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Routt National Forest, Colorado

Fred Dow Moon Canyon Publishing PDF

Routt National Forest

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Routt National Forest

Colorado

The Routt National Forest of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, located in northern

Colorado, consists of 1,125,564 acres. There are 29 developed campgrounds of which 16 meet the selection criteria.

With no Interstate highways or major metropolitan areas within its boundaries, the Routt National

Forest offers a unique forest experience for the state of Colorado - a forest without large numbers of people. The lack of crowds does not limit the number nor variety of recreational opportunities found in this often overlooked National Forest. Camping, hiking, fishing, photography, exploring wildlife habitat, and boating are just some of the activities enjoyed by visitors to the Routt National

Forest. With three Wilderness areas surrounded by rolling mountainsides covered with lodgepole pine and Engelmann spruce separated by wide prairies of sage and grass, the Routt has something for just about anyone, no matter the season.

Although the majestic elk is closely associated with images of Colorado, the sight of the largest member of the deer family, the moose, is just as exciting. The Wyoming moose, transplanted to

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Bahamas Map

Planet, Lonely Lonely Planet Publications ePub

E-reader devices vary in their ability to show our maps. To get the most out of the maps in this guide, use the zoom function on your device. Or, visit http://media.lonelyplanet.com/ebookmaps and grab a PDF download or print out all the maps in this guide.

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Chapter 10 - The Texas Prison Rodeo Goes Hollywood (1960–1964)

Mitchel P. Roth University of North Texas Press ePub

The Texas Prison Rodeo Goes Hollywood (1960–1964)

“The state should pay for stuff the rodeo paid for.”

—George Beto, c. 1962

IN the 1950s, most Americans equated Texas with cattle culture and perhaps the last vestiges of the mythic western frontier. But the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 would impact not just the national consciousness, but the way Americans viewed the Lone Star State as well. Indeed, many observers commented that the series of tragic events that unfolded in Dallas symbolized a Texas where other forces were at work, more Deep South than Wild West, a place that the rest of the nation increasingly linked with “bigotry, backwardness and backlash.”1

As the Texas prison system moved into the 1960s, it remained like many of the “warm weather gulags of the South,” overcrowded and still playing catch-up with the modern era. One observer even prosaically suggested that these “plantation prisons” including Angola, Louisiana, Parchman, Mississippi, and the Texas prison system, “remained fixed in a terrible social amber, mostly unchanged since the post-Reconstruction boom years of Southern corrections.”2 In the 1960s, perhaps seen as a move toward distinguishing Texas from other southern agricultural prison systems, the prison “farms” were rechristened prison units, but this did little to change conditions. Prisoners, violent and non-violent alike, continued to languish in dorms out on the prison farm units, where they were sustained with what passed for food and inadequate medical care, while guarded by the ever-present trustees, who remained free to abuse and exploit fellow inmates, all in the name of keeping order.

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44. Safe Routes to School by Deb Hubsmith

New World Library ePub

Deb Hubsmith

Many adults remember bicycling or walking to school when they were kids. They can recall the house with the friendly dog, flowers blooming in the springtime, and which streets were the hardest to cross. The bicycle ride or walk to school gave them some healthy exercise and a sense of responsibility and freedom.

Today’s kids aren’t so lucky. According to the U.S. National Household Travel Survey, in 1969, 48 percent of children ages 5–14 usually walked or bicycled to school, as compared with only 13 percent in 2009. During the same period, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of kids who were overweight or obese jumped from 8 percent to 48 percent.

And you don’t have to be a traffic engineer to notice that morning rush-hour traffic now peaks in most communities when kids are arriving at schools. In fact, some traffic departments report that anywhere from 15 to 30 percent of morning traffic can be attributed to parents driving their children to school.

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Turks & Caicos

Planet, Lonely Lonely Planet Publications ePub

     Includes »

     Caicos Islands

     Providenciales

     The Cays

     North Caicos

     Middle Caicos

     Turks Islands

     Grand Turk

     Salt Cay

     Understand Turks Caicos

     History

     Culture

     Landscape Wildlife

     Survival Guide

     Getting There Away

     Getting Around

The Turks and where? That’s the reaction most people have when you mention these tropical isles. Like all great Shangri- Las, this one is hidden just under the radar. Be glad that it is, as this tropical dream is the deserted Caribbean destination you’ve been looking for. And the best part – it’s only 90 minutes by plane from Miami.

So why would you want to go there? How about white-sand beaches, clear blue water and a climate that defines divine. Secluded bays and islands where you’ll see more wild donkeys than other travelers. Historic towns and villages where life creeps along at a sedate pace.

