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Four Corners is a quadripoint in the Southwest United States where the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet—the only point in the United States where the boundaries of four states intersect.
Microsoft's first Headquarters The Historic Microsoft Headquarters are located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Microsoft Inc. was founded here and remained in Albuquerque from 1975 to 1979 before moving to Seattle. The plaque on the rock (Streetview) reads: Microsoft Inc., housed at this site from 1975 to 1979, was founded here by Paul G. Allen and Bill Gates, whose passion for technology and vision of "a computer on every desk and in every home" led to the development of Microsoft's groundbreaking software. Paul Allen and Bill Gates would like to acknowledge the important role that the city of Albuquerque played in the company's early development, offering an environment that stimulated creativity and encouraged entreprenurial spirit. Cheyenne Mountain Complex The Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado is/was a Operations Center for the US Air Force built inside a mountain. It was constructed in the 1960s during the Cold War - the command center of NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) and the monitoring center for the worldwide system of satellites were located in this facility. Since 2006 the facility is in so-called "warm stand-by" because the dangers of the Cold War are over now. The complex is also home to the fictional U.S. Stargate Command of the Science Fiction TV series Stargate. Grand Canyon Trace of the world famous Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA. Aircraft Boneyards Aircraft Boneyards are places for retired airplanes usually found in the South west of the USA. Kennecott Copper Mine Kennecott Copper Mine, the world's largest man-made excavation and first open-pit, is located 28 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. 2 ½-miles across, and ¾-mile deep, the mine is so big, it can be seen from space shuttles in outer space. Zoom out to see the whole mine! A lot of airplanes at Davis Monthan Air Force Base At the Davis Monthan Air Force Base (309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group) aka "The Boneyard" in Arizona there are hundreds of planes and helicopters. Feel free to count the aircraft and post the figure you found out in the comment field ;-) Thelma & Louise final scene The Thelma & Louise Grand Canyon scenes (where the car drives over the edge of the canyon) were shot at the Dead Horse Point State Park in Utah. The World's Tallest Fountain The World's Tallest Fountain is located in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Every hour it shoots water about 100 feet high. On St. Patrick's Day the water is green coloured - as you can see on the video ;-) NFL Super Bowl XLII New York Giants vs. New England Patriots. On Sunday February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Pearl Harbor The shipwreck of USS Arizona on Pearl Harbor/Hawaii. It sunk during a Japanese attack on 7 December, 1941. George Washington Birthplace National Monument George Washington was born here on February 22, 1732 and remained on this plantation until age 3. He returned as a teenager while studying surveying. The Beach Boys Historic Landmark The Beach Boys Historic Landmark commemorates the site of the childhood home of Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys. It was dedicated on May 20, 2005. Giant Rattle snake Giant Rattle snake along a street in New Mexico. Wallace Monument The National Wallace Monument is a Tower in Stirling/Scotland commemorating Sir William "Braveheart" Wallace. It was completed in 1869. Bonneville Speedway The Bonneville Speedway is located at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. It is best known for several land speed world records with rocket powered vehicles. Washington Monument Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is a 169.294 meters (555 feet) tall obelisk dedicated to George Washington. Monument Valley The Monument Valley is an area located on the border of Utah and Arizona. It's famous for the rock formations and the red siltstone and the red sand. Rainbow Bridge in Utah The Rainbow Bridge in Utah is the world's largest natural bridge. Rolle Airfield Triangle shaped airfield in Arizona. Sundance Film Festival 2009 The Sundance Film Festival is a festival for independent filmmakers in Park City, Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah. January 15-25, 2009