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  North - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
North is one of the four primary cardinal directions, specifically the direction that, in Western culture, is treated as the primary direction and used (explicitly or implicitly) to define all other directions.
Magnetic north is of interest because it is the direction indicated as north on a properly functioning (but uncorrected) magnetic compass.
Thus the choice of the north as corresponding to up in the northern hemisphere, or of south in that role in the southern, is, prior to world-wide communication, anything but an arbitrary one.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /north.htm   (897 words)

  
 great north road   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The original A1 route was designated by the Ministry of Transport in 1921, following the medieval Great North Road from Central London through Barnet, Potters Bar, Hatfield, Welwyn, Stevenage, Baldock, Biggleswade, Sandy, St Neots and Alconbury, then joining the route of a Roman road, Ermine Street, as far as Colsterworth.
Continuing north, the A1 runs on modern bypasses around Grantham, Newark-on-Trent, Retford, Bawtry, Doncaster, Scotch Corner, Chester-le-Street, past the Angel of the North sculpture, around Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Morpeth, Alnwick, Berwick-upon-Tweed, into Scotland, past Dunbar and Haddington before finally arriving in Edinburgh.
These include a long stretches coming north from London, the new Peterborough section, a short stretch either side of the M18 junction, and another long stretch south of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Great_North_Road.html   (215 words)

  
 The Great North Road of Steel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The London and North Western had become alarmed because the building of bridges over the Tyne and the Tweed offered the Midland an alternative route to Scotland; so the alliance against the Great Northern was loosened, while a new struggle began between the former allies.
The great markets and centres of population had much to gain from quick and safe intercommunication, and their needs were at once an incentive and a reward to the railway builders.
And that is why the great steel roads of the north endure to-day, serving the present age and paying their tribute to the men of the past.
mikes.railhistory.railfan.net /r014.html   (3687 words)

  
 The Solstice Project - The Great North Road: a Cosmographic Expression of the Chaco Culture of New Mexico
To summarize, the road's great width and parallel routes, its ephemeral practical use, and apparent terminus at an isolated badlands canyon fail to justify, in functional terms, the effort entailed in its construction.
The effort made by the Chacoans to construct the Great North Road with a bearing within 1/2 degree to 2 degrees of true north is similar to the effort they made to involve the north-south axis in their large ceremonial constructions and the noon-seasonal markings on Fajada Butte.
The road's enigmatic ceramic concentrations, the possibility of ceramic related rituals at Pueblo Alto, and the character of the road ceramics suggest the possibility of ceremonial activity associated with ceramics on the road.
www.solsticeproject.org /greanort.htm   (5732 words)

  
 Eaton Socon
Between the A1 and the River Great Ouse, to the east, the flat land is pitted with 70 years worth of gravel workings forming extensive lakes.
Great Paxton is older, possibly founded by Saxons coming up the river Ouse rather early on in the 6th century, but on the wrong side of the river to take advantage of the Great North Road in later times.
It is one of those villages that the Great North Road never actually went through, lying down a lane that led away to the east of the main road.
www.biffvernon.freeserve.co.uk /eaton_socon.htm   (794 words)

  
 The Great North Road - Highwaymen and Highway Robbery
The Great North Road - Highwaymen and Highway Robbery
The old Great North Road ran along the eastern edge of the county through the towns of Newark, Tuxford and East Retford, and for centuries it was the main route from London to York and beyond.
Wealthy travellers on the road proved a magnet for footpads and highwaymen and many were relieved of their valuables with the cry "Your money or your life!" Dick Turpin, the most famous highwayman of the all, held up many a coach on the Great North Road.
www.stand-and-deliver.org.uk /great_north_road.htm   (217 words)

  
 Convict Trail Project - About
A set of interviews with 'Road Scholars' - experts in the historical, archaeological, heritage and cultural significance of the Great North Road.
The North Telegraph Line followed the route of the Great North Road when it was first installed, and, like the Road itself, represented a form of communication infrastructure with the North.
This detailed history of the Great North Road and its construction brings together a lot of the material Ian has collected in over two decades of researching the Great North Road.
www.convicttrail.org /about.php?id=a3b4   (796 words)

  
 Great North Road
To the East there are roads to Moshi, Voi, Mombasa and Tanga; to the West to Mbugwe, Mbulu, Babati, Singida, Mkalama, Shinyanga (the Diamond Fields) and Mwanza the southern lake port; to the North to Nairobi and Kenya; to the South to Dodoma, Iringa, Tukuyu, Fife and South Africa.
The road leaves Arusha township in a direction due west for the first nine miles, thereafter tending southwards in a great curve to the west, until it passes the eastern shores of Lake Manyara, 65 miles from Arusha.
The great western wall of the Rift Valley lay ahead, and beyond it were the Crater Highlands of the Ngorongoro district.
www.ntz.info /gen/n00206.html   (3091 words)

