Haida Gwaii, is an archipelago 45–60 km off the northern Pacific coast of Canada. They are separated from the mainland to the east by the Hecate Strait. Queen Charlotte Sound lies with Vancouver Island beyond. To the north, the disputed Dixon Entrance separates Haida Gwaii from the Alexander Archipelago in the U. S. state of Alaska. Haida Gwaii consists of two main islands: Graham Island in the north and Moresby Island in the south, along with 150 smaller islands with a total landmass of 10,180 km2. Other major islands include Anthony Island, Burnaby Island, Alder Island, Kunghit Island.. Part of the Canadian province of British Columbia, the islands were known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, colloquially as "the Charlottes". On June 3, 2010, the archipelago was formally renamed by the Haida Gwaii Reconciliation Act as part of the Kunst'aa guu - Kunst'aayah Reconciliation Protocol between British Columbia and the Haida people; the islands are the heartland of the Haida Nation. Haida people have lived on the islands for 13,000 years, make up half of the population.
The Haida exercise their sovereignty over the islands through their acting government, X̱aaydaG̱a Waadlux̱an Naay, the Council of the Haida Nation, have as as 2015 hosted First Nations delegations such as the Potlatch and subsequent treaty signing between the Haida and Heiltsuk. A small number of Kaigani Haida live on the traditionally Lingít Prince of Wales Island in Alaska; some of the islands are protected under federal legislation as Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, which includes the southernmost part of Moresby Island and several adjoining islands and islets. Protected, but under provincial jurisdiction, are several provincial parks, the largest of, Naikoon Provincial Park on northeastern Graham Island; the islands are home to an abundance of wildlife, including the largest subspecies of black bear and the smallest subspecies of stoat. Black-tailed deer and raccoon are introduced species; the primary transportation links between the Islands and mainland British Columbia are through the Sandspit Airport, the Masset Airport and the BC Ferries terminal at Skidegate.
The westernmost leg of Highway 16 connects Masset and Skidegate on Graham Island, Skidegate with Prince Rupert on the mainland via regular BC Ferries service by the MV Northern Adventure. There is regular BC Ferries service between Skidegate and Alliford Bay on Moresby Island. Floatplane services connect to facilities such as the Alliford Bay Water Aerodrome and Masset Water Aerodrome; the economy is mixed, including art and natural resources logging and commercial fishing. Furthermore, service industries and government jobs provide about one-third of the jobs, tourism has become a more prominent part of the economy in recent years for fishing and tour guides, cycling and adventure tourism. Aboriginal culture tourism has been enhanced with the establishment of the Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Ilnygaay. Public education is provided through School District 50 Haida Gwaii, which operates elementary and secondary schools in Masset, Port Clements, Queen Charlotte and Skidegate. Higher education programs are offered at the Haida Heritage Centre in partnership with the Northwest Community College, University of Northern British Columbia, with the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society.
Publicly funded health services are provided by Northern Health, the regional health authority responsible for the northern half of the province. Haida Gwaii is served by two hospitals, The Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre in Masset and the Haida Gwaii Hospital in Queen Charlotte, completed in Fall 2015. Haida Gwaii has four British Columbia Ambulance stations, they are staffed by Approximately 36 casual Emergency Medical Responders, 1 Part-Time Community Paramedic based in Masset. At the time of colonial contact, the population was 30,000 people, residing in several towns and including slave populations drawn from other clans of Haida as well as from other nations, it is estimated. By 1900, only 350 people remained. Towns were abandoned as people left their homes for the towns of Skidegate and Masset, for cannery towns on the mainland, or for Vancouver Island. Today, around 4,500 people live on the islands. About 70% of the indigenous people live in two communities at Skidegate and Old Massett, with a population of about 700 each.
In total the Haida make up 45% of the population of the islands. Anthony Island and the Ninstints Haida village site were made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. Haida Gwaii is considered by archaeologists as an option for a Pacific coastal route taken by the first humans migrating to the Americas from the Bering Strait. At this time Haida Gwaii was not an island, but connected to Vancouver Island and the mainland via the now submerged continental shelf, it is unclear how people arrived on
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Hot Springs is a city in the state of Arkansas and the county seat of Garland County. The city is located in the Ouachita Mountains among the U. S. Interior Highlands, is set among several natural hot springs for which the city is named; as of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 35,193. In 2017 the estimated population was 36,915; the center of Hot Springs is the oldest federal reserve in the United States, today preserved as Hot Springs National Park. The hot spring water has been popularly believed for centuries to possess medicinal properties, was a subject of legend among several Native American tribes. Following federal protection in 1832, the city developed into a successful spa town. Incorporated January 10, 1851, the city has been home to Major League Baseball spring training, illegal gambling and gangsters such as Al Capone, horse racing at Oaklawn Park, the Army and Navy Hospital, 42nd President Bill Clinton. One of the largest Pentecostal denominations in the United States, the Assemblies of God, traces its beginnings to Hot Springs.
