Mount Mazama is a complex volcano in the American part of the Cascade
Range whose collapsed caldera holds Crater Lake (pictured), the nation's
deepest freshwater body, at 1,943 feet (592 m). In North America, only
Great Slave Lake in Canada is deeper. Mount Mazama, within Crater Lake
National Park, is in the Oregon segment of the Cascade Volcanic Arc. The
mountain's elevation before its climactic eruption about 7,700 years ago
was around 12,000 feet (3,700 m), but is now 8,157 feet (2,486 m).
Mount Mazama formed as a group of overlapping volcanic edifices
including shield volcanoes and small composite cones, becoming active
intermittently until its big eruption. Mazama is dormant, but the United
States Geological Survey says that eruptions on a smaller scale are
likely, and that these could pose a threat to its surroundings.
Indigenous people have inhabited the area around Mazama and Crater Lake
for at least 10,000 years.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Mazama>
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In a letter to the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
in Paris, Jean-François Champollion announced his initial successes in
deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs on the Rosetta Stone.
The first production Ford Model T, the car credited with
initiating the mass use of automobiles in the United States, was
completed at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan.
Members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative
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Mount Ontake in central Japan unexpectedly erupted, killing 63
people in the nation's deadliest eruption in more than 100 years.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (comparable) Of a person: having a tendency to be cold, bitter,
gloomy, sarcastic, and slow to change and react.
2. (comparable) Of a setting: depressing, dull, gloomy.
3. (comparable, chemistry, archaic) Of, pertaining to, or containing
lead (which was symbolically associated with the planet Saturn by
4. (not comparable, pathology) Of a disease: caused by lead poisoning
(saturnism); of a person: affected by lead poisoning.
5. (not comparable, astrology, obsolete) Pertaining to the astrological
influence of the planet Saturn; having the characteristics of a person
under such influence (see sense 1).
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How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain
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