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Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas, or Cabo, is a resort city at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. As of 2015, the population of the city was 81,111 inhabitants. Cabo San Lucas together with San José del Cabo is known as Los Cabos. Together they form a metropolitan area of 305,983 inhabitants. Rated as one of Mexico's top 5 tourist destinations, Cabo is known for its beaches, scuba diving locations, the sea arch El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, marine life; the Los Cabos Corridor has become a trafficked vacation destination for tourists, with numerous resorts and timeshares along the coast between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. The waters around Cabo are home to marine wildlife including rays, mahi-mahi and striped marlin. Archaeological excavations have shown evidence of continual human habitation in the area for at least 10,000 years; when the first Europeans arrived, they encountered the Pericú people, who survived on a subsistence diet based on hunting and gathering seeds, roots and other marine resources.

They called the location Yenecamú. According to the narrative of Hatsutaro, a Japanese castaway, in the book Kaigai Ibun, when he arrived at Cabo San Lucas in May 1842, there were only two houses and about 20 inhabitants. However, American authors such as Henry Edwards and John Ross Browne claim that Cabo San Lucas's founder was an Englishman named Thomas "Old Tom" Ritchie. John Ross Browne says Ritchie arrived there about 1828, while Edwards says that he died in October 1874; the actual founder of Cabo San Lucas was Cipriano Ceseña in 1788 who arrived from Hermosillo, Sonora. Per The book by Pablo L. Martinez, Guia Familiar de Baja California 1700-1900. A fishing village began growing in the area. In 1917, an American company built a floating platform to catch tuna, ten years founded Compañía de Productos Marinos S. A; the plant operated for several years. Cabo San Lucas has become a prominent vacation and spa destination, with a variety of sites of interest and timeshares that have been built on the coast between San Lucas and San José del Cabo.

The distinctive Arco de Cabo San Lucas is a local landmark. Cabo San Lucas has the highest paying marlin tournament in the world called the "Bisbee's Los Cabos Offshore"; this tournament takes place every year in the month of October. In the winter, pods of whales can be observed in the area, they bear their calves in the warm waters of the Gulf of California after completing their 6000-mile migration from Alaska and Siberia. The beaches and sport fishing opportunities in Cabo San Lucas have attracted a great number of Mexican natives and foreigners to spend their vacations in large-scale tourist developments there; the development of Cabo's tourism industry was prompted by the Mexican government's development of infrastructure to turn Cabo San Lucas into a major center for tourism in Mexico, beginning in 1974. Upon completion of the Transpeninsular Highway known as the Mexican Federal Highway 1, tourist developments in Los Cabos proceeded unchecked; until recently, the unique and fragile environment of this part of Mexico was unprotected by law, therefore was subjected to developers acting in concert with government agencies interested only in low-end tourist bonanzas.

There is, however, a growing collection of activists and attorneys now involved in preserving many of Baja's desert habitats, marine mammals, stretches of coastline. A number of agencies including the Gulf of California Conservation Fund and the Center for Environmental Law in La Paz are challenging the destruction of wetlands and other ecosystems from Los Cabos to Ensenada. In the face of a growing international public demand for corporate-driven ecological stewardship, higher-end resorts in the Los Cabos area are sensitive to their environmental impact, are taking initial steps to institute sustainable practices such as reducing water usage and non-recyclable trash output. In 2017 Los Cabos is projected to be one of the leaders in travel in Latin America, many of the developments owed to its increased accessibility with added plane routes from the US and Canada, it is expected that by 2018 4,000 new sleeping rooms will come online in Cabo, the increase in tourism will contribute to its growth as a leader in leisure.

Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo are served by Los Cabos International Airport. The town is a popular port of call for many cruise ships. Cabo San Lucas has a small international airfield, which handles air traffic for general aviation flights and air taxi service. Many tourists get around the area through the numerous local taxis that service the primary parts of Cabo, as well as the Corridor and the airport. Alternatively, there is a system of small buses that are used by locals but available to tourists, costing a few pesos tend to be much less expensive than the taxis. Clubs in Cabo include the Cabo Wabo Cantina, a nightclub owned by rock star Sammy Hagar, founded by himself and other members of Van Halen, named after their hit single Cabo Wabo. There is the Baja Brewing Company, La Vaquita, Coco Bongo, El Squid Roe, Giggling Marlin, Nowhere Bar, Tiki Bar, the Usual Suspects and the Jungle Bar. Restaurants in downtown Cabo include Edith's, Hacienda Cocina y Cantina, Sunset da Mona Lisa.

