Freeport is the county seat and largest city of Stephenson County, Illinois. The population was 25,638 at the 2010 census, Freeport High Schools mascot is the Pretzel to honor this unique heritage. The community was originally called Winneshiek, when it was incorporated, the new municipality took its name from the generosity of Tutty Baker, who was credited with running a free port on the Pecatonica River. The name Winneshiek was adopted, and is preserved to this day, in 1837, Stephenson County was formed and Freeport became its seat of government in 1838. Linked by a stagecoach with Chicago, the community grew rapidly, in 1840, a frame courthouse was erected and the first school was founded. Within two years, Freeport had two newspapers and in 1853, the two were joined by a third published in German. By then, the community had a population of 2,000, on August 27,1858, the second debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas took place in Freeport and gave the nation direction in the following years.
This enabled Abraham Lincoln to win the Presidency in 1860, a monument to the debate was dedicated in 1903 by President Theodore Roosevelt and stands at this site. A life size statue recreating the event was dedicated in 1992, another renowned statue, Lincoln the Debator by Leonard Crunelle, is a focal point in the citys Taylor Park. In many years there is a reenactment of the debate, Freeport is known as the Pretzel City, and its public high schools team is named the Pretzels. In 1869, a German immigrant named John Billerbeck established the Billerbeck Bakery, the city capitalized on this nickname in 2003 by starting Freeports first Pretzel Festival. Freeport is home to the oldest Carnegie Library in Illinois and one of the first Carnegie Libraries designed by the famous Chicago architectural firm of Patton and it is being renovated into Freeports City Hall. Before February 1893, a square of land was purchased from the former Keller-Wittbecker farm in East Freeport. Some of this land had recently been subdivided and platted as the Arcade Addition, the Arcade Manufacturing Company had been in operation since 1885 when the previous Novelty Iron Works had gone out of business at the corner of Chicago and Jackson streets.
That earlier company began as early as 1868, after the 1892 fire, the Arcade Manufacturing Company built an entirely new factory in the Arcade Addition of East Freeport, where they produced coffee mills and other metal products. Local Freeport media includes WFRL, WFPS Radio and The Journal Standard daily newspaper, WIFR, the Rockford markets CBS affiliate, is licensed to Freeport, though its studios are west of Rockford. Freeport is located approximately 20 miles south of the Wisconsin state line, according to the 2010 census, Freeport has a total area of 11.79 square miles, of which 11.78 square miles is land and 0.01 square miles is water. U. S. Route 20 is a divided highway that skirts the communitys northern edge
KVAM is a radio station broadcasting a Catholic radio format. Licensed to Loveland, Colorado, it serves the Fort Collins / Greeley area, the station is currently owned by Victor Michael, Jr. through licensee Kona Coast Radio, LLC. The station broadcasts on a Class-D daytime license at only 18 watts at night, to protect Class-A clear-channel station XERF-AM in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, on August 3,1998, the station changed its call sign from KLOV to KHPN. On November 27,2002, the changed its call sign from KHPN to KSXT. In August 2007, the station switched to a sports-talk format after signing an agreement with Mile High Sports, on September 23,2008, after being off the air for more than a month, KSXT began broadcasting programming from Eternal Word Television Networks Catholic Radio Network. On October 8,2008, the call sign was changed from KSXT to KPIO. In November 2011, the station was fined $4,000 by the FCC for repeated violations, Catholic Radio Network spokesman Jim McLaughlin reported to the Loveland Reporter-Herald that the problem was caused by faulty monitoring equipment at an unattended station.
