DANA POINT HEADLANDS and city located in southern California are named after Richard Henry Dana, Jr., author of Two Years Before the Mast. Although Dana described the anchorage as poor then, today it is a fully developed harbor and contained a replica of Dana’s ship, the Pilgrim until it sank in 2020. This area is designated California Historical Landmark.
THE TWO DIOCESES of both Phoenix and Tucson, together with the Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico, whose territory extends across the border, form the Arizona Catholic Conference. This organization enables the various dioceses to collaborate in applying Catholic social teachings to public policy that affect issues like education, family life and immigration.
THE EASTERN SIERRA is a region in California comprising the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains including both Mono and Inyo Counties. The main thoroughfare is U.S. Route 395, which passes through Bridgeport, Lee Vining, Bishop, Big Pine, Independence, Lone Pine and Olancha. While the Eastern Sierra region is sparsely populated, it is well…
A COASTAL CITY in Orange County, California, United States, Newport Beach is known for swimming pools and sandy beaches. Newport Harbor once supported maritime industries, but today, it is used mostly for recreation. Balboa Island draws visitors with a waterfront path and easy access from the ferry to the shops and restaurants.
WILLIAMS IS A CITY in northern Arizona. It’s known as the gateway to Grand Canyon National Park via the Grand Canyon Railway. Historic Route 66 has Americana-style shops and restaurants dating back to the early 1900s. It’s home to the Route 66 Zipline and Pete’s Route 66 Gas Station Museum, featuring highway memorabilia.
THE CENTRAL COAST is an area of coastal California spanning from northwest of Los Angeles County up to Monterey Bay. The six counties making up the Central Coast are: Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz. Geographically, the actual midpoint of the California coast lies north of Santa Cruz, near…