Tourists can ride horses through the desert, charter a boat for fishing and parasail on the beach. The English-language newspaper for Cabo San Lucas, the biweekly Gringo Gazette, has news on tourist activities in Cabo San Lucas, San Jose, Todos Santos, La

Conexpo-Con/Agg

CONEXPO-CON/AGG is North America’s largest construction trade show representing asphalt, concrete, lifting, mining and more. CONEXPO-CON/AGG is a result of the merger of CONEXPO and CON/AGG in 1996, it is held at the Las Vegas Convention Center with the next show held March 10-14, 2020. The International Exposition for Power Transmission is held in conjunction with CONEXPO-CON/AGG. In 1909, the first CONEXPO was held in Columbus and the first CON/AGG was held in Detroit Michigan in 1928. In 1996 the two shows merged, creating CONEXPO-CON/AGG; the first joint show was held in 1996 in Nevada. CONEXPO-CON/AGG has gone on to become the western hemisphere's largest show for the construction and construction materials industries. American Road Builders Association sponsors the Road Show, predecessor of today’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG; the first Road Show after World War II is held at Soldier Field, is larger and more diverse than any held. The 1999 show broke every record for U. S. trade shows with 1.7 million net square feet of 124,000 attendees.

The International Fluid Power Exhibition is co-located with CONEXPO-CON/AGG for the first time. The show was held in Chicago beginning in 1984 by NFPA. CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2005 became the largest show in terms of attendance and exhibit space; the 2005 show had more than 124,300 industry professionals attend from around the world, with more than 1.8 million square feet of exhibit space. The 2017 show spanned a record 2.8 million-plus net square feet of exhibits, with a record 2,800-plus exhibitors. Show attendance neared 128,000 for the week; the world’s first 3D-printed excavator and the new Tech Experience debuted at the 2017 show. The main topics of the show are: CONEXPO-CON/AGG is sponsored by: Association of Equipment Manufacturers National Ready Mixed Concrete Association National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association Associated General Contractors of America CONEXPO-CON/AGG Official Website Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Oscar Haywood

Oscar Haywood was an American Baptist preacher and politician from North Carolina. He was a pastor at Baptist churches in Tennessee and New York City and travelled giving speeches advocating for the Ku Klux Klan, he was book collector and had first editions and correspondence with various influential people in his collection at the Haywood Plantation house. Not long after his return to North Carolina, he was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1927 as a Democrat. Despite being a supporter and advocate for the Ku Klux Klan he sponsored legislation in the North Carolina House of Representatives placing restrictions on secret groups. Haywood sponsored legislation to prohibit "sexual immorality" but it failed after being debated. Haywood was born in North Carolina to Harrietta Baldwin and William Haywood, he had a brother, J. B. Haywood, who lived in Savannah, Georgia. Haywood graduated from Wake Forest College, he received honorary degrees from several Baptist colleges and universities and was known as Dr. Oscar Haywood.

He supported racial segregation and the Ku Klux Klan, advocated the view that the political leaders of the Northern states abused white Southerners during the Reconstruction Era that followed the American Civil War. In the wake of controversy over Thomas F. Dixon Jr.'s The Clansman: A Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan, he offered to debate Dixon. Howard was a Klokard of the Klan. In March 1923 he spoke at a Sayville church. Haywood was attacked by angry Catholics and Jews in Perth Amboy on June 4, 1923, after he was met by protesters outraged by his preaching at a Klan rally, he said that Jews and Catholics were "unworthy of American nationality." The confrontation made national headlines. He gave the Mt. Hermon Memorial Association annual address in 1929, his neoclassical plantation house is located on Thickety Creek Road in Mount Gilead. The Haywood Plantation House features a stained glass window with Haywood's initials O. H. incorporated into the design. Haywood married Marion Plesants. After becoming a widower he married Mary Eaddy.

He is buried in the Sharon Cemetery in Mount Gilead. Mount Gilead, North Carolina