It was reported that the station was broadcasting well over the amount of power at night. The station submitted an appeal, which was rejected by the FCC on June 10,2015, by then, the Catholic Radio Network sold KPIO to another broadcasting group, Loveland Radio Partners, LLC. On July 1,2015, the call sign was changed from KPIO to KKCL. The station is unrelated to KKCL-FM in Lorenzo, Texas, a station owned by Townsquare Media. Effective December 4,2015, Loveland Radio Partners sold KKCL to Victor Michael, Jr. s Kona Coast Radio, the station changed its call sign to KBUD on January 13,2016, and to the current KVAM on April 11,2016. Official Catholic Radio Network website Query the FCCs AM station database for KVAM Radio-Locator Information on KVAM Query Nielsen Audios AM station database for KVAM
Marysville is a city in and the county seat of Marshall County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 3,294, Marysville was laid out in 1855 by Francis J. Marshall, and designated in that same year the county seat. It was incorporated as a city in 1861, Marysville was located on the Oregon Trail and the route of the Pony Express, the St. Joe Road, the Overland Stage, The Military Road, and the Otoe-Missouria Trail. The old Pony Express Station still stands in downtown Marysville, Marysville owes much of its prosperity to the Union Pacific Railroad. The railroad has been a major employer in the town for nearly 100 years, over 60 trains pass through the town daily and the railroad recently completed an underpass which redirects the tracks below US-36, rather than crossing the highway and backing up traffic. Marysville is known as the Black Squirrel City due to a community of all-black squirrels that make their homes in the town. The squirrels are said to be the result of escapees from a traveling circus, Marysville is located at 39°50′41″N 96°38′33″W.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 4.62 square miles. As of the census of 2010, there were 3,294 people,1,468 households, the population density was 719.2 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,646 housing units at a density of 359.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 96. 7% White,0. 3% African American,0. 2% Native American,0. 6% Asian,0. 8% from other races, hispanic or Latino of any race were 2. 6% of the population. 38. 1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18. 1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.89. The median age in the city was 41.8 years. 24% of residents were under the age of 18, 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24,22. 2% were from 25 to 44,26. 4% were from 45 to 64, and 20. 5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47. 9% male and 52. 1% female, as of the census of 2000, there were 3,271 people,1,437 households, and 865 families residing in the city.
The population density was 1,004.2 people per square mile, there were 1,614 housing units at an average density of 495.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98. 04% White,0. 15% African American,0. 34% Native American,0. 49% Asian,0. 15% from other races, hispanic or Latino of any race were 0. 73% of the population. 36. 5% of all households were made up of individuals and 20. 2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.87
Cleveland is a city in Bradley County, United States. The population was 41,285 at the 2010 census, Cleveland is the fourteenth largest city in Tennessee and the fifth-largest industrially with twelve Fortune 500 manufacturers. In 1819, the Cherokee Agency— the official liaison between the U. S. government and the Cherokee Nation— was moved to the Hiwassee area, the Indian agent was Colonel Return J. Meigs. Charleston and Blythes Ferry would both figure prominently in the Cherokee Removal in the late 1830s, the commissioners chose Taylors Place, the home of Andrew Taylor, as the location for the county seat, due largely to the sites excellent water sources. By 1838, Cleveland already had a population of 400, and was home to two churches, and a school, the Oak Grove Academy, the city was incorporated on February 4,1842, and elections for mayor and aldermen were held shortly afterward. Cleveland grew rapidly following the arrival of the railroad in the 1850s, the railroad bridge over the Hiwassee River to the north was among those destroyed by the East Tennessee bridge-burning conspiracy in November 1861.
