Skip to comments.The FReeper Foxhole Enjoys a Lazy Sunday.. The Unoffical MRE Recipe Booklet...Sunday Jan 29,2006
Posted on 01/28/2006 7:17:17 PM PST by alfa6
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OR HOW TO HAVE FUN EATIN ON THE RUN
With the demise of the C-rations in the early 1980s and the advent MRES the McIllhenny Company stepped up and produced an updated version of the Charlie Ration Cookbook. In 1984 The Unofficial MRE Recipe Booklet was brought out with the help of the Bettle Bailey crew to help the GIs spice up their rations. So here is "The Unofficial MRE Recipe Booklet" or "How to Have Fun Eatin on the Run"
Y'all have a great week and with luck will have another Foxhole, with less pics :-), later in the week.
Excellent Thread alfa! I love old books- this one is a good topic. Thanks for the ping. And hello to Sam and Ms. Snips and the whole crew here!
One problem with the cookbook, is you usually don't have the time to put it all together. I can only count a handful of occasions that we didn't have to go somewhere right away once I opened my main meal. :)
Sound like when I used to manage resturants :-) About the time a could get something to eat a bus would pull up or some similar type crisis.
Well here is a BAE Hawk after your wolf, I hope SAM don't Mind :-). And yes them 're sheep below the plane!!!
Well off to bed I go, 12 hours of fun and frivolity await me in a few hours :-(
Great pic alfa. LOL and thanks.
Have a good sleep, I am off to hit the feathers as well.
Looks like he did.
Evening Betsy. Good to see you.
Mmmmmm! Peanut butter cannon balls!
Great thread alfa6. Thanks, these are fun.
LOL. Almost made it.
Ha. That's what he'd look like if he did.
Thanks Ms. Snips. Good to see you. How was your Christmas and how is Sam feeling. I don't know if I told you- I followed a link to your store and I really liked your store site.
Thanks dear. We are doing great. Sam's back is all better and if we can just get the rain to stop we'll be a-ok.
Thanks for the compliments on the store, it took quite awhile to get it looking good and we are pretty pleased with it. ;-)
That is fantastic news about Sam! We were praying for him. Sounds like they are answered prayers. DO you know, Is there a rain dance to make the rain stop?
Greater Miami is the only metropolitan area in the United States whose borders encompass two national parks. You can hike through pristine Everglades National Park or ride on glass-bottom boats across Biscayne National Park.
Saint Augustine is the oldest European settlement in North America.
The name Punta Gorda, which means, "fat point" when translated from Spanish. The moniker was given to the city because a broad part of the land in Punta Gorda juts into Charlotte Harbor. The harbor itself is somewhat unique, as it is the point where the Peace River meets the ocean.
Orlando attracts more visitors than any other amusement park destination in the United States.
New England Congregationalists who sought to bring their style of liberal arts education to the state founded Rollins College, the oldest college in Florida, in Winter Park in 1885.
Cape Canaveral is America's launch pad for space flights.
Florida is not the southernmost state in the United States. Hawaii is farther south.
A museum in Sanibel owns 2 million shells and claims to be the world's only museum devoted solely to mollusks.
The Benwood, on French Reef in the Florida Keys, is known as one of the most dived shipwrecks in the world.
Safety Harbor is the home of the historic Espiritu Santo Springs. Given this name in 1539 by the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. He was searching for the legendary Fountain of Youth. The natural springs have attracted attention worldwide for their curative powers.
Niceville is home to the famous Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival celebrated the third weekend in October.
The United States city with the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita is Clearwater.
Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where the drink was first developed.
Young aviator Tony Jannus made history on January 1, 1914 when he flew the world's first scheduled passenger service airline flight from St. Petersburg's downtown yacht basin to Tampa.
Dr. John Gorrie of Apalachicola invented mechanical refrigeration in 1851.
Miami Beach pharmacist Benjamin Green invented the first suntan cream in 1944. He accomplished this development by cooking cocoa butter in a granite coffee pot on his wife's stove.
Neil Smith and his brother of Montverde developed the first Snapper riding lawn mower.
Key West has the highest average temperature in the United States.