Today, much of Hot Springs's history is preserved by various government entities. Hot Springs National Park is maintained by the National Park Service, including Bathhouse Row, which preserves the eight historic bathhouse buildings and gardens along Central Avenue. Downtown Hot Springs is preserved as the Central Avenue Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the city contains dozens of historic hotels and motor courts, built during the Great Depression in the Art Deco style. Due to the popularity of the thermal waters, Hot Springs benefited from rapid growth during a period when many cities saw a sharp decline in building; as a result, Hot Springs's architecture is a key part of the city's blend of cultures, including a reputation as a tourist town and a Southern city. A destination for the arts, Hot Springs features the Hot Springs Music Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, the Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival annually. Members of many Native American tribes had been gathering in the valley for untold numbers of years to enjoy the healing properties of the thermal springs.
In 1673, Father Marquette and Jolliet claimed it for France. The 1763 Treaty of Paris ceded the land to Spain. In December 1804, Dr. George Hunter and William Dunbar made an expedition to the springs, finding a lone log cabin and a few rudimentary shelters used by people visiting the springs for their healing properties. In 1807, a man named Prudhomme became the first settler of modern Hot Springs, he was soon joined by John Perciful and Isaac Cates. On August 24, 1818, the Quapaw Indians ceded the land around the hot springs to the United States in a treaty. After Arkansas became its own territory in 1819, the Arkansas Territorial Legislature requested in 1820 that the springs and adjoining mountains be set aside as a federal reservation. Twelve years in 1832, the Hot Springs Reservation was created by the United States Congress, granting federal protection of the thermal waters; the reservation was renamed Hot Springs National Park in 1921. The outbreak of the American Civil War left Hot Springs with a declining bathing population.
After the Confederate forces suffered defeat in the Battle of Pea Ridge in March 1862, the Union troops advanced toward the Confederate city of Little Rock. Confederate Governor Henry M. Rector moved his state records to Hot Springs. Union forces did not attack Little Rock, the government returned to the capital city on July 14, 1862. Many residents of Hot Springs fled to Texas or Louisiana and remained there until the end of the war. In September 1863, Union forces occupied Little Rock. During this period, Hot Springs became the prey of guerrilla bands loosely associated with either Union or Confederate forces, they pillaged and burned the near-deserted town, leaving only a few buildings standing at the end of the Civil War. After the Civil War, an extensive rebuilding of bathhouses and hotels took place at Hot Springs; the year-round population soared to 1,200 inhabitants by 1870. By 1873 six bathhouses and 24 hotels and boardinghouses stood near the springs. In 1874, Joseph Reynolds announced his decision to construct a narrow-gauge railroad from Malvern to Hot Springs.
Samuel W. Fordyce and two other entrepreneurs financed the construction of the first luxury hotel in the area, the first Arlington Hotel, which opened in 1875. During the Reconstruction Era, several conflicting land claims reached the U. S. Congress and resulted in an April 24, 1876, Supreme Court ruling that the land title of Hot Springs belonged to the federal government. Protests ensued. To deal with the situation, Congress formed the Hot Springs Commission to lay out streets in the town of Hot Springs, deal with land claims, define property lines, condemn buildings illegally on the permanent reservation and define a process for claimants to purchase land; the commission surveyed and set aside 264.93 acres encompassing the hot springs and Hot Springs Mountain to be a permanent government reservation. Another 1,200 acres became the Hot Springs townsite, with 700 acres awarded to claimants; the townsite consisted of 50 miles of streets and alleys. The remaining portion of the original four sections of government land consisted of hills and mountains which were unoccupied, Congress acted on the commission's recommendation in June 1880 by adding those lands to the permanent reservation.
