[Daily article] July 24: Monte Ne

Monte Ne is a former health resort and planned community in the U.S.
state of Arkansas, open from 1901 to the mid-1930s. It was owned and
operated by William Hope Harvey, a financial theorist and writer, in the
Ozark hills of the White River valley east of Rogers on the edge of
Beaver Lake. Two of its hotels, Missouri Row and Oklahoma Row, were the
largest log buildings in the world at the time, and Oklahoma Row’s tower
is one of the earliest examples of a multi-story concrete structure. The
resort was not a financial success, due in part to Harvey’s management
style, and shortly after his death the property was sold off. The
remainder of the resort and town was almost completely submerged after
Beaver Lake was created in 1964. The severely vandalized Oklahoma Row
tower is the only remaining structure that can be seen at normal lake
levels. The area on the edge of Beaver Lake still referred to as Monte
Ne, owned and managed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers,
serves mainly as a boat ramp.

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Today’s selected anniversaries:

1411:

Forces of Donald of Islay, Lord of the Isles, and Alexander
Stewart, Earl of Mar, fought at the Battle of Harlaw near Inverurie,
Scotland.

1701:

French explorer Antoine de La Mothe Cadillac established Fort
Pontchartrain du Détroit, which later grew into the city of Detroit.

1910:

Ottoman forces captured the city of Shkodër to put down the
Albanian revolt of 1910.

1967:

During a speech in Montreal, French President Charles de Gaulle
declared “Long live free Quebec!”, a statement that was interpreted as
support for Quebec independence from Canada.

2013:

A Spanish high-speed train derailed at Santiago de Compostela;
79 died and around 140 were injured (rescue efforts pictured).

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Wiktionary’s word of the day:

schlep:
1. (transitive, informal) To carry, drag, or lug.
2. (intransitive, informal) To go, as on an errand or task.
3. (intransitive, informal) To act in a slovenly, lazy, or sloppy manner.

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Wikiquote quote of the day:

  Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t blow in the wind
or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if
you look in there and see a man who won’t cheat, then you know he never
will. Integrity is not a search for the rewards of integrity. Maybe all
you ever get for it is the largest kick in the ass the world can
provide. It is not supposed to be a productive asset. Crime pays a lot
better. I can bend my own rules way, way over, but there is a place
where I finally stop bending them.  
–John D. MacDonald

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