablito, Puebla) manufactures the paper commercially. San Pablito is a village in the municipality of Pahuatlán located in the Sierra Norte de Puebla. Tulancingo, Hidalgo is the closest urban center. The area is very mountainous and the village itself is on the side of a mountain called the Cerro del Brujo. The making of the paper is the primary economic activity of the community and has alleviated poverty in the village. Before the villagers only had very small houses made of wood, but now they have much larger houses made of block. The paper makers here guard the process greatly and will sever contact with anyone seeking to replicate their work. López Binnqüist, page 148 In addition to providing income to the paper makers themselves the craft has been employing an increasing number of people to harvest bark, over an area which now extends over 1,500km2 in the Sierra Norte de Puebla region. López Binnqüist, pages 2-7 The village manufactures large quantities of paper, still using mostly pre-Hispanic technology and various tree species for raw material. About half of this paper production is still sold to Nahua painters in Guerrero. López Binnqüist, page 10


Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture

on the Tibetan plateau at an elevation of 3,200 metres. The city is about 75 km from Jigdril, 254 km from Barkham (Ma'erkang) and 157 km from Mewa (Hongyuan (Hongyuan County)). Dorje (2009), pp. 778-781. An event of major historical controversy occurred in 831. Li Deyu was then the military governor of Xichuan. Xidamou (悉怛謀), the Tufan defender of Wei Prefecture (維州, in modern Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan), had surrendered


Zhoushan

shipping route in China entering and leaving Shanghai and the Yangtze River. The lighthouse has been on the National Major Historical and Cultural Sites (Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at the National Level) list under protection since 2001. Taohua Island Provincial Level Scenic Area (桃花岛省级重点风景名胜区) Taohua Island (Peach Blossom Island) ( ) is the most botanically diversified island in Zhejiang's coastal area, with nearly 600 species of trees and plants


Shlisselburg

from Lake Ladoga. It flows through the city Saint Petersburg, three smaller towns of Shlisselburg, Kirovsk (Kirovsk, Leningrad Oblast) and Otradnoye (Otradnoye, Kirovsky District, Leningrad Oblast), and dozens of settlements. The river is navigable throughout and is part of the Volga–Baltic Waterway and White Sea – Baltic Canal. It is a site of numerous major historical events, including the Battle of the Neva in 1240 which gave Alexander Nevsky his name


Kassala

and Islamist political leader in Sudan, who may have been instrumental in institutionalizing sharia in the northern part of the country. He has been called a "longtime hard-line ideological leader.". The Appendix of the ''9 11 Commission Report'' * Kintampo — archaeological site of major historical interest in Ghana. Ceramic Late Stone Age cultural complex dating around fourth millenium BP. Sometimes thought to be the first agriculturalist settlement in West Africa. Also known for its waterfalls. * New Halfa — place in the Kassala state of Sudan where housing and work was provided by the Sudanian government for Nubians (Nubian people) from the inundated areas around Wadi Halfa. The forced resettlement raised much controversy. * Yasuní National Park, in Ecuador. "Yasuní may well be the single most biodiverse forest on earth," state some of the world's leading biologists, including Jane Goodall, E.O. Wilson and Stuart Pimm, in a February 2005 letter to the president of Ecuador. In early March 1941, Messervy was promoted acting brigadier to command Indian 5th Infantry Division's 9th Infantry Brigade and played a significant role in the third Battle of Keren during the second half of March 1941. His promotion was in part related to his actions during the advance from Kassala through Agordat to the early fighting at Keren (Keren, Eritrea) during February. February events * February 10–March 11 – British Army constructs a 60 cm narrow gauge railway from Kassala in Sudan 90 km east to Tessenei (Teseney) in Eritrea to support military advance. Commons:Category:Kassala fr:Kassala


Andong

in Korea, Geuknakjeon. There are 10 buildings at the main temple and a total of 9 other buildings at Bongjeongsa's two sub temples found to the east and west of the main temple complex. Temple Stay programme is available, which offers a great accommodation in a traditional Buddhist temple. Confucian Schools Being one of the major historical sites in Korean Confucianism, there are a couple of these listed as attractions on the local guide maps. Do thumb 200px right Mask Festival in full swing in Andong. (Image:Andong MaskFestival.JPG) * commons:Andong


Khiva

Khodja lat long directions next to the Islam Khoja minaret phone tollfree fax hours price ~71 000 som (single) ~100 000 som (double) checkin checkout content Like the Orient Star, this hotel is one of the newer ones in Khiva and sits right near the center of the major historical structures. Along with a restaurant and bar, the Malika Kheivak is one of the few hotels in Khiva with internet access. There is a nice view on Khiva Old Town from the roof terrace


Kuwait City

used extensively during Operation Desert Storm. The first U.S. forces to enter Kuwait City were United States Navy SEALs in DPVs. - 1. December 26, 2002 Kuwait City location Kuwait City


