Roxy Ann Peak is a 3,576-foot-tall (1,090 m) mountain in the Western
Cascade Range in the U.S. state of Oregon. Composed of several geologic
layers, the peak is mostly of volcanic origin and dates roughly to the
early Oligocene, 30–35 million years ago. It is primarily covered by
oak savanna and open grassland on its lower slopes, and mixed coniferous
forest on its upper slopes and summit. Despite the peak's relatively
small topographic prominence of 753 feet (230 m), it rises 2,200 feet
(670 m) above Medford and is the city's most important open space
reserve and recreational resource. Roxy Ann Peak was originally settled
8,000 to 10,000 years ago by ancestors of the native Latgawa tribe. In
the early 1850s, a sudden influx of non-indigenous settlers led to the
Rogue River Wars. The peak was named after one of its first landowners,
Roxy Ann Bowen, in the late 1850s. In 1937, the 1,740-acre (700 ha)
Prescott Park was created on the peak's upper slopes and summit.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxy_Ann_Peak>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Philip V, the first Bourbon ruler of Spain, abdicated in favor
of his eldest son Louis.
A 6.5 Mw earthquake struck Kingston, Jamaica, resulting in at
least 800 deaths.
Norway claimed Queen Maud Land in Antarctica as a dependent
A major fire and series of explosions broke out aboard the U.S.
Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, killing 28 sailors, injuring 314,
and destroying 15 aircraft.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. With a dark appearance.
2. Faintly seen in the dark.
3. (figuratively) In a morbid manner; morbidly, sinisterly.
4. (figuratively) Mysteriously; forebodingly, ominously.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Affirmation of the world, which means affirmation of the will-to-
live that manifests itself around me, is only possible if I devote
myself to other life. From an inner necessity, I exert myself in
producing values and practising ethics in the world and on the world
even though I do not understand the meaning of the world. For in world-
and life-affirmation and in ethics I carry out the will of the universal
will-to-live which reveals itself in me. I live my life in God, in the
mysterious divine personality which I do not know as such in the world,
but only experience as mysterious Will within myself. Rational thinking
which is free from assumptions ends therefore in mysticism.
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