Sawtooth National Forest is a federally protected area that covers
2,102,461 acres (850,836 ha) in the U.S. states of Idaho (~96 percent)
and Utah (~4 percent). A portion of it has been designated as the
Sawtooth National Recreation Area, which includes the Sawtooth
Wilderness. It is named for the Sawtooth Mountains, one of several
mountain ranges in the area, and contains land cover types which include
sagebrush steppe, spruce-fir forests, and alpine tundra. There are over
1,100 lakes and 3,500 miles (5,600 km) of rivers and streams. Plants
and animals that are found only in the Sawtooth National Forest and
adjacent lands include Christ's Indian paintbrush (pictured), Davis'
springparsley, the South Hills Crossbill, and the Wood River sculpin.
The area that is now Sawtooth National Forest was first occupied by
people as early as 8000 BC and by the Shoshone people after 1700 AD.
The first European descendants migrating from the eastern United States
arrived in the area around the 1820s and founded many of the current
towns around what later became the forest. Facilities are offered for
various recreation activities including skiing, boating, hunting,
camping, and walking.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sawtooth_National_Forest>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Wars of the Guelphs and Ghibellines: The Lombard League
defeated the forces of the Holy Roman Empire in Legnano, Lombardy,
American Revolutionary War: A mainly Loyalist force rejected
the Continental Army troops' surrender and continued killing the Patriot
soldiers, including men who were not resisting.
The ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sank in the Saint
Lawrence River after colliding with the Storstad, killing 1,012 on
The first annual Bilderberg Group meeting of leaders from
European countries and the United States took place in Oosterbeek,
A wall at Brussels' Heysel Stadium collapsed under the pressure
of football fans escaping a riot before the European Cup Final between
Liverpool and Juventus, killing 39 people and injuring over 600 others.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
A short, witty, instructive saying; an aphorism or maxim.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
￼ The one thing that can never be told is the last notion of
the President, for his notions grow like a tropical forest. So in case
you don't know, I'd better tell you that he is carrying out his notion
of concealing ourselves by not concealing ourselves to the most
extraordinary lengths just now. … He said that if you didn't seem to
be hiding nobody hunted you out. Well, he is the only man on earth, I
know; but sometimes I really think that his huge brain is going a little
mad in its old age. For now we flaunt ourselves before the public. …
They say we are a lot of jolly gentlemen who pretend they are
--The Man Who Was Thursday
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