Did you know that the Rose Bowl is a National Historic Landmark? And that there are approximately 2,400 National Historic Landmarks (NHL) in the US? I wondered what deems a place a NHL? So I did what what everyone does these days....look it up...on the Internet of course (Wikipedia.org). Well, this is what I learned: sites where events of national historical significance occurred, places where prominent people have lived or worked, icons of ideals that have shaped the nation, outstanding examples of design or construction, archaeological sites, OR places characterizing a way of life. This last one I liked, and thought this is probably the criteria that the Rose Bowl fits into....UCLA football games and starting the New Year off with the Rose Bowl Game......"its a way of life".