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Verona Beach- Part 1

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I have downloaded a ton of content the last few days and a lot has changed. Most of the new content is from Pegasus, so much so, that I will have to make an update entry for the other counties as well as the Verona Beach entries. I want to say thanks to Pegasus for making such amazing content, add-ons and mods. They have really sparked my creativity. Onto Verona Beach, I hope you enjoy the entry.9.gif

NOTE: There are over 90 shots in total, so I will break it up into 4 parts. Onto Part 1.

VeronaBeach-Jan18111291585835.jpgYou can see the northern part of the town Bean Lake, named after the lake it surrounds. The village of Cooper is in the north eastern corner of the county.

VeronaBeach-Jan18111291585847.jpgThe Kenai Oceanographic Institute relocated to Verona Beach after a funding impasse with the city council of Wilson. The Gary Hart Interchange is right in the middle of the Verona Beach Povincial Animal Refuge. There is current discussion on erecting fencing to prevent animals from wandering onto the highway.

VeronaBeach-Jan18111291585857.jpgThe southern section of Bean Lake. Only a handful of farms remain.

VeronaBeach-Jan18111291585866.jpgThe community of Verona Beach occupies the coastline, west of the highway.

VeronaBeach-Jan18111291585904.jpgThis is the village of cooper. There's a power substation off the exit that supplies the village with power.

VeronaBeach-Jan24111291585929.jpgThe village was founded around the coal mine, which no longer operates. Large factories were built to replace the jobs lost by the closing of the mine. The village council is strict on building, since they wish to preserve the village atmosphere.

VeronaBeach-Aug7111291586773.jpgCooper is a highly popular tourist spot since it is at a transition for the rail system.

VeronaBeach-Feb12111291585995.jpgA truck stop was built to provide services to the large amount of freight trucks that travel on the Gary Hart Scenic Highway. It was built right in the middle of the Verona Beach National Wildlife Refuge.

VeronaBeach-Feb17111291586008.jpg2 hydro electric dams supply the county with electricity. There are plans to plant trees in front of the Gary Hart Hydro Dam to provide some stability.

VeronaBeach-Jul24111291586610.jpgThis is Susan Hope dam, which holds back the water of Hope pond. It also supplies electricity to the county.

VeronaBeach-Aug2111291586729.jpgThe Hope River and the Hart River converge to form the Keith River.

VeronaBeach-Aug2111291586717.jpgHart Avenue traverses under the Hart River Via the Hart Tunnel. Gary Hart is a local hero to Verona Beach.

VeronaBeach-Aug2111291586703.jpgThere has even been open discussion of re-naming the wildlife refuge after Mr. Hart. Doing so would cost a significant amount however.

VeronaBeach-Aug2111291586693.jpgThe Gary Hart Hydro Electric Dam, which holds back Hero Pond. The county decided to plant the trees and this area is very popular amongst the locals and tourists alike.

VeronaBeach-May29111291586435.jpgHope Industrial Park has gone green. A majority of the freight leaves by rail at Hope Station.

VeronaBeach-Jul27111291586619.jpgA close-up of the truck stop.

VeronaBeach-Jul31111291586632.jpgThe truck stop is well lit at night by the tower lights.

VeronaBeach-Feb9111291585986.jpgThe transmission lines were all buried and there are now access hatches for service. The old Wilson City Hall was moved here to preserve it.

VeronaBeach-Jul17111291586589.jpgThe Keith River flows under Route 3.

VeronaBeach-Jul5111291586558.jpgThe Keith River also flows under Adelaide Street and Bean Lake Road. The Keith Falls is 1 of the most photographed natural scenes in the Kenai Province.

VeronaBeach-Jun28111291586538.jpgThis is a far shot of the Keith River and Bean Lake.

VeronaBeach-May23111291586296.jpgI wanted to include the community college and it's football field. Hope Soccer Field is at the top of the shot.

VeronaBeach-Oct7071290391923.jpg

This is Hart Field, where the Bean Counters highschool football team plays. The highschool swim team uses the pool during the day, but after school lets out, it either hosts swim competitions or is open to the public. The town of Bean Lake covers a large area, but hasn't reached city status. The town council with public support refuses to allow many high rises and sky scrapers.

I would like to add that I have installed the Pegasus Pine Tree God Mode plop mod as well as the Mountain Trails road and street face lift and rail mods. I am very pleased with the results. I also have all maxis content blocked on the grow able lots. This county has consumed dozens of hours of my life, perfecting everything. I tried to reconcile the banding issue with the pond water, but haven't been able to solve it. I'm sure with more game play I will come up with some remedies, or maybe someone has a solution they'd like to share37.gif. Thank you for checking out my latest entry. Do Svidaniya.


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