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Organic Act Day: Virgin Islands

Celebrating a new constitution by Liz Olson Each year, on the third Monday in June, the Virgin Islands recognize Organic Act Day, which commemorates the organization …

Dole, Sanford Ballard

(Encyclopedia) Dole, Sanford Ballard, 1844–1926, Hawaiian statesman, b. Honolulu, of American missionary parents. After education in the United States he returned to Hawaii and became prominent in public li...

Jefferson, Territory of

(Encyclopedia) Jefferson, Territory of, in U.S. history, region that roughly encompassed the present-day state of Colorado, although extending 2° farther south and 1° farther north, organized by its inhabit...

Guam Overview

(Encyclopedia) Guam gwäm [key], Chamorro Guåhan, officially Territory of Guam, the largest, most populous, and southernmost of the Mariana Islands (see also Northern Mariana Islands ), an unin...

Botswana Overview

(Encyclopedia) Botswana bŏtswä´nə [key], officially Republic of Botswana, republic (2015 est. pop. 2,209,000), 231,804 sq mi (600,372 sq km), S central Africa. It is bordered by Namibia on the west and n...

Oregon Area Codes

Area codes Selected cities503, 971Salem, Portland541Eugene, CorvallisSource: North American Numbering Plan Administration. Web: www.nanpa.com . To find phone numbers, area code informa…

Alaska Overview

(Encyclopedia) Alaska əlă´skə [key], largest in area of the United States but one of the smallest in population, occupying the northwest extremity of the North American continent, separated from the cote...

U.S. National Parks

Visit an American treasure by Elissa Haney The National Park Service maintains hundreds of outdoor parks... . . . as well as historic areas in places as far-flung as Hawaii–where…

State Holidays

Below is a list of the official holidays of every U.S. state—plus Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands—on which state employees have th…