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Lake Powell

Lake Powell

Lake Powell, created by the Glen Canyon Dam, is 186 miles long with more than 1,986 miles of shoreline. Though the dam was completed in 1963, it would take another 14 years to fill Lake Powell. Since then, Lake Powell has proven to be a premier attraction for millions of visitors from all over the world. More...

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Artists Find Slab City

A few miles east of Niland, California, is an area know as the Slabs. The Slabs have been referred to both as "the last free place on earth" and an "anarchist RV town." There are no rules or fees at the Slabs. The community enacts no laws, and has no running water, power lines or sewage service. More...

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Water, Water... Nowhere

"It's not a place to fall down, exhausted," said Tom Cahill in his article "Border Patrol: Along the Devil's Highway," "People on the ground are literally roasted alive." More...

Pat Garrett

Pat Garrett

The West's Unluckiest Lawman - He arrived just as the fabled Lincoln County War was drawing to a close. That deadly conflict, essentially an economic turf battle between rival gangs, climaxed in mid-July, 1878. More...

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Desert Animals

What animals live in the desert? How do animals survive in the desert? Learn about mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians that have adapted to the harsh desert ecosystems. Here is a list of animals that live in the desert with links to additional information on each animal. Learn how they survive in the desert biome. More...

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Desert Plants

How do plants survive the desert? Desert flora have adapted to the extremes of heat and aridity by using both physical and behavioral mechanisms, much like desert animals. Here are links to the flora found in the deserts, with photos and information about each plant. More...

Salton Sea

Desert Life - Animals, Plants, People and the Environment

Deserts cover more than one fifth of the Earth's land, and they are found on every continent. Deserts can be classified as "hot" or "cold". Deserts receive less than 10 inches of precipitation a year. Lack of water creates a survival problem for all desert organisms, animals, plants and people. More...

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Desert Activities - Explore the Desert

The desert is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors and to spend time in recreational activities. People go to the desert to camp, to hike, to bike, to fish, to explore and to experience the unique environment found only in the American Southwest and its deserts. Visitors travel the desert to take in the views and enjoy the wide open space around them. More...

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