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Assonet, Massachusetts

Assonet is one of two villages in the town of Freetown, Massachusetts in Bristol County, United States. An original part of the town, Assonet was settled in 1659 along with the city of Fall River a part of Freetown, it rests on the banks of the Assonet River. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 4,084; as of the 2014 census the village had a total estimated population of 9,093. Assonet was first settled in 1659, shortly after the completion of Ye Freemen's Purchase, it was part of the Plymouth Colony until the 1691 merger with the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The word comes from the local Wampanoag Indians, who had a settlement in the area, has two meanings: "place of rocks" and "song of praise"; those meanings are traditional, but the former can be segmented as: assun-etwhere hassun or assin, a word used by southern New England Algonquian, means "stone". The -et is a locative suffix: "at the place of the stone"; the entire region was sold to the English in 1659 by the Wampanoags, due to the Algonquian mobile way of life and the splitting and recombining of social units, the Nipmucs may have been subject to or at the time part of the Wampanoags.

The English settlement remained for many years a small fishing and farming village, growing to be Freetown's more industrious side by the end of the 18th century. By the end of the 19th century, Assonet had begun to return to its origins, having less and less industry in town. At the beginning of the 21st century, the village has once again begun to expand rapidly. Assonet was settled on April 2, 1659, but a string of wars between English settlers and the local Wampanoag Indians, including King Philip's War, prevented much permanent settlement until later. History shows the area existed as a proprietary settlement as early as 1680, in 1683 Assonet and Fall River were incorporated as the Town of Freetown, named as such because its settlers were Freemen; the earliest records of the town, from 1680-1685, have been lost. Since records have been kept and maintained to trace back the town's legacy. Little development occurred after the incorporation of the town, other than the construction of houses and smaller businesses.

Assonet became a prominent commercial fishing port in Southeastern Massachusetts in the 18th century, best known for its trout. Industry had begun to develop, including grist mills, sawmills and a blacksmith's shop; as the century progressed, the villagers began to fall under the same strains as the rest of the colonists. Assonet was far enough east that it avoided many of the problems faced during the French and Indian War, but did feature in the Revolutionary War. Skirmishes were fought in Assonet, the Battle of Freetown was fought on the outskirts of the village in present-day Fall River; the main settled area of the village was known to support the British harboring a general before he fled to Newport, Rhode Island. The white chimneys with black rings on many of the oldest houses are indicative of homes that supported the British; as the 18th century closed and other more prominent buildings began to pop up around the village, including the 1794 construction of Village School the office of a Raynham lawyer.

The 19th century was the most industrious period in the history of Assonet. The village developed with its combination of railroads, its position on the stagecoach and mail routes, its factories; the current Route 79 follows the mail and stagecoach route from Rhode Island to Boston, the Green Dragon Tavern on South Main Street was a popular stopover along the route. The downtown area boasted shipbuilding and was an import/export port, as well as a successful fishing industry; the N. R. Davis Gun Manufactory, located near and on a portion of where Hathaway Park now sits and provided many weapons to Union soldiers during the Civil War. Built was the Crystal Springs Bleachery and Dying Company, which brought millhousing to a small area of the village, employed many from town and neighboring Fall River known for industry. North Church, Town Hall, the Guilford H. Hathaway Library were all constructed in the same small area on Taunton Hill, complimented the Village School nicely; the Town Hall has served as the municipal office building, meeting hall, police station, a variety of other functions.

The second floor a hall, was subdivided into office space in the mid-1970s. The Guilford Hathaway Library served as the town's only library from its construction until the James White Library opened in East Freetown in 1947; the first Post Office in town opened in Assonet in 1811, has operated continuously since first in a razed building on the corner of Elm and North Main Streets in a second razed building, since 1962 at the facility on South Main Street near the former Assonet Star Market. The ZIP Code for Assonet is 02702. In the mid-20th century, Assonet began to remove itself from the commercial/industrial scene. Most of its mills closed following the Second World War; the N. R. Davis Gun Factory burned to the ground in 1925; the former Monument Manufacturing Company on Mill & Locust Sts. was the largest domestic producer of sleeping bags during World War II. In the postwar period, the majority of villagers sought work outside of town, farming came back into common practice; this reverse trend would not last long.

By the 1990s, the village began to develop again as the region was seen as a "great escape" for upperclass B

Rolfe Arnold Scott-James

Rolfe Arnold Scott-James was a British journalist and literary critic. He is cited as one of the first people to use the word "modernism" in his 1908 book Modernism and Romance, in which he writes, "there are characteristics of modern life in general which can only be summed up, as Mr. Thomas Hardy and others have summed them up, by the word, modernism". Scott-James was educated at Brasenose College and graduated in 1901; the Dictionary of National Biography states that Scott-James "possessed a developed social conscience: this manifested itself at many different points in his career in activities which, if distinct from his literary gifts, at the same time enriched them". In 1914, Scott-James a close friend of Wyndham Lewis, became the editor of the New Weekly, which did not survive the outbreak of war that year. During the war, Scott-James enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery and fought in France, by the end of the war he had risen to the rank of Captain and in 1918 was awarded the Military Cross.

