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  • While Visiting Havana Cuba My Wife Recognized as a Fellow Russian Woman
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    While Visiting Havana Cuba My Wife Recognized as a Fellow Russian Woman

    7 weeks ago

    While the Cold War ended almost 3 decades ago many of its after effects still linger. Among these are the thousands of Russian women still remain in Cuba abandoned by their post Soviet Russian homeland. Some are happy while others long for Russia. All are poor in the still communist Cuba

  • Touring the Salton Sea 3 - Salvation Mountain
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    Touring the Salton Sea 3 - Salvation Mountain

    7 weeks ago

    In the middle of the Southern California Desert near the Salton Sea is a multi-colored man-made mountain built by one man who spent the last 25 years of his life building it to share his love of Jesus.

  • Touring the Salton Sea 2 - Bombay Beach
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    Touring the Salton Sea 2 - Bombay Beach

    7 weeks ago

    Bombay Beach is a small community along the eastern shore of California's Salton Sea. Once a thriving community and popular destination for retirees and tourists it is slowly becoming a ghost town as the Salton Sea shrinks and loses its appeal to visitors.

  • Touring the Salton Sea - International Banana Museum
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    Touring the Salton Sea - International Banana Museum

    8 weeks ago

    Located about 50 miles from Palm Springs along the northeast shore of California's Salton Sea is a tiny building housing the International Banana Museum. Despite its small size and narrow focus the museum provides another fascinating stop while touring the Salton Sea.

  • A Coatimundi In Search of Dinner
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    A Coatimundi In Search of Dinner

    2 months ago

    Observing a Coatimundi (a member of the raccoon family) retrieving a half eaten chimichanga from a park trashcan where a tourist had discarded it and dining on it for his dinner.

  • Participating in a Traditional Native Saguaro Cactus Fruit Harvest
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    Participating in a Traditional Native Saguaro Cactus Fruit Harvest

    2 months ago

    Saguaro Cactus played a major role in the life of the original inhabitants of Southern Arizona. My wife and I recently spent a day in the desert with a group harvesting Saguaro fruit using ancient native tools under the direction of native guides.

  • Tax Revenue Theory: From Ibn Khaldun to Arthur Laffer
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    Tax Revenue Theory: From Ibn Khaldun to Arthur Laffer

    2 months ago

    Economist Arthur Laffer is famous for his Laffer Curve which illustrates the fact that at a certain point increases in taxes result in a decrease in tax revenue. While considered a radical new theory by many, this theory was first advanced 600 years ago by the Arab scholar Ibn Khaldun.

  • Visiting Organ Pipe National Monument With Its Flowering Organ Pipe Cacti In Bloom
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    Visiting Organ Pipe National Monument With Its Flowering Organ Pipe Cacti In Bloom

    3 months ago

    An overnight trip to Arizona's Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument to see the Organ Pipe Cacti in Bloom. The Monument on the AZ-Mexico Border reopened in 2014 after being closed for 11 years due to violence associated with drug smuggling, human trafficking and other illegal activities along border

  • Story Behind Tombstone Arizona's World Famous Rose Bush
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    Story Behind Tombstone Arizona's World Famous Rose Bush

    4 months ago

    Tombstone Arizona is famous for Wyatt Earp & the 1881 OK Corral shootout in that city. But there is more to Tombstones rich history & attractions than a famous gun fight. Among its many other attractions is the World's Largest Rose Bush. This is the story of that bush and the people who grew it,

  • Tucson's Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Blooming Torch Cacti
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    Tucson's Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Blooming Torch Cacti

    4 months ago

    In spring, the cacti in the southwestern deserts sprout a variety of beautiful flowers. Some of the most beautiful are produced by Torch Cactus.

  • Remembering Previous Visits to the Cathedral of Notre Dame De Paris
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    Remembering Previous Visits to the Cathedral of Notre Dame De Paris

    5 months ago

    Reflecting on my previous visits to Notre Dame de Paris before the fire. News of Notre Dame's fire was depressing but I have been consoled by memories of my past visits to the historic cathedral. My only regret is that I hadn't taken more pictures of the beautiful old historic cathedral.

