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Whitney, Mount

(Encyclopedia) Whitney, Mount, peak, 14,494 ft (4,418 m) high, E Calif., in the Sierra Nevada at the eastern border of Sequoia National Park; the highest peak in the contiguous 48 states (Denali [Mt…

Kings Canyon National Park

(Encyclopedia) Kings Canyon National Park, 461,901 acres (187,070 hectares), E central California. Largely wilderness, the park features summits of the High Sierra and two enormous canyons on the…

Kern

(Encyclopedia) Kern, river, 155 mi (249 km) long, rising in the S Sierra Nevada Mts., E Calif., and flowing south, then southwest to a reservoir in the extreme southern part of the San Joaquin valley…

Sequoia National Park

(Encyclopedia) Sequoia National Park, 402,510 acres (162,960 hectares), E central Calif.; est. 1890. In the park are 35 groves of giant sequoias, spectacular granite mountains, and deep canyons. The…

September 2021 Current Events: Disaster News

Top of Page World News | Science & Technology News | US News The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the disaster…

Our Top 5 Stories for the Week of September 13, 2021

It’s been a busy week, from the influx of migrants in Texas to the Taliban’s newly formed government. Who has time to keep track of it all? That’s why we’ve boiled it all down to our top five stories…

California

Capital: Sacramento State abbreviation/Postal code: Calif./CA Governor: Jerry Brown, D (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: Gavin Newsom, D (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Kamala Harris, D (to Jan. 2023);…

California

(Encyclopedia) California klfôr´ny, most populous state in the United States, located in the Far West; bordered by Oregon (N), Nevada and, across the Colorado River, Arizona (E), Mexico (S), and…