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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Brandon, Manitoba E2 sunday december 19,1999 Brandon i Sutra velours explore Bermuda Canadian press the Bermuda explorers program emphasizes the cultural heritage and eco tourism pursuits of the British Colony. By Jim Fox for the Canadian press there a a new Way to explore Bermuda famous for its Pink Sand beaches Coral reefs of so British afternoon Tea and hot nightspots. The Bermuda explorers program emphasizes the cultural heritage and eco tourism pursuits of the British Colony located in the Atlantic Ocean about 1,000 Kilometres East of North Carolina. A visitors will now be Able to enjoy experiences based on their individual interests a said tourism minister David Allen. A a we re not the typical Sun surf and Sand destination. We have something More to the in depth look at Bermuda a usually referred to As one Island but actually made up of 150 islands forming a fishhook shape a includes the following tour options a out and about Bermuda local resident to Cook designs three hour walks in out of the Way places and provides inside tips on attractions and culture not found in guide books. A Gumba Trail a journey Back in time with a cultural nature walk that describes the Caribbean junk Anoo dancers and their connection to the Gombes of Bermuda along with commentary on native Plant life. A curators tour the Bermuda aquarium museum and zoo offers a behind the scenes tour As visitors walk above tanks question the aquarist and zookeepers and feed the animals. A trustee highlights tour led by key trustees the tour at the Bermuda underwater exploration Institute starts with an interactive ride to the a Bottom of the Ocean Quot and previews exhibits on the mysteries of the deep. A Vermont historic House museum a historian from the National Trust accompanies visitors on a private tour of Vermont. Built in 1710, the House contains bermudas most notable collection of antique Cedarwood furniture portraits and toys. A Art and architecture walk a museum curator gives a tour of the Bermuda National gallery before it opens to the Public then the walk continues into Hamilton. Guests receive a map of Art in Public places and local galleries and can meet with gallery owners and artists on their own. A heritage passport this allows visitors unlimited admission to eight attractions Over four Days. Sites include the Bermuda maritime museum Bermuda aquarium museum and zoo fort St. Catherine and Vermont historic House museum. Tour arrangements can be made through the individual attractions at some hotels and visitor service bureaus. Most Tours have admission fees ranging from about $30 to $52 can. Also new is the fall into Spring program offering various opportunities and free daily activities. These Are available through March during bermudas a comfortable Spring like weather a with High temperatures around 21 c. In the a High season a from May through october temperatures average 27 by Day. The program emphasizes outdoor options such As Golf biking and walking Tours. The Dine around program includes More than 20 restaurants offering special prices for dishes ranging from local cuisine and traditional British pub fare to Continental creations. Free activities include weekly performances by the Vombey dancers who express bermudas african heritage the Tea and fashion show a historical and amusing look at 300 years of Bermuda style heritage and cultural walks through bermudas capital Hamilton historical re enactments in the 17th-Century town of St. George and Tours of nature reserves and botanical gardens. Among the special events Over the Winter Are Bermuda festival 2000, from Jan. 8 to feb. 26, a Multi arts Celebration with internationally renowned artists coinciding with the festival fringe featuring performances from local choirs instrumentalists and other groups. The Bermuda regional Bridge tournament a High stakes match up of some of the worlds top Bridge players including actor Omar Sharif runs Jan. 7-21. The International chess open takes place feb. 4-6. International race weekend Jan. 14-16, features the Bermuda Marathon and 10-k races and the bermudas couples mixed foursome Golf tournament runs feb. 1-13. For information on programs and events Contact the Bermuda department of tourism at 1-800-Bermuda or on the web at he came Back with the idea of carving a full length statue of Lee Riding with his men. And in 1923 he began projecting a photograph of his Model onto the Mountain and outlining it with paint. He had finished Leeds