Baldwin Hotel, San Francisco Hotels - California
#Baldwin Hotel 3 Stars #San_Francisco, #California Within US Travel Directory Stay in the heart of San Francisco Adjacent to the landmark Dragon Gate in San Francisco's historic Chinatown, this cosy hotel offers easy access to major attractions along with comfortable accommodation and friendly service.
The Baldwin Hotel ideally places guests only steps from Union Square, filled with unique shops and restaurants. The city's famous cable car system is also within walking distance and provides instant access to many popular areas.
Guests staying at the Baldwin can enjoy on-site Wi-Fi access along with 24-hour front desk service. The hotel also provides free coffee and tea in the lobby area as well as an on-site snack and beverage vending machine.
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Baldwin Hotel, 321 Grant Avenue CA 94108, USA
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Driving Over Mackinac Bridge, MI
Driving I75 (Interstate 75) Over Mackinac Bridge, MI In Route To St. Ignace, Michigan
Mackinac City is on right as we approach the bridge.
Mackinaw City /ˈmækᵻnɔː ˈsɪti/ is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 806 at the 2010 census; the population surges during the summer tourist season, including an influx of tourists and seasonal workers who serve in the shops, hotels and other recreational facilities there and in the surrounding region. Mackinaw City is at the northern tip (headland) of the Michigan's Lower Peninsula along the southern shore of the Straits of Mackinac. Across the straits lies the state's Upper Peninsula. These two land masses are physically connected by the Mackinac Bridge, which runs from Mackinaw City north to St. Ignace. Mackinaw City is also the primary base for ferry service to Mackinac Island, located to the northeast in the straits.
According to AAA's 2009 TripTik requests, Mackinaw City is the most popular tourist city in the state of Michigan. Local attractions include Fort Michilimackinac, the Mackinac Bridge, the Mackinaw Crossings shopping mall, Mill Creek, the Old Mackinac Point Light, the Historic Village, the McGulpin Point Light, and the retired US Coast Guard Icebreaker Mackinaw.
The official name of the community is The Village of Mackinaw City and as that suggests, it is a village by state law. Mackinaw City is governed by the General Law Village Act, Public Act No. 3, of 1895, as amended. The downtown district and much of the development lie within Mackinaw Township, Cheboygan County, but the larger portion of the village by area is in Wawatam Township, Emmet County, which borders Mackinaw Township to the west.
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The Mackinac Bridge (/ˈmækᵻnɔː/ MAK-in-aw) is a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the Upper and Lower peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Opened in 1957, the 26,372-foot (8.038 km) bridge (familiarly known as Big Mac and Mighty Mac) is the world's 17th-longest main span and the longest suspension bridge between anchorages in the Western hemisphere. The Mackinac Bridge is part of Interstate 75 and the Lakes Michigan and Huron components of the Great Lakes Circle Tours across the straits; it is also a segment of the U.S. North Country National Scenic Trail. The bridge connects the city of St. Ignace on the north end with the village of Mackinaw City on the south.
Envisioned since the 1880s, the bridge was designed by the engineer David B. Steinman and completed in 1957 only after many decades of struggles to begin construction
The bridge opened on November 1, 1957, connecting two peninsulas linked for decades by ferries. A year later, the bridge was formally dedicated as the world's longest suspension bridge between anchorages, allowing a superlative comparison to the Golden Gate Bridge, which had a longer center span between towers, and the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, which had an anchorage in the middle.
It remains the longest suspension bridge with two towers between anchorages in the Western Hemisphere. Much longer anchorage-to-anchorage spans have been built in the Eastern Hemisphere, including the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge in Japan (12,826 ft or 3,909 m). But the long leadups to the anchorages on the Mackinac make its total shoreline-to-shoreline length of 5 miles (8 km) longer than the Akashi-Kaikyo (2.4 mi or 3.9 km).
The length of the bridge's main span is 3,800 feet (1,158 m), which makes it the third-longest suspension span in the United States and 17th longest suspension span worldwide. It is also one of the world's longest bridges overall.
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Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Ignace, is a city at the southern tip of the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan, bordering the Straits of Mackinac. The population was 2,452 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Mackinac County. For travelers coming from the Lower Peninsula, St. Ignace is the gateway to the northern part of the state.
St. Ignace Township is located just to the north of the city, but is politically independent.
Located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, St. Ignace is at the northern end of the Mackinac Bridge and Mackinaw City is the southern end.
One-third of the population of the city identified as Native American. The Mackinac Bands of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians, a state recognized tribe, is headquartered at St. Ignace, and has bands in several other counties in the region. In addition, the large federally recognized Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians owns and operates a casino on its land in St. Ignace, as well as in four other cities in northern Michigan.
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Launching Cars Off a Cliff for 4th of July, Alaska Reality NO Hollywood Drama
Cars will fly on the 4th of July in Glacierview, Alaska. We hang out with The Alaska Life and celebrate the Fourth of July the Alaskan way (because there is too much daylight for fireworks).
THE FARM: A Tribute To The Old Red Barn Restaurants of the 1970's.
