What did the ruler of the underworld think of at this place?
Al Capone is one of the most famous gangsters who expanded his crime organization in the prohibition era, mainly through manufacturing bootleg liquor.
At his former hideaway, Fortress West, hot springs have been bubbling.
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What do you think is the evolution of humankind?
Is it science and technology, which has made our life easy?
It is said that in the 14th century the indigenous people living in the southwest Colorado were “disappeared.”
They might suggest another possibility of our evolution.
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Who do you think is the indigenous people of the USA?
Of course, they are American Indians, but it may be a little shortsighted.
In the mountains of New Mexico, there remain cliff dwellings of their ancestors.
Around them, hot springs are gushing even today.
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Where do you think is this beautiful scenery?
Ouray, Colorado’s nickname is Switzerland of America, where is located in 7,800 feet up in the mountains.
Around the city, the Rocky Mountains that stretch more than 3,000 miles look especially superb.
At such Switzerland of America, hot springs are gushing.
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Whose is the phrase, enduring the unendurable?
Indeed this is from broadcast of the voice of Japan’s Emperor Hirohito, at the end of World War II.
However, it is not well known fact that a Zen Buddhist, Gempo Yamamoto suggested to use this phrase, and the emperor as a symbol of unity of the people.
His life started from this hot spring inn.
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Do you know what is acculturation?
Acculturation is the process of social, psychological, and cultural change that stems from blending between cultures.
A spa city near Los Angeles, Lake Elsinore has several hot spring facilities mainly maintained by Korean community.
I believe this place has a major role in acculturation among American people.
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Do you know hot springs in wilderness?
These are hot springs with free-flowing water and at the same time, there are no commercial facilities.
Accordingly, almost all hot springs in wilderness are open-air baths, and the difference is that no one maintains the places.
Normally such places are in a secluded area, but there is an exception.
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