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Anderson County, Tennessee

Anderson County is a county located in the U. S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, its population was 75,129, its county seat is Clinton. Anderson County is included in TN Metropolitan Statistical Area. Before the formation of Anderson County, that territory was land of what is today called the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, settled by several pioneer families including the Wallace, Freels and Tunnell families. Although the Treaty of Holston, signed in 1791, was intended as a negotiation with the Cherokee to prohibit settlement of the area including what is today Anderson County, the treaty became ineffective as more settlers moved through the Appalachian Mountains from Virginia and North Carolina into Tennessee; the flooding of white settlers into the Indian domain was cause for several skirmishes, which eased after the Treaty of Tellico in 1798 allowed for greater ease in settling the area. Anderson County was partitioned from a portion of Grainger County, Tennessee as well as a portion of Knox County, Tennessee, in 1801.

Anderson County was named in honor of Joseph Anderson, at that time U. S. senator from Tennessee, whose career included judge of the Superior Court of the Territory South of the River Ohio and Comptroller of the U. S. Treasury. Like many East Tennessee counties, the residents of Anderson County were opposed to secession on the eve of the Civil War. On June 8, 1861, Anderson Countians voted against Tennessee's Ordinance of Secession, 1,278 to 97; the construction of Norris Dam, the first dam built by the Tennessee Valley Authority, brought major changes to the county in the 1930s. 2900 families were relocated from reservoir lands in Anderson and nearby counties during the construction, which began in 1933 and was completed in 1936. The town of Norris was built as a planned community to house the workers involved in the construction of this dam; as a result of the dam completion and operation, the temperature of the downstream Clinch River bed changed, so that a former pearl industry, successful for many years evaporated as the mussels, once prevalent in the river, were not able to sustain life in the changed climate.

During World War II, the federal government's Manhattan Project brought more change to the county, including the displacement of more families and the founding of Oak Ridge. The Museum of Appalachia in Norris commemorates pioneer and rural life of past decades in Anderson County and the surrounding region. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 345 square miles, of which 337 square miles is land and 7.6 square miles is water. Campbell County Union County Knox County Roane County Morgan County Scott County Manhattan Project National Historical Park Norris Dam State Park North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area As of the census of 2000, there were 71,330 people, 29,780 households, 20,518 families residing in the county; the population density was 211 people per square mile. There were 32,451 housing units at an average density of 96 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 93.36% White, 3.88% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, 1.22% from two or more races.

1.10 % of the population were Latino of any race. According to the 2000 Census the largest ancestry groups in Anderson County were English, German, Scots-Irish and Scottish. There were 29,780 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.10% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.88. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, 16.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.40 males. The median income for a household in the county was $35,483, the median income for a family was $42,584.

Males had a median income of $33,710 versus $23,467 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,009. About 10.20% of families and 13.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.40% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over. Anderson County has a thriving tourism industry, thanks to major attractions such as Norris Lake, the Museum of Appalachia, American Museum of Science and Energy, the county is considered a part of the Norris Highlands. Clinton Norris Oak Ridge Rocky Top Oliver Springs Andersonville Anderson County is a Republican stronghold; the last Democrat to carry this county was Bill Clinton in 1996. National Register of Historic Places listings in Anderson County, Tennessee Official site Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Anderson County at Curlie Anderson County, TNGenWeb - free genealogy resources for the county Anderson county landforms


Jalayagnam or Jala Yagnam, is a water management program in India. It has been implemented by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India, Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy as an election promise to the farmers of the state to bring 8.2 million acres under irrigation in five years. Y. S. R has taken required approvals from central government and NGTL. Other required permissions for all the projects before he died. Like Site clearance, environmental clearance, R & R clearance, wildlife sanctuary clearance, forest clearance and technical advisory committee clearance. By the time he supposed to execute projects on phase manner, Y. S. R died in accident. Subsequently there was other issues like state bifurcation came to high intensity, subsequent Chief Ministers failed to give priority for Jalayagnam; this project accords the highest priority for the development of irrigation infrastructure in backward and drought prone areas by taking up this program in a big way. Jala Yagnam includes a number of irrigation projects by construction of reservoirs and lift irrigation systems for lifting water from major rivers from Godavari, to provide immediate irrigation benefits.