  • Remembering When Russia Ran Its Own Candidates in American Presidential Elections
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    Remembering When Russia Ran Its Own Candidates in American Presidential Elections

    3 months ago

    Russia's setting attempts to discredit the 2016 election with the setting up some fake Facebook and Twitter accounts and purchasing a few hundred thousand ads is nothing compared to their 6 decades in the past century of running & funding their own U.S. Presidential Election Campaigns

  • Sunrise Hike in Saguaro National Park
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    Sunrise Hike in Saguaro National Park

    11 months ago

    Early morning hike in Tucson, Arizona's Saguaro National Park yields sectacular sunrise along with numerous photo opportunities in a lush desert landscape.

  • Remembering the 1918 American Invasion of Russia
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    Remembering the 1918 American Invasion of Russia

    3 months ago

    In 1918, during World War I, some 15,000 U.S. troops took part in a now forgotten British-French led invasion of their former ally, Russia. The participating troops found themselves continuing to fight until pulled out 2 years after World War I ended & having failed to achieve their objectives.

  • Beautiful Monstrose Apple Cactus in Bloom
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    Beautiful Monstrose Apple Cactus in Bloom

    15 months ago

    TheCereus repandus f. Monstrosa or Monstrose Apple Cactus as it is commonly known is found in gardens in Arizona and for a month in the Spring each year produces beautiful flowers, each lasting one day, for about a month.

  • Rosie, a Rare and Beautiful Flower With a Sickening Stench
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    Rosie, a Rare and Beautiful Flower With a Sickening Stench

    16 months ago

    My wife recently witnessed a once-in-a-decade blooming of an Amorphophallus Titanum (or Corpse Plant) at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. It is a beautiful flower, but it smells like rotting meat...

  • Saving the Salt River Wild Horses
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    Saving the Salt River Wild Horses

    17 months ago

    The wild horse or mustang has been a part of the American West for close to 400 years. Because it is both loved by many and hated by others, it has struggled to survive. This is the story of one group of mustangs in AZ

  • Toadstools Trailhead Hike in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
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    Toadstools Trailhead Hike in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

    6 months ago

    An easy hike through some fascinating rock formations in Southern Utah's Grande Staircase - Escalante National Monument.

  • Arizona's Beautiful Canyon Lake
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    Arizona's Beautiful Canyon Lake

    2 years ago

    Despite its location in the deserts of the American Southwest, Arizona has a surprising number of beautiful lakes. The lakes are the result of the numerous dams found on many of the state’s rivers. Like dams elsewhere these dams were...

  • Arcosanti, Arizona: A 50-Year-Old City of the Future
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    Arcosanti, Arizona: A 50-Year-Old City of the Future

    2 years ago

    Halfway between Phoenix and Flagstaff along Interstate 17 is the partially completed futuristic city of Arcosanti.

  • Monuments to America's Veterans
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    Monuments to America's Veterans

    2 years ago

    From colonial times to the present Americans have relied on some of their fellow citizens to protect our cherished freedom and security. Our gratitude to these men & women is displayed in monuments t

  • The First Voyage of  Christopher Columbus
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    The First Voyage of Christopher Columbus

    15 months ago

    On August 3, 1492 Christopher Columbus along with the 88 members of his crew and their families attended Mass in the Church of St. George the Martyr in the Andalusian town of Palos de la Frontera on the southern coast of Spain. Here they prayed...

  • Kelso Mountain-a Photo Linking Three Generations Separated by World War II
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    Kelso Mountain-a Photo Linking Three Generations Separated by World War II

    10 months ago

    A photo of a mountain taken in California by an American soldier 50 years earlier during World War II leads family to solving mystery of his being assumed dead in New Guinea, fighting World War II with the Australians and being stranded and making a new life in Australia after the war.

  • Arizona's 18th Century Presidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate
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    Arizona's 18th Century Presidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate

    2 years ago

    Sitting on a bluff overlooking the San Pedro in Southern Arizona are the ruins of the 18th century Spanish Presidio (Fort) Santa Cruz de Terrenate. Here is the story of the fort's history.

