Long before the first prisoners arrived in March 1942, Manzanar was home to Native Americans, who mostly lived in villages near several creeks in the area, and then to the ranchers and miners who established the town of Manzanar in 1910, but had abandoned the town by 1929 after the City of Los Angeles purchased the water rights to virtually the entire area. As different as these groups might seem, they are tied together by the common thread of forced relocation.
Nancy Davis Reagan
(born Anne Frances Robbins
on July 6, 1921) is the widow of former United States President Ronald Reagan
and was First Lady of the United States
from 1981 to 1989. Born in New York
, her parents divorced soon after her birth; she grew up in Maryland
, living with an aunt and uncle while her mother pursued acting jobs. As Nancy Davis
, she was an actress
in the 1940s and 1950s, starring in films such as Donovan's Brain
, Night into Morning
, and Hellcats of the Navy
. In 1952 she married Ronald Reagan, who was then president of the Screen Actors Guild
; they had two children. Nancy became the First Lady of California
when her husband was Governor
from 1967 to 1975.
She became the First Lady of the United States in January 1981 following her husband's victory, but experienced criticism early in his first term largely due to her decision to replenish the White House china. Nancy restored a Kennedy-esque glamor to the White House following years of lax formality, and her interest in high-end fashion garnered much attention as well as criticism for accepting unreported loans and gifts from fashion designers. She championed recreational drug prevention causes by founding the "Just Say No" drug awareness campaign, which was considered her major initiative as First Lady. More controversy ensued when it was revealed in 1988 that she had consulted an astrologer to assist in planning the president's schedule after the 1981 assassination attempt on her husband's life.
The cuisine of Kentucky
mostly resembles that of traditional Southern cuisine
. Some common dinner dishes are fried catfish and hushpuppies, fried chicken and country fried steak. These are usually served with vegetables such as green beans, greens, pinto beans (or "soup beans") slow-cooked with pork as seasoning and served with cornbread. Other popular items include fried green tomatoes, cheese grits, corn pudding, fried okra, and chicken and dumplings
, which can be found across the commonwealth. In addition to this, Kentucky is known for its own regional style of barbecue
. This style of barbecue is unique in itself given that it uses mutton
, and is a style of Southern barbecue unique to Kentucky. Although Kentucky's cuisine is generally very similar to that of traditional Southern cuisine, it does differ with some unique dishes, especially in Louisville where the Hot Brown
and Derby pie
(a variation of pecan pie
, common throughout the American South), originated. Read more...
Interstate 15 in Arizona
is part of Interstate 15
(I-15), a transcontinental Interstate Highway
from San Diego, California
, to the Canadian border
. The highway segment passes through Mohave County
in the far northwest corner of the U.S. state of Arizona
. Despite its length of 29.43 miles (47.36 km) and isolation from the rest of the state in the remote Arizona Strip
, it is notable for the scenic section through the Virgin River Gorge
. The highway heads in a northeasterly direction from the Nevada
border northeast of Mesquite, Nevada
, to the Utah
border southwest of St. George, Utah
. The southern portion of the routing of I-15 was built close to the alignment of the old U.S. Route 91
, but the northern section through the Virgin River Gorge was built along an alignment that previously had no road. The southern section of the highway was complete and opened in the early 1960s, while the section through the gorge did not open to traffic until 1973. When it opened, the portion of I-15 through the Virgin River Gorge was the most expensive section of rural Interstate per mile.
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is an American left-handed
in Major League Baseball
who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers
, from 1955
Koufax's career peaked with a run of six outstanding seasons, before arthritis ended his career at age 30. He was named the National League's MVP in 1963, and won the 1963, 1965, and 1966 Cy Young Awards by unanimous votes. He was the first major leaguer to pitch more than three no-hitters (including a perfect game).
Among NL pitchers with at least 2,000 innings pitched who have debuted since 1913, he has the highest career winning percentage (.655) and had the lowest career ERA (2.76) until surpassed by Tom Seaver. His 2,396 career strikeouts ranked 7th in major league history upon his retirement. Retiring at the peak of his career, he became the youngest player ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Koufax is also known as one of the outstanding Jewish athletes of his era in American professional sports. His decision not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because game day fell on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, garnered national attention as an example of conflict between social pressures and personal beliefs.
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