COLORADO Mountain City Historic Park eventually will have 12 historically significant buildings at the site of the old town. Seven of the houses, more than 100 years old, were moved to the park after they were displaced by casino expansion.

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NEW MEXICO Teepee-shaped shops, Indian dances and roadside motels with names like the Buckaroo, the Palomino, the Lasso, the Aztec and the Apache let travelers know they had left the Midwest and were on an adventure. The 376 miles of Route 66 in New Mexico today are strewn with the barely visible remnants of trading posts and saloons. The Anasazi, who mysteriously vanished from the American Southwest around AD 1150, left behind a legacy that not only included exquisite pottery, but also remarkably sophisticated infrastructure such as "great houses" of stone, some of them still standing four stories high. Today Chaco Canyon, N.M., long thought to have been the center of Anasazi culture, annually attracts roughly 90,000 visitors who marvel at the achievements of its vanished residents. There is nothing left of the camp here where 4,555 men of Japanese descent were kept as prisoners during World War II. And there is no monument to the 45 men who died at the camp. A group of Santa Fe residents, historians and descendants of the camp prisoners would like to change that. The committee has worked with the Museum of New Mexico to research the camp's history. But because many documents were misplaced after the war, it often has relied on newspaper accounts and oral histories.

ARIZONA Houck defended his position and insisted that he had nothing to do with the hanging. Ed Rogers, boss of the Hashknife outfit, confronted Houck and accused him of hanging innocent men. Houck declared that he didn't do it. In 1921, the Arizona Republican reported that Houck committed suicide by taking strychnine in Cave Creek, at the age of seventy-four.

CYBERIA Yoshiko Sakurai and Archie Yoshitake are part of the main exhibit in the Japanese American National Museum's new $22 million pavilion. The museum is one of an increasing number across the country to celebrate America's growing multiculturalism and history of immigration. The University of Montana required anthropology student Ivy Doak to take a class in linguistics. As a result the Coeur d'Alenes will have two new dictionaries preserving their language. One volume will be sophisticated and scholarly. The other, hands-on practical. Both Arabic and Coeur d'Alene languages use the guttural pharyngeal sounds. So the men devised a unique way of writing the Coeur d'Alene language based on Arabic technique. Some experts say two attempts to start an African-American museum could bring down both projects. At this point, I have to be very honest and say we can't say these two locations represent victims of the race riot," state archaeologist Bob Brooks told the Tulsa Race Riot Commission. Its stature and dimensions, the pitch of its roof, the location of its windows. Somewhere, underneath the asbestos shingles and clapboard, was a log cabin of 1760s vintage.,1575,SAV-9908090079,00.html How Custer's background and early fame affected his judgment in the summer of 1876 will be the subject of Tuesday's monthly meeting of the McHenry County Civil War Round Table. He's found his latest link between present and past in the strangest of places -- an old wooden outhouse that now sits on the museum grounds and is becoming a popular attraction. It's part of a tongue-in-cheek display called "The Seat of Democracy: Outhouses in Kansas," Taylor's grandson, Jacob, was doing research for a class at Shawnee Heights High School when he found a microfilmed copy of the State Record. Jacob approached his grandfather with documentation about the south doorway. But the house at 1116 S.E. Madison didn't have a south door. A Calgary archeologist says rock carvings at Petroglyph Provincial Park that are regarded as the work of aboriginal shamans were probably carved by Europeans about 800 BC. The Atwater Kent Museum and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania have made a bold joint commitment to keep intact a collection of more than 10,000 pieces of art and artifacts unique to Philadelphia. But properly caring for and displaying this core piece of the city's patrimony will require more resources.