Happy Birthday, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse ONA in Florida!

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area is part of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands, and the only complete unit east of the Mississippi River.  The ONA was established on this day in 2008 and is cooperatively managed in a unique partnership between the BLM and local partners. 

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse ONA is located at the confluence of the Loxahatchee River and Indian River Lagoon, just ¼ mile from the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Florida.

The ONA offers a range of recreation activities, from exploring the cultural and military history associated with the historic 1860 lighthouse to exploring the trails of natural Florida. For the more adventurous, kayaking the ONA’s shoreline and exploring its lagoon offer unique views of the lighthouse and the opportunity to get close to manatees.

Learn about the birthday celebration today at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse ONA - also a National Conservation Lands 15th anniversary event:  http://www.facebook.com/BLMJupiterInlet. Follow all 2015 anniversary events and activities with #conservationlands15.


#OnThisDay in #1992 #Sade performed on #SaturdayNightLive, with #Sinbad as the show’s host. She performed “#NoOrdinaryLove” #TWIMH


Erwin Schrödinger coined the term ‘wave mechanics’ (or Wellenmechanik) on this day in 1926 in a letter to Albert Einstein.

He had been inspired by a footnote in a paper by Einstein to model movement of an electron around a nucleus as a wave rather than orbiting particle.

To celebrate, enjoy these waves of a different sort from Lawrence Bragg’s 1950 series, The Nature of Things.


On this day, President Bush signed the Arizona Desert Wilderness Act of 1990 into law, which established 38 new wilderness areas and expanded the Aravaipa Canyon wilderness.  The bill also established the Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area featured here.

The 23,000-acre Gila Box Riparian NCA is truly an oasis in the desert. It has four perennial waterways - the Gila and San Francisco rivers and Bonita and Eagle creeks, which are the lifeline for this remarkable place. The Gila River canyon section, known as the Gila Box, is composed of patchy mesquite woodlands, mature cottonwoods, sandy beaches, and buff-colored cliffs. Bonita Creek, popular for birdwatching, hiking, and picnicking, is lined with large cottonwoods, sycamores, and willows. The perennial creek and riparian vegetation make this a cool year-round desert oasis.

Cliff dwellings, historic homesteads, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and over 200 species of birds make this year-round watery desert refuge worth the short drive from Safford, Arizona.

Photo by Bob Wick, BLM 

View of a Chicago Transit Authority train on the Lake Street elevated line, Chicago, June 30, 1967. Hedrich-Blessing Collection.

Discover the history of Chicago’s rapid transit system.

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On this day in 2002, Red Hot Chili Peppers released their eighth studio album, By The Way.

Produced by Rick Rubin.

1. By The Way

2. Universally Speaking

3. This Is The Place

4. Dosed

5. Don’t Forget Me

6. The Zephyr Song

7. Can’t Stop

8. I Could Die For You

9. Midnight

10. Throw Away Your Television

11. Cabron

12. Tear

13. On Mercury

14. Minor Thing

15. Warm Tape

16. Venice Queen 

RMS Titanic Departs Southampton

It was at noon on this day in history, 10 April 1912, that RMS Titanic departed Southampton, England, on her maiden voyage. The ship’s whistle blew 3 times to mark the start of the journey. Her next destinations were Cherbourg, France, and Queenstown, Ireland, to pick up further passengers before turning to cross the Atlantic Ocean.


Happy Birthday, Oregon!

They say that “Virginia is for lovers.”  But it’s Oregon that was born 156 years ago today, on Valentine’s Day.  Maybe that’s why there are so many things to love about BLM-managed lands in Oregon, more than 15 million acres of forests, rangelands, beaches, mountains and more!


On this day in 1999, the music video for “Scar Tissue” was released. Directed by Stéphane Sednaoui.

On May 11, 1894, the Pullman Strike begins. It is the most famous and far–reaching labor conflict in a period of severe economic depression and social unrest. Above: Soldiers in Pullman car quarters during the strike.

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