  • Ostrich Racing at Chandler Arizona's Annual Ostrich Festival
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    Ostrich Racing at Chandler Arizona's Annual Ostrich Festival

    4 years ago

    While not a serious competitive sport, ostrich racing events are held at carnivals and fairs around the country. In Arizona the annual Ostrich Festival in the city of Chandler features ostrich races

  • Tucson's Annual All Souls Procession
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    Tucson's Annual All Souls Procession

    2 years ago

    All Souls Day, celebrated on November 2nd, is an ancient Christian holiday remembering the dead. Since 1990 Tucson, AZ has celebrated the day to remember and mourn deceased family & friends.

  • Harlem Hellfighters - Distinguished WW I All Black Combat Unit
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    Harlem Hellfighters - Distinguished WW I All Black Combat Unit

    2 years ago

    The 369th Infantry Regiment, nicknamed Harlem Hellfighters, was a highly decorated, all Black U.S. Infantry Regiment that was assigned to and fought with the French Army in World War I.

  • History of Military Conscription in the United States
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    History of Military Conscription in the United States

    7 weeks ago

    World War I was the second time in American history that conscription was used to fill the ranks of the U.S. Army. Here is how it worked, its effects on veterans, politics and its legacy ever since.

  • Meanderings of a Flower Wasp - Campsomeris Ephippium
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    Meanderings of a Flower Wasp - Campsomeris Ephippium

    2 months ago

    Flower Wasps (Campsomeris ephippium) are newcomers to the U.S. having expanded north from their Central American habitat. They are a beautiful bright orange & black color and are hunters of beetles.

  • Increasing Student Engagement in an Online Course with Pictures
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    Increasing Student Engagement in an Online Course with Pictures

    4 years ago

    Instructor's experience of using pictures of family dog to increase student engagement in online economics course. Surprisingly more students completed assignments and tests and fewer drops from cour

  • Montezuma Castle:  History of a Pre-Columbian Cliff Dwelling
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    Montezuma Castle: History of a Pre-Columbian Cliff Dwelling

    3 years ago

    Sitting along Interstate 17 in Arizona' s Verde Valley between Phoenix and Flagstaff is an ancient Indian ruin known as Montezuma Castle. Here is the history from its origins as a dwelling to today's

  • The Story Behind the Candle in the Window at the Garlock House
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    The Story Behind the Candle in the Window at the Garlock House

    20 months ago

    For over 80 years a candle has glowed in the window of the Garlock House at 211 N. Main St. in Canandaigua, NY. Supposedly in memory of a son killed in World War I, the son's name has been a mystery

  • War Hero Leonid Golikov
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    War Hero Leonid Golikov

    4 years ago

    Leonid Golikov (АЕНЯ ГOАИКOB) 16 year old Russian partisan in World War II. Killed 78 German soldiers in his 10 months of combat. Attacked and captured documents from General Wirtz. Died in combat

  • Exploring Arizona's Peppersauce Cave in the Coronado National Forest
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    Exploring Arizona's Peppersauce Cave in the Coronado National Forest

    6 months ago

    Peppersauce Cave in southern Arizona is relatively well known but not a tourist attraction. It's in a wilderness area on the north side of Mt. Lemon in the Santa Catalina mountains north of Tucson.

  • Peruvian Apple Cactus and Its Night Blooming Flowers
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    Peruvian Apple Cactus and Its Night Blooming Flowers

    17 months ago

    Arriving at work shortly after sunrise on a recent spring morning my wife noticed a beautiful white flower on one of the cacti in the gardens on the grounds where she works. Unlike many other species of cacti, such as the majestic saguaro or the...

  • Calling a Plumber to Fix a Broken Pipe in the Bathroom
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    Calling a Plumber to Fix a Broken Pipe in the Bathroom

    21 months ago

    When water pipes behind walls spring a leak it is important to call a plumber immediately. Left unfixed, leaking pipes can do serious damage to a building.

  • Is Inflation Ever Good for a Nation
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    Is Inflation Ever Good for a Nation

    7 months ago

    Inflation is never good for a nation. Inflation causes prices to rise on all goods and services in the economy which makes it more expensive for people to buy things. From the perspective of an individual, inflation is no different...