Cleveland was occupied by the Confederate Army from 1861 to 1863, during the 1870s, Cleveland experienced a growth spurt. The citys most iconic building, Craigmiles Hall, was constructed in 1878 as an opera house, numerous factories were established, including the Hardwick Stove Company in 1879, the Cleveland Woolen Mills in 1880, and the Cleveland Chair Company in 1884. A mule-drawn trolley system was established in 1886, and the city had electricity by 1895, during this period, Clevelands population more than doubled from 1,812 in 1880 to 3,643 in 1900. Many of the currently standing in the downtown area were constructed between 1880 and 1915. In 1918, the Church of God, a Christian denomination headquartered in Cleveland, Clevelands Chamber of Commerce was established in 1925. The city experienced further growth when several major factories were constructed in the area following World War II, the Hiwassee River, which flows down out of the mountains and forms the northern boundary of Bradley County, empties into the Tennessee a few miles northwest of Cleveland.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a land area of 26.9 square miles in 2010. Several streams run in the valleys between the ridges including Candies Creek, located west of Clingan ridge, and Mouse Creek, Cleveland is divided into five major regions, Central Cleveland, Northern Cleveland, Western Cleveland, East Cleveland, and South Cleveland. East and South Cleveland are census-designated places within the city limits, there are no official borders between the other divisions. Central Cleveland encompasses the district and surrounding residential area including the Stuart Heights. Northern Cleveland has come to be the location for most of the retail shops. In addition, it is a residential division, made up of Burlington Heights, Fairview
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. Riverside is the county seat of the county and named for its location beside the Santa Ana River. It is the most populous city in the Inland Empire and in Riverside County and it is part of the Greater Los Angeles area. Riverside is the 59th most populous city in the United States, as of the 2010 Census, Riverside had a population of 303,871. Riverside was founded in the early 1870s and it is the birthplace of the California citrus industry and home of the Mission Inn, the largest Mission Revival Style building in the United States. It is home to the Riverside National Cemetery, the University of California, Riverside, is located in the northeastern part of the city. The university hosts the Riverside Sports Complex, in the late 1700s and early 1800s, the area was inhabited by Cahuilla and the Serrano people. Californios such as Bernardo Yorba and Juan Bandini established ranches during the first half of the 19th century, in the 1860s, Louis Prevost launched the California Silk Center Association, a short-lived experiment in sericulture.
In the wake of its failure, John W. North purchased some of its land, in March 1870, North distributed posters announcing the formation of a colony in California. North, a staunch temperance-minded abolitionist from New York State, had formerly founded Northfield, a few years later, some navel orange trees were planted and found to be such a success that full-scale planting began. Riverside was temperance minded, and Republican, there were four saloons in Riverside when it was founded. The license fees were raised until the saloons moved out of Riverside, investors from England and Canada transplanted traditions and activities adopted by prosperous citizens. As a result, the first golf course and polo field in Southern California were built in Riverside. C, the trees came from Bahia, Brazil. The Bahia orange did not thrive in Florida, but its success in Southern California was phenomenal, the three trees were planted on the Tibbetts property. One of the trees died after it was trampled by a cow during the first year it was planted, after the trampling, the two remaining trees were transplanted to property belonging to Sam McCoy to receive better care than L. C.
That tree still stands to this day inside a protective fence abutting what is now a major intersection, the trees thrived in the Southern California climate and the navel orange industry grew rapidly. Many growers purchased bud wood and grafted the cuttings to root stock, by 1882, there were more than half a million citrus trees in California, almost half of which were in Riverside. The development of refrigerated cars and innovative irrigation systems established Riverside as the richest city in the United States by 1895
In broadcasting and radio communications, a call sign is a unique designation for a transmitter station. In North America, they are used for all FCC licensed transmitters, a call sign can be formally assigned by a government agency, informally adopted by individuals or organizations, or even cryptographically encoded to disguise a stations identity. The use of signs as unique identifiers dates to the landline railroad telegraph system. Because there was only one line linking all railroad stations. In order to time, two-letter identifiers were adopted for this purpose. This pattern continued in operation, radio companies initially assigned two-letter identifiers to coastal stations and stations aboard ships at sea. These were not globally unique, so a company identifier was added. Merchant and naval vessels are assigned call signs by their national licensing authorities, in the case of states such as Liberia or Panama, which are flags of convenience for ship registration, call signs for larger vessels consist of the national prefix plus three letters.
United States merchant vessels are given call signs beginning with the letters W or K while US naval ships are assigned callsigns beginning with N, leisure craft with VHF radios may not be assigned call signs, in which case the name of the vessel is used instead. Ships in the US wishing to have a radio licence anyway are under F. C. C, class SA, Ship recreational or voluntarily equipped. Those calls follow the land mobile format of the initial letter K or W followed by 1 or 2 letters followed by 3 or 4 numbers. U. S. Coast Guard small boats have a number that is shown on both bows in which the first two digits indicate the length of the boat in feet. For example, Coast Guard 47021 refers to the 21st in the series of 47 foot motor lifeboats, the call sign might be abbreviated to the final two or three numbers during operations, for example, Coast Guard zero two one. Call signs in aviation are derived from several different policies, depending upon the type of flight operation, in most countries, unscheduled general aviation flights identify themselves using the call sign corresponding to the aircrafts registration number.
