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Interstate 15 in Utah

Interstate 15 runs north–south in the U. S. state of Utah through the southwestern and central portions of the state, passing through many of the population centers of the state, including St. George, Salt Lake City, Ogden, the latter three being part of the urban area known as the Wasatch Front, it is the primary north–south highway in Utah, as the majority of the state's population lives along its corridor. The only Metropolitan Statistical Area in Utah not connected by I-15 is the Logan Utah-Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1998, the Utah Legislature designated the entire length within Utah as the Veterans Memorial Highway; the interstate passes through the fast-growing Dixie region, which includes St. George, Cedar City, most of the major cities and suburbs along the Wasatch Front, including Provo, Sandy, West Jordan, Salt Lake City and Ogden. Around Cove Fort, Interstate 70 begins its journey eastward across the country; the interstate merges with I-80 for about 3 miles from South Salt Lake to just west of Downtown Salt Lake City and merges with Interstate 84 from Ogden to Tremonton.

Along nearly its entire length through the state, I-15 winds its way along the western edge of a nearly continuous range of mountains. The only exceptions are when it passes through the mountains south of Cedar City and again north of Cove Fort. From Las Vegas, Nevada, I-15 winds and inclines through the Virgin River Gorge in northwest Arizona it crosses the border into Utah and Washington County. Just past the border there is a port of entry on each side of the freeway; these ports of entry are jointly operated by the states of Utah and Arizona and are the first northbound exit and last southbound exit on I-15 in Utah. Heading north-northeast it continues with two lanes in each direction until it reaches an interchange with Southern Parkway, which provides access to the St. George Regional Airport. After SR-7, the route turns north as it passes the Bloomington area of the City of St. George and an interchange at Brigham Road where an auxiliary lane is added before it crosses the Virgin River.

North of the Virgin River, spanning the Santa Clara River, is the Dixie Drive interchange. A collector ramp is added between the next interchange with Bluff Street. I-15 reduces to two lanes and turns northeast again where it passes the eastern side of downtown St. George, with an interchange at St. George Boulevard; the Bluff Street and St. George Boulevard interchanges are the southern and northern ends of the St. George I-15 Business Loop. From this point north I-15 follows the route of the Old US-91 maintaining a two-lane configuration until it reaches the Wasatch Front in the north-central part of the state.. After leaving St. George, I-15 continues northeast and passes through the northern part of the city of Washington. An auxiliary lane is added between St. George Boulevard and Green Springs Road with additional interchanges at Washington Parkway and State Street. Northeast of Washington I-15 passes through the northwestern side of the town of Leeds, with one-way interchanges on the southwest and northeast ends of town.

After passing through the northwestern part of Toquerville, an interchange with SR-17, I-15 resumes a more north-northeastern course as it ascends about 1,000 feet higher on the Colorado Plateau. Along the way it passes through the areas of Browse and Pintura, with interchanges at both, as well as two more ranch exits further northeast. After its ascent, it passes by the east of side of Ash Creek Reservoir and by the northwest corner of Zion National Park, with an interchange providing access to the Kolob Canyon area of the park. Next is an interchange that provides access to New Kanarraville; this interchange is at the border of Washington County and Iron County. Just after entering Iron County, I-15 reaches the southern most rest areas along its route within the state. After passing about a mile west of Kanarraville it reaches an interchange in Hamilton Fort; the freeway briefly turns nearly east before turning north again to pass through the west side of Cedar City. The first interchange is at the southern end of the Cedar City I-15 Business Loop.

Just north is the 200 South interchange, which provides access to downtown Cedar City as well as the Cedar City Regional Airport. After this interchange, the freeway turns northeast before the final Cedar City interchange with SR-130; this interchange is the northern end of the Cedar City I-15 Business Loop, although no longer indicated as such by signage. The freeway passes by the eastern edge of Enoch, but without an interchange within that city. After an interchange within the area of Summit I-15 heads east-northeast before passing by the northwest edge of Parowan, with interchanges on the west and north sides of town. After Parowan, the freeway curves back to a northeast course as it passes about a mile west of Paragonah and reaches an interchange on the north side of that city. Continuing northeast it reaches the next pair of rest areas before an interchange with SR-20 and a ranch exit before leaving Iron County; as I-15 enters Beaver County the interstate turns northwest and winds its way through the mountain pass before heading north again to pass along the western edge of the city of Beaver.

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Mai Trung Thứ, or Mai Thứ, was a Vietnamese-French painter. He was one of the graduates of the 1st entering class of the École des Beaux-Arts de l'Indochine in Hanoi, he lived and worked in France. His main subjects were women and daily life, incorporating some traditional Vietnamese conceptions about fine arts and folk arts. All his work, apart from a few oil paintings, is silk painting with gouache, by rubbing and colours applied as solids. Mai Trung Thu was born in 1906 in Kien An, Haiphong city, he was a member of the first class of the École des Beaux-Arts de l'Indochine in Hanoi along with Le Pho. During his education he developed a painting style in which he painted on silk, organizing patches of bold colors into defined areas of highlight and shadow. Mai Trung Thu's early art celebrated folk themes and the innocence of rural Vietnam, suggested a nostalgia for the past. In 1937 Mai Trung Thu visited France to take part in an exhibition, he settled there for most of the rest of his life and gained a reputation as a painter of doleful, lovely women.

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Alfred Williamson was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Carlton Football Club and Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football League. He was born to Reuben and Annie Williamson, he studied at Sale Agricultural High School. At the time of his enlistment he was still working there as a school teacher, he is the great uncle of Gary Ablett Sr. and the great, great uncle of Gary Ablett Jr.. Recruited from the Melbourne Teachers Training College, he played his first senior VFL match for Carlton on 18 May 1912, on the half-forward flank, against Collingwood, at Princes Park, he played two senior games for Carlton in his first year, eight in his second, one in his third. He transferred to Melbourne, he was suspended for three weeks, when playing for Carlton, in June 1913 for elbowing Allan Belcher in a spiteful match against Essendon on 21 June 1913. On his transfer to Melbourne, he was suspended for three weeks for "rough conduct" during the 11 July 1914 match against St Kilda, for 15 weeks for "elbowing and general roughness" during the match against Richmond on 22 August 1914.

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