Wednesday, October 10, 2012

This Day in History October 10, 1971

By Ken Lund from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
All right, I certainly learned something quite interesting.  Did you know that we have a piece of London history in Arizona? I honestly did not.  Here's the story.  The original London Bridge was constructed in 1831, and it was built over the Thames River.  In 1962, the bridge was deemed structurally unsound.  The City of London sold this bridge to Rober McCulloch, founder of Lake Havasu in Arizona.  The bridge was carefully dismantled, and it was sent to Arizona.  It was reconstructed, and on this date in 1971, it was officially dedicated.

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