807 (Area code 807) website www.fort-frances.com footnotes '''Fort Frances''' is a town in, and the seat of, Rainy River District in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. The population as of the 2011 census (Canada 2011 Census) was 7,952. Fort Frances is a popular fishing destination, it hosts the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship annually. Located on the international border with the United States where Rainy Lake narrows to become Rainy River (Rainy River (Minnesota–Ontario)), it is connected to International Falls, Minnesota, by the Fort Frances–International Falls International Bridge. The town is the third largest community of Northwestern Ontario after Thunder Bay and Kenora, the town offers many shopping and dining outlets. The Fort Frances Mill was formerly the main employer and industry in the town until its closure in January 2014. Fort Frances and International Falls is the setting for the fictional television series ''The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show'', created by Jay Ward in collaboration with Bill Scott and Alex Anderson. International Falls, in the series, was nicknamed "FrostBite Falls". The series continues today through syndication. Fort Frances was also where the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) fictional character Dudley Do-Right was stationed as an officer to combat the notorious Russian spies "Boris and Natasha" and his sworn enemy, Snidely Whiplash. On August 25, 2013, the town hosted the final pitstop in the Kraft Celebration Tour. They received the most votes out of all 20 communities On January 14, 2014, Resolute Forest Products announced that it planned to stop operations of the final paper machine and close out its operations in Fort Frances by the end of the month. On December 13, 2014, Tim Horton's filmed a commercial in Fort Frances. The commercial, which dubs Fort Frances "One of the Coldest Places in Canada" was shot at the local Tim Horton's. In the days leading up to the filming, yarn was seen covering trees, benches, etc. Workers had spent the night covering the interior of the restaurant with yarn and building a giant toque on the roof. For the day, the coffee was free. As of January 3, 2015, the commercial had been seen 920,000 times on YouTube. History 225px thumbnail left Fort Frances courthouse (File:Fort Frances ON 1.JPG) This was the first European settlement west of Lake Superior; it was established by French Canadian Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye, first commander of the western district. In 1731 he built Fort Saint Pierre near this spot as support for the fur trade with native peoples. In 1732 his expedition built Fort Saint Charles on Magnuson Island on the west side of Lake of the Woods. After some time, Fort St. Pierre fell out of use. Wikipedia:Fort Frances
Las Bocas , 30 miles south of Navojoa, is a small beach community on the Gulf of California that is frequently visited by the local residents of Navojoa during spring. (April–May). It is particularly popular during "Semana Santa" (Holy Week), when campers stay for seven days and then return to Navojoa for Easter celebrations. Many people from Navojoa own a second house in Las Bocas. Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez dam The Adolfo Ruiz Cortines Dam, also called Mocúzarit, is a popular
fishing spot and stores water used for irrigating the valley via the Mayo River. Other uses include kayaking, water-skiing, geoglyph-viewing and other leisure activities. Others Navojoa also acts as a hub for those visiting the colonial town of Álamos, which is Carolina Rincón Navojoa, Sonora Student
away from Lake Oahe, one of the largest man made lakes in the world and a very popular fishing destination. Pierre has a relatively dry, four-season, humid continental climate (Köppen (Köppen climate classification) ''Dfa''), Peel, M. C., Finlayson, B. L., and McMahon, T. A.: Updated American map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification. Earth Syst. Sci., 11, 1633–1644, 2007. ref>
located in north-eastern British Columbia. It is located between Fort Nelson (Fort Nelson, British Columbia) and Fort St. John (Fort St. John, British Columbia) on the Alaska Highway. It is at mile 91 of the Alaska Highway, and features a maintained free campsite. Outhouses, and large camping spots are featured as well as quad, and dirt bike trails. It is a popular fishing destination, which is stocked annually with Rainbow trout. A spawning channel project has been underway