Hot Springs has a rich baseball history. During the
Hot Springs, South Dakota
Hot Springs is a city in and the county seat of Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 3,711. In addition, neighboring Oglala Lakota County contracts the duties of Auditor and Register of Deeds to the Fall River County authority in Hot Springs. Hot Springs is located at 43°26′N 103°29′W, in Fall River County at the southern edge of South Dakota's Black Hills; the Fall River runs through the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.61 square miles, all of it land. Hot Springs has been assigned the ZIP code 57747 and the FIPS place code 30220; the Sioux and Cheyenne people had long frequented the area. According to several accounts, including a ledger art piece by the Oglala Lakota artist Amos Bad Heart Bull, Native Americans considered the springs sacred. European settlers arrived in the second half of the 19th century, they first named the city "Minnekahta" after its Lakota name. It was renamed Hot Springs in 1882, a translation of the Native American name.
A variety of health resorts were built on the tourism offered by the springs. Some of the attractions in the Hot Springs area are the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Evans Plunge, built in 1890, with its warm 87 °F spring water; the town is a gateway to the attractions of the southern Black Hills Wind Cave National Park. Hot Springs holds the annual Miss South Dakota pageant. In recognition of its historic value, the National Trust for Historic Preservation listed Hot Springs as one of its 2009 Dozen Distinctive Destinations; the city center contains over 35 sandstone buildings. The Angostura Reservoir, a 4,407 acres lake is located 10 miles southeast of the city and is a popular fishing and recreation area. Cold Brook Dam, which creates Cold Brook Lake is a 36 acre lake is located just north of the city, Cottonwood Springs Dam and lake is located about 5 miles west. Hot Springs is the home of a United States Department of Veterans Affairs hospital, designated in 2011 as a National Historic Landmark.
Known as the Battle Mountain Sanitarium, the 100-bed center was built in 1907 for patients suffering from rheumatism or tuberculosis. In the early 21st century, it offers extensive outpatient treatment, acute hospital care, PTSD treatment, an alcohol and drug treatment facility; the Battle Mountain Sanitarium was declared a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation following a December 2011 proposal announced by the Department of Veterans Affairs to close the facility. Community and state leaders, including Senator Tim Johnson, Senator John Thune, Representative Kristi Noem opposed the closing. A concerned group of veterans and citizens organized a "Save the VA" Campaign. After the Veterans Health Administration scandal of 2014, Hot Springs was visited by members of the United States House Committee on Veterans' Affairs for a Congressional field hearing regarding the proposed closure and the committee heard testimony from members of the Save the VA Committee and others opposed to the closure, as well as two VA administrators in favor of the closure.
Hot Springs has a cool semi-arid climate bordering on a humid continental climate. Owing to its location in an area prone to chinook winds, Hot Springs is one of the warmest places in South Dakota, with an annual mean temperature of 48.6 °F. During the three winter months from December to February, twenty-five afternoons can be expected to exceed 50 °F or 10 °C and five winter afternoons will climb to 60 °F or 15.6 °C due to these warm winds. Nonetheless, extreme cold occurs during the winter when the Föhn effect is absent: the average window for minima below or reaching 0 °F or −17.8 °C is from December 3 to February 27, fifteen mornings get this cold during an average winter, with −20 °F or −28.9 °C reached twice per winter on average. Thirty afternoons each winter stay below 32 °F or 0 °C, with all but seven in the severe month of January 1937 not topping the freezing point. Snowfall averages 31.1 inches or 0.79 metres – vastly less than the snowy high parts of the Black Hills – due to the dry winters and warm temperatures.
The record for snowfall in a single month was 29.6 inches in April 2013, the most in one full season was 72.3 inches from July 1975 to June 1976. The record for snowfall in a single day was 15.0 inches on March 12, 2006. The most snow on the ground was 22 inches on April 18, 1920, the mean in January peaks at a mere 1.2 inches or 0.030 metres. Spring warms up early: the first afternoon climbing to 70 °F or 21.1 °C can be expected as early as March 22, the first 80 °F or 26.7 °C maximum as early as April 22. Spring is the wettest season in its stages, due to very heavy thunderstorm rains; the wettest month on record was May 1935, which saw 9.65 inches of precipitation, whilst the wettest calendar year overall was 1915, with 32.01 inches, the driest was 1960, with only 6.15 inches. The most precipitation in a single day occurred on April 19, 2000, when 4.31 inches fell, part of which fell as 10 inches of snow. Summers
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Steamboat Springs shortened to Steamboat, is a Home Rule Municipality, the county seat and the most populous city of Routt County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,088; the city is an internationally known winter ski resort destination. The Steamboat Springs tourism industry is highlighted by Steamboat Ski Resort, on Mount Werner in the Park Range just east of the town, it contains the much smaller Howelsen Hill Ski Area. It is located in the upper valley of the Yampa River, along U. S. Highway 40 just west of the Continental Divide and Rabbit Ears Pass; the area surrounding Steamboat Springs was inhabited by the Yampatika band of the Ute Tribe Utes, who hunted in the valley during the summer. Trappers began to move through the area during the first decades of the 19th century. James Harvey Crawford, the founder of Steamboat Springs, first arrived in the spring of 1874; the Crawford family moved there in 1876, for the first five years were the sole permanent Anglo-Saxon residents of the town.