The Saint John's River is one of the few rivers that flows north instead of south.
The largest lake in Florida is Lake Okeechobee.
May 20, 1970 Florida lawmakers passed and sent to the Governor a bill adopting the moonstone as the official state gem. Ironically, the moonstone is not found naturally in Florida...nor was it found on the moon.
In 1987 the Florida legislature designated the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) the official state reptile. Long an unofficial symbol of the state, the alligator originally symbolized Florida's extensive untamed wilderness and swamps.
Miami installed the first bank automated teller machine especially for rollerbladers.
Ybor City was once known as the Cigar Capital of the World with nearly 12,000 tabaqueros (cigar-makers) employed in 200 factories. Ybor City produced an estimated 700 million cigars a year at the industry's peak.
Plant City, the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World, holds the Guinness record for the world's largest strawberry shortcake. The 827 square-foot, 6,000 pound cake was made on Feb. 19, 1999 in McCall Park.
The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is a cable-stayed concrete bridge. Opened in 1987 the bridge coasts through the clouds at 190 feet above water. Its bright yellow support cables spread from the two center pillars. The structure gives drivers unobstructed view of the water during the 4.1 mile trip over Tampa Bay.
Nearly 80 percent of the states intake of sweet Atlantic white shrimp is harvested in Amelia Island waters. Two million pounds of shrimp are delivered to Fernandina docks annually.
A swamp such as the Fakahatchee Strand in the Everglades functions in three major ways. First, its vegetation serves as a filter to clean the water as it makes its slow journey southward. Secondly, it's a major habitat for wildlife and plant life. Finally, it actually prevents flooding by slowing down the flow of water after heavy rains.
DeFuniak Springs is home to one of the two naturally round lakes in the world.
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens at Delray Beach is the only museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to the living culture of Japan.
Fort Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America because the city has 185 miles of local waterways.
Fort Meade is the oldest settlement in Polk County. It dates back to 1849 when a settlement grew up around the United States Cavalry fort during the Seminole Indian Wars.
The Fred Bear Museum in Gainesville is a tribute to the accomplishments of Fred Bear a promoter of proper wildlife management and the founder of Bear Archery Company.
The Hawthorne Trail a part of Florida's Rails to Trails program and attracts many outdoor enthusiasts to walk, cycle, or ride horseback through its 17-mile length.
Just north of Haines City is the Baseball City Stadium the spring training home of the Kansas City Royals. Haines City is known as The Heart of Florida.
The city of Hypoluxo's name comes from the Seminole expression water all 'round -- no get out.
Islamorada is billed as the Sports fishing Capital of the World.
Key Largo is known as the Dive Capital of the World.
Marathon is home to Crane Point Hammock, a 63.5 acre land tract that is one of the most important historical and archaeological sites in the Keys. The area contains evidence of pre-Colombian and prehistoric Bahamian artifacts, and once was the site of an entire Indian village.
Fort Zachary Taylor in Key West was built between 1845 and 1866. Controlled by the Union during the Civil War, the fort was the home base for a successful blockade of Confederate ships that some historians say shortened the conflict by a full year. The fort also was active during the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II.
The first graded road built in Florida was Old Kings Road in 1763. It was named for King George of England.
During the 1991 Gulf War the busiest military port in the country was Jacksonville. From this location the military moved more supplies and people than any other port in the country.
When first completed in 1989 the Dame Point Bridge became the longest cable-stayed span in the United States, the longest concrete span of its type in the Western Hemisphere, and the third longest cable-stayed bridge in the world.
The longest river sailboat race in the world is the Annual Mug Race. The event runs 42 miles from Palatka to Jacksonville along the St. Johns River.
The Olustee Battlefield State Historic Site commemorates the largest battle fought in Florida during the American Civil War.
Venice is known as the Shark Tooth Capital of the World. Collecting prehistoric sharks teeth has been a favorite pastime of visitors and residents of the Venice area for years
The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art in Coral Gables, is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the preservation, diffusion, and promotion of Hispanic and Latin American Art.
The Pinellas Trail, a 47 mile hiking/biking trail connecting St. Petersburg with Central and north Pinellas County, is the longest urban linear trail in the eastern United States.