In 1934, Scott-James took over the editorship of the influential magazine, the London Mercury from J. C. Squire, in which he published many canonically recognized authors of modernism; the last issue of the London Mercury in April 1939 contained W. H. Auden's "In Memory of W. B. Yeats." His daughter Anne Scott-James became a prominent journalist. The military historian Max Hastings is his grandson. Literary Editor, Daily News, London New Weekly, London Lead-Writer, the Daily Chronicle, London Assistant Editor, the Spectator, London London Mercury, London Britain To-day 1908: Modernism and Romance. New York and London: John Lane 1910: An Englishman in Ireland: Impressions of a Journey in a Canoe by River and Canal 1913: The Influence of the Press 1913: Personality in Literature 1928: The Making of Literature: Some Principles of Criticism Examined in the Light of Ancient and Modern Theory. New York: Holt and Company 1951: Thomas Hardy Short Study 1951: Fifty Years of English Literature, 1900-1950 1955: Lytton Strachey Short Study Scott-James, R. A.

Modernism and Romance. New York and London: John Lane, 1908. Dictionary of National Biography, 1951-1960. Edited by E. T. Williams and Helen M. Palmer. London: Oxford UP, 1971. Works by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Rolfe Arnold Scott-James at Internet Archive

Sergio George

Sergio George is an American/Puerto Rican pianist and record producer, known for working with many famous performers of salsa music, although he has worked in other genres of the music industry as well. He has worked with some of Latin music's most popular artists starting with Marc Anthony, DLG, Jennifer Lopez, Tito Nieves, Víctor Manuelle, Frankie Negrón, Johnny Rivera, Ray Sepúlveda, Tito Puente, Orquesta de la Luz, Ivy Queen, Celia Cruz, La India, Jerry Rivera, Leslie Grace, Toby Love, Cheo Feliciano, Prince Royce, Liz Elias, Indy Flow, among others. George, the son of Puerto Rican parents, was born and raised in New York City, attended the City College of New York, he had started his professional career with Conjunto Caché and Conjunto Clásico in 1979 moved on to session recordings and live performances during the 1980s. Starting in 1987, George was musical director for several album recordings, including being pianist for Grupo Star for their 1987 album "Grupo Star", lived in Colombia for a year.

During this period he was a member of Grupo Baruc and their release of the album "Reeencuentro" in 1988. It was not until he became the producer of Tito Nieves's first album "The Classic" for RMM in 1988 that his status as one of the most sought-after salsa producers was stamped. In 1988, he was the producer and musical director for Johnny & Ray's first album "Mascarada" with vocalist Ray Sepulveda. George became the main visionary behind the New York-based Latin label RMM Records & Video, between 1988 and 1995, arranging and directing dozens of recordings for that label, working with artists like Jose Alberto'El Canario', Johnny Rivera, Domingo Quinones, Tony Vega, Ray Sepulveda, Cheo Feliciano, Celia Cruz, La India and others, he produced the 1991 album "100th LP" for Tito Puente, produced & arranged the first two albums of Marc Anthony, "Otra Nota" & "Todo A Su Tiempo". George produced the platinum-selling "Combinacion Perfecta" album from Familia RMM in 1993, he produced and sessioned in recordings outside of RMM during this period, including albums with Nestor Sanchez, Junior Gonzalez and Los Hermanos Colon, as well as arranging several hit songs, including his arrangement on the hit track "Solo" for Luis Enrique on his 1989 album "Mi Mundo".

In early 1995, George left RMM to pursue his own producing venture with Sir George Entertainment, had a producing agreement with Sony Discos. During this time, he formed DLG, featuring vocalist Huey Dunbar and rappers James'Da Barba' and Fragancia, he helped in re-inventing Victor Manuelle into one of the Salsa's most powerful artists. His producing credits continued on with WEA Latina by 1997 with Frankie Negron, Charlie Cruz, Charlie Cardona, Servando Y Florentino and many other salsa performers. In early 2004, Sergio George and Latin recording executive George Zamora created SGZ Entertainment, in Miami, focusing on urban artists. In August 2006, SGZ Entertainment became part of a sublabel of Univision. During the 2008 Latin Grammy Awards, Sergio George won Producer of the Year for his work on "Historia De Taxi" by Ricardo Arjona featuring Marc Anthony, "La Vida Se Va" by Gloria Trevi, "Mi Mayor Sacrificio" by Tito Nieves featuring Marco Antonio Solís, "Quiero Decirte Que Te Amo" by DLG featuring Ness, "Toro Mata" by DLG featuring Napoles and Ness and the album El Cantante by Marc Anthony.

