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Here are the top ten articles for the Southwest USA Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. What is a Solifugid
During the Iraq War, the humble solifugid became the notorious "camel spider" to the horrified soldiers who encountered it. In reality, it is a harmless arachnid that inhabits dry climates. Entomophobic readers can rest easy; there are no photos in this article.
2. What is a Cage Doll
The cage doll has become hugely popular with those who like to decorate their house in Santa Fe style. She also appeals to aficionados of "shabby-chic" and bohemian surroundings.
3. Manhattan Episode 3 Review
In this new television series set in 1943 New Mexico, fictional main characters work on the Manhattan Project led by J. Robert Oppenheimer to build the world's first atomic bomb. The third episode is dark and melancholy. There are plot spoilers in this review.
4. Why Are Seagulls Significant to Utah
Did you ever wonder why the California gull is the state bird of a landlocked, desert place like Utah? The answer lies in a cherished piece of Mormon folklore that grew up around an unusual natural event that happened during pioneer times.
5. Manhattan Episode 2 Review
In this new television series set in 1943 New Mexico, fictional main characters work on the Manhattan Project led by J. Robert Oppenheimer to build the world's first atomic bomb. The second episode gets even more intense. There are no major plot spoilers in this review.
6. Sonora Style Mexican Food
Why do I love the Sonora Style Mexican Food? Why is it my comfort food? From refried beans to caramelized Flan these are just some of my favorite Mexican Style Foods.
7. Manhattan Episode 1 Review
In this new television series set in 1943 New Mexico, fictional main characters work on the Manhattan Project led by J. Robert Oppenheimer to build the world's first atomic bomb. The pilot episode shot near Santa Fe, should delight history buffs. There are no major plot spoilers in this review.
8. Outdoor Water Use Conservation Tips
If you want to live in the southwestern United States, you need to know about water conservation because there isnít much rainfall or snowfall, especially in the two southernmost states of Arizona and New Mexico as well as the desert state of Nevada. This article concentrates on outdoor water use.
9. Southwest USA State Fairs
While there is some overlap between the Utah and New Mexico state fairs, you can actually plan to attend all five state fairs, even the huge one in Arizona that stretches for more than three weeks.
10. Spanish Style Decorating With Wood Beams
In Spanish Designed homes the beams and corbels are usually hand hewn and rustic in nature. Homes of the rich may have had beams and corbels that were decoratively carved, but still with a hand made character about them.
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