The native Utes were forcibly removed from the area to a reservation in Utah by the U. S. Army starting in 1879. Milestones in the development of the pioneer town included the first sawmill in 1873, incorporation of the town in 1900, the arrival of the railroad in 1909; the economy of the region was based on ranching and mining, which still have a large presence in the county. Steamboat is home to natural hot springs. Upon first hearing a chugging sound, early trappers believed that a steamboat was coming down the river; when the trappers saw that there was no steamboat, that the sound was coming from a hot spring, they decided to name the spring Steamboat Springs. Skiing was the only method of transportation during harsh and snowy Rocky Mountain winters. In turn, the popularity of skiing as a winter pastime catalyzed development of the town and other communities all over the Rocky Mountains. In 1913, Carl Howelsen, a Norwegian, introduced ski jumping. Howelsen built the first jump on Howelsen Hill, now part of the Howelsen Ski Area.
He founded the annual Winter Carnival, a celebration still held each winter. The festival includes ski racing and jumping, dog sledding, chariot events down Lincoln Avenue, the city's main street. Light shows on both Mount Werner and Howelsen Hill are highlights. Howelsen founded the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and built the town's first ski jumps; the oldest continually operating ski area in North America, Howelsen Hill, now bears his name and is one of just three complete ski jumping complexes in the United States. The Steamboat Ski Resort was established by two local men, Jim Temple and John Fetcher. Temple led the effort to develop the area. Fetcher, a local rancher, was builder; the resort opened on what was called Storm Mountain in 1963. In 1974, The Industrial Company was started in Steamboat Springs and has since grown into one of the largest industrial construction companies in the United States with revenues of $2 billion in 2007; the company is one of the largest employers in Routt County and has more than 9,000 employees worldwide.
TIC - The Industrial Company was acquired by Kiewit Engineering and all operations except the Training Center moved elsewhere. The main TIC complex on Routt County Road 129 has been acquired by Yampa Valley Electric Association as their new headquarters, with extensive renovation; this property provides ample areas for office, vehicle maintenance, construction laydown activities. In 1993, the City Council of Steamboat Springs, Colorado conducted a poll of its residents to choose a new name for the bridge that crossed the Yampa River on Shield Drive. With 7,717 votes, the winning name was "James Brown Soul Center of the Universe Bridge"; the bridge was dedicated in September 1993, James Brown appeared at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the event. Historical buildings in Steamboat Springs include: Christian Science Society, at 7th and Oak, was built of logs in 1934 and is now listed on the National Register of Historical Places; the Crawford House, at 12th and Crawford, was built of local stone in 1894 by the founder of Steamboat, James Harvey Crawford, is now listed on the National Register of Historical Places.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.1 square miles, all of it land except for the Yampa River. The Yampa Valley and surrounding area contain several geothermal hot springs; the city is named after the Steamboat Spring, located near the present-day library and the old train depot. The spring itself was so named; the construction of the railroad, which passes right next to the Steamboat Spring, silenced the chugging sound in 1908. Locals take pride in the name of their town, as evidenced by the humorously named Steamboat Yacht Club, a local restaurant located on the Yampa River, but has since been closed, it has since been reopened under a different name. Though there are no steamboats in the town, except for an allegorical "steamboat" playground in West Lincoln Park, the area does offer two hot springs that are open to the public; the largest is with multiple pools and two slides. Located in the hills a few miles out of town is Strawberry Park Hot Springs, with two pools, lodging and natural rock features.
