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Fort Bridger State Park

(Encyclopedia) Fort Bridger State Park, on Blacks Fork of the Green River, SW Wyo. The supply post, founded by U.S. fur trader James Bridger in 1843, was an important station on the Oregon Trail . The M...

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

(Encyclopedia) Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, c.639 sq mi (1,655 sq km), S Calif., occupying most of E San Diego co. and neighboring portions of Riverside and Imperial cos.; est. 1933. Part of the Colorado D...

Bridger, Fort

(Encyclopedia) Bridger, Fort: see Fort Bridger State Park .

Crawford Notch

(Encyclopedia) Crawford Notch, water gap in the White Mts., N central N.H., through which the Saco River flows. It is named for Abel Crawford, an early settler. The area is a state park (est. 1911).

Mackinaw City

(Encyclopedia) Mackinaw City măk´ənô˝ [key], resort village (1990 pop. 875), Cheboygan and Emmet counties, N Mich., on the south shore of the Straits of Mackinac; settled 1681, inc. 1882. The region was...

Katahdin

(Encyclopedia) Katahdin kətä´dĭn [key], mountain, 5,267 ft (1,605 m) high, between branches of the Penobscot River in N central Maine; highest point in Maine. The peak and the beautifully wooded, lake-do...

Sedona

(Encyclopedia) Sedona, city (2010 pop. 10,031), Coconino and Yavapai co., N Ariz., 22 mi (35 km) SSW of Flagstaff on Oak Creek in the Coconino National Forest; est. 1902, inc. 1988. Tourism is Sedona's main i...

Washington-on-the-Brazos

(Encyclopedia) Washington-on-the-Brazos, former town, S central Tex., on the Brazos River; settled 1821. It was the scene of the Texas declaration of independence from Mexico on Mar. 2, 1836, and in 1842 it w...

East Lyme

(Encyclopedia) East Lyme līm [key], town (1990 est. pop. 14,000), New London co., SE Conn., on Long Island Sound; settled c.1660, inc. 1839. The town has diversified light industry. Its many colonial buildi...