Moraine State Park

Author: Polly Shaw

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439659850

Category: Travel

Page: 96

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About 20,000 years ago, the late Wisconsinan glaciation reached its maximum extent. Glacial deposits identify the moraine, or farthest area covered by the glacier. Muddy Creek was a north-flowing stream that was blocked by the south-advancing glacier, forming a huge lake that lasted until the glacier dam began to retreat. The lake rapidly drained, eventually exposing the vast Muddy Creek basin. Dr. Frank Preston envisioned recreating the ancient glacial lake and worked with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to begin the project that became 16,725-acre Moraine State Park. Its centerpiece, man-made Lake Arthur and the surrounds, provide outstanding outdoor recreation and relaxation opportunities.

A Genius for Place

American Landscapes of the Country Place Era

Author: Robin S. Karson

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558496361

Category: Architecture

Page: 428

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Robin Karson traces the development of a distinctly American style of landscape design through an analysis of seven country places created by some of the nation's most talented landscape practitioners.

50 Roadside Panoramas in the Canadian Rockies

Author: Dave Birrell

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780921102656

Category: Travel

Page: 168

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A drive through the mountains is always a pleasant experience. Travellers will be able to make the most of their road trips through the Canadian Rockies by keeping Dave Birrell's new pictorial guidebook handy in their glove compartments. Birrell delivers 50 magnificent mountain panoramas taken from highway viewpoints in the Rockies. Interesting historical tidbits accompany the panorama photos, helping the reader identify peaks by name. Read the fascinating stories associated with geographical features such as valleys, lakes and passes and meet some of the individuals who shaped the early history and exploration of the Rockies.

The New Book of Knowledge

Author: N.A

Publisher: Grolier, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780717205172

Category: Children's encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 21

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An illustrated encyclopedia containing over 9,000 articles on history, literature, art and music, geography, myths and legends, mathematics, science, hobbies, holidays and festivals, games, sports, crafts, medicine, law, government, industry, politics, and other topics.

International Directory of Arts 2011

Author: N.A

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9783110230383

Category: Art

Page: 2986

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The 35th edition of International Directory of Arts (IDA) contains more than 145,000 addresses (including telephone and fax numbers, eMail and URL) from all over the world: Museums and Public Galleries Universities, Academies, Schools Associations Art and Antique Trade, Numismatics Art and Antiques Fairs Galleries Auctioneers Restorers Art Publishers Art Journals Antiquarians and Art Booksellers Within each chapter, addresses are arranged by country and within country, sections are set our alphabetically by city. Details of the specializations of museums, as well as the names of curators and senior academic museum staff are also included. The address contents were revised and updated for this edition following a worldwide questionnaire mailing. The revision also took into account numerous national and international reference works. The eBookPLUS format comprises the content and search criteria of the printed edition and its indices, facilitating complex searches.

Estes Park

Author: Sybil Barnes

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738580821

Category: History

Page: 127

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Estes Park is a small village nestled in the north central mountains of Colorado. The earliest settlers were homesteaders who arrived to "prove up" in the 1870s and soon discovered that providing lodging and entertainment for outdoor adventurers and tourists looking for a respite from city life could provide a more reliable revenue stream than farming and ranching. By 1905, the town was platted and several hotels provided modern accommodations. When Rocky Mountain National Park was created in 1915, Estes Park became the eastern gateway and continues to be the first stop for approximately 2.5 million visitors annually. From an initial population of less than 200, the town has grown to almost 10,000 year-round residents, many of whom still make their living providing goods and services to visitors from as near as Denver and as far away as Nepal.

The World Book Encyclopedia


Author: World Book, Inc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780716601012


Page: 754

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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: N.A

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