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Grand Bahama

Planet, Lonely Lonely Planet Publications ePub

TELEPHONE CODE: 242 / POPULATION: 51,800 / AREA: 530 SQ MILES

     Includes »

     Freeport Lucaya

     East of Freeport

     West of Freeport

After years of playing second banana to bigger, more glamorous Nassau, Grand Bahama is finally coming into its own. If you’re looking for a laid-back, affordable getaway with a minimum of fuss, this is your place. The streets of its main city Freeport and Lucaya, are clean and calm. Its golden beaches and aquamarine waters are rarely overcrowded, even in high season. All the amenities of a perfect vacation – dive shops, restaurants, pubs, boutiques – are at your fingertips within a few blocks’ radius. No wonder then, that Grand Bahama has become so popular with cruise-ship tourists and families on quickie weekend breaks.

Outside the city, the 85-mile-long island is an unexplored playground of mangrove swamps, sea caves and uninhabited sandy cays. There’s world-class diving and snorkeling, great kayaking and world-famous bonefishing. All this, just a hop, skip and a 55-mile jump from the US.

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Nocturnal Woodpecker

Edited by Kenneth L. Untiedt University of North Texas Press PDF

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NOCTURNAL WOODPECKER by W. Frank Mayhew

The “afternoon” was only slightly half-over and already that day’s sun, which could only be described as weak, waning, and indifferent, was seen scurrying over the southwestern horizon. Hiding in the lengthening shadows, the cold-weather gods, with little to fear, boldly strode forward, announcing their evil intentions for the approaching night. Their single digit temperatures were already audaciously nipping at the heels of the few fading remnants of that pusillanimous sun.

It was going to be a cold night, a very cold night, exactly what

I had been hoping for. Looking forward to a few days of peace and solitude, I had set up camp the day before, deep in the East Texas woods. This trip had become an annual event for me.

My family had long ago come to recognize that a few of us need some time alone, to sort out all that has gone before, and to plan for that which we know will be coming. For me it is a time of rationalizing and rejuvenation. As I mentally go over the recent events of my life I begin to rationalize their causal behavior patterns, both mine and other peoples’. Once I reach a level of acceptance, the behavior and the events are then filed away to be retrieved only on an as-needed basis. To a psychologist this is called a coping device, and this particular device is called “compartmentalization.” The psychology community is split as to whether compartmentalization is a good thing or a bad thing.

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Acadia: Mount Desert Island and Isle au Haut

Steve Pinkham Down East Books ePub

Mount Desert is the largest of Maine’s many islands. Its tallest mountain, Cadillac, is the highest point of land on the Atlantic seaboard until one reaches Mount Sugarloaf, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Wabanakis, who came here each summer to feast on clams and fish, called it Pemetic Island.

On September 5, 1604, Samuel Champlain sailed by this beautiful island and wrote of it in his journal: “The same day we passed also near an Island about four or five leagues long…. It is very high, notched in places, so as to appear from the sea like a range of seven or eight mountains close together. The summits of most of them are bare of trees for they are nothing but rock…. I named it the Island of the Desert Mountains.” The name, which has remained for almost four hundred years, did not refer to the island as a barren desert, but rather to its being “deserted,” or uninhabited. Today there are three towns on the island, and it is home to beautiful Acadia National Park.

Beginning in the 1850s, artists and explorers, “rusticators” as they came to be called, discovered the island and began summering here. Many fascinating trails were built over the rocky terrain and around the ponds. In addition, magnificent summer “cottages” were built on the eastern portion of the island, making Bar Harbor a rival to Newport, Rhode Island.

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Dunedin & Otago

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Otago has attractions both urban and rural, ranging from quirky towns to world-class wineries and some of the country’s most accessible wildlife. Its historic heart is Dunedin, home to a vibrant student culture and arts scene. From the town’s stately Edwardian train station it's possible to catch the famous Taieri Gorge Railway inland, and continue on two wheels along the craggily scenic Otago Central Rail Trail.

Those seeking colonial New Zealand can soak up the frontier atmosphere of gold-rush towns such as Clyde, St Bathans, Naseby and cute-as-a-button Ophir. For wildlife, head to the Otago Peninsula, where penguins, albatross, sea lions and seals are easily sighted. Seaside Oamaru has a wonderful historic precinct, resident penguin colonies and a quirky devotion to steampunk culture.

Unhurried and overflowing with picturesque scenery, Otago is generous to explorers who are after a more leisurely style of holiday.

AFebruary and March have settled, sunny weather (usually…), and the juicy appeal of fresh apricots, peaches and cherries.

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Detail maps

Geraldine Ellis Watson University of North Texas Press PDF
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Part Two Day 4

Geraldine Ellis Watson University of North Texas Press PDF

Reflections on the Neches

shack was usually a tent on the last crib. When the raft hit land in the bend of the river, she saw that it was beginning to break apart and pile up, so she dived into the water and swam clear. That must have been an awesome sight: those great logs piling up like match sticks. She always told I. C. that if the river ever got low enough to expose the logs, he should pull them out, for they were virgin longleaf pine logs and would be as good as new due to submersion in the water. The year Saul Aronow, Ranger David McHugh, and

I canoed the upper Neches, it was lower than I had ever seen it and that was the year I. C. pulled out a good portion of the logs. The fence around his house on Highway 92 was made of hand-rived pales from these logs.