  
 Old Great North Road   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Old Great North Road was constructed with convict labour between 1825 and 1833.
A good day-walk is to park your car near the start of the Old Great North Road, follow the road uphill to the top of the ridge and then turn right and follow Finch's track back down to the main road.
A 2 km walk down the old road brings you to the stone butresses which are all that remains of Circuit Flat Bridge.
adunk.ozehosting.com /north_road.html   (191 words)

  
 The Great North Road through North Mymms Parish
Because the section of the road between Shepherds Way junction and Hatfield was diverted to a new route in 1850, by - passing Bell Bar, the simplest way to explain the original route is to describe a journey along the road through the parish shortly after 1730.
Travelling north from Potters Bar, we cross the Parish and County boundary into Little Heath, a small part of which is unenclosed, where stands the Turnpike at which a toll must be paid.
One of these was ‘an ancient road’ leading out of the Great North Road, at the bridge near the I 6th mile stone, into Kentish lane and towards Hartford.
www.brookmans.com /history/road.shtml   (944 words)

  
 Nevada - Great Basin National Park
Approach: The park is close to US 50, supposedly 'The Loneliest Road in America', and the only trans Nevada route that crosses into Utah for 210 miles, between I-80 in the north and NV 319/UT 56 further south.
Just 7 miles from the state border, another lonely road (NV 487) branches off; the park entrance is along a side road near the little town of Baker, after which NV 487 continues into Utah, becomes UT 21 and traverses wide-open, empty lands for 120 miles before eventually joining I-15.
A good (free) alternative is close to a gravel pit, 2 miles north of Baker and a short distance east of the main road NV 487, but out-of-sight of passing traffic.
www.americansouthwest.net /nevada/great_basin/national_park.html   (452 words)

  
 Great North Road   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The original A1 route was designated by the Ministry of Transport in 1921, following themedieval Great North Road from Central London through Barnet, Potters Bar, Hatfield, Welwyn, Stevenage, Baldock, Biggleswade, Sandy, St Neots and Alconbury, then joining the route of a Roman road, ErmineStreet, as far as Colsterworth.
Continuing north, the A1 runs on modern bypasses around Grantham, Newark-on-Trent, Retford, Bawtry, Doncaster, Scotch Corner, Chester-le-Street, past the Angel of the North sculpture in Gateshead, around Newcastle upon Tyne, Morpeth, Alnwick, Berwick-upon-Tweed, into Scotland, past Dunbar and Haddington before finally arrivingin Edinburgh.
These are knownas the A1(M) Theseinclude a long stretch coming north from London from the M25 to just northof Baldock, the new Peterborough section from the Alconbury junction near Huntingdon, a short stretch either sideof the M18 junction, and another long stretch south of Newcastle uponTyne.
www.therfcc.org /great-north-road-119361.html   (198 words)

  
 Meet author of Up the Great North Road this weekend - Parry Sound North Star
Up the Great North Road: The Story of an Ontario Colonization Road by John Macfie (Boston Mills Press, Fall 2004) is a profusely illustrated and originally sourced history of this storied road.
The path cleared was known as the Great North Road (also called the Great Northern Colonization Road), one of a score or more colonization routes that, beginning in the 1850s, the Ontario government pushed into the rock-ribbed southern flank of the Precambrian Shield to admit agricultural settlers.
Up the Great North Road is a fascinating story of a gritty people who carved out a uniquely rewarding life in a hostile environment.
www.parrysoundnorthstar.com /story--1091041767/printable--1   (616 words)

  
 Great North Road (GNR, Northern Rhodesia, Zambia) -- Home Page
"The original plans of the Great North Road were in the hearts and minds of the early pioneers who headed off in search of adventure and a better life.
The Great North Road may well have been intended to run from Cape Town to Cairo, but for most of us it only went as far as just north of the Zambezi, for there was the Promised Land.
All Names Directory functions have been fully restored, including the abilities to join the GNR and to edit your existing Names Directory entry.
www.greatnorthroad.org   (542 words)

