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    Boat Rentals~Visitor beware!

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 29, 2012

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    Its a good idea to double check which places to rent boats from. Adventure Center taken in one of my photo's obviously does not have any good reviews on the web. There are others located here, so double check before you rent from anyone first. A good idea is to check with the Visitor Center. Below is a web site for the various boat rentals places to rent from.

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    Robert P. McCulloch, Sr.

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    Both plaques reads:

    Robert P. McCulloch, Sr.
    Top:
    In grateful memory
    Robert P. McCulloch, Sr.
    Whose purchase of London Bridge
    in 1968
    saved it for the enjoyment and use
    of prosterity

    Bottom:
    October 10, 1981
    on this 150th Anniverary
    London Bridge
    was formally dedicated to the
    citizens of Lake Havasu City.

    Visitor Center
    422 English Village
    Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
    (928) 855-5655

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    British American Friendship

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 29, 2012

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    The plaque reads:

    British – American Friendship
    "We are now friends with
    England and with all Mankind."
    Written by Benjamin Franklin, American Peace
    Commissioner in Paris, following the signing of the peace
    treaty ending the American Revolution
    September 1783

    With American and British flags flying overhead, a Quit Rent Ceremony is reenacted each October under the London Bridge, located since 1971 at the English Village in Lake Havasu City. The ceremony symbolizes London, England's friendship with Lake Havasu City. On this occasion, a Loving Cup is shared, as a symbol of the historic ties between the United States and Great Britain, and the pledge of the continuing friendship between the two cities. The Colorado River now flows beneath the bridge that once spanned the Thames River. The bridge provides a bond between two very different municipalities, the 2000 – year – old English city and Lake Havasu City, established a few decades ago in the American southwest.

    Dedicated 31 October 1997 Havasu Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

    Visitor Center
    422 English Village
    Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
    (928) 855-5655

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    City Founders

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    The plaque reads:
    City Founders
    Lake Havasu City, Arizona

    Robert P. McCulloch, Sr, Founder
    and C.V. Wood, Jr., Master Planner

    London Bridge was purchased from the city of London on April 18, 1968 for $2,460,000.00. It took three years and another $4,500,000.00 to transport and build the bridge. The Grand Opening took place October 10, 1971. This sculpture was created by local artist Lou Hunt with the help of her good friend and assistant Reese Mead.

    Visitor Center
    422 English Village
    Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
    (928) 855-5655

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    St. Magnus The Martyr

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    The plaque reads:

    This parish boundary mark of the Church of St. Magnus The Martyr
    was restored to this bride and presented to the citizens
    of Lake Havasu City, Arizona
    by The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of London
    Sir Lindsay R. Ring, G.B.E., D.Sc., D. Litt
    on the
    10th of October 1976

    The black plaque reads:
    Dedicated by
    Sir Peter Strudd Lord Mayor of London 1970-71

    Sir Peter Gradsden Lord Mayor of London 1979-80
    and Mayor Richard Hileman Lake Havasu City
    On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the London Bridge
    October 25, 1996

    Visitor Center
    422 English Village
    Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
    (928) 855-5655

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    Moments of Freedom

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 29, 2012

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    Located along Thompson's Bay English Village walkway and it reads:

    The Freedom Bridge Foundation,
    with special thanks to the deparment of History at Arizona State University
    Present
    Moments of Freedom "76"
    With every sonte that tells the history of our freedom, there will be moments yet to come. As people from all over the world walk on this path and bridge on a journey into the history of freedom, they will remember, even learn, what we as Americans, went through to achieve and maintain this Freedom. So with every stone along the path, as we walk to the Freedom Bridge itself, we shall read a bit of history, from whence we came to where we are today - A Free County!
    Brooks Gettess, Thunderbolt M.S. 2008
    Lake Havasu City, Az

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    422 English Village
    Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

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    City Of London

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 29, 2012

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    There is a small plaque on the each of the post and they read:
    The boundary of the City of London England established in Roman times, is marked by a Heraldic Dragon at each entry by freeway. This dragon marks the boundary of the City of London land in Lake Havasue City.