  • Professional Development for Hubbers
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    Professional Development for Hubbers

    7 months ago

    To be successful on HubPages and other online writing one needs to regularly spend time learning and improving.

  • Frank Luke Jr World War I Balloon Busting Ace
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    Frank Luke Jr World War I Balloon Busting Ace

    3 months ago

    Frank Luke Jr an American World War I Fighter Ace and Medal of Honor winner known as the Arizona Balloon Buster

  • Why Tattoos and Body Art Are Not Acceptable for Job Interviews
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    Why Tattoos and Body Art Are Not Acceptable for Job Interviews

    13 months ago

    First impressions are important. Failure to make a good first impression at a job interview will prevent your being hired. Visible tattoos and piercings do not make for a good impression at a job interview.

  • On the Fourth Day of Christmas Is the Gift a Calling Bird or Collie Bird?
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    On the Fourth Day of Christmas Is the Gift a Calling Bird or Collie Bird?

    21 months ago

    December 26, 2010 New Hubber, Mary Jane Danley, saw my Hub On the First Day of Christmas and sent me a request asking if the gift on the Fourth Day of Christmas was originally four colley (or collie) birds or four calling birds. In my Hub On the...

  • How much does it cost per day to travel in Russia?
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    How much does it cost per day to travel in Russia?

    2 years ago

    Russia, once distant and mostly off limits during the Cold War, is a beautiful and friendly country to visit. Here are some ideas to help you plan a trip to Russia.

  • Reflecting on My Success with HubPages
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    Reflecting on My Success with HubPages

    7 months ago

    November 9, 2010 (updated Jan 16, 2011) As one of the long time writers on HubPages I have recently had the honor of being interviewed by the HubPages marketing team as well as by a couple of outside publications regarding my experiences...

  • San Jose de Gracia Church in Las Trampas NM
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    San Jose de Gracia Church in Las Trampas NM

    21 months ago

    Situated between Santa Fe and Taos along New Mexico's scenic High Road is the little village of Las Tampas founded by 12 Spanish settlers under the leadership of Juan de Arguello in 1751. While here, travelers can visit and attend Mass at the old Spanish Mission Church fo San Jose de Gracia that...

  • El Tiradito Tucson's Shrine to a Murdered Sinner
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    El Tiradito Tucson's Shrine to a Murdered Sinner

    17 months ago

    September 20, 2010 On South Main Avenue, a few hundred feet south of Cushing Street in Tucson, Arizona, there sits an odd little park known as El Tiradito. El Tiradito roughly translates into English as the castaway or the outcast and the...

  • Historic Cook Church in Sacaton Arizona
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    Historic Cook Church in Sacaton Arizona

    11 months ago

    It was my Father who instilled in me a love of history.  However, for him history was not an exercise in memorizing dates, names and places, but rather the story behind the dates, names and places. Told or written as a story, history comes alive...

  • A Soldier's Account of the End of World War II in the Pacific
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    A Soldier's Account of the End of World War II in the Pacific

    5 years ago

    On August 14, 1945 North Americans received the news that Japan had surrendered and World War II in the Pacific was over (the date was August 15, 1945 in Asia and Australia & New Zealand). That day was declared V-J Day for Victory over Japan Day. Here is one soldier's account of that day.

  • Tragic Life of Thomas Lynch Jr an Irish Signer of Declaration of Independence
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    Tragic Life of Thomas Lynch Jr an Irish Signer of Declaration of Independence

    4 years ago

    A third generation Irish-American, Thomas Lynch and his father, Thomas Sr. were the only father & son to serve together in the Second Continental Congress. Ill health forced Thomas Jr. to leave the Army. He was then sent to Congress where he signed the Declaration of Independence following which...

  • Finding an old Mao Zedong Clock at a Flea Market
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    Finding an old Mao Zedong Clock at a Flea Market

    5 years ago

    Viewing some old spring operated, Mao Zedong clocks at a flea market turned into a teachable moment as I showed my son what clocks used to look like and what China endured under Mao's dictatorship.

