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Santa Cruz

(Encyclopedia) Santa Cruz s?nt? kro?oz, city (1990 pop. 49,040), seat of Santa Cruz co., W Calif., on the north shore of Monterey Bay; inc. 1866. Surrounded by hills and redwoods, the city is a?


(Encyclopedia) Modoc m?d?k, Native North Americans whose language belongs to the Sahaptin-Chinook branch of the Penutian linguistic stock (see Native American languages). They formerly lived in SW?


(Encyclopedia) vineyard, land on which cultivation of the grape?known as viticulture?takes place. As many as 40 varieties of grape, Vitis vinifera, are known. The few that grow wild are generally not?

History of Skiing in the United States

The Norwegians, Swedes, Lapps, and other inhabitants of northern lands used skis for many centuries before skiing became a sport. Emigrants from these countries brought skis to the United?


FoxTuesday 8:30?9:00 p.m.Cast:Jay Baruchel, Louden Wainwright III, Carla Gallo, Monica Keena, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel Judd Apatow has once again created the funniest, most realistic sitcom on?

Shield Volcanoes

Shield volcanoes are built almost entirely of fluid lava flows. Flow after flow pours out in all directions from a central summit vent, or group of vents, building a broad, gently sloping?


Name at birth: Christo Vladimirov JavacheffThe avant-garde artist Christo created some of the most spectacular large-scale public artworks of the 20th century. Working with his wife and creative?


Name at birth: Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon Together with her husband Christo, the artist Jeanne-Claude created some of the biggest, craziest, and most-discussed art installations of the 20th?

Jim Jones

Jim Jones caused the deaths of 909 members of his own cult-like church, the People's Temple, in Jonestown, Guyana in 1978. Jim Jones was an untrained preacher in Indiana when in 1956 he founded The?