Dream Falls - Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Upper Tahquamenon Falls in Fall Color. Tahquamenon Falls State Park encompasses close to 50, 000 acres stretching over 13 miles. Most of this is undeveloped woodland without roads, buildings or power lines. The centerpiece of the park, and the very reason for its existence, is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls. The Upper Falls is one the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. It has a drop of nearly 50 feet and is more than 200 feet across. A maximum flow of more than 50, 000 gallons of water per second has been recorded cascading over these falls. Four miles downstream is the Lower Falls, a series of five smaller falls cascading around an island
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Scotland for Ever'; the charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815
Scotland for Ever'; the charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815. The attack by the Royal Scots Greys cavalry regiment on the French 45th infantry was immortalised in this famous painting of 1881 by Lady Elizabeth Butler (1846-1933). The wife of a general as well as a popular Victorian painter, she persuaded the commander of the regiment to reconstruct the charge so she could make the painting. Some military historians doubt that the action actually took the form of the spectacular headlong charge depicted in the picture. What is known however is that the Scots Greys overpursued the French infantry, became split into disorganised small groups, and suffered heavy casualties at the hands of French cavalry formations before they were able to regain the British lines
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16th May 1963: Donald Campbell's racing car Bluebird in which he eventually won the land speed record. The car is silhouetted against the sun on the salt flats of Lake Eyre in Australia. An attempt on the land speed record was called off due to flood waters . (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
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