The Jala Yagnam program was to complete 32 major and 17 medium irrigation projects at a cost of Rs. 650 billion to provide irrigation to an extent of 7.1 million acres besides stabilization of an existing ayacut of 2,132,000 acres while providing drinking water to a population of 12 million and generating power to the tune of 1700 MW. Eight of these projects were to be completed before the kharif season of 2006; the project requires the construction of 78 dams and is expected to displace significant numbers of people whose villages will be submerged. The irrigation development was stagnant for the last decade and the previous governments concentrated on hi-tech and neglected the agricultural sector, on which 70% of the population depends; the fact that 26% of the population in rural areas, was living below the poverty line made Dr. Reddy wonder whether science and technology had made a significant difference in the quality of life in rural areas, compared to towns and cities; the suicides of many farmers from the state made Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy give more significance to the irrigation sector.

Having recognized the importance of the agricultural sector for faster economic development, Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy started concentrating on its development and introduced several schemes for the benefit of the farmers, one of, the Jala Yagnam project. In the past 50 years, a total ayacut of 6.5 million acres was developed in the state. Jala Yagnam is expected to double the area under irrigation, it would constitute a major component of the Central government programme National Irrigation Mission's target of bringing ten million hectares of land in the country under the plough. The largest allocation of funds, during 2004-09, is for irrigation, as the government considers irrigation an important growth engine; the most expensive of the projects are the lift irrigation projects intended to irrigate the dry Telangana region and supply water to the Anantapur - Ongole - Mahabubnagar area, "turning into a desert". With the land level being 300 metres above the water level, lift irrigation is supposed to be the only way to take water to the dry region.

3,000 tmc water from Godavari is washed into the sea, as the land is at a higher elevation. For the first time in the post-independence era, the Congress government took up linking of Godavari and Krishna by constructing the Indira Sagar Project and Rajiv Sagar project across the River Godavari. By executing projects like Rajiv Sagar, Indira Sagar flood flow canal, SRSP Phase-II and so on, 2.1 million acres of parched land in Telangana region would be made fertile. This is the link which redirects to the map in which all the Jalayagnam projects are seen and projects which have been finished by Andhra Pradesh government. Details such as estimated and actual costs of Jalayagnam projects are included. For completed projects, details like district they are in and rivers they are on are included. Jalayagnam and other completed projects'map The documents obtained from Right to Information Act of India indicates that show the irregularities that were committed range from violation of the common tender document to illegally made excessive payments for the works done and fraudulently claimed to have been done.

55 major irrigation projectsAlisagar Lift Irrigation Scheme Chagalnadu Lift Irrigation Scheme Dummugudem Hydro Electric Project Galeru-Nagari Sujala Sravanthi Project Gundlakamma Project Guru Raghavendra Lift Irrigation Scheme H N S D W S PROJECT Handri Niva Sujala Sravanthi Drinking Water Supply Scheme Inchampally Project J. Chokka Rao Lift Irrigation Scheme Jawaharlal Nehru Lift Irrigation Scheme K. C. Canal Modernisation Lendi Project Lower Penganga Project - R. B. Canal Mahathma Gandhi Lift Irrigation Scheme Nagarjunasagar Project Polavaram Project Pranahitha PROJECT Priyadarshini Jurala Project Pulichintala Project Pushkaram Lift Irrigation Scheme Rajiv Lift Irrigation Scheme Rajiv Sagar Lift Irrigation Project S. L. B. C Project S. R. S. P Sangam Banda PROJECT Singoor Project Somasila Project Somasila - Swarnamukhi Link Canal Sri Padha Sagar Sriramasagar Project Stage- I Sriramasagar Project Stage- II Srisailam Right Branch Canal Scheme TadipudiI Lift Irrigation Scheme Tarakarama L I Scheme TBP.