head in 1925 when amid tensions with the daughters of the confederacy Borglum destroyed his models and stormed off. He would console himself by carving mount Rushmore. He was replaced by Augustus Luke Man who blasted Borglum a work off the Mountain and started Over working feverishly for three years a until the daughters rights to the property expired and All work stopped. It resumed in 1964, after the state took Possession of the Mountain and made it a Park. And it was completed in 1970. This is a very Large carving 49 metres wide a larger in fact than mount Rushmore. But it is dwarfed by the massive face of the Mountain. The Tram to the top provides a closer View of ears the length of a grown Man of hats the size of cars. You can to see the sculpture from the Summit of Stone Mountain but you can see just about everything else for Kilometres including Atlanta. The top is pockmarked Granite a lunar landscape that seems immutable and eternal. A seekers vacations we pm Volt you can Wust #1-1502 Rosser ave. 728-4100 new year s in Mexico Mazatlan 1 week Riviera hotel. .836 Holiday inn Sun spree 971 Puerta vallarta 1 week Las Glorias hotel 1,025 Marbella hotel taxes not inc 808seasons greetings from Jim Linda Norm Corrie and Paul. A your we St Man travel discount Centre a Cable car passes carvings of Jefferson Davis Robert e. Lee and Mountain. In 1915, Helen plane widow of a surgeon in the Confederate army and president of the Atlanta chapter of the United daughters of the confederacy proposed a three metre wide statue of Leeds head. The proposal was put to sculptor Gutzon Borglum who thought it was a Turtle Mountain Casino 1 Day a tuesday Jan. 11shooting Stamatino Ami Lodge feb. 13,14 amp 15spirit Lake Casino and Lodge feb. 28,29 amp March 1 Call Jake or Betty at. 728-0449 or 1-800,529-5784 ridiculous a it would be like putting a postage stamp on the Side of a barn he said. There was a silence. A it has been our dream for years a one woman said. A you have destroyed it. What have you to say a give me three Days to think about it he said. Individual lodges featuring v Large Freshwater Jacuzzi jetted spa v open fireplaces private saunas v to free movies v King size Beds Quot an intimate romantic setting Quot Christmas vacancies at Taii Nefs to Winnipeg info line 483-7623 West Hawk Lake Ebstone Mountain steeped in Southern history by Jerry Schwartz the associated press Stone Mountain a. Every time you look at Stone Mountain you see a different kind of tourist attraction. Its a geologic wonder a a glob that rises 250 metres from the Flatland East of Atlanta the worlds tallest exposed Granite Monolith. Its also the worlds largest sculpture a a huge carving of three Confederate heroes on the Mountainside. And its a theme Park a two hotels a train a Tram to the Mountaintop a 19-building Plantation a riverboat a petting zoo laser shows shops an antique car museum campgrounds and Golf courses All managed by the same concessionaire that operates Hollywood in Tennessee and Silver Dollar City in Missouri. A a it a Rock solid fun every Day a says an enthusiastic Host on a tape played As visitors take the Tram Down the Mountain. But Stone Mountain is also a silent witness to history. Its museum tells the Story of the native Peoples who lived there and then the Whites who took their place along with their Black slaves Only half the nearby farms used slave labour according to the exhibits. During 1864, when Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman destroyed Atlanta the injured were brought Here. Around the Mountain buildings burned. And in 1915, a group of White men inflamed by a screening of . Griffith a birth of a nation went to Stone Mountain to Start the Kun flux flan anew. For More than 40 years a until the state took Over Stone Mountain a klansmen met there to Wear their sheets and Burn their crosses. You wont find much about the kor at Stone Mountain. A Book that is sold in the museum gift shop Georgia a Stone Mountain by Willard Neal does no to even mention the group. The museum devotes just a single picture and caption to the klan with the legend a dark Side of our history. Much More is made of the Story of How the 27-metre-tall depiction of Robert e. Lee Jefferson Davis and Stonewall Jackson All on horseback came to be carved into the Side of the associated press Stonewall Jackson. Advertising pays Jaa Call 1 204 848-2802 for More information or it it a undecided. Decide on the Elkhorn resort for your Christmas and new year s holidays packages starting at >439

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