In 2009, George founded Top Stop Music, the first release was with Luis Enrique and his album, Ciclos which has topped the charts and garnered two Latin Grammy awards. He signed Prince Royce, whose self-titled debut album was released early 2010. At the end of 2009, La India signed with Top Stop Music, having her first single released in early 2010, "Estupida" which reached number one on the US Billboard Tropical Songs chart, her album, was released by Top Stop Music in 2010. At the 11th Latin Grammy Awards, George received his second Latin Grammy for Producer of the Year, for his work on "Corazón Sin Cara", "Tu y Yo" and "Stand By Me" by Prince Royce, "Estúpida", "Si Él Te Habla De Mi", "Smile" and "Te Vas a Arrepentir" by La India. In 2013, George released "Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants" and became a platinum-selling hit record worldwide. At the 14th Latin Grammy Awards, George took home a trio of Latin Grammys for Producer of the Year, Producer of Marc Anthony's Record of the Year "Vivir Mi Vida" and Best Salsa Album for "Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants."

Studio Albums Sergio George Presents, Salsa Giants 2013 Sergio George Presents, Salsa Giants - EP 2014 Portrait of a Future Legend... Sergio George

The Surreal Life: Fame Games

The Surreal Life: Fame Games was an American reality television series, broadcast on the VH1 cable network. A spin-off of the VH1 show, The Surreal Life, the show assembled ten alumni of the show's six prior seasons to compete in a ten-week competition that takes place in Las Vegas, with the winner taking home a prize of $100,000 provided by the online gaming site Golden Robin Leach was the host; the contestants competed in a game show format elimination round in each episode called "Back to Reality" that saw the losers, in the first three weeks of the competition, sent to "the B-List" which consisted of living in a less luxurious wing of the mansion than the rest of the housemates, who were designated as "the A-List". In the weeks, when the teams were split evenly, they competed in team competitions where the losing team must send three members to play "Back to Reality" to eliminate one person from the competition entirely; the show featured a theme song titled "I Wanna Be Famous" recorded by cast member C.

C. Deville from his solo album Samantha 7. Host: Robin Leach Legend The Fame Gamer who won the Competition The Fame Gamer, in the B-list The Fame Gamer, in the A-list The Fame Gamer, Eliminated The Fame Gamer who won the Reward Challenge The Fame Gamer, Sent to "Back to Reality" The Fame Gamer who QuitsNotesIn Episode 1, Jordan Knight went home due to the death of his grandmother and he was replaced by Verne Troyer. In Episode 6, the A-List and The B-list teams were no longer used and it became an individual competition. In Episode 7, the Fame Gamers who were in the bottom three are not sent to "Back to Reality", but instead, the person with the fewest points was eliminated. Fame Gamers Traci Bingham Ron Jeremy Pepa Vanilla Ice Verne Troyer Andrea Lowell Chyna Emmanuel Lewis C. C. DeVille Brigitte Nielsen Official website Surreal Life Fame Games on AOL -- Weekly Coverage with Exclusive Robin Leach Interviews The Surreal Life: Fame Games on IMDb The Surreal Life: Fame Games at

1876 St. Louis Brown Stockings season

The St. Louis Brown Stockings joined the newly formed National League as a charter member in 1876. Although both St. Louis and Hartford finished the season 6 games behind the pennant-winning Chicago White Stockings, the Brown Stocking were the third place team as, in 1877, the standings were determined by number of wins, not games behind; as Hartford had 47 wins and St. Louis only had 45, Hartford finished in second and St. Louis finished in third. Nonetheless, St. Louis had won its division series against Chicago 6 games to 4 – winning all of its division series against all National League opponents. Due to the politics between the teams at the time, an unofficial five-game post-season was created between those two teams to determine the "Championship of the West." St. Louis won the series 4 games to 1. Note: Pos = Position. = Batting average. = Batting average.

Navion Boyd

Navion Boyd is a Jamaican professional footballer who plays as a striker for Charleston Battery in the USL Professional Division on loan from Tivoli Gardens in the Jamaican National Premier League. Boyd became member of his club's senior team, after being promoted from the U21 team. After starting the 2010–2011 season with outstanding form, Boyd suffered a shoulder injury which kept him out of action for eight weeks, he made his return to action on 15 December 2010. Boyd finished the 2010-2011 DPL season with 11 goals. Boyd spent the 2012 season on loan to American club Charleston Battery along with Tivoli Gardens teammate Dane Kelly. Boyd returned to the Battery for the 2015 season. On July 17, Boyd scored Charleston's only goal in a 2-1 exhibition loss against West Bromwich Albion of the English Premier League. Since 2008, Boyd is a member of The Reggae Boyz. Navion Boyd was called up to the senior national team on several occasions in 2009–2010 and featured some friendly matches, however he was unable to participate in the 2010 Caribbean Championship due to injury.

Tivoli Gardens F. C. Jamaican National Premier League: 22008–2009,2010–2011Charleston BatteryUSL Pro Champions: 2012 Jamaican National Premier League MVP: 12009–2010Tivoli Gardens MVP: 12009–2010 Player profile at Navion Boyd at