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Scholastic: Pioneer Life Pioneer life has a special meaning in America. In less than 300 years, civilization spread across a vast continental wilderness. From the first landings in Virginia and Massachusetts in the early 1600's, American settlers kept pushing westward behind an ever moving frontier. Into wild country went hunters, trappers, fur traders, miners, frontier soldiers, surveyors, and pioneer farmers. The farmers tamed the land and made it productive. How to Get Cheap Flights Chapter 4 Booking Strategies Large Internet Sites Student and Budget Specialists Domestic Bucket Shops Ethnic and Foreign Bucket Shops Courier Flying Round-the-World Tickets Charters Bumping To Gateways Glossary TWO HUNDRED YEARS ago the cost was seven years to a lifetime of servitude for average people making a one-way crossing of the Atlantic. Now it can be funded by a few days of waiting tables.

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona The South Rim of Arizona's Grand Canyon is expensive and overcrowded, and there is usually a shortage of parking and accommodation, but that of course doesn't matter as the canyon is the most famous natural attraction in the USA and possibly in the world. No-one forgets their first sight of the Grand Canyon and it will never fail to impress or offer something new, no matter how often it is visited. Ninety percent of tourists see only the south rim of the Grand Canyon, since it is easily accessible and the main road (AZ 64) parallels the canyon edge for some distance (see map) - here there is every conceivable facility, many superb overlooks and a choice of hiking trails. The north rim, 215 miles away by road, is much more remote and high enough in elevation to be closed during the winter months by snow, but fewer people mean more peace and tranquility and the views are just as good. Featured Grand Canyon Trails South Rim North Rim Havasupai Indian Reservation

The Allure of Nonexistent Places Unpacking a box of books recently I found my old copy of No Longer on the Map, a small classic of literary geography published in 1972. The author Raymond H. Ramsay reveals his M.O. in the preface: Many places are no longer on the map, but no mystery attaches to because the names were political, not geographical. The territories have been given new names, or divided into smaller units or incorporated into larger ones. America on the Move 13. On the School Bus: Martinsburg, Indiana, 1939 14. Suburban Strip: Sandy Boulevard, Portland, Oregon, 1949 Goosenecks of the San Juan State Park, Utah (DesertUSA) Four miles off Utah Highway 261 near Mexican Hat, you can look into a 1,000-foot-deep chasm carved through the Pennsylvanian Hermosa Formation by the silt-laden San Juan River. The river meanders back and forth, flowing for more than five miles while progressing only one linear mile toward the Colorado River and Lake Powell. The access road is paved. The Park encompasses 10 acres.

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Pack a Backpack for Camping From Wired How-To Wiki A well-packed sack will save your back. Photo by The Glasshalffull via Flickr. It's happened to everyone before. You start out in the comfort of your living room, with a cavernous empty backpack and all your gear spread out before you. Klondike - Rush for Gold In the summer of 1897 two ocean going steamers landed on the west coast of the United States. One ship, The Excelsior, landed in San Francisco and three days later The Portland landed in Seattle. Down the gangplank of these two ships went a rag-tag group of men and women carrying sacks of gold. Some walked down the docks with $5,000 worth of gold while others had over $100,000 worth. Lake Powell Guided Boat Tours - There's no better way to see the best of what Lake Powell has to offer while learning about its history and geology than stepping aboard our guided boat tours available only from Wahweap Marina at the Lake Powell Resort. Enjoy the romance of a sunset dinner cruise, or the fascinating story of building the Glen Canyon Dam on a scenic cruise. From exploring Rainbow Bridge to the wonders of the Navajo Tapestry, you'll see it all! Individual audio sets are included with every tour and are available in English, German, French, Italian and Japanese.

Transit to Trails TriMet is your connection to nature in the city The Portland metropolitan area has more than 10,000 acres of parks and natural areas. We invite you to leave the car at home and take TriMet to enjoy our wealth of outdoor beauty.

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