HLC. Stage-II Project Telugu Ganga Project Thotapally Barrage Scheme Vamsadhara Project Phase-II of Stage-II Vamsadhara Project Stage I Vamshadhara Phase I of Stage II Velogonda

Charles H. Percy

Charles Harting "Chuck" Percy was an American businessman and politician. He was president of the Bell & Howell Corporation from 1949 to 1964. In 1966, he was elected to the United States Senate from Illinois as a Republican, he was mentioned as a GOP presidential hopeful from 1968 through 1988. During his Senate career, Percy concentrated on business and foreign relations. Charles Harting Percy was born in Pensacola, the seat of Escambia County in far northwestern Florida, the son of Edward H. Percy and the former Elizabeth Harting, his father, an Alabama native descended from illustrious colonial-era Mississippians and Virginians, was at various times an automobile salesman and bank cashier. His Illinois-born mother was a concert violinist. Edward was a son of Charles Brown Percy and Helen Leila Herndon of the powerful Herndon family of Virginia. Elizabeth Harting was a daughter of Phineas Fredrick Belle Aschenbach; the family moved to Chicago. As a child, he held jobs while attending school. In the mid-1930s, his pluck brought him to the attention of his Sunday school teacher, Joseph McNabb, the president of Bell & Howell a small camera company.

Percy completed high school at New Trier High School. He entered the University of Chicago on a half tuition scholarship, worked his way through college with several part-time jobs, he completed his degree in Economics in 1941. Percy started at Bell & Howell in 1938 as an apprentice and sales trainee while he was still in college. In 1939 he worked at Crowell Collier, he returned to Bell & Howell in 1941 to work full-time after graduating from the University of Chicago. Astute at business, within a year he was appointed a director of the company. Percy served three years in the United States Navy during World War II and returned to the company in 1945. In 1949, the Jaycees named Percy one of the "Outstanding Young Men in America", along with Gerald R. Ford Jr. of Michigan, future U. S. President, John Ben Shepperd, future Texas Attorney General. After Joseph McNabb died in 1949, Percy was made the president of Howell, he was instrumental in leading the company during a period of financial growth.

During his leadership, Percy expanded Bell & Howell, raising revenues 32-fold and the number of employees 12-fold, listing the company on the New York Stock Exchange. While continuing to manufacture movie cameras and movie and sound projectors for military and home use, in the late 1940s the company diversified into the production of microfilm, it entered the expanding markets of information services as well. In the late 1950s, Percy decided to enter politics. With the encouragement of U. S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Percy helped to write Decisions for a Better America, which proposed a set of long-range goals for the Republican Party, he belonged to the moderate and liberal wing of the Republican party, led by Eisenhower during his presidency and closely identified with New York Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller. Percy hoped to broaden the base of the party. Percy first entered electoral politics with a run for governor of Illinois in 1964, which he narrowly lost to Democratic incumbent Otto Kerner.

During his gubernatorial campaign, Percy reluctantly endorsed conservative Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater, his future Senate colleague. Goldwater fared poorly throughout the country. In 1966, Percy ran for senator from Illinois, his 21-year-old daughter Valerie was murdered at the family home in September, late in the campaign. Her death was thought to have been caused by an intruder, but the crime was never solved despite a lengthy investigation. Percy and his opponent both suspended campaigning for a couple of weeks following Valerie's death, he upset Democratic Senator Paul Douglas with 56 percent of the vote. After Percy appeared on the Television show Face The Nation on Sunday 15 January 1967 with the other newly elected Republican Senators, the President Lyndon Johnson noted that he thought Percy would make a fine President if the opportunity should arise. On 12 December 1967 Senator Percy met with South Vietnamese President Thieu and assured him that "no responsible people in either the Democratic or the Republican Party favored US withdrawal from South Vietnam".