Independence, Missouri

#gallerycontent http: www.forbes.com pictures efel45eddf kansas-city-mo-2 #gallerycontent By that time, the Town of Kansas, Westport, and nearby Independence (Independence, Missouri), had become critical points in America's westward expansion (Territorial acquisitions of the United States). Three major trail (Historical roads and trails of the United States)s – the Santa Fe (Santa Fe Trail), California (California Trail), and Oregon (Oregon Trail) – all originated in Jackson County (Jackson County, Missouri). thumb The Temple Lot (File:Temple-lot2.jpg) in Independence, Missouri, just east of Kansas City Several Latter Day Saint (Latter Day Saint movement) organizations make their headquarters in Independence (Independence, Missouri), just east of the city. The largest of these is the Community of Christ, with a worldwide membership of approximately 250,000. Others include the Church of Christ (Temple Lot), the Church of Christ (Fettingite), the Church of Christ with the Elijah Message, the Church of Christ (Restored), the Restoration Church of Jesus Christ, and the Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerite). Movement founder Joseph Smith, Jr. told his earliest followers that the Garden of Eden had been located in Jackson County, and that the New Jerusalem where Jesus will come in the Second Coming would be built in Independence. Bruce A. Van Orden, “I Have a Question: What do we know about the location of the Garden of Eden?”, ''Ensign (Ensign (LDS magazine))'', January 1994, 54–55; see also Andrew Jenson, ''Historical Record'', 7:438–39 (1888); Orson F. Whitney, ''Life of Heber C. Kimball'', Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 219 (1967); Heber C. Kimball, "Advancement of the Saints", ''Journal of Discourses'' 10:235 (1863); ''Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'', Brigham Young to Orson Hyde, March 15, 1857 (1830– ); Wilford Woodruff, Susan Staker (ed.), ''Waiting for the World to End: The Diaries of Wilford Woodruff'', Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 305 (1993); John A. Widtsoe, G. Homer Durham (ed.), ''Evidences and Reconciliations'', 396–397 (1960); Bruce R. McConkie, ''Mormon Doctrine'', Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 19–20 Some early Latter Day Saints settled west of Independence, inside what are now the boundaries of Kansas City itself. The Latter Day Saints were violently driven from the area in late 1833, after protracted conflict with local settlers, but returned in the late 1860s to a much better welcome. Recently The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the largest LDS denomination, announced plans to build a temple (Temple (Latter Day Saints)) in the Shoal Creek area of Kansas City North. thumb Leonids as seen from space in 1997, NASA (File:Leonid-form-space.jpg) The Leonids are famous because their meteor showers, or storms, can be, and have been in a few cases, among the most spectacular. Because of the superlative storm of 1833 and the recent developments in scientific thought of the time (see for example the identification of Halley's Comet) the Leonids have had a major effect on the development of the scientific study of meteors which had previously been thought to be atmospheric phenomena. The meteor storm of 1833 was of truly superlative strength. One estimate is over one hundred thousand meteors an hour, Space.com The 1833 Leonid Meteor Shower: A Frightening Flurry but another, done as the storm abated, estimated in excess of two hundred thousand meteors an hour Leonid MAC Brief history of the Leonid shower over the entire region of North America east of the Rocky Mountains. It was marked by the Native Americans (Native Americans in the United States), from the river junction, as its county seat. As the number of farmers increased, the fur traders retreated northward. In 1831, Moses Grinter established a ferry on the Kansas River on the old Indian trail by the Kaw's water. Grinter was one of the earliest permanent white settlers in the Kansas City, Kansas, area. Latter Day Saints Also in 1831, members of the Latter Day Saint (Church of Christ (Latter Day Saints)) religion (commonly called Mormons) coming from Kirtland, Ohio, and New York State (New York) purchased about 2,000 acres (8 km²) of land in the Paseo and Troost Lake areas. Conflict between the Saints and other Missouri residents led to the expulsion of the Mormons from Jackson County in 1833. Later, various groups of Latter-Day Saints returned to Jackson County, the first of whom were members of the diminutive Church of Christ (Temple Lot), quickly followed by adherents to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Community of Christ) under the leadership of Joseph Smith III and members of other factions (List of sects in the Latter Day Saint movement), several of whom had established their headquarters in nearby Independence, Missouri. Today, there are notable numbers of Latter-Day Saints in the Kansas City area, which was recently designated as the site of a new temple (Temple (LDS Church)) for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah), the largest Mormon faction. thumb px255 right Community of Christ Temple in Independence, Missouri, USA. Dedicated 1994. (Image:IndependenceTemple2.jpg) The '''Daily Prayer for Peace''' is a spiritual discipline unique to the Community of Christ and practiced at the Independence Temple in the church's headquarters campus in Independence, Missouri. It falls within the most common category of Christian prayer known as supplication. Biography Sellars also has strong ties to Missouri. He was born and raised in Independence (Independence, Missouri), and received his bachelor’s degrees from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg (Warrensburg, Missouri). He continued his education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he received a master's degree in public administration in 1986 and the Ph.D. in 1992. Post-graduate studies include the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University and the Strategic Planning and Higher Education Marketing program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan (w:Kofi Annan) delivered his farewell address today at the Truman Presidential Museum & Library, Independence, Missouri (w:Independence, Missouri). He reminded his audience of the far sighted leadership provided by President Harry S Truman (w:Harry S Truman) in championing the United Nations (w:United Nations) in its early years. Annan went on to offer five lessons, every one of which led him to conclude that "such leadership is no less sorely needed now than it was sixty years ago".


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