San Miguel de Allende

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San Miguel de Allende, a colonial-era city, is renowned for its baroque/neoclassical architecture. It was the first municipality to declare its independence from Spanish rule during the Mexican War of Independence. In the early twentieth century foreign artists and writers discovered its beauty and made it a cultural enclave. The town is noted for its narrow cobblestone streets and beautiful private courtyards.

Split Rock Lighthouse

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Split Rock Lighthouse, located on the North Shore of Lake Superior, was built in 1905 after 29 ships were lost in one night on Lake Superior. The U.S. Coast Guard retired the lighthouse in 1969. But every November 10, the beacon of Split Rock shines its light in memory of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald which sank on November 11, 1975.