Interstate 15 in Arizona
is part of Interstate 15
(I-15), a transcontinental Interstate Highway
from San Diego, California
, to the Canadian border
. The highway segment passes through Mohave County
in the far northwest corner of the U.S. state of Arizona
. Despite its length of 29.43 miles (47.36 km) and isolation from the rest of the state in the remote Arizona Strip
, it is notable for the scenic section through the Virgin River Gorge
. The highway heads in a northeasterly direction from the Nevada
border northeast of Mesquite, Nevada
, to the Utah
border southwest of St. George, Utah
. The southern portion of the routing of I-15 was built close to the alignment of the old U.S. Route 91
, but the northern section through the Virgin River Gorge was built along an alignment that previously had no road. The southern section of the highway was complete and opened in the early 1960s, while the section through the gorge did not open to traffic until 1973. When it opened, the portion of I-15 through the Virgin River Gorge was the most expensive section of rural Interstate per mile.
Ernest Miller Hemingway
(July 21, 1899 - July 2, 1961) was an American author
. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement
, influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and public image. He produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature
in 1954. Hemingway's fiction was successful because the characters he presented exhibited authenticity that resonated with his audience. Many of his works are classics of American literature
. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works during his lifetime; a further three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously.
Shortly after the publication of The Old Man and the Sea in 1952 Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in a plane crash that left him in pain or ill-health for much of the rest of his life. Hemingway had permanent residences in Key West, Florida, and Cuba during the 1930s and '40s, but in 1959 he moved from Cuba to Ketchum, Idaho, where he committed suicide in the summer of 1961.