Titusville, known as Space City, USA, is located on the west shore of the Indian River directly across from the John F. Kennedy Space Center.
Florida is the only state that has 2 rivers both with the same name. There is a Withlacoochee in north central Florida (Madison County) and a Withlacoochee in central Florida. They have nothing in common except the name.
I think I spotted an easy one. Guess which one it will be. I do want to do some quick research to see how far off it is. I'll check back in tomorrow.
Good morning to everyone at the Freeper Foxhole.((HUGS))
On This Day In History
Birthdates which occurred on January 29:
1688 Emanuel Swedenborg Sweden, religious leader (Angelic Wisdom)
1700 Daniel Bernoulli Basel Switzerland, mathematician (10 time French award)
1711 Giuseppe Bonno composer
1717 Jeffrey Amherst English Governor-General of America/field marshal
1737 Thomas Paine political essayist (Common Sense, Age of Reason)
1756 Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee (Republican/Governor-VA)/General/cavalryman
1761 Abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin Switzerland, US minister of Finance (1801-14)
1810 Earnest E Kummer German mathematician
1821 Isaac Ferdinand Quinby Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
1823 Franklin Gardner Major-General (Civil War-fought at Shiloh & Port Hudson)
1836 Benjamin Franklin Potts Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1887
1836 James Meech Warner Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
1843 William McKinley Niles OH, (R) 25th President (1897-1901)
1850 Lawrence Hargrave inventor (box kite)
1860 Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Tagarov Russia, playwright (Cherry Orchard)
1874 John David Rockefeller Jr Cleveland OH, philanthropist
1878 Barney Oldfield Ohio, daredevil
1880 W C Fields [William Claude Dukenfield] Philadelphia PA, actor (My Little Chickadee, Bank Dick)
1901 Allen B DuMont inventor (perfected commercial practical cathode ray tube)
1912 Professor Irwin Corey Brooklyn NY, comedian (Car Wash, Doc)
1913 Victor Mature Louisville KY, actor (One Million BC, The Robe, Samson & Delilah)
1918 John Forsythe New Jersey, actor (Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty)
1923 Paddy Chayevsky [Sydney], US, dramatist (Marty, Hospital)
1929 William McMillan US, rapid pistol (Olympics-gold-1960)
1939 Germaine Greer Melbourne Australia, feminist/author (Female Eunuch)
1942 Katharine Ross Hollywood CA, actress (Graduate)
1945 Tom Selleck Detroit MI, actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI)
1952 Tommy Ramone [Thomas Erdelyi], Budapest Hungary, rock drummer/bassist [Ramones-Rock & Roll High School)
1954 Oprah Winfrey Kosciusko MI, actress/TV host (Color Purple, Oprah)
1959 Paul McGann actor (Dr Who)
Hang on . . . let me flip a coin.
PING! Flap, flap, flap . . .
Thud . . . slap! Ummm heads . . . okay, I'll go with the passenger service airline flight.
Greater Miami is the only metropolitan area in the United States whose borders encompass two national parks.
There are a lot of NPS locations out there.
Atlanta - Kennesaw Mountain, Chattahoochie River, MLKing.
New York City - 8 listed.
Hyde Park, NY - Vanderbilt, FDR, Elenor Rosevelt
Charleston, SC - Pinckney, Sumter
District of Columbia/Baltimore metro area - too many to list.
San Francisco metro - 7 sites.
Even St. Augustine FL has a couple of sites.
The list is not exhaustive. Click here (actually, cut and paste since the link isn't clickable here) http://www.nps.gov/applications/parksearch/geosearch.cfm and search by state or zip code.
Okefenokee Swamp encompasses over 400,000 acres of canals; moss draped cypress trees, and lily pad prairies providing sanctuaries for hundreds of species of birds and wildlife including several endangered species.
Cumberland Island National Seashore contains the ruins of Dungeness, the once magnificent Carnegie estate. In addition, wild horses graze among wind swept dunes.
The late John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his future wife stopped in Kingsland on the way to their marriage on Cumberland Island.
Historic Saint Marys Georgia is the second oldest city in the nation.
