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Here was the dilemma: Which of these two stunningly beautiful, one of a kind, world class, historically priceless, irreplaceable, works of nature should the US government totally sacrifice, obliterate and destroy, so no future generations would ever see it? Choose one: A or B? “A” is the stunningly beautiful Steamboat Rock in the Echo Park district Continue Reading »
Green River Wyoming today lures world class bicyclists with tempting mountain trails and spectacular scenery. But in 1868, the bicycle was the last thing on the minds of Green River citizens. They were excited about the building of the transcontinental railroad, which would cross the Green River near the town of Green River, bringing potential prosperity. The building Continue Reading »
Gold mining in the late 1800’s was a business without controls. You dug in the ground at your own peril, and if you found gold or metal you dug it out, washed it out, sluiced it out or scratched it out. There were no laws governing how you operated, safety conditions or environmental considerations – Continue Reading »
To celebrate Earth Day, actor William Shatner has proposed a very good idea. Since there is a severe drought in California, and there is an abundance of water in other areas, why not build a pipeline to bring the water from where it is to where it is needed? Shatner says he will try to raise Continue Reading »
The popularity of the Grand Canyon was partially created by a copper mine. It was called the Anita Mine. It was located about 15 miles from the Grand Canyon South Rim and was small but profitable. However, it was difficult to ship the ore from the mine to where it could be processed. Continue Reading »
Amazing! I have just taken a hike down Bright Angel trail in the Grand Canyon without leaving home thanks to Google Maps.
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