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Northlake

(Encyclopedia) Northlake, city (1990 pop. 12,505), Cook and Du Page counties, NE Ill., a suburb of Chicago; inc. 1949. Its has various manufactures. St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, which is…

Aconcagua

(Encyclopedia) Aconcagua äknkä´gwä, peak, 22,835 ft (6,960 m) high, Mendoza prov., W Argentina, in the Andes, near the Chilean border. It is the highest peak of the Western Hemisphere. The…

America

(Encyclopedia) America [for Amerigo Vespucci], the lands of the Western Hemisphere—North America, Central (or Middle) America, and South America. The world map published in 1507 by Martin…

Ojos del Salado

(Encyclopedia) Ojos del Salado ´hs l sälä´, peak, 22,539 ft (6,870 m) high, on the border between Argentina and Chile, in the Andes. It is the second highest of the Andean peaks. In 1956 a…

hammock

(Encyclopedia) hammock, suspended bed, usually of netting, canvas, or leather. The hammock and its name were introduced to Europeans by Christopher Columbus, who learned of them from Native Americans…

Santo Domingo

(Encyclopedia) Santo Domingosän´t dmng´g, city (1993 pop. 1,609,966), S Dominican Republic, on the Caribbean Sea, at the mouth of the Ozama River. It is the country's capital, largest city,…

Pan-American Health Organization

(Encyclopedia) Pan-American Health Organization, inter-American health organization. It was established in 1902 as the International Sanitary Bureau; the present name was adopted in 1958. Its members…

Pan-American games

(Encyclopedia) Pan-American games, amateur athletic competition among representatives of countries in the Western Hemisphere. The competition, held every four years, follows the organization and…

Kellogg Foundation

(Encyclopedia) Kellogg Foundation, philanthropic institution established (1930) at Battle Creek, Mich., by food manufacturer W. K. Kellogg (see under Kellogg, John Harvey). Kellogg eventually gave…