. It is a popular fishing destination, which is stocked annually with Rainbow trout. A spawning channel project has been underway at Inga since 1997. The purpose of the channel is educational in nature and to prevent diploid (2N) rainbows from becoming spawnbound. Sucker (Catostomidae)s are far and away the most abundant fish in this lake. It is not the easiest spot to find, as only a small green sign indicates its whereabouts. After returning to the Athabasca District in 1905, Constantine
also manages a herd of longhorn cattle. A scenic highway traversing the park permits leisurely views of these and other fauna. Backcountry camping is available in the Charon Gardens Wilderness area. The park is home to a small number of popular fishing lakes. There are numerous trails for hiking. It is also home to Treasure Lake Job Corps. Additional points of interest are the refuge (Wildlife refuge)'s visitors center, Holy City of the Wichitas, Quanah Parker Lake & Dam and Lake Lawtonka. After his tour of duty in Vietnam (Vietnam War) ended in September 1968, the Army assigned Shawcross to Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma as an armorer. align left Heck Thomas retired in 1905, and in 1907 accepted a Chief of Police position in Lawton, Oklahoma. He died in 1912 of Bright's disease. Early years Perkins was born in Lawton, Oklahoma. He attended Lawton High School, graduating in 2000. He was a letterman (Letterman (sports)) in football. Principal cities in the district include Midwest City (Midwest City, Oklahoma), Norman (Norman, Oklahoma), Moore (Moore, Oklahoma), Ada (Ada, Oklahoma), Duncan (Duncan, Oklahoma), Lawton Ft. Sill (Lawton, Oklahoma), and Ardmore (Ardmore, Oklahoma). The Comanches, who came from the Lawton (w:Lawton, Oklahoma) area in Oklahoma, heard rumors of a military plan to organize a native speaking unit. He enlisted in 1941, and along with 19 others, they were trained for special duty by the U.S. Army Signal Corps (w:U.S. Army Signal Corps). All were sent to Fort Benning (w:Fort Benning), but three remained state-side because they had dependents and deployment in the mission was dangerous.
, Tsagan Aman is a popular fishing area and a fast developing spa-resort * Zundi Tolgi Other destinations *'''Yashalta Salt Lake''' — located between Berezovoe and Solenoye villages of Yashalta district, it is known in Kalmykia for its therapeutic values. The administration of Yashalta district and republican authorities are planning to open a balneo-resort on Yashalta Salt Lake. Curiously, Yashalta was founded by Estonian settlers in 1877. *'''Chess-City''' — an administrative unit within Elista, it often serves as a venue for multiple international chess events. The Chess-City complex also hosts meetings of Russian state officials as well as Russian school olympiads. *'''"Black Lands" Biosphere Reserve''' — a nature reserve situated on the territory of Chernozemelsky and Yashkulsky districts. It is a refuge for ancient saiga antelopes. *'''Lola Horse Farm''' — situated not far from Elista in the quiet village of Lola — produces ''kumys'' (see Drink (#Drink)). During the Soviet era, this horse farm and adjoining clinic for respiratory treatment was very popular among communist party bosses, who traveled from Moscow, Saint Petersburg and from other far-way places in Soviet Union. *'''The Golden Abode of the Buddha Shakyamuni''' — a Buddhist Temple finished in 2005, located in the center of Elista with the biggest statue of Buddha in Europe. *'''Syakyusn-Syume''' (''Хурул «Сякюсн-сюме»'') — the second largest but oldest khurul in Kalmykia, located 6km north of the capital (closed for visitors most of time). *'''The Ergeni Hills''' are located in the northern part of Kalmykia. Different from the sandy dunes and steppe regions of central and eastern part, the Ergeni Hills are the only placew to find some woods in the republic. Ergeni landscape area is filled with numerous heights, ravines, spring streams, and water-bearing sands. Popular for its mineral medicinal and fresh sobsoil waters, the Ergeni Hills are also home to endangered fish species and Kalmyk medicinal plants. In addition, it is the highest point in the republic which rises to 218 metres above the sea level. *'''The Sarpa Lakes''' — right next to the Ergeni Hills, in the north-central part of Kalmykia freshwater lakes called the Sarpa are dispersed. The Sarpa Lakes include lake of Sarpa 42,6 sq.km, lake Barmanzak 25,8 sq.km, lake Tsagan-Nur 23,5 sq.km, and lake Batur-Mala 21,9 sq.km. Not only it is a picturesque wild scenery of Kalmyk flora and fauna, but also a