In 1967, Senator Percy introduced a bill to establish a program to stimulate production of low-cost housing. Percy's proposal was the first of its kind to provide home ownership to low-income families, it received strong support from Republicans in both the House and the Senate, although it did not pass; when asked why he selected housing for his first major legislative proposal, Percy said: "Of all the problems I ran across during three years of campaigning, first for the governorship and for the Senate, the most appalling in their consequences for the future seemed to be the problems of the declining areas of the city and countryside, the inadequacy of housing." Percy voted in favor of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and the confirmation of Thurgood Marshall to the U. S. Supreme Court; when in the Senate less than two years, Percy was mentioned as a Republican hopeful for the 1968 Presidential nomination. The New York Times columnist James B. Reston referred to him as "the hottest political article in the Republican Party".

In 1970, Percy spoke about his enjoyment of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, saying "Every white person should read it."In 1972, Percy sought a second term to the Senate. In the general election, he defeated Congressman Roman Pucinski by a landslide, he gave up his seat on the imp

Third Coast

Third Coast is an American colloquialism used to describe coastal regions distinct from the East Coast and the West Coast of the United States. The term "Third Coast" refers to either the Great Lakes region or the Gulf Coast of the United States. Considering its Great Lakes coasts, Michigan has more miles of shoreline than does any other of the lower 48 states and more fresh water shoreline than any other state; when considering the sheer size of the Gulf of Mexico bordering the southern United States, the combined Great Lakes' square mileage of 94,250 is dwarfed by the Gulf's size of 600,000 square miles. Many regional businesses incorporate the term "Third Coast" in their names and products, such as Michigan's Third Coast Kite and Hobby, which has an image of the coastal dunes in its logo, Texas-based Third Coast Coffee. Rap and hip hop music acts from Houston, other Gulf Coast cities in the southern United States, are referred to as emerging from the Third Coast; the term "Fresh Coast" was popularized by Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett and is most used to spur commerce, in contrast to the colloquialism "Rust Belt", first mentioned at a visit in Maple Dale Middle School.

Regional media outlets have adopted the phrase in an effort to re-brand Great Lakes development. The term connotes both the area's large resource of its educational resources. Third Coast Third Coast Kings Third Coast Percussion Third Coast Born Fourth Coast French Coast Gulf Coast Great Lakes Megalopolis Southern hip hop McClelland, Ted; the Third Coast: Sailors, Fishermen, Long-Haired Ojibway Painters, God-Save-the-Queen Monarchists of the Great Lakes. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, February 1, 2008. ISBN 978-1556527210 Dyja, Thomas; the Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream. New York: Penguin, 2013. Third Coast Magazine Digital Third Coast

USS Sicily

USS Sicily was a Commencement Bay-class escort carrier in the United States Navy. She was named in honor of the island of Sicily, the site of a major invasion during World War II. Sicily was laid down on 23 October 1944 by Todd-Pacific Shipyards, Washington, as Sandy Bay. Sicily fitted out at Portland, loaded supplies at Seattle, sailed for San Diego where she held shakedown training during April and May. On 15 May, she was ordered to proceed to New York City, via Norfolk, Virginia; the carrier entered the Brooklyn Navy Yard on 6 June and remained there until 30 September when she sailed to NS Argentia, Newfoundland, to conduct cold weather training. During the remainder of 1946 and until 3 April 1950, Sicily operated with the U. S. Atlantic Fleet out of her home port of Norfolk. At that time, she was reassigned to the Pacific Fleet with San Diego as her home port, arriving there on 28 April; the carrier was scheduled to conduct antisubmarine warfare exercises during the summer, but the invasion of South Korea by the North Koreans, on 25 June, caused a radical change in her operating plans.