  
 Great Neck Record - Anton Newspapers
Great Neck Plaza Mayor Bob Rosegarten helped Great Neck North Middle School kick off its third annual ''Dare to Care--Dare to Act'' campaign, challenging the students to carry their ''respect, responsibility, and relationships'' theme out into the Great Neck community.
Great Neck's Vigilant Fire Corp. recently honored the Great Neck Estates and Kensington police forces with unit citations, praising police efforts at assistance at a fire in June.
North lost to Hewlett in their first meeting five matches to two Sept. 26, but beat Hewlett 4-3 Oct. 22, and was facing Hewlett for the county championships semifinal round.
www.antonnews.com /greatneckrecord/1997/11/06   (192 words)

  
 PBHistory.co.uk | The Great North Road   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The ancient road known as Ermine Street running through Ware and Royston was one of two routes leading to the north from the city of London, the other being that which ran through Potters Bar & Hatfield.
At this time roads were nothing more than wide paths, some of the better roads had gravel scattered about to provide a more sturdy surface, however this still required some form of maintenance.
The Great North Road through Potters Bar remains fairly unchanged from its orgional route up until the north end of the High Street, junction with Cotton Road.
www.pbhistory.co.uk /transport/gnr.html   (693 words)

  
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Before that though it was a theater, so seating is great there, exiting the floor is not a problem because half of one side is totally open and there are bleachers right on the floor on the other side.
North Avenue in Melrose Park is a bit bigger, and a floor in Oregon [Oaks?] is definitely bigger.
The late Saturday night session is a great session for 18 and over rockin to the oldies with a live DJ, while the earlier session is for all ages.
www.netaxs.com /people/grr/Skate/FAQs/rinks-great-lakes.txt   (12841 words)

  
 Data Wales : The Great Orme Copper Mines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Great Orme Mines and Country Park are to be found just outside the North Wales resort town of Llandudno.
The top of the Great Orme has views "comparable with those from the far loftier summits in Snowdonia" and can be reached by road or via a 1902 tramway.
The Great Orme Mines are open to the public from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm - February to October.
www.data-wales.co.uk /orme.htm   (316 words)

  
 Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
The Great Swamp Refuge contains approximately 7,500 acres of swamp woodland, hardwood ridges, cattail marsh, grassland, ponds and meandering streams.
The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1960 and lies 26 miles west of New York City's Times Square and 7 miles south of Morristown, New Jersey in Morris County.
The Great Swamp is divided up into two sections, the Wilderness Area and the Management Area.
refuges.fws.gov /profiles/index.cfm?id=52530   (795 words)

  
 North Star writer publishes tenth book - Parry Sound North Star
North Star contributor John MacFie with his new book Up the Great North Road.
To the Great North Road, now largely appropriated by provincial Highway 124 through McKellar and Dunchurch, is due the credit or blame for luring the ancestors of a great many of today’s Parry Sounders into the area, so I think the book will be of interest to a lot of people.
“The path these pioneers followed was known as the Great North Road, one of a score or more colonization routes that, beginning in the 1850s, the government pushed into the rock-ribbed southern flank of the Precambrian Shield to admit settlers.
www.parrysoundnorthstar.com /story--1089228901/printable--1   (585 words)

  
 Small Towns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mamarulas is a cosy Guesthouse and Campsite on the road to Mfuwe.
A small railway town at the junction of the road to the Copperbelt that to the North Eastern part of the country along the Great North Road.
Also at Limulunga is the Nayuma Museum open from 08 hrs to 17 hrs Monday to Friday, full of exhibits on the Lozi Culture and their annual Kuomboka traditional ceremony - the Litunga's boat Journey from the wet palace to the dry palace in advance of the seasonal flood waters.
www.zambiatourism.com /travel/cities/smaltown.htm   (1685 words)

  
 Great North Road vs New North Road   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Not only does New North Road have much cooler houses on it, but, unlike Great North Road, it doesn't go to Henderson.
Whilst Great South Road is really long and straight and more South and the two Norths are North, it should be noted that it goes through some really horrible suburbs and ends up being a great big rural road.
And also, driving down Great South Road takes you that much closer to Hamilton, which is something to be avoided.
www.secret-passage.com /dorkland/north.html   (389 words)

  
 Definition of A1 road
Joining London, the capital city of England, to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, it is also known as the Great North Road.
Continuing north, the A1 runs on modern bypasses around Grantham, Newark-on-Trent, Retford, Bawtry, Doncaster, Scotch Corner, Chester-le-Street, past the Angel of the North sculpture in Gateshead, around Newcastle upon Tyne, Morpeth, Alnwick, Berwick-upon-Tweed, into Scotland, past Dunbar and Haddington before finally arriving in Edinburgh.
The Great North Road includes stretches of Roman Road including Dere Street, and is mentioned in much English literature, for example Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers.
www.wordiq.com /definition/A1_road   (303 words)

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