perfect place for hunting and fishing. *'''Buddhist temples and monasteries ''', ''khuruls'' number is over 30 all over the republic. The smaller sacred memorials or ''stupa'' are dedicated to good events. *'''Bamb-TseTsg''' (''Tullip'') - National Nature Park. Founded in 1991 it includes over 500 hectares of grass and tullip fields of red (mostly), white, yellow and violet colour. Understand History In the ancient times the region was home to nomadic tribes - Khazars and later on it was the north-western corner of the mighty Mongol Empire - the Golden Horde. Being Historical Crossroads on the steppe route, known as Great Silky Way to Asia, the region had its section east to the Caspian coast. The Western Mongol Kalmyk tribes, also called Oirats, migrated across Central Asia from an ancestral home around Xinjiang, China and southeastern Kazakhstan and eventually arrived in Southern Russia, displacing the Tatars of the Astrakhan (Astrakhan Oblast) Khanate. Originally an independent khanate, Kalmykia's independence was slowly chipped away and it was eventually assimilated into the Russian Empire. As more than half of Kalmyks are followers of Tibetan Buddhism, the country is often referred to as the only Buddhist country in Europe. Sadly, nearly all of Kalmykia's beautiful khuruls (Kalmyk Buddhist temples) as well as all Christian churches were demolished under Stalin's massive campaign of cultural vandalism. Under German occupation all Jews of Elista were exterminated. Later in 1943 Stalin deported the entire population of Kalmyks to Kazakhstan and Siberia. The inappropriate agriculture along with previous collectivization caused erosion and desertification. Those Kalmyks who survived the brutal deportation and exile were finally allowed to return home in 1957, under Khruschev. But despite these hardships, Kalmykia's khuruls are being rebuilt, and the people remain, and merit a visit. Present day Kalmykia garnered some press attention for the excesses of its former flamboyant and dictatorial president Ilyumzhinov. Ilyumzhinov, a former Kalmyk statesman in the USSR and president of the World Chess Federation, led Kalmykia since the break up of the Soviet Union, but failed to deliver on rather grandiose promises to turn Kalmykia into a "Caspian Kuwait" in which there would be "a cell phone for every shepherd." He, however, turned Elista into the claimed chess capital of the world by building a small district of Elista known as "City Chess" and by hosting successive chess championships in the capital. Being one of Europe's poorest and most underdeveloped regions, Kalmykia now has one of the highest birthrates in Russia and growing private food production sector. Livestock raising and processing remains the main economic activity and there is also some fishing and arable farming. Oil-production contributed significantly to the economic revival. The official GDP growth in the republic was 2% in 2010. Religion Besides Buddhists and Orthodox Christians, there are smaller communities of Muslims, Catholics and Protestants. Talk Although the traditional language of the Kalmyk (Kalmyk phrasebook) majority is Kalmyk, it is mainly older people who speak it natively, while younger people usually speak Russian as their native language (although they are taught Kalmyk in school). Nowadays just a few villages are mainly Kalmyk-speaking by all generations. Russian (Russian phrasebook) is spoken and understood everywhere - although not by some of the very oldest Kalmyks. Get in The Republic of Kalmykia is a part of the Russian Federation. Therefore, when planning your trip to Kalmykia, you should apply for Russian visa. By plane The Elista airport is open for flights from Moscow by RusLine and St. Petersburg by Ural Airlines. By train The Moscow-Elista train route goes through Stavropol. However, the most convenient way is travel to Volgograd by train then on to Elista by an express minibus (marshrutka), which are cheap. By car By bus Several private companies operate a daily bus service between Moscow and Elista. The pickup point in Moscow is Luzhniki Stadium. A one-way ticket costs about 1000RUR. By boat Get around See Itineraries In addition to the sights within the present reduced boundaries of the Republic of Kalmykia, worth visiting in Astrakhan oblast is one of the few remaining pre-revolutionary Buddhist Temples (under restoration but disused so far) (''Хошеутовский хурул'') in the village of Rechnoe on the left (east) bank of the Volga. It was founded in honour of Kalmyks fought against Napoleon and later was visited by