Monthly Archives: April 2011

DUMBO

DUMBO, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, ┬áis a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It encompasses two sections; one located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, which connect Brooklyn to Manhattan across the … Continue reading

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The National Cherry Blossom Festival

Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. In a simple ceremony on March 27, 1912, First Lady Helen Herron Taft … Continue reading

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Taos Pueblo

The Taos Pueblo in northern New Mexico is the oldest continuously occupied structure on the continent, dating back to A.D. 1000. The Pueblo is made entirely of adobe — earth mixed with water and straw, then either poured into forms … Continue reading

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