There is a fee to enter cash or check only. Strawberry Park Hot Springs offers excellent stargazing opportunities due to the lack of ambient light; the Yampa River flows through the middle of town. As of
Hot Springs County, Wyoming
Hot Springs County is a county in the U. S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 4,812, making it the second-least populous county in Wyoming, its county seat is Thermopolis. The county is named for the hot springs located in Hot Springs State Park. Hot Springs County was created on February 21, 1911 with of areas annexed from Big Horn and Park counties, it was organized in 1913. Hot Springs County was named for the hot springs located in the county seat of Thermopolis. In the 2008 United States presidential election, Hot Springs County was the only county in the entire Mountain West outside of Arizona where John McCain beat George W. Bush's percentage of the county vote from the 2004 election. According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,006 square miles, of which 2,004 square miles is land and 2.3 square miles is water. It is the smallest county in Wyoming by area and the largest county in the US, a state's smallest county. Hot Springs County includes the southern portion of Wyoming's Big Horn Basin, is surrounded by mountains.
Most of the Wind River Canyon, with the Owl Creek Mountains on the west and Bridger Mountains on the east is in Hot Springs County, while the Bighorn Mountains ring the east portion on the county and the Absaroka Range is to the west. A small portion of the Shoshone National Forest is in the western part of the county; the Wind River Indian Reservation extends into southern Hot Springs County. Washakie County – northeast Fremont County – south and southwest Park County – northwest and north Shoshone National Forest As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 4,882 people, 2,108 households, 1,353 families in the county; the population density was 2 people per square mile. There were 2,536 housing units at an average density of 1.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 95.96% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 1.52% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.63% from other races, 1.29% from two or more races. 2.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.3% were of German, 17.0% English, 12.2% Irish, 8.2% American and 6.0% Norwegian ancestry.
There were 2,108 households out of which 25.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.30% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.80% were non-families. 31.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.80% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.82. The county population contained 22.00% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 28.70% from 45 to 64, 20.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 92.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $29,888, the median income for a family was $39,364. Males had a median income of $27,030 versus $18,667 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,858. About 8.60% of families and 10.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.10% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,812 people, 2,185 households, 1,362 families in the county. The population density was 2.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 2,582 housing units at an average density of 1.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 95.8% white, 1.5% American Indian, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.5% from other races, 1.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.2% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 30.1% were German, 15.3% were Irish, 15.1% were English, 8.4% were Scotch-Irish, 8.3% were American. Of the 2,185 households, 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.7% were non-families, 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.70. The median age was 48.6 years. The median income for a household in the county was $42,469 and the median income for a family was $54,709.
Males had a median income of $41,186 versus $26,990 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,269. About 6.8% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over. East Thermopolis Kirby Thermopolis Lucerne Owl Creek Embar Grass Creek Wedding of the Waters Gebo The Wyoming Department of Health Wyoming Pioneer Home, an assisted living facility for elderly people, is located in Thermopolis; the facility was operated by the Wyoming Board of Charities and Reform until that agency was dissolved as a result of a state constitutional amendment passed in November 1990. Hot Springs County voters have been reliably Republican for many decades. In only one national election since 1948 did the county select the Democratic Party candidate. National Register of Historic Places listings in Hot Springs County, Wyoming Clayton Danks Hot Springs County official website
Desert Hot Springs, California
Desert Hot Springs known as DHS, is a city in Riverside County, United States. The city is located within the Coachella Valley geographic region, sometimes referred to as the Desert Empire; the population was 25,938 at the 2010 census, up from 16,582 at the 2000 census. The city has undergone rapid development and high population growth since the 1970s, when there were 2,700 residents, it is named for its many natural hot springs. It is one of few places in the world with occurring hot- and cold mineral springs. Desert Hot Springs is home to the largest collection of warm mineral springs in the United States. More than 20 natural mineral spring lodgings can be found in town. Unlike most hot springs, the mineral springs in town are odorless; the only people residing in areas north of Palm Springs prior to the 20th century was Cahuilla Indians in the village of Seven Palms. Although Cahuilla people never settled permanently in today’s Desert Hot Springs, they camped here during winter times due to the warm climate.
