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Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon, Page, AZ

Upper Antelope Canyon, Page, AZ

Glen Canyon Dam Bridge

Glen Canyon Dam Bridge

Coconino County, Arizona

London Bridge is . . . in Arizona?

London Bridge Lake Havasu City, Arizona,

Contrary to the wisdom of school children everywhere, London Bridge didn’t fall down. It was disassembled in 1967, shipped to the U.S. and reassembled in Arizona.

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Ocean to Ocean Bridge

Ocean to Ocean Bridge Yuma Arizona

It’s a strange name for a bridge that doesn’t come within 170 miles of the nearest ocean. But once upon a time this little span that physically links Arizona with California over the Colorado River was the only automobile crossing that connected East and West for 1,200 miles. If you wanted to drive from coast to coast in 1915, the Ocean to Ocean bridge was one of the few ways to do it.

Legend has it that during the Great Depression California officials exploited this bottleneck by creating a makeshift immigration checkpoint at the northern end of the bridge. Folks trying to migrate west in search of work found the bridge guarded by California policemen who frequently turned people back. To this day a section of Yuma is called “Okie Town” for the population of Oklahomans who settled there after being turned away at the California border.

Clean Coal

Navajo Generating Station Page Arizona

On a cold and cloudy day, billowing steam from the giant 2,250 megawatt coal-fired Navajo Generating Station gives the impression that this otherwise pristine desert landscape just outside Arizona’s Glen Canyon Recreation Area is really an industrial wasteland. On a clear day, though, the steam and fog dissipate to reveal majestic red rock buttes and a yellowish band of smog drifting downwind from the plant as far as the eye can see.

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