Sicily was notified on 2 July. Sicily was designated flagship of Carrier Division 15 and on 3 August launched aircraft of VMF-214 on their first air strike in support of Allied ground forces. During this tour, she supported ground operations at Pohang, the Inchon landing, the advance to Seoul, the withdrawal of the marines from the Chosin Reservoir to Hungnam before returning to San Diego on 5 February 1951. On her second tour with the 7th Fleet, from 13 May to 12 October 1951, Sicily operated on both the east and west coast of Korea, her last tour during the Korean War was from 8 May to 4 December 1952, she served with the United Nations Escort and Blockading Force. Sicily was deployed to the Far East again from 14 July 1953 to 25 February 1954. Sicily received five battle stars for service in the Korean War. Upon her return to the United States West Coast, Sicily was placed in reserve, out of commission, with the Pacific Reserve Fleet, she was struck from the Navy List on 1 July 1960 and sold to the Nicolai Joffe Corporation on 31 October 1960 for scrap.

VS-931, antisubmarine squadron This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Gamaliel Bartlett

Gamaliel Bartlett was the first postmaster of Stanhope, New Jersey. He was appointed to the position in 1823 by President James Monroe. In 1829 Mr. Bartlett petitioned the Sussex County Court for a license to "...keep an Inn or Tavern in the house in which he now lives, in the Township of Byram..." It was signed by the 16 town council members. The location of the proposed licensed premises was what is locally referred to as The Stanhope House. Bartlett was involving with bringing about the Morris Canal section and Morris Canal and Banking Company; the Palladium of Liberty, a Morristown, New Jersey, newspaper of the day, reported on August 29, 1822: "... Membership of a committee which studied the practicality of a canal from Pennsylvania to Newark, New Jersey, consisted of two prominent citizens from each county concerned: Hunterdon County, Nathaniel Saxton, Henry Dusenberry. During November 1829, William C. Lewis announced his intention of joining Gamaliel Bartlett's blacksmithing business in Stanhope.

In 1833, Mr. Bartlett would find himself embroiled in a lawsuit entitled President and Directors of the Morris Canal and Banking Co. vs. Gamaliel Bartlett; the case took four days to try before Justice Ford. On May 30, 1833, Mr. Gamaliel Bartlett prevailed and was awarded $1,500.00 plus all costs for "...damages for forge, grist mill, saw mill, through lying still or lack of water during the making of canal." In the parlance of 2009, the award would be $50,000.00. His parentage unproven, Gamaliel Bartlett is believed to have been born in Massachusetts and married at the age of 21 to Mary A. Parmelee, born about 1790 in Massachusetts. Three of their five children died young, viz. Samuel and Laura Mariah; these three children were died at Sussex County in Stanhope. The first of their two children who lived to maturity was Jane Mariah, born at Monroe, New York in the county of Orange, on December 4, 1819, she married William A. Jackson and she died on February 15, 1865 at the Centerville Section of Livingston Township, New Jersey.

This couple had Laura Maria who married William H. Griffith. There were no offspring; the second surviving child was Henry Clay, born at Stanhope, New Jersey, on April 13, 1830. He first married Mary Spencer Parkman, born at Spencertown, Columbia, New York, on March 15, 1825. Less than two years after their marriage, his wife died, childless, on January 15, 1854, at the place where they married, his second wife, with whom he had four children, was Mary Eliza Russell, born about 1838 at Brooklyn, New York City, New York, died there as a widow on September 23, 1869. Henry Clay graduated from Princeton University with a law degree in 1847. A captain in Company "G" of the Thirty-third regiment of the New Jersey Volunteers, he was fatally wounded as he led his men at the Battle of Dug Gap near Dalton, Georgia, he died on May 8, 1864, despite the ministrations of the Freylock family who attended to him at their farm at the foot of the mountain. Captain Henry Clay Bartlett was buried in an unmarked grave on their property.

Gamaliel Bartlett died November 10, 1859, at the home of Mrs. David Johnson at Brooklyn, New York City; the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, on that same day, carried an obituary on page 3. He was buried at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York City, in Section #108 and Lot # 723. Find-A-Grave has a biography of Gamaliel Bartlett Images of tombstones for Laura M. Jackson Griffith and her husband, William H. Griffith