novelist Alexander Dumas. To its north is Mount Bogdo (Great), revered by Buddhist Kalmyks, and with many fossils in its rocks. To its south the sacred lotus of the Buddhist Kalmyks can be seen growing in the waters of the Volga delta. These objects are inside the Nature reserve. In Rostov Oblast here are some settlements previously occupied mainly by the newer Buzaf clan of traditionally more russified and christianised Kalmyks who were also Cossacks. They were not allowed to reoccupy this area after their return from deportation. In Stavropol krai to the south lies the spa resort of Yessentuki (Kalmyk: '''Ten Flags'') in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains, near Europe's highest peak, Mt Elbrus. In the European part of the Republic of Kazakhstan can be found the town of Kalmykovo, looking across the Ural River at Asia. And if you cross Kazakhstan to its border with China, you can meet the Oirats, living in Dzhungaria, part of Xingjiang province. They are those Kalmyks who did not wish to remain in Kalmykia when it was incorporated into the Russian Empire, so they returned home. All these places occupy a small part of the former Kalmyk Empire that stretched from the Great Wall of China to the River Don in Europe, and from the forests of Siberia in the north to Tibet and the Himalayas in the south. Do *The republic's national sport is (by the will of the former President Ilyumzhinov) chess and locals play throughout school. It is relatively easy to join a game in the parks. *Fishing, hunting (especially geese, apparently) *Attend a performance of traditional Kalmyk dance *Horseback riding *Tullip-watching lasts from the end of April till the first week of May, when the steppes is being covered with wild red flowers Eat *'''Berk''' — Kalmyk traditional dumplings are larger and contain more meat than your average meat dumplings *'''Bortsg''' — Kalmyk traditional frybread *'''Makahan''' — Kalmyk dry horse meat sausage *'''Makhan sheltagan''' — Kalmyk traditional soup, contains a lot of meat and potato. *'''Kuyr''' *'''Dotur''' - lamb meat and haslet *'''Bortsoki''' - cookies Drink Traditional Kalmyk drinks bear some similarity to those found in Mongolia, but are unique to the region. Try: *'''Dzhomba''' — milk tea with salt (the so called ''Kalmyk tea'' served and drank in a certain ceremony) *'''Kumys''' — a sour horse milk that is considered a cure for respiratory diseases like tuberculosis, asthma, etc. *'''Araka''' — a milk vodka Sleep With tourism on the rise, travellers will have no difficulty finding good accommodation in Elista, although accommodations outside of the capital may be scarce or of lesser quality. It may be possible (and extremely rewarding) to arrange homestays in rural areas by asking around town or village centres. Stay safe Stay healthy Kalmykia is known for its sunny weather and fresh air. However, visitors are advised not to drink tap water due to the high content of minerals and salt. Otherwise, Kalmykia offers a healthy environment, and delicious and fresh food — mutton and beef being specialties, also Caspian caviar, prized as far away as Moscow and Saint Petersburg. *From April till October stay sun-protected. *Swimming in the salt lake is prohibited for more than 20 min. because of the possible chemical burn. WikiPedia:Kalmykia Commons:Category:Kalmykia
. Approximately 6,800 state employees work in Anchorage compared to about 3,800 in Juneau. The State of Alaska purchased the Bank of America Center (which it renamed the Robert B. Atwood Building) to house most of its offices, after several decades of leasing space in the McKay Building (currently the McKinley Tower) and later the Frontier Building. From Anchorage people can easily head south to popular fishing locations on the Kenai Peninsula or north to locations such as Denali National Park and Fairbanks. thumb right The Conoco-Phillips Building (File:Conoco-Phillips Building. Anchorage, Alaska.jpg) in downtown Anchorage is the tallest building in Alaska, and exemplifies the importance of the petroleum industry in the State economy. The resource sector, mainly petroleum, is arguably Anchorage's most visible industry, with many high rises bearing the logos of large multinationals such as BP and ConocoPhillips. While field operations are centered on the Alaska North Slope and south of Anchorage around Cook Inlet, the majority of offices and administration are found in Anchorage. The headquarters building of ConocoPhillips Alaska, a subsidiary of ConocoPhillips, is located in downtown Anchorage. "North Slope National