The City of Savanna was the first steamship to cross the Atlantic. It sailed from Georgia.
Ways Station was renamed Richmond Hill on May 1, 1941, taking the name of automaker Henry Ford's winter estate.
The pirate Edward "Blackbeard" Teach made a home on Blackbeard Island. The United States Congress designated the Blackbeard Island Wilderness Area in 1975 and it now has a total of 3,000 acres.
On January 19, 1861, Georgia joined the Confederacy.
The official state fish is the largemouth bass.
In Gainesville, the Chicken Capital of the World it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork.
Georgia was named for King George II of England.
Stone Mountain near Atlanta is one of the largest single masses of exposed granite in the world.
Georgia is the nations number one producer of the three Ps--peanuts, pecans, and peaches.
At the Hawkinsville Civitan Club's Annual Shoot the Bull Barbecue Championship, people from all over Georgia and surrounding states flock to this small south Georgia town to enter their tasty barbecue concoctions in this famous cook-off. The funds raised from this event benefit the Civitan International Research Center and its work toward a cure for Down's syndrome and other developmental disabilities.
Each year Georgia serves as a host to the International Poultry Trade Show, the largest poultry convention in the world.
The oldest portable steam engine in the United States is on display at Historic Railroad Shops in Savannah.
Known as the sweetest onion in the world, the Vidalia onion can only be grown in the fields around Vidalia and Glennville
Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River.
Georgia's population in 1776 was around 40,000.
Cordele claims to be the watermelon capital of the world.
The annual Masters Golf Tournament is played at the Augusta National in Augusta every first week of April.
Georgia is often called the Empire State of the South and is also known as the Peach State and Cracker State.
In 1828 Auraria, near the city of Dahlongea, was the site of the first Gold Rush in America.
Coca-Cola was invented in May 1886 by Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia. The name "Coca-Cola" was suggested by Dr. Pemberton's bookkeeper, Frank Robinson. He penned the name Coca-Cola in the flowing script that is famous today. Coca-Cola was first sold at a soda fountain in Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta by Willis Venable.
Berry College in Rome has the world's largest college campus.
The Little White House in Warm Springs was the recuperative home of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
In 1942 Jekyll Island was a private resort sold to the state by the owners, a group of millionaires.
Providence Canyon State Park, near Lumpkin, is known as the Little Grand Canyon of Georgia.
The Cherokee rose is the official state flower, the live oak the official tree; and the brown thrasher the official bird.
United States Highway 27 runs the length of Georgia and is known as Martha Berry Highway, named after a pioneer educator.
Marshall Forest in Rome is the only natural forest within a city limits in the United States.
The popular theme park - Six Flags Over Georgia, was actually named for six flags that flew over Georgia. England, Spain, Liberty, Georgia, Confederate States of America, and the United States.
The locomotive engine popularly known as The General is housed in the Big Shanty Museum in Kennesaw. It was stolen in the Andrews Railroad Raid in 1862 and later depicted in The Great Locomotive Chase, a popular movie.
The name of the famous south Georgia swamp, the Okefenokee, is derived from an Indian word meaning the trembling earth.
Brasstown Bald Mountain is the highest point in Georgia. It has an elevation of 4,784 feet.
The Cyclorama is a three dimensional panorama that depicts the famous Battle of Atlanta, and is located in Grant Park in Atlanta.
Thomasville is known as the City of Roses.
Chickamuga National Park is the site of the bloodiest battle in American history.
Plains is the home of Jimmy Carter, the 39th President.
The figures of Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis, and Robert E. Lee make up the world's largest sculpture. It is located on the face of Stone Mountain. Additionally Robert E. Lee's horse, Traveler, is also carved at the same place.
Savannah was the landing site for General James Edward Oglethorpe, founder of Georgia.
The world's largest Infantry training center is located at Fort Benning.
The largest Farmer's Market of its kind is located in Forest Park.
Ralph Bunch, United States diplomat, was the first Georgian to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Callaway Gardens is a world famous family resort, known for its azaleas.
Wesleyan College in Macon was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women.
Madison is known for its beautiful antebellum homes spared during Sherman's fiery march to the sea.
Chehaw in Albany is a well known wild animal park.
Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon is the largest archeological development east of the Mississippi River.
Athens is the location of the first university chartered and supported by state funds.
Quick bump and run for the Monday Freeper Foxhole
Right nice Flag-o-Gram this morning.
What has Bittygirl been up to this past weekend??
Morning Grace WoverW.
Lovely picture of the mountains. Interesting facts regarding Georgia.
My uncle used to Golf on Jekyll Island.
She has been putting her own shoes on.
Last night she told me, "I've had enough desert, but I would like some of your broccoli, dad."
Does she put her shoes on the wrong feet?? All my kids were camels. LOL
Green things, she prefers green things. Well good.
|January 30, 2006
The Lost Library
My favorite sections of the local library are history and the periodicals. What about you? Imagine if one Saturday morning you showed up at the library, only to find your favorite books reduced to a pile of ashes.
Centuries ago, that is what happened when thousands of books at the Library of Alexandria caught fire. Alexandria was the place to do research in the ancient world. Then on a fateful day in 47 BC, Julius Caesar set fire to his ships in the Alexandrian harbor to prevent them from falling into enemy hands. The fire soon spread to the docks and the naval arsenal, ultimately destroying 400,000 of the library's precious scrolls.
Such a tragedy shows just how perishable written materials can be. This makes the preservation of our Bible such a marvel. The Word of God has survived book-burnings, riots, revolutions, persecutions, and catastrophes. Yet scholars tell us that the manuscripts have been accurately preserved through millennia of copying.
God inspired the writing of Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16) and has promised to preserve it through the centuries (Isaiah 40:8). Next time you open your Bible, take a moment to reflect on how precious it is, and thank God for keeping it safe for you. Dennis Fisher
Bestsellers come and go, but the Word of God abides forever.
Yes, she does the wrong feet. She also loves to try any shoes. Too big, too small, it doesn't matter. She does get frustrated with the too small ones. ;-(
She is always up for broccoli.
On This Day In History
Birthdates which occurred on January 30:
1616 William Sancroft Archbishop (Canterbury)
1797 Edwin Vose Sumner Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1816 Nathaniel Prentiss Banks Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
1822 John Basil Turchin [Ivan Turchinoff], Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
1829 Alfred Cummings Georgia, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1910
1841 Alfred Townsend George Civil War journalist, died in 1914
1882 Franklin Delano Roosevelt New Hyde Park NY, 32nd President (D) (1933-1945)
1885 John Henry Towers aviator/naval hero
1892 Charles Trowbridge Haubiel composer
1894 Boris III tsar of Bulgaria (1918-43)
1902 Sir Nikolaus Pevsner England, art historian (The Buildings of England)
1909 Saul David Alinsky Chicago IL, radical writer (John L Lewis)
1912 Barbara Tuchman US, historian/author (Pulitzer, Guns of August)
1914 David Wayne Traverse City MI, actor (Andromeda Strain, Adams Rib)
1914 John Ireland Vancouver BC, actor (Rawhide, Gunfight at OK Corral)
1915 John D Profumo England, politician (C)
1920 George Skibine Russian/US dancer/choreographer (Tragedy in Verona)
1922 Dick Martin Detroit MI, actor/comedian (Laugh-In, Carbon Copy)
1925 Dorothy Malone Chicago IL, actress (At Gunpoint, Night & Day, Peyton Place)
1927 Olof Palme Stockholm, PM of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86) assassinated
1931 Gene Hackman California, actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Under Fire, Superman)
1933 Louis Rukeyser financial whiz (Wall Street Week, Channel 13)
1935 Richard Brautigan Tacoma WA, novelist/poet (Trout Fishing...)
1937 Boris Spassky USSR, world chess champion (1969-72)
1937 Vanessa Redgrave London, actress (Blow-Up, Julia, Orient Express)
1939 Eleanor Smeal femanazi/president (NOW)
1941 Dick Cheney (Representative-R-WY/George Bush's secretary of defense 1989-93/Vice President 2001- )
1942 Marty Balin Cincinnati OH, singer (Jefferson Starship-Miracles)
1951 Phil Collins England, singer/drummer (Genesis-Against All Odds)
1955 Judith Tarr US, sci-fi author (Isle of Glass, Ars Magica)
1973 Holly Noelle Roehl Miss Indiana-USA (1996)
My uncle used to Golf on Jekyll Island.
