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A Decade of Wildfires

In 2013, over 4 million acres were consumed by wildfires; although this number is large, it is well below the ten-year average of almost 7 million. Year Number of fires Acres…

Brewer's: Madge Wildfire

The nickname of Margaret Murdochson, a beautiful but giddy girl, whose brain was crazed by seduction and the murder of her infant. (SirWalterScott: Heart of Midlothian.) Source:…

Paradise

(Encyclopedia) Paradise, town (1990 pop. 25,406), Butte co., N central Calif., located along a broad ridge in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range, inc. 1979. It is mainly residential with a…

Mount Stromlo Observatory

(Encyclopedia) Mount Stromlo Observatory, astronomical observatory located on Mt. Stromlo, near Canberra, Australia. Established in 1924 (14 years after the first telescope was erected there), it has…

Fort McMurray

(Encyclopedia) Fort McMurray, former city, now part of the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo, NE Alta., Canada. Originally a fur-trading post on the Athabasca and Clearwater rivers, Fort McMurray…

Redding

(Encyclopedia) Redding, city (1990 pop. 66,462), seat of Shasta co., N central Calif., on the Sacramento River; inc. 1872. A principal tourist center for a mountain and lake region, it also has…

Peshtigo

(Encyclopedia) Peshtigo psh´tg, city (1990 pop. 3,154), Marinette co., NE Wis., on the Peshtigo River 6 mi (9.7 km) inland from its mouth on Green Bay; inc. 1903. Located in a dairying and…

Santa Rosa

(Encyclopedia) Santa Rosa sn´t r´z, city (1990 pop. 113,313), seat of Sonoma co., W Calif.; inc. 1868. It is an industrial city and a retail, financial, and medical center for the fertile Sonoma…