According to early homesteader and writer Cabot Yerxa in his newspaper columns published in The Desert Sentinel newspaper, the first homesteader in the area of the city of Desert Hot Springs was Hilda Maude Gray, who staked her claim in 1908. Cabot Yerxa soon discovered the hot water aquifer on Miracle Hill. Due to the Mission Creek Branch of the San Andreas Fault bisecting the area, one side is a cold water aquifer, the other has a hot water aquifer, his large Pueblo Revival Style architecture structure, hand built over 20 years, is now one of the oldest adobe-style buildings in Riverside County, houses Cabot's Pueblo Museum, designated a state historical site after his death in 1965. Cabot's Trading Post & Gallery opened there in February 2008; the town was founded by L. W. Coffee on July 12, 1941; the original town site was centered at the intersection of Palm Drive and Pierson Boulevard and was only one square mile. Coffee chose the name Desert Hot Springs because of the area's natural hot springs.
Desert Hot Springs became a tourist destination in the 1950s because of its small spa hotels and boutique hotels. The city is popular with "snowbirds."Realtors arrived to speculate, thousands of lots and streets were laid out over a six square mile area. Some homes were bought by retirees and the area incorporated as a city in 1963, with 1,000 residents. Desert Hot Springs experienced periods of significant growth in the 1980s and 1990s, when most of the vacant lots were filled with new houses and duplex apartments; the city's population increased by 5,000 in the 2000 census. In 1993, a 3-star hotel, Mirage Springs Hotel Resort opened in DHS. Despite good reviews and providing much needed financial revenue to DHS, Mirage Springs closed its doors in 1998; the business reopened as the Miracle Springs Spa. Desert Hot Springs High School opened in 1999. Desert Hot Springs was the first city in Southern California to legalize medical marijuana cultivation, has since been overwhelmed by marijuana developers and growers.
It was featured in a CNBC special as California's first city to permit the commercial cultivation of marijuana in 2014. Before development of the city began in the 1930s, Desert Hot Springs was a treeless place in the Colorado Desert. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.6 square miles, of which 99.89% is land and 0.11% is water. Desert Hot Springs is nestled between two mountain ranges: San Bernardino Mountains and San Jacinto Mountains, it is located just south of Joshua Tree National Park. It is located in the Colorado Desert region of the Sonoran Desert. Desert Hot Springs has a desert climate similar to the rest of the Coachella Valley, with less than six inches of precipitation per year. Summers are hot with days exceeding 107 °F in July and August while night-time lows tend to stay between 78–90 °F; the winters are mild with days seeing temperatures between 68–82 °F and corresponding night-time lows between 50–65 °F. Heat waves during the summer months involving temperatures higher than 110 °F are not unusual.
Summer winds and the higher elevation keep Desert Hot Springs on average 5-7 degrees cooler than other communities in Coachella Valley. However, the winter season can be warmer due to the surrounding mountains blocking north winds; the Mission Creek Fault, a branch of the San Andreas, separates two aquifers. On one side, the Desert Hot Springs Sub-Basin contains an aquifer with hot water; this aquifer resorts. Mission Springs Sub-basin, on the other side of the fault, the Miracle Creek sub-basin has cold water; this aquifer has received awards for exceptional taste. From having 20 residents in 1941, Desert Hot Springs had 28,000 residents in 2014; the 2010 United States Census reported that Desert Hot Springs had a population of 25,938. The population density was 1,097.1 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Desert Hot Springs was 15,053 White, 2,133 African American, 357 Native American, 675 Asian, 84 Pacific Islander, 6,343 from other races, 1,293 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13,646 persons.
The Census reported that 25,820 people lived in households, 118 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 0 were institutionalized. There were 8,650 households, out of which 3,713 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 3,468 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1,603 had a female h
Hot Springs Cove, British Columbia
Hot Springs Cove Refuge Cove, is an unincorporated settlement on Sydney Inlet on the west side of the Openit Peninsula in the western Clayoquot Sound region of the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Hot Springs Cove derives its name from its proximity to Ramsay Hot Springs, is protected by Maquinna Marine Provincial Park; the post office at Hot Springs Cove was closed in 1974 but had operated since 1947, when it was first named Sydney Inlet until being renamed in 1948. Despite the closure of the post office, there remains a year-round population in the vicinity. Sydney Inlet Provincial Park Gibson Marine Provincial Park Hesquiat Peninsula Provincial Park Sulphur Passage Provincial Park Marktosis, British Columbia "Hot Springs Cove". BC Geographical Names. "Hot Springs Cove". BC Geographical Names. "Sydney Inlet". BC Geographical Names. "Refuge Cove". BC Geographical Names. Hot Springs Co-op website