I'm going to Atlanta in September for a conference . . . you've tweaked my curiosity.
The early MRE's were a big improvment over the C-Rats. They started changeing them later and got into more "PC" food and took away most of the good stuff. The worst one was the dried hamburger/pork patty, that was inedible no matter whjat you did to it.
When my uncle retired, he and my aunt would go South to Georgia, they lived up North. We had another uncle living in Georgia, so it was a family get together. My Nothern aunt and uncle would rent a cottage on Jekyll Island for golfing. They loved it there. I have many pictures of them on the Island. They both golfed.
Back at you sweets!
The state of Hawaii consists of eight main islands: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii.
Hawaii is the most isolated population center on the face of the earth. Hawaii is 2,390 miles from California; 3,850 miles from Japan; 4,900 miles from China; and 5,280 miles from the Philippines.
Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee.
More than one-third of the world's commercial supply of pineapples comes from Hawaii.
There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.
Vowels: A, E, I, O, U
Consonants: H, K, L, M, N, P, W
From east to west Hawaii is the widest state in the United States.
The Hawaiian Islands are the projecting tops of the biggest mountain range in the world.
Honolulu's zenith star, (the star that rises directly above it) is Arcturus. The Hawaiians called it Hokule'a. (Hoe koo lay uh.)
Under-sea volcanoes that erupted thousands of years ago formed the islands of Hawaii.
The Hawaiian Archipelago consists of over 130 scattered points of land stretching some 1,600 miles in length from the Kure Atoll in the north to the Island of Hawaii in the south.
The first Asian American in the United States Senate was Hawaii's Hiram Fong. Descended from Chinese immigrants, Fong was elected to the Senate in 1959.
Hawaii was the 50th state admitted to the union on August 20th, 1959.
Island flowers and colors used to represent each island.
Niihau - Pupu Shell - White
Kauai - Mokihana (Green Berry) - Purple
Oahu - Ilima -Yellow
Maui - Lokelani (Pink Cottage Rose) - Pink
Molokai - White Kukui Blossom - Green
Lanai - Kaunaoa (Yellow and Orange Air Plant) - Orange
Kahoolawe - Hinahina (Beach Heliotrope) - Grey
Big Island of Hawaii - Lehua Ohia - Red
Hawaii has its own time zone (Hawaiian Standard Time.) There is no daylight savings time.) The time runs two hours behind Pacific Standard Time and five hours behind Eastern Standard Time.
There are four counties in Hawaii (Kauai; city and county of Honolulu; Maui; and Hawaii). Each city has a mayor and council in charge.
All subterranean minerals belong to the state. Except for state owned water, some lava stone, and minor granites and semi-precious minerals, there are few underground minerals.
The wind blows east to west in Hawaii. The highest recorded temperature is 96' F (Honolulu Airport), but temperatures over 92' F generally occur only once or twice a year. The lowest temperature (under 3000 feet altitude) is 56' F. Temperatures under 60' F may occur but rarely more than once a year. Average daytime temp. (July) is 82' F. Average daytime temperature in January is 72' F.
There are no racial or ethnic majorities in Hawaii. Everyone is a minority. Caucasians (Haoles) constitute about 34%; Japanese-American about 32%; Filipino-American about 16% and Chinese-American about 5%. It is very difficult to determine racial identification as most of the population has some mixture of ethnicities.
ISLAND OF NIIHAU
A privately owned island, with livestock raising as its principal industry. There is highly limited access by general public through helicopter landings at uninhabited sites. Legend says Niihau was the original home of the goddess Pele. The island has a population of 230, and is 69 square miles.
ISLAND OF KAUAI
The fourth largest of the Hawaiian Islands.
The Waialua River is one of five navigable river in Hawaii. It drains off Waialeale Mountain, which averages 488 inches of rain per year and is considered the wettest spot on earth.
The Waimea, the Hanape'pe, the Lumahai and the Hanalei River are almost as big and quite navigable. The Hanalei River was dedicated a "national treasure" recently and is under government protection from use as a "place of business".