In this case, the sign is spoken using the International Civil Aviation Organization phonetic alphabet. Aircraft registration numbers internationally follow the pattern of a country prefix, for example, an aircraft registered as N978CP conducting a general aviation flight would use the call sign November-niner-seven-eight-Charlie-Papa. However, in the United States a pilot of an aircraft would normally omit saying November, at times, general aviation pilots might omit additional preceding numbers and use only the last three numbers and letters. This is especially true at uncontrolled fields when reporting traffic pattern positions, for example, Skyhawk eight-Charlie-Papa, left base
KZWC is a commercial radio station serving the Webster City, Iowa area. The station broadcasts an oldies format, KZWC is licensed to Riverfront Broadcasting of Iowa, LLC, a subsidiary of Riverfront Broadcasting LLC of Yankton, South Dakota. KZWC provides news and sports coverage. A daily one-hour agricultural information called AgriTalk is locally produced and aired at 10 AM Monday through Friday, according to the stations website, it began broadcasting on February 9,1950 using the callsign KJFJ and was owned by the local newspaper, The Daily Freeman Journal. In 1971 the Go-Rich Corporation purchased KJFJ and combined it with KQWC-FM, the transmitter and broadcast tower are located on the east outskirts of Webster City on East 2nd Street. According to the Antenna Structure Registration database, the tower is 132.9 m tall, on March 28,2016, the station changed its call sign to KZWC
Golden Valley, Minnesota
Golden Valley is a city in Hennepin County, United States. It is a suburb of Minneapolis and is the main corporate headquarters of General Mills. Golden Valley is the home of NBC affiliate KARE, the Perpich Center for Arts Education, the population was 20,371 at the 2010 census. Tribes of Chippewa and Sioux had encampments on nearby Medicine Lake, the first white settlers arrived in the early 1850s. Golden Valley was incorporated December 17,1886, in the early twentieth century, it was mostly a farming community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 10.55 square miles. The 45th parallel north runs through Golden Valley, coinciding approximately with Duluth Street, interstate 394, U. S. Highway 169, and Minnesota State Highways 55 and 100 are four of the main routes in the area. Most children who live in Golden Valley attend the Robbinsdale School District or the Hopkins School District, some students attend public schools in other school districts chosen by their families under Minnesotas open enrollment statute.
Carl Sandburg Junior High School opened in 1959, in 1988, it became Sandburg Middle School. There is a private elementary Catholic School named Good Shepherd Catholic School and its name was changed in 2006 from the former Parkvalley Catholic. What is currently the site of the Perpich Center for Arts Education was originally the Golden Valley Lutheran College and this is because of the presence of large employers including General Mills and Pentair. The population density was 1,997.2 inhabitants per square mile, there were 9,349 housing units at an average density of 916.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 85. 4% White,7. 1% African American,0. 4% Native American,3. 5% Asian,0. 9% from other races, hispanic or Latino of any race were 2. 6% of the population. 30. 4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14. 5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.84. The median age in the city was 45.7 years. 19. 9% of residents were under the age of 18,5. 1% were between the ages of 18 and 24,23. 7% were from 25 to 44,30. 9% were from 45 to 64, and 20. 3% were 65 years of age or older.