Petroleum Reserva Alaska 2008 2009 Exploration Drilling Program." ConocoPhillips Alaska. November 2008. Page 1 (1 8). Retrieved February 14, 2010. It is also the tallest building in Alaska (Conoco-Phillips Building). Many companies who provide oilfield support services are likewise headquartered outside of Anchorage but maintain a substantial presence in the city, most notably Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and CH2M HILL. Four small airlines, Alaska Central Express, "Contact Us." Alaska Central Express. Retrieved January 24, 2010. Era Aviation, "Contact Us." Era Aviation. Retrieved July 16, 2009. Hageland Aviation Services, "Contact Us." Hageland Aviation Services. Retrieved on November 3, 2009. and PenAir, are headquartered in Anchorage. "Contact Us." PenAir. Retrieved July 16, 2009. Alaska Airlines, at one point headquartered in Anchorage, has major offices and facilities at TSAIA, including the offices of the Alaska Airlines Foundation. "The Alaska Airlines Foundation." Alaska Airlines. Retrieved February 27, 2010. Prior to their respective dissolutions, airlines MarkAir, Reeve Aleutian Airways and Wien Air Alaska were also headquartered in Anchorage. "World Airline Directory." ''Flight International''. March 22–28, 1995. 761. "World Airline Directory." ''Flight International''. March 30, 1985. 111." Retrieved July 23, 2009. west-northwest of Anchorage (Anchorage, Alaska), and approximately 130 miles (210 km) southwest of Mount McKinley. They are accessed by small plane; the closest airports to the range are near Anchorage and in Talkeetna (Talkeetna, Alaska), which is also approximately 130 miles (210 km) away. This makes access to the range very expensive; the weather also creates the potential for delays in reaching the range (both to drop off climbers and to pick them up). *'''Daniel Schlereth''' (born in Anchorage, Alaska but would move to Highlands Ranch (Highlands Ranch, Colorado); alumnus of Highlands Ranch High School) – Relief pitcher for the Detroit Tigers Location They are located at the northeastern end of the Aleutian range, on the west side of Cook Inlet, roughly 120 miles (200 km) southwest of Anchorage (Anchorage, Alaska). The closest major towns to the range are Kenai (Kenai, Alaska) and Homer (Homer, Alaska), across Cook Inlet on the west side of the Kenai Peninsula. '''Mount Torbert''' is the highest point of the Tordrillo Mountains, a small, primarily volcanic range, northwest of Anchorage, Alaska. It is a heavily glaciated peak, and is not itself a volcano, although nearby Mount Spurr and Crater Peak are active volcanoes. *'''United States''' **Anchorage (Anchorage, Alaska) – Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport ''Secondary hub'' (cargo only) **Atlanta – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (cargo only) Unfortunately, in the hours before the games were to start, eight cross-country skiers, a former gold medalist from Germany, and two Americans, were suspended for five days each after they failed blood tests. The tests say that they had elevated levels of hemoglobin, an enzyme within red blood cells that can increase endurance. However, the positives results could be due to the body's acclimation to mountain air, or dehydration. The American skiers are Kikkan Randall of Anchorage Alaska (w:Anchorage, Alaska), and Leif Zimmermann of Bozeman, Montana (w:Bozeman, Montana). Page, along with Briley Piper, 25, of Anchorage, Alaska (w:Anchorage, Alaska), pleaded guilty in 2001 for the March 13, 2000, killing. Both were sentenced to death. A third man, Darrell Hoadley, 26, of Lead, S.D. (w:Lead, South Dakota), also pleaded guilty and testified against Page and Piper. He was sentenced to life in prison (w:Life imprisonment).
of the Curlew Mountains near Lough Key in the north of the county. Carrowkeel Megalithic Cemetery, the Drumanone Dolmen and the popular fishing lakes of Lough Arrow and Lough Gara are also close by. The population of the town was 3000 in 2010. '''Cahersiveen''' Placenames Database of Ireland Ordnance Survey
in the late 16th century but had earlier been used by the French (France), Spanish (Spain), and Portuguese (Portugal). By the 1590s it was one of the most popular fishing harbours in Newfoundland and acclaimed by Sir Walter Raleigh. Ferryland was called "Farilham" by the Portuguese fishermen and "Forillon" by the French—it later became anglicized to its current name "Ferryland." (This should not be confused with the Forillon National Park in Quebec, which still keeps its French name.) The '''War of the Oranges''' (