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Old 26-06-2012, 09:00 PM   #17
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The Red Dragon is the national emblem of my country Wales and also a local pub....




The Green Dragon, now the George, dates from 1781 but was rebuilt in 1904...

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The Banks are about one mile and a half in length, and command a most beautiful prospect into seven counties : the springs remarkably clear and most excellently adapted to the purposes of bleaching. The land is rich, but mostly in meadow and pastures, for milk butter, and the noted cheese. The estate had, in the year 1780, only two farm houses and eight or nine cottages, but now contains 162 houses, a neat chapel, and 976 inhabitants, who employ 325 looms in the cotton Manufactories ..

Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii, known as the Pinta Island tortoise,Pinta giant tortoise, Abingdon Island tortoise, or Abingdon Island giant tortoise, is a subspecies of Gal√°pagos tortoise native to Ecuador's Pinta Island.The subspecies was described by Albert G√ľnther in 1877 after specimens arrived in London...In 1971, it was discovered that the subspecies had been completely wiped out, with the exception of a single male, Lonesome George.

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