  • Publishing Advice for New Hubbers
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    Publishing Advice for New Hubbers

    3 years ago

    HubPages is a very successful site which is attracting more and more excellent writers every day to say nothing of the troves of new readers who are attracted to the site. HubPages offers people the chance to make money with their writing and this...

  • Air National Guard Offers Opportunities as Part Time Fighter Pilots
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    Air National Guard Offers Opportunities as Part Time Fighter Pilots

    3 years ago

    The National Guard offers men and women the opportunity to train and help defend their country while also having and home and civilian job. For some, the Air National Guard offers the opportunity to fly military aircraft and for a select few being a weekend warrior involves being a jet fighter...

  • Can True Love Still be Found in Today's World?
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    Can True Love Still be Found in Today's World?

    4 years ago

    True love is all around us but it is so common that we don't notice it. True love is more than the fiery romantic passions that draw two people together. As the fires of passion cool they are repla

  • Thanksgiving Through the Years in America
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    Thanksgiving Through the Years in America

    4 days ago

    The Pilgrims were not the first to celebrate Thanksgiving in America and this holiday's traditions have continued to evolve since the Pilgrims.

  • A Jobless Recovery
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    A Jobless Recovery

    3 years ago

    October 8, 2009 Just as the first tiny green buds appearing on bushes herald the end of winter and the promise of spring, the increasing sprouts of good economic news herald the the end of the current recession and hold the promise of good times...

  • Defined Benefit vs Defined Contribution Pension Plans
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    Defined Benefit vs Defined Contribution Pension Plans

    6 years ago

    Defined benefit and defined contribution are the 2 main types of employer sponsored pension plans. Risks and advantages differ for each. Learn here how each works and what to expect from your plan.

  • How Did the Roman Catholic Tradition of Eating Fish on Fridays Begin?
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    How Did the Roman Catholic Tradition of Eating Fish on Fridays Begin?

    2 years ago

    Roman Catholics have a long tradition of eating fish on Fridays. The Friday Fish Fry is still common, especially during Lent, at many Catholic churches and other organizations and restaurants in areas with large Catholic populations. Learn how this tradition began despite the fact that there is...

  • The American Revolution - A World War
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    The American Revolution - A World War

    14 months ago

    It is common knowledge that France was America's ally during the American Revolution. What is not so well known is the fact that Spain secretly funded both the French forces and American forces fighting against Britain in the Revolution.

  • The Island of Hawaii and Its Six Volcanoes
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    The Island of Hawaii and Its Six Volcanoes

    14 months ago

    Volcanoes, like their close cousins earthquakes, are responsible for both massive destruction as well as for the creation of many of the beautiful landscapes on our earth. The Earth as we know it today was created eons ago. The job, however, is...

  • Oldest House in America: Santa Fe's Casa Vieja De Analco
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    Oldest House in America: Santa Fe's Casa Vieja De Analco

    15 months ago

    La Casa Vieja de Analco in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a structure originally constructed by Pueblo Indians a century or more before Columbus arrived in the New World. Used almost continuously for over six hundred years, it is the oldest continuously inhabited house in the United States.

  • Fray Marcos de Niza and His Monument
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    Fray Marcos de Niza and His Monument

    7 years ago

    Driving south on Duquesne Rd in the Santa Cruz County sector of the Coronado National Forest in Southern Arizona one comes upon a broad, grassy plain which looks more like it belongs in the grasslands of the Great Plains rather than in the mountains...

  • Spring in the Arizona Desert: Cacti in Bloom
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    Spring in the Arizona Desert: Cacti in Bloom

    15 months ago

    The Sonoran Desert in Southern Arizona, while dry, is anything but a barren wasteland. Many plants have adapted to its arid environment. In the spring, these cacti and other plants burst into bloom.

  • Scot-Irish, the Other Irish
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    Scot-Irish, the Other Irish

    18 months ago

    While Ireland is a predominantly Catholic nation there is also a sizable Protestant minority whose traditions go back hundreds of years. Large numbers of both groups emigrated to the United States with those of Protestant faiths choosing to be known as Scot-Irish.....

