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March is Archaeology and Heritage Month in Arizona

Petroglyphs, a cryptic language of an ancient people, or clandestine religious symbols known only to the local shaman?  Or, perhaps just a mark etched on a rock for posterity, similar to writing a note or a letter to a loved … Continue reading

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Sandpoint, Idaho: a community nestled along the shore of Lake Pend Oreille

The pacific beauty of northern Idaho with it’s many sapphire blue lakes and densely forested mountains can hardly be thought of as a stronghold for national terrorist organizations.  The Aryan Nations congregated in the area of Hayden Lake and Coeur … Continue reading

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Money + idealism = Utopia in the Arizona desert

The interior of Biosphere 2, landscaped with five different ecosystems, epitomized a dream vacation rather than a facility to help acclimate future space colonists to the Martian atmosphere. If any one of the eight participants wanted to vacation in a … Continue reading

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Struts & glass and a couple of lungs to breathe

Construction on Biosphere 2, that would originally support the life of eight participants, commenced in 1987. Since large internal supports were out of the question, architects employed a design of interconnected steel struts and air tight, steel framed, high performance … Continue reading

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Loop of the Ruins: a time travel adventure into prehistoric life

Little did you know, the vehicle you commute to work in is really a time machine.  On any day of the week you can slide into the driver’s seat, and in 90 minutes your adventure into an earlier time begins. … Continue reading

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Tuzigoot – People of the Crooked Water

Perhaps the best example of Sinaguan architecture sits atop a sandy-limestone outcrop in the heart of the Verde Valley.  The freestanding, three-story, stone structure consisting of 110 rooms once provided shelter from the summer heat for many Puebloan families between … Continue reading

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What’s in your paradise?

Do lush green grass, trees, emerald green lagoons and waterfalls fit the description?  Or, how about an island with an amusement park specifically for the entertainment of children, paddle boats for the family, picnic areas, golf courses, a nature trail, … Continue reading

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