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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Highland.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Highland to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Highland to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Highland once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Highland to:

  • Santa Cruz [Map], which is the Seat of Santa Cruz County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Highland to Santa Cruz, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,421 miles [3,896.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 95 days and walking would take 138 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,449 miles [11,988 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 8,216 miles [13,222.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,263 miles [10,079.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<7>

Communities Also Named Highland ...

We have found 88 communities that share the name Highland.

Within California, there is just one other community named Highland. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 87 communities in the United States and Canada - with 87 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in California

Communities outside of California


Communities Outside of California

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Alabama

Chilton County

Our profile page for Highland, Chilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km] to the East

Clay County

Our profile page for Highland, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,040 miles [3,283.1 km] to the East

Shelby County

Our profile page for Highland, Shelby County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Shelby County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Pike County

Our profile page for Highland, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,589 miles [2,557.2 km] to the East

Polk County

Our profile page for Highland, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,568 miles [2,523.5 km] to the East

Sharp County

Our profile page for Highland, Sharp County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,677 miles [2,698.9 km] to the East

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Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Highland, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 932 miles [1,499.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Connecticut

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Highland, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,609 miles [4,198.8 km] to the East Northeast

New Haven County

Our profile page for Highland, New Haven County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in New Haven County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Florida

Clay County

Our profile page for Highland, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,326 miles [3,743.3 km] to the East

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Highland, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,366 miles [3,807.7 km] to the East

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Illinois

Madison County

Our profile page for Highland, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,751 miles [2,818 km] to the East Northeast

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Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Highland, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,854 miles [2,983.7 km] to the East Northeast

Vanderburgh County

Our profile page for Highland, Vanderburgh County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,870 miles [3,009.5 km] to the East Northeast

Vermillion County

Our profile page for Highland, Vermillion County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,865 miles [3,001.4 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Highland, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,942 miles [3,125.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Iowa

Clayton County

Our profile page for Highland, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,643 miles [2,644.2 km] to the East Northeast

Wapello County

Our profile page for Highland, Wapello County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wapello County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Doniphan County

Our profile page for Highland, Doniphan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,448 miles [2,330.3 km] to the East Northeast

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Highland, Leavenworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,473 miles [2,370.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Kentucky

Carter County

Our profile page for Highland, Carter County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Carter County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Highland, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,035 miles [3,275 km] to the East Northeast

Simpson County

Our profile page for Highland, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,948 miles [3,135 km] to the East

Union County

Our profile page for Highland, Union County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Union County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

East Carroll Parish

Our profile page for Highland, East Carroll Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,754 miles [2,822.8 km] to the East

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Highland, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,763 miles [2,837.3 km] to the East

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Maine

Knox County

Our profile page for Highland, Knox County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Knox County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Highland, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,387 miles [3,841.5 km] to the East Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Highland, Harford County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,445 miles [3,934.8 km] to the East Northeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Highland, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,421 miles [3,896.2 km] to the East Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Highland, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,425 miles [3,902.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Highland, Hampden County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hampden County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Highland, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,681 miles [4,314.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Highland, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,048 miles [3,295.9 km] to the East Northeast

Osceola County

Our profile page for Highland, Osceola County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,964 miles [3,160.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Minnesota

Fillmore County

Our profile page for Highland, Fillmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,634 miles [2,629.7 km] to the East Northeast

Hennepin County

Our profile page for Highland, Hennepin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hennepin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lake County

Our profile page for Highland, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,682 miles [2,706.9 km] to the Northeast

Wright County

Our profile page for Highland, Wright County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,543 miles [2,483.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Tishomingo County

Our profile page for Highland, Tishomingo County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Tishomingo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Missouri

Daviess County

Our profile page for Highland, Daviess County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Daviess County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Perry County

Our profile page for Highland, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,749 miles [2,814.7 km] to the East

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Nebraska

Hayes County

Our profile page for Highland, Hayes County
This community is historic.
Although located in Hayes County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Highland, Elko County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the Northeast

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Highland, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the East

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New Mexico

Bernalillo County

Our profile page for Highland, Bernalillo County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bernalillo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Putnam County

Our profile page for Highland, Putnam County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Putnam County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ulster County

Our profile page for Highland, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,545 miles [4,095.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for Highland, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,069 miles [3,329.7 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Highland, Montgomery County
This community is historic.
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Highland   [Map]
Distance: About 2,236 miles [3,598.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Highland, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the North