The gender makeup of the city was 48. 6% male and 51. 4% female, as of the census of 2000, there were 20,281 people,8,449 households, and 5,508 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,982.3 people per square mile, there were 8,589 housing units at an average density of 839.5 per square mile
Frederick is a city and county seat of Tillman County, United States. Once titled The Friendly City, its charm and receptiveness leaves visitors feeling like locals, the population was 3,940 at the 2010 census. It is a community that primarily produces wheat, cotton. Frederick is home to three dairies, a 1400-acre industrial park, and Frederick Regional Airport, which includes restored World War II hangars which house the World War II Airborne Demonstration Team. Frederick was visited in April 1905 by U. S. President Theodore Roosevelt while he was on a wolf hunt, originally established in 1901, the Frederick area was among the last of the Oklahoma Territory land to be opened to settlement. What is now Frederick used to be two towns and Hazel, both towns were established in 1901, when the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache reservation was opened to settlement. In 1902 the towns combined in order to take advantage of the Blackwell, the new town was named Frederick, after the son of a railroad executive. Gosnell received the depot, and the residents of Hazel moved north to the new town of Frederick.
The post office moved from Gosnell to Frederick, most of the business district was destroyed by fires in 1904 and 1905. The buildings had been made of wood, and were replaced with brick. In 1907 the City of Frederick was incorporated, Oklahoma became a state, Frederick was named the seat of Tillman County, by 1915, Frederick had 15 miles of sidewalks and crossings, and 75 miles of wide, rolled streets. The first paved streets were laid in 1918, the line was sold to the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. The link to Frederick was abandoned in 1973, when Altus, the Frederick Army Air Field opened in 1941, training pilots to fly UC-78 light transport aircraft and B-25 bombers. In 1953, the base was turned over to the City of Frederick, in 1962 a flagpole was erected in Pioneer Park, fulfilling the agreement between Gosnell and the railroad. Frederick is located at 34°23′25″N 99°0′58″W and it is at the junction of U. S. Highway 183 and State Highway 5. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 5.0 square miles.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,637 people,1,797 households, the population density was 935.3 people per square mile. There were 2,145 housing units at a density of 432.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 68. 04% White,11. 32% African American,2. 80% Native American,0. 43% Asian,0. 04% Pacific Islander,13. 85% from other races, and 3. 52% from two or more races
Alton is a city on the Mississippi River in Madison County, United States, about 15 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri. The population was 27,865 at the 2010 census and it is a part of the Metro-East region of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area. It was the site of the last Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas debate in October 1858, the former state penitentiary here was used during the war to hold up to 12,000 Confederate prisoners of war. Although Alton once was growing faster than its city of St. Louis. Many blocks of housing in Alton were built in the Victorian Queen Anne style, at the top of the hill in the commercial area, several stone churches and a fine city hall represent the citys wealth during its good times based on river traffic and shipping. It was a center for a large agricultural area. Numerous residences on hills have sweeping views of the Mississippi River, the Alton area was home to Native Americans for thousands of years before the 19th-century founding by European Americans of the modern city.
Historic accounts indicate occupation of this area by the Illiniwek or Illinois Confederacy at the time of European contact, earlier native settlement is demonstrated by archaeological artifacts and the famous prehistoric Piasa bird painted on a cliff face nearby. The image was first written about in 1673 by French missionary priest Father Jacques Marquette, Alton was developed as a river town in 1818 by Rufus Easton, who named it after his son. Easton ran a ferry service across the Mississippi River to the Missouri shore. Alton is located amid the confluence of three significant navigable rivers, the Illinois, the Mississippi, and the Missouri, Alton grew into a river trading town with an industrial character. The city rises steeply from the waterfront, where massive concrete grain silos and railroad tracks were constructed in the 19th and 20th centuries to aid in shipping the areas grains, brick commercial buildings are located throughout downtown. Once the site of brick factories, Alton has an unusually high number of streets still paved in brick.
The lower levels of Alton are subject to floods, many of which have inundated the downtown area. The flood levels of different dates are marked on the grain silos, part of the Ardent Mills. The flood of 93 is the worst in the last 100 years and it became an important town for abolitionists, as Illinois was a free state across from the slave state of Missouri. Pro-slavery activists lived there and slave catchers often raided the city, escaped slaves would cross the Mississippi to seek shelter in Alton, and proceed to safer places through stations of the Underground Railroad. During the years before the American Civil War, several homes were equipped with tunnels, on November 7,1837, the abolitionist printer Reverend Elijah P. Lovejoy was murdered by a pro-slavery mob while he tried to protect his Alton-based press from being destroyed for the third time