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Mission to California Issue Date: 07-09-2000

Cool Spots imageJourney to California's past, and meet the Spanish padres and Native Americans who helped to establish the California missions. Ride into the West to the California Missions Web site at www.californiamissions.com. The site features histories for each of the 21 California Missions. You'll find beautiful photos and black-and-white sketches depicting mission life. Plus, you'll find amazing facts about the many churches and other architectural masterpieces that flourished here. Best yet, you'll find plenty of authentic mission music to keep you humming during your adventure. Go west and relive the mission heritage of California.

Visit: www.californiamissions.com
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Friendly Giants Issue Date: 07-09-2000

Cool Spots imageMeet the giant sequoias, the tallest and widest trees in the world today. Get a bird's-eye view of these huge trees at the Giant Sequoia Web site at http://library.thinkquest.org/J002415. You'll meet some of the most famous giant sequoias, including several at Sequoia National Park, such as the mighty General Sherman, Washington and President. Did you know that these trees can survive for 2,000 or 3,000 years? Or that they originally come from a seed the size of a grain of wheat? You'll find amazing trivia like this at the Facts page. The site also has a great Lifecycle page, which shows you the entire span of the sequoia's existence. And for an expert opinion on the giant sequoia, you'll enjoy an interview with a park ranger naturalist from Sequoia National Park. Tree huggers unite!

Visit: http://library.thinkquest.org/J002415
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Hoover Dam Issue Date: 02-13-2000

Cool Spots imageA spectacular landmark on the Colorado River, Hoover Dam is no doubt one of America's great engineering marvels. At The Official Web Site for Hoover Dam, you'll learn about the many purposes of the dam, including flood control and hydroelectric power production. Head for the Nevada desert at www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam and prepare yourself for some dizzying heights and great views. Read about its five-year creation during the Depression, how the dam actually works, and how it got its name. Into entertainment? Fans of the big screen and TV will learn about the productions shot at Hoover Dam, including "Wheel of Fortune" and "Vegas Vacation." This site shows why Hoover Dam is a wonderful slice of American heritage.

Visit: www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam
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The Tower of London Issue Date: 01-30-2000

Cool Spots imageNow's your chance to poke around in a 1,000-year-old castle-drawbridge, moat and all. You don't even need a suit of armor to get past the guards. Sail to the Thames River in England and look for the big tower at www.toweroflondontour.com/kids. You'll hook up with Reginald the Raven, a bird who lives at the castle. He's happy to show you around and explain the entire history of the Tower, just for kids. And there has been a lot going on over the past few centuries. You can watch ancient armies, meet kings and princesses and tour the king's own zoo. Silly music and cool sound effects make the tour even more fun. You'll be whisked away to another world. Don't keep Reginald waiting. Make a cyber-visit to the Tower of London today. Cheerio! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.toweroflondontour.com/kids
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New York Thanksgiving Issue Date: 11-21-1999

Cool Spots imageEveryone loves a parade. Not many come close to the excitement of New York City's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Check out Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Web site, a great place to be a part of the holiday magic. Follow the giant turkey float to www.nyctourist.com/macys_menu.htm. You'll get the 70-year history on this terrific event, including the first balloon appearances of Felix the Cat and Bullwinkle the Moose. You'll also view great photos from last year's parade, including clowns, marching bands, Rugrats and an inflatable version of Big Bird. And just in case you can make it to this fall's parade, the site has a great maps section, including tips on where to get the best view of the action. It's time to cheer on the Thanksgiving floats in the Big Apple! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.nyctourist.com/macys_menu.htm
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