    Visitor Center
    422 English Village
    Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
    (928) 855-5655

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    Visitor Center

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 29, 2012

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    Visitor centers are a wealth of information and this one is no exception. The ladies here are so friendly and plus it was a great place to cool down and explore inside. Plus, there was a gift shop also.

    422 English Village
    Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
    (928) 855-5655

    Hours:
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
    Closed Christmas, Thanksgiving and
    New Year's Day.

    Parking is Free%

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    Jetpack Rentals & Training

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 29, 2012

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    I thought this was so cool to see so we watched various folks having fun. It looks very difficult to do and at one point I thought one of the gentlemen was goind to drown, but he had a life vest on thankfully. Once again, be aware of who you rent from.

    Water Jetpack Adventure
    1400 S. Smoketree Blvd.
    (928) 224-5577

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    Island Mall & Barley Brothers Brewery & Grill

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 29, 2012

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    This establishment reminds me of something similar in Balitmore Harbor. This place consists of some neat little shops and some great restaurants. And what better view of the Thompson's Bay and the London Bridge to dine next too.

    Barely Brothers Brewery & Grill
    Pros:
    Hand-crafted Micro-Brews
    Micro-Brew Atmosphere
    View of London Bridge and the Boat Channel
    Great Grill Food
    Relaxed Atmosphere
    Cons:
    Entrees are large!.

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    Lake Havasu Mural

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 29, 2012

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    This lovely mural is located along a wall next to the CVS pharmacy building depicts the development of London Bridge and Lake Havasu City.

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    422 English Village
    Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

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    London Bridge 1176

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 29, 2012

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    The old London Bridge of nursery-rhyme fame is over 600 years old. Dated between 1176-1209 and built by Peter of Colechurch to replace an earlier timber bridge. This bridge has a very long history and a grisly one at that. It was here during the 1300 to 1600's that the heads of traitors were displayed at its gates. William Wallace, Jack Cade1450, Sir Thomas More and Bishop John Fisher 1535, and Thomas Cromwell 1540. King Charles II put a stop to this thankfully.

    By the 18th century the bridge was starting to crumple and blocked water traffic. London had outgrown her and built a new bridge 1831. Yet, the old bridge remarkable stood the test of time, until in 1967 the city council of London decided to sell her and Robert P. McCulloch had the winning bid of $2,460,000 in 1968. It was disassembled, numbered, and shipping to Arizona via the Panama Canal to California and then trucked to Arizona. In October of 1971 she was rededicated and has become the second largest attraction next to the Grand Canyon for visitors.%c*

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    Thompson's Bay

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 29, 2012

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    Not sure who the name sake is, but this whole area was created when in the 1930's when Parker Dam was built along the Colorado River created this enclave. This became a natural site for camping and fishermen. When Mr. McCulloch brought his 130,000-ton bridge here, the whole area never looked back. A beautiful city grew expanded all around it and created what you see here. A area that visitors come to see a real London Bridge and an area the locals get to enjoy year around with boating, fishing and the natural beauty of the waters.

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    See London Bridge

    by Basaic Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    While I was standing there looking at the London Bridge over a manmade canal in Arizona, I met two Welsh guys who asked "how did you nick that?". Actually we bought the London Bridge for $2,460,000. It was taken apart piece by piece with each piece meticulously numbered and sent to the US. All 10,000 tons of it. It was then rebuilt in Lake Havasu City. When it was first put up it spanned nothing but sand so a canal was built under it. It took three years, from 1968 to 1971 to compete the 928 foot span. It has become a very popular tourist destination.

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    Lake Havasu State Park

    by Basaic Updated Mar 4, 2009

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    Lake Havasu State Park is located along the scenic shores of Lake Havasu on the north side of the city not far from the London Bridge. The park has beautiful beaches, nature trails, 3 boat ramps, picnic areas and 47 convenient campsites. It is a paradise for boating enthusiasts and anyone who loves the water and great scenery. The Mohave Sunset Trail (1.5 miles each way) winds its way through the lowland desert and along the shoreline. At about the midpoint of the trail is the Arroyo-Camino Interpretive Garden which showcases the diverse life that exists within the park and this area of the desert. Birds, lizards, and desert cottontails are common sights.

    For more details see my Lake Havasu State Park Page coming soon.

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