  • How Teachers Can Automate their Grade Book Using a Google Docs Spreadsheet
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    How Teachers Can Automate their Grade Book Using a Google Docs Spreadsheet

    3 years ago

    Teachers can use the spreadsheet function in the free Google Documents service to easily create a grade book in the Cloud that is accessible anywhere at anytime. No more having to remember to carry your paper grade book or accidentally leaving a thumb drive with grades on a public computer.

  • How to File Income Taxes on the Part Time Income Earned on Hub Pages and Other Internet Marketing  Sites
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    How to File Income Taxes on the Part Time Income Earned on Hub Pages and Other Internet Marketing Sites

    15 months ago

    If you are regularly making money from HubPages or other online activities you are considered to be a small business owner and required to pay taxes on this income. Here is how to keep your business

  • The Economics of Marriage and Divorce
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    The Economics of Marriage and Divorce

    2 years ago

    Since the beginning of time marriage has been a mixture of both love and economics with almost as many people down through the ages marrying for money as for love.

  • Politics and Falling Oil Prices
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    Politics and Falling Oil Prices

    2 years ago

    The 2008 oil price rise came to a screeching halt when President Bush overturned executive order banning more offshore drilling. Oil prices had been rising not because of an oil shortage but because of a fear of an oil shortage.

  • The Majestic Saguaro Cactus
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    The Majestic Saguaro Cactus

    2 years ago

    Mention the word cactus and, for most people, the first thing that comes to mind is the mighty saguaro cactus. Thanks largely to western movies, the saguaro has become synonymous with cactus, despite the fact that, not only are there numerous...

  • A Deadly Duel and the Headless Ghost Left Behind
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    A Deadly Duel and the Headless Ghost Left Behind

    4 years ago

    A story about the headless ghost that haunts the 18th century Old Fort Niagara in western New York. Two young officers in a remote outpost, one beautiful young maiden and alcohol leads to tragedy.

  • Butterfly Day June 19th
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    Butterfly Day June 19th

    21 months ago

    June 19th is Butterfly Day, a fact that I learned when I went to an online greeting card site to send a birthday card to a colleague and discovered cards for Butterfly Day. I did a few quick Google searches to learn more about this holiday but,...

  • Jesse Palmer and Jessica Bowlin – A Tale of Love Postponed
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    Jesse Palmer and Jessica Bowlin – A Tale of Love Postponed

    3 years ago

    Jessica Bowlin was one of the twenty-five women that Canadian born football quarterback Jesse Palmer met and dated during his stint as the bachelor during thatseries fifth season in 2004. By the end of the series filming in the spring of 2004 all...

  • Mathew B. Juan – Native American Hero of World War I
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    Mathew B. Juan – Native American Hero of World War I

    2 years ago

    The story of a World War I American Indian from Arizona who became he first Arizonan and first Native American to die in combat in WW I. Mystery still surrounds his reason for changing his name to Mathew B. Rivers when he joined the Army.

  • How to Get Started Writing Grants
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    How to Get Started Writing Grants

    14 months ago

    In responding to a reader's request on how to fill out grants II would like to start with a question: are you looking for another source of funds for the business you mentioned in your profile or are you working with an organization or a school that wants you to help them in applying for grants?

  • How to Become an Online Class Instructor for a University
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    How to Become an Online Class Instructor for a University

    14 months ago

    Online instruction is a growing field. Here are some strategies for transitioning into this new and exciting area of education and training.

  • Cranberries – History and Recipes
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    Cranberries – History and Recipes

    9 months ago

    A brief history of this American berry along with cranberry bread recipes and links to other cranberry recipes.

  • For Profit vs Non-Profit Form of Business
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    For Profit vs Non-Profit Form of Business

    2 years ago

    Non-profit corporations differ from regular, for profit corporations, in that they are not owned by individuals and thus do not have owners to give the profits to. Instead, all earnings go toward growth and the expenses incurred in accomplishing their social service mission.

  • Views of Food Then and Now
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    Views of Food Then and Now

    4 months ago

    As with other living things, people need food in order to survive. As a result, food has always played an important role in human life. For most of history the problem with food has been its scarcity. Hunger and famine have been a staple of the...