ISLAND OF OAHU
Honolulu is the largest city in the world -- at least it has the longest borders. According to the state constitution any island (or islet) not named as belonging to a county belongs to Honolulu. This makes all islands within the Hawaiian Archipelago, that stretch to Midway Island (1,500 miles northwest of Hawaii) part of Honolulu. Honolulu is about 1,500 miles long or more distance than halfway across the 48 contiguous states.
Wai Golf Course is Hawaii's first municipal course.
Honolulu is the nation's 11th largest metropolitan area.
More than 100 world-renowned beaches ring Honolulu.
Iolani Palace is the only royal palace in the United States.
The world's largest wind generator is on the island of Oahu. The windmill has two blades 400 feet long on the top of a tower twenty stories high.
The island of Oahu draws more visitors than any other to Hawaii. One-third of the state's best surfing beaches are on Oahu.
ISLAND OF MAUI
The island is home to many famous attractions including Haleakala Crater, the old whaling town of Lahaina, the road to Hana, and Kaanapali Beach.
Haleakala Crater (Ha-lay-ah-ja-lah), is the world's largest dormant volcano.
ISLAND OF MOLOKAI
Molokai is known as the most Hawaiian Isle.
Molokai's east end is a tropical rain forest and part of the island receives 240 inches of rainfall a year.
Molokai Ranch Wildlife Park is home to rare African and Indian animals.
Kalaaupapa was once a leper colony administered by Father Damien.
The island contains the world's highest sea cliffs, Hawaii's longest waterfall, and the largest white sand beach in the state.
ISLAND OF LANAI
The island of Lanai is considered Hawaii's most secluded.
The island was once the home of the world's largest pineapple plantations.
Hulope Bay is a marine preserve and considered one of the best diving spots in the world.
ISLAND OF KAHOOLAWE
Once used as a target by the U.S. Navy and Air Force the services are cleaning up unexploded shells. No one is allowed to go ashore without permission. The island consists of an uninhabited area of 45 square miles.
THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII
The Big Island is Hawaii's largest at 4,038 square miles. It is twice the size of all other Hawaiian Islands combined.
The largest contiguous ranch, in the United States, is in Hawaii. The Parker Ranch near Kamuela has about 480,000 acres of land.
At 800,000 years the Big Island is the youngest of the island chain. However, it was the first island discovered by voyaging Polynesians.
Kilauea volcano is the world's most active.
Ka Lae is the southernmost point in the United States. It is located at 18:54:49 N 155:41:00 W. There is a constant 27 knots per hour wind blowing east to west, 24 hours per day and 365 days per year.
Two of the tallest mountains in the Pacific - Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa - dominate the center of the island. Most of the world's macadamia nuts are grown on the island.
Kilauea Iki is the world's most active and largest volcano.
Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world (measured from its base at the ocean floor).
The island houses the world's biggest telescope and more scientific observatories in one place than anywhere else in the world.
The island is the worldwide leader in harvesting macadamia nuts and orchids.
Very snappy song! I like it!
And what are you doing up so late young lady?!?!?!
LOL well, I worked hard all day...cleaning the manse. I'm over tired and can't settle down. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!! LOL
I thought the Foxhole folks would enjoy the tune. ;)
It's time to 10-10 here . . . hope you settle down and get some shut-eye. Good-night.
Depends on what they mean by biggest. (First of all, it should be qualified as biggest optical telescope.)
But even then, things get murky. Keck effectively has a 10 meter mirror, but it is actually made up of 36 segments, joined together. A number of telescopes have mirrors larger than the individual segments. So if you don't limit to a single mirror, what about arrays of 2 (where a pair of 8.4 meter mirrors can give you the light gathering ability of a 11.8 meter and the resolution of a 23 meter) or 4 (8.2 meter) telescopes?
And looking ahead, there is the planned Chilean telescope with 7 segments, and the unit planned for the Canaries which will follow Keck's design but be slightly larger.
data source http://astro.nineplanets.org/bigeyes.html
By the way - I didn't post anything on Georgia. But I was disappointed they left out the double barreled cannon.