Marion County

Our profile page for Highland, Marion County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Marion County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Highland, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,251 miles [3,622.6 km] to the East Northeast

Beaver County

Our profile page for Highland, Beaver County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Beaver County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Berks County

Our profile page for Highland, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,452 miles [3,946.1 km] to the East Northeast

Bradford County

Our profile page for Highland, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,414 miles [3,885 km] to the East Northeast

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Highland, Philadelphia County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,501 miles [4,025 km] to the East Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Highland, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,273 miles [3,658 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Highland, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,198 miles [3,537.3 km] to the East

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Highland, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,308 miles [3,714.4 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Minnehaha County

Our profile page for Highland, Minnehaha County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Minnehaha County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Tennessee

Fentress County

Our profile page for Highland, Fentress County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,027 miles [3,262.1 km] to the East

Jackson County

Our profile page for Highland, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,989 miles [3,201 km] to the East

Obion County

Our profile page for Highland, Obion County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,812 miles [2,916.1 km] to the East

Overton County

Our profile page for Highland, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,018 miles [3,247.7 km] to the East

Sumner County

Our profile page for Highland, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,953 miles [3,143 km] to the East

Wayne County

Our profile page for Highland, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,907 miles [3,069 km] to the East

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Texas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Highland, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,440 miles [2,317.5 km] to the East

Erath County

Our profile page for Highland, Erath County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,373 miles [2,209.6 km] to the East

Galveston County

Our profile page for Highland, Galveston County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Galveston County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Johnson County

Our profile page for Highland, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,422 miles [2,288.5 km] to the East

McLennan County

Our profile page for Highland, McLennan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,449 miles [2,331.9 km] to the East

Smith County

Our profile page for Highland, Smith County
Although located in Smith County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Highland, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the East Northeast

Utah County

Our profile page for Highland, Utah County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Nelson County

Our profile page for Highland, Nelson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Nelson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Highland, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,252 miles [3,624.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Asotin County

Our profile page for Highland, Asotin County   [Map]
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the North Northeast

Benton County

Our profile page for Highland, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the North Northeast

Clark County

Our profile page for Highland, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the North

Snohomish County

Our profile page for Highland, Snohomish County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Snohomish County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Spokane County

Our profile page for Highland, Spokane County   [Map]
Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the North Northeast

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Highland, Walla Walla County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Walla Walla County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Highland, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,245 miles [3,613 km] to the East Northeast

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Highland, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,204 miles [3,547 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Iowa County

Our profile page for Highland, Iowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,706 miles [2,745.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Highland ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Day Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast of Highland   [Map]
English Town   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Greystone (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Guadalupe (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Holy City (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Magnetic Spring (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mission Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mountain Home   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Paradise Park   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rob Roy Junction   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Seacliff (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Twin Creeks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Highland. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Lloyd Francis Bacon
  Actor, director. He was born in San Jose (California) on Wednesday December 4, 1889 and died in Burbank (California) on Tueday November 15, 1955 at an age of 65. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Jose [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Highland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Francis Bacon<9>
 
Jerry Coleman     (Born as Gerald Francis Coleman)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Jose (California) on Sunday September 14, 1924 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday January 5, 2014 at an age of 89. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Jose [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Highland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jerry Coleman
 
Rosana DeSoto
  Actress. She was born in San Jose (California) on Saturday September 2, 1950

San Jose [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Highland
 
Farley Granger     (Farley Earle Granger, Jr.)
  Actor. He was born in San Jose (California) on Wednesday July 1, 1925 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 27, 2011 at an age of 85.

San Jose [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Highland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Farley Granger
 
Leland Stanford     (Amasa Leland Stanford)
  Railroad tycoon, 8th Govenor of California, industrialist. He was born on Tueday March 9, 1824 and died in Palo Alto (California) on Wednesday June 21, 1893 at an age of 69.

Palo Alto [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Highland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leland Stanford
 
Helen Rodriguez Trias
  Pediatrician, educator, activists. She was born in New York (New York) on Sunday July 7, 1929 and died in Santa Cruz (California) on Thursday December 27, 2001 at an age of 72.

Santa Cruz [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Highland

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Highland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Highland. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Highland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1063, Longitude: -121.9338     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Highland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<4>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Highland to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 339.721 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.541 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.864 degrees.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Highland could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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