  • Father Christmas and His Assistant Père Fouettard
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    Father Christmas and His Assistant Père Fouettard

    2 years ago

    When Pere Noel, as St. Nicholas is known as in France, visits France each Christmas he is often accompanied by a ruffian like character named Pere Fouettard. While Pere Noel rewards good little children with treats, Fouettard becomes the disciplinarian responsible for punishing the children who...

  • Is It Good or Bad to Tell Children That Santa Claus Is a Myth?
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    Is It Good or Bad to Tell Children That Santa Claus Is a Myth?

    11 days ago

    Is Santa Claus real? This is a question on every young child's mind and dilemma for many a parent. But why destroy the fun and magic of Christmas in the interest of total transparency?

  • The Candle in the Window
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    The Candle in the Window

    15 months ago

    Sitting at the corner of Fort Hill and North Main Street in the small City of Canandaigua, New York is a stately old home with a candle glowing perpetually in its right front window. An electric candle has replaced the original wax candle that a mother lit for her son when he left to fight in...

  • White Pumpkins
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    White Pumpkins

    3 years ago

    Ghosts and Jack O Lanterns are the most common Halloween symbols. This has led enterprising farmers to breed white pumpkins that allow people to create a Jack O' Lantern from a pumpkin that is a white as a ghost.

  • How Black Cats Became a Part of Halloween
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    How Black Cats Became a Part of Halloween

    10 months ago

    Black cats were not a part of the ancient Celtic festival that became today's Halloween. Yet today black cats are a major Halloween symbol along with Jack-O-Lanterns and witches.

  • How to Apply for Emigration to Ireland from India
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    How to Apply for Emigration to Ireland from India

    2 years ago

    The recent liberalization of Ireland's economy has resulted in a demand for more labor which has made Ireland attractive to immigrants seeking a better life. With both India and Ireland being English speaking nations and both part of the British Empire in times past, Ireland has become a popular...

  • A Castle in the Middle of Rochester, New York
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    A Castle in the Middle of Rochester, New York

    14 months ago

    Part of the fun of travel is the surprising discoveries one can make when traveling down back roads and off the beaten track. On a recent trip back to Rochester, New York I came upon just such a discovery while touring an area of the city that was...

  • Millau Viaduct – World's Tallest Bridge
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    Millau Viaduct – World's Tallest Bridge

    21 months ago

    To me there are few things more impressive than being on a man-made structure, such as a very tall building or a bridge, and viewing blue sky above and clouds below. Of, course for this to occur the structure has be be rather high and the clouds...

  • Hugo O'Conor - The Irishman Who Founded Tucson
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    Hugo O'Conor - The Irishman Who Founded Tucson

    4 years ago

    Visitors to the city of Tucson, Arizona in America's Southwest are often surprised to learn that this city just north of the Mexican border was founded by an Dublin born Irishman named Hugo O'Connor. Read the amazing story of how this Irishman came to be a general in the Spanish army and founded a...

  • U S Navy NC-4 - First Plane to Fly Across the Atlantic Ocean
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    U S Navy NC-4 - First Plane to Fly Across the Atlantic Ocean

    10 years ago

    It has been 46 years, almost a half a century since the Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person to cut the bonds of Earth and venture into space on April 12, 1961. A mere four years earlier, on October 26, 1957, the Russians had...

  • A New Twist on Bank Account Scams
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    A New Twist on Bank Account Scams

    18 months ago

    Two of my more popular recent hubs have been I Just Won the Lottery in which I described receiving a $2,950 check for winning a lottery which I had never heard of, let alone entered and Money Laundering Jobs Aplenty in which I described the process...

  • The Zimmerman Telegram
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    The Zimmerman Telegram

    14 months ago

    German Diplomatic telegram sent to German Embassy in Mexico via Washington, D.C. seeking alliance with Mexico in World War I. Intercepted by British and became basis for U.S. entry into World War I.

  • Belinda Stronach – Hot New Star in the North
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    Belinda Stronach – Hot New Star in the North

    9 years ago

    There is a bright new face in Canadian politics and it belongs to the thirty-seven year old Belinda Stronach. Well endowed with wealth, beauty, brains and ambition, she is a lady to be reckoned with. Stronach's father, Frank Stronach...

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