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…Ōpepe was a settlement in New Zealand, a few miles southwest of Taupo. It was the scene of a skirmish between European militia and Maori rebels on 7 June 1869 in which nine members of the militia were killed.

… speed-limited to 25 mph. On earlier production models, there was an option of a Discovery Pack which increased the ZENNs range a few miles. In later models it was standard.

Around 1622, he settled in an area south of the Chesapeake Bay and a few miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. This area had been passed by when the earlier settlements such as Jamestown were established beginning in 1607 in favour of locations further inland which would be less susceptible to attacks by other European forces, such as the Spanish.

a few miles away, but when this was investigated, nothing was found. The Barisal guns themselves came from the vastness of the Bay of Bengal. Thunderstorms were not reported at the time of the observations, but thunderstorms cannot usually…

… supported the community and Church was held at Bakers Mill. Miller’s Crossing was a few miles from Avoca. L.E. Miller had a substantial plantation farm there and housed the commissary or general store where Boots (Brogans), Jeans, mostly overalls,…

… as well as another whiskey distillery owned by a lawyer, Camden Riley, Jr. A raging fire burned through the community in the late 19th century which destroyed most of the business. Most of the business rebuilt a few miles to the east along…

… site which is only a few miles east of the former depot of the Northamptonshire Regiment and later Royal Pioneer Corps at Simpson Barracks in Wootton. The site also has numerous small bunkers within it and is criss-crossed by barbed wire…

… then surround them. The Burmese commander in the field Balamindin was ordered to give up Bhamo, and instead stay at the Burmese stockade at Kaungton, a few miles south of Bhamo on the Irrawaddy. The Kaungton fort had been especially equipped…

Yamankan went back to Pegu, and revolted. In late 1082, he sailed up the Irrawaddy river with his army, and took a position on an island a few miles below Pagan. Saw Lu recalled Kyansittha from exile, and gave him the command of Pagan…

… allow Yamamoto’s tanks and heavy artillery to attack the main defences around Imphal itself. Only a few miles north of the saddle was Palel airfield, one of the only two all-weather airfields in the plain, and vital to the defenders.

Yacht races may be over a simple course of only a few miles, as in the harbour racing of the International One Design; long-distance, open-ocean races, like the Bermuda Race; or epic trans-global contests such as the Global Challenge, Volvo Ocean Race, Clipper Round the World Race and Mini Transat 6.50.

Y Glog or Draws Drum is a mountain in Ceredigion, Wales. It is 574 metres (1883 feet) above sea level and is located a few miles south of Pumlumon and just south of the A44 road. It is a HuMP. It is located in an area of bleak moorland with a windfarm nearby and some small Llynnau. It has recently replaced Cefn Croes as the HuMP.

Wyoming Highway 28 traverses the modern pass, roughly following the route of the Oregon Trail. Wagon ruts are still clearly visible at numerous sites within a few miles of the highway.

Wyalusing Creek begins in at the mouths of East Branch Wyalusing Creek and South Branch Wyalusing Creek in Rush Township, Susquehanna County. The creek begins meandering west for a few miles before picking up the tributary North Branch…

Wreck Alley is an area a few miles off the coast of Mission Beach, San Diego, California with several ships intentionally sunk as artificial reefs and as SCUBA diving attractions for wreck divers.

Wrangler Lake is a lake located in the less-traveled portion of Yellowstone National Park in the U.S. state of Wyoming. It is fairly isolated, a few miles from the Wapiti Lake Trailhead.

WorldCell’s headquarters are in Rockville, Maryland, a few miles outside of Washington, D.C. In addition to its corporate headquarters, WorldCell has offices in Reykjavík, Iceland and Tokyo, Japan.

World War II brought about the only notable period of profitability for the railroad, as the Tennessee Valley Authority initiated construction of Douglas Dam on the French Broad River a few miles north of Sevierville. A branch line was…

… type dirigible. By World War I, artillery had developed to the point where it was capable of engaging targets beyond the visual range of a ground-based observer. Positioning artillery observers on balloons, generally a few miles behind the…

… ground-based observer. Positioning artillery observers on balloons, generally a few miles behind the front lines and at altitude, allowed them to see targets at greater range than they could on the ground. This allowed the artillery to take advantage of its increased range.

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