The river was the only way they could transport timber from the Neches watershed to the big lumber mills in Beaumont. Loggers would kill the trees by girdling them, wait a year for them to dry standing up, then cut them down with axes and two-man crosscut saws. Oxen and mules dragged the logs to the sloughs, then, when the winter floods came and water rose, the logs were floated. The main routes in the flooded bottomlands had the trees along them cut while the water was down, and they were called float roads. The logs were fastened with wooden pegs into cribs, or small rafts, and the cribs were connected by chains or ropes to make a long raft. The end of each log was struck with a sledge hammer that had a raised letter on it, thus branding the logs so the receiving mills would know to whom the logs should be credited. Perhaps the owner suspected some enterprising loggers might decide to sell a few logs on their own and pocket the proceeds.

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Chapter 11

Bean, Leon Leonwood Down East Books ePub

Chapter 11

Hunting Equipment

All modern Rifles not smaller than .25 Calibre are O.K. for deer hunting. I personally use a .25 Calibre Automatic Remington, which carries six shots. Regardless of the kind of gun you buy, do not change too often. Once you get a gun you like, stick to it. You can do much better shooting with a gun with which you are accustomed.

BILL GORMAN > The L.L.Bean retail store didn’t formally sell firearms until 1984. But in the early days, L.L. would often purchase a gun, determine it didn't suit his purposes (for whatever reason), and he’d put it out on the floor to sell it.

Although I have used the same rifle for years, I continue to use up all my old shells practicing just before starting on my hunting trip. I want to be sure that the sights are O.K. and that the gun is in perfect working condition. I also buy new shells each season as I have known smokeless powder shells to misfire. Old shells are O.K. for signaling.

BILL GORMAN > L.L. was able to confidently stand behind everything he sold because he personally used all that gear. That philosophy still stands. All our hunting and fishing employees spend many days in the field and on the water. Personally, I’m in the woods thirty weeks a year.

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PART IV: THE DEATH

R.D. Reynolds and Bryan Alvarez ECW Press ePub

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THE DEATH

“WCW is not a core business for Turner Broadcasting. We’ve decided professional wrestling in its current incarnation just isn’t ­appropriate for the high-scale, upscale brand that we have built on TNT and TBS Superstation. We’re no longer interested in carrying the product.”

—Jim Weiss, Turner Spokesperson

CHAPTER

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2001:

THE ULTIMATE SWERVE

From the beginning to the end—even as Rome burned around them—those in charge of WCW felt that if they had nothing else, at least they’d always have television.

While Vince Russo had driven both buy rates and house show attendance into the toilet, many believed the Nitro and Thunder ratings were still OK. Sure, they weren’t even in the same universe as the Raw ratings, but many cable shows did less than a 1.0, and most Nitro and Thunder shows were in the 2.0 range. The reality, though, is that Thunder was dipping below the TBS ratings average, and in the last few months, the show’s rating was regularly surpassed by Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

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21 Walk Like a Man

Mike Roos Quarry Books ePub

Pete Gill was more on edge about Winslow than he let on to anyone, except perhaps Roy Allen. He and Roy had scouted the Eskimos in a loss against Huntingburg, 61–54, one of only two victories for the Hunters all year. But Winslow was a young team, with no seniors and a squad made up almost entirely of volatile juniors, featuring good speed and streaky shooting skills. If the shots started to fall, they gained confidence with each basket. In Pete’s nightmares, the Eskimos would get hot, the Spuds would go cold, and his dream season would be shot dead in a humiliating flash the very first game of the tournament.

Adding to his worries, on Thursday the Spuds received unexpected and unwelcome word that Allen Voelkel would be unavailable for the Sectional. For several days he had been complaining of severe back pain and fatigue. Perplexed and frustrated, he and his father went first to a chiropractor, who told them the problem was not Allen’s back. Then a Jasper MD examined him and found albumen in his urine. Not a good sign.

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7. Vampires Suck

Paula Young Lee Travelers' Tales ePub

Chapter Seven

Vampires Suck

If the [zodiac] stars are animals, what food do they eat?

nephew of Adelard of Bath, 12th century

The neighbors had been losing chickens, Ruth remarks over dishes in the sink. Kept finding them with their heads gone.

and...? I prod. Shes washing. Im wiping. With one eye, I look through the kitchen window, scanning the henhouse, but its the middle of the day. Outside, nothing moves. No birds. No insects. Just flakes of snow, swirling on invisible breezes, falling in the gray light. Its utterly silent until the winds start to whip. Then the whole house sets to rumbling. These snowflakes sting if they hit you in the face. The edges are like little razor blades, but they are very pretty.

They set out traps, she continues, her arthritic hands busily scrubbing a casserole dish. Finally caught a white weasel. Hed been decapitating them. She shakes her head and scrubs some more, marveling at the peculiar thirst of animals.

Weasels want the blood. Rats attack the flanks. Foxes decimate the bird, leaving nothing behind but cracked bones and feathers. Americans want the breasts, putting the rest into fancy feasts for cats. The hunger reveals the beast.

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