I had heard the rumors about an old Red Barn Restaurant that was still open in Racine, WI, so I had to check it out. The salad bar was missing, but that was my only disappointment. The food was GREAT and tasted as I remembered it from 33 years ago. I would recommend that anyone passing through or near the Milwaukee-Racine, WI area, to stop in at The Farm and relive some nostalgic food, tastes, and atmosphere. Check out their web site for more details:
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Wolf Lake Motel & Resort, Rooms 5-10 Double Lake Front rooms
Wolf Lake Motel & Resort & ATV-Snowmobile Rentals, Double Lake Front rooms, 5-10. Right at the waters edge of Crystal clear Wolf Lake. Great swimming and fishing with a beautiful sandy beach and a lake side camp fire ring. Relax after a full day of activities, with a evening camp fire watching the sunset and listening to the Loons singing into the darkness. ATV, Boat, ORV, UTV Snowmobile rentals on site and you can ride right from your room.
Drive Mc Gregor Iowa to Pikes Peak State Park
Drive with sight-seer on Clayton County X56 from beautiful downtown Mc Gregor to Pikes Peak State Park high above the west bank of the mighty Mississippi River between Iowa and Wisconsin
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Galena in Galena IL
Book here: . . . . . . . .. .. ... . .. .. .. Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Galena 11334 Oldenburg Lane Galena IL 61036 Less than 2 miles from central Galena, Illinois, this hotel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and a cable TV in every guest room. An indoor pool with a 72-foot water slide is featured on the property. Tea and coffee-making facilities are included in every room at Country Inn & Suites. Free toiletries and a hairdryer are also provided in each room. Guests can enjoy a game of air hockey in the on-site game room or work out in the fitness center at Galena Country Inn & Suites. A 24-hour front desk offers guests free newspapers each morning. A business center is also available on the property. The Dowling House, Belvedere Mansion and the banks of the Mississippi River are within 5 miles of this hotel. Galena Lake is a 15 minute drive away.
The Civil Wars Most Famous Locomotive the General from the Great Locomotive Chase.
The General is a type 4-4-0 steam locomotive that was the subject of the Great Locomotive Chase of the American Civil War. The locomotive is preserved at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, Georgia, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1855 by Rogers, Ketchum & Grosvenor in Paterson, New Jersey, The General provided freight and passenger service between Atlanta, Georgia, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, before the Civil War on the Western and Atlantic Railroad of the State of Georgia and later, the Western and Atlantic Railroad Company. During the Civil War on April 12, 1862, The General was commandeered by Northerners led by James J. Andrews at Big Shanty (now Kennesaw, Georgia), and abandoned north of Ringgold, after being pursued by William Allen Fuller and the Texas. Low on water and wood, the General eventually lost steam pressure and speed, and slowed to a halt two miles north of Ringgold, where Andrews and his raiders abandoned the locomotive and tried to flee.
Later, the General narrowly escaped destruction when General John Bell Hood ordered the ordnance depot destroyed as he left Atlanta on September 1, 1864. However, the engine was severely damaged by being run into boxcars of ammunition and the Missouri locomotive. This was done deliberately so as to render the engine unusable for the approaching Union forces. It is quite likely that, after the engine was damaged, it was left as such for the remainder of the war. The United States Military Railroad Service had many new or like-new engines, so they had no need to restore captured ones such as the General. The USMRR had often left the damaged equipment of a captured railroad undisturbed, and its records, having listed the General as captured and returned, further suggest such was the case of the General.
After the war ended, the General was repaired and continued service on the Western and Atlantic. In the 1870s, the General was completely rebuilt, it had received a new pilot, boiler, and other components. Most notably, its three dome configuration was reduced to two domes, and its Radley-Hunter style balloon stack was replaced with a diamond stack, as the engine had been converted to burn coal. Indeed, the rebuilt engine had little resemblance to its original form.
Before the Civil War, most railways in the south, including the W&A, did not give their engines numbers. Rather, they were simply named, such as the General. When the railroad began numbering engines after the war, the General was the 39th engine to be acquired by the road, and was numbered accordingly. Locomotives came and went as years progressed, and by 1880, a renumbering was necessary. At this time, the General was given the number 3, being the third oldest engine that the railroad had at the time. The engine continues to carry this number today.
In the mid 1880's, the Atlanta and Florida Railroad began construction. During this time, the W&A had a locomotive surplus after buying several more modern engines, so they leased the General to the A&F from 1887 to 1888 to assist in construction.
The General was retired from service in 1891 and stored on a siding in Vinings, GA where it awaited its final fate. Early the next year, E. Warren Clark, a professional photographer, discovered the engine in Vinings, and approached John W. Thomas, president of the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway (which had won the lease on the Western and Atlantic Railroad of the State of Georgia in 1890), with the proposal of restoring the General for exhibition at the upcoming World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Thomas accepted, and the General was soon taken to the NC&StL Ry Shops at West Nashville to be restored. At this time, the engine was given a Radley-Hunter style balloon stack similar to the engine's original, and was reverted to a wood burner. The engine soon encountered problems involved with burning wood, so it was restored back to a coal burner. The engine was given a unique new stack at this time, one that, while designed for coal burning, was styled like the original so as to give the appearance of a wood burner.
While the engine's display in Chicago was costly, and left Warren Clark broke afterward, it had insured the General's preservation. In 1901, the General was placed on display in the Chattanooga Union Depot. There, it remained on display for nearly fifty years, only being removed for short periods for exhibitions. In particular, the engine was taken to Baltimore in 1927 to participate in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Fair of the Iron Horse, then in 1933 to Chicago's Century of Progress Exhibition, the 1939 New York World's Fair, and finally, the Chicago Railroad Fair in 1948.