Baldwin City, Kansas
Baldwin City is a city in Douglas County, United States about 12 miles south of Lawrence and 15 miles west of Gardner. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 4,515; the city is home to the state's oldest four-year university. Baldwin City began; the small town consisted of a harness shop, hotel, drug store, two doctors and a tavern. In 1858, a group of Methodist ministers founded Baker University. Palmyra bought land to the south for surrounding city; the first post office was established in June, 1857. A main benefactor of the community was John Baldwin and the town was named in his honor. Baldwin built a saw mill, at present-day Fifth and Indiana Streets. Baldwin City was incorporated on September 22, 1870. Baldwin City unwittingly found themselves surrounded by the events that led up to the American Civil War. Three miles east of Baldwin was the town site of Black Jack where the Battle of Black Jack took place on June 2, 1856; the night before that battle, John Brown stayed in Prairie City.
In 1863, Quantrill's raiders passed within three miles of Baldwin after the burning of Lawrence. In 1867, the Leavenworth and Fort Gibson Railroad laid tracks and became the first Kansas railroad south of the Kansas River. In 1906, the Santa Fe Depot was built and today the Midland Railway offers over 20-mile round trip excursion rides to Ottawa via "Nowhere" and Norwood. Midland's Scout program is one of the few in the country to offer a railroading merit badge and Midland has hosted a Thomas the Tank Engine attraction the last few years; every year since 1957, Baldwin City has hosted the Maple Leaf Festival during the third full weekend in October. It began as a way to view the fall foliage. Today, it is the largest fall family event in the area and features a parade and crafts, quilt show, theatrical performances, history tours, train rides and live music. Annually it draws crowds of 30,000 or more. Baldwin City is located at 38°46′39″N 95°11′15″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 2.64 square miles, of which 2.62 square miles is land and 0.02 square miles is water.
The area's climate is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Baldwin City has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. Baldwin City is part of the Lawrence Metropolitan Statistical Area; as of the census of 2010, there were 4,515 people, 1,501 households, 1,011 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,723.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,665 housing units at an average density of 635.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 93.4% White, 2.1% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.6% from other races, 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population. There were 1,501 households of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 32.6% were non-families.
26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08. The median age in the city was 30.2 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,400 people, 1,077 households, 774 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,565.1 people per square mile. There were 1,165 housing units at an average density of 536.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 93.62% White, 1.12% African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, 3.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.62% of the population. There were 1,077 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.1% were non-families.
24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.10. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 21.8% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $43,269, the median income for a family was $51,667. Males had a median income of $37,111 versus $25,850 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,698. About 5.6% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over. The Baldwin City government consists of five council members; the council meets the third Mondays of each month at 7:00 pm. City Hall, 803 Eighth Street.
The USD serves most of southern Douglas County. It maintains four schools in Baldwin City (Baldwin Elementary, Baldwin Intermediate, Baldwin Junior High and Baldwin Hi
Baldwin is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario. Located in Sudbury District north of Espanola, the township's two main communities and population centres are McKerrow and Lorne; the junction of Ontario Highway 17 and Ontario Highway 6 is in Baldwin, just west of McKerrow. An old abandoned fire tower still stands north of McKerrow on Agnew Lake; the township is part of the federal riding of Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing and the provincial riding of Algoma—Manitoulin. Population trend: Population in 2011: 551 Population in 2006: 554 Population in 2001: 624 Population in 1996: 694 Population in 1991: 692 List of townships in Ontario List of francophone communities in Ontario Official web site
The Baldwin School
The Baldwin School is a PK–12 girls private school in Bryn Mawr, United States. It was founded in 1888 by Florence Baldwin; the school occupies a 19th-century resort hotel designed by Victorian architect Frank Furness, a landmark of the Philadelphia Main Line. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 27, 1979. Baldwin's brother school is the Haverford School, in nearby Haverford; the two schools are regarded as the premier single-sex schools in the Philadelphia area, compete with the Brunswick/Greenwich duo in Connecticut. Locally, Baldwin/Haverford compete with many schools, such as Springside/Chestnut Hill and the Episcopal Academy, both in academics and athletics. In 1888, Florence Baldwin founded "Miss Baldwin's School for Girls, Preparatory for Bryn Mawr College" in her mother's house at the corner of Montgomery and Morris Avenues in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; the first class was composed of thirteen girls. The second Bryn Mawr Hotel was designed by Furness, Evans & Company and built in 1890-91.
It is a five-story, "L" shaped stone-and-brick building in a Renaissance Revival / châteauesque style. It features a large semi-circular section at the main entrance, topped by finial, it has a steeply pitched red roof with a variety of dormers, towers and skylights. In 1896, The Baldwin School began leasing the Bryn Mawr Hotel during the winter months for use as a dormitory for its boarding students, they leased it year-round beginning in 1912. In 1922, the school purchased the building and the surrounding 25 acres for $240,000. Today the school has made many additions to "The Residence", as it is called, but has maintained the elegance of the original building, it is now used for the dining hall, many art studios, a black box, apartments for faculty and staff, music classes, an Early Childhood Center. It has many lounge areas for students and others. A two-story science building opened in 1961; the Upper and Middle Schools inhabit the three-story Schoolhouse, built in 1926. It was renovated in 1997.
The Middle School on the third floor was renovated again in the summer of 2018. Grades 1-5 are housed in the Lower School building, completed in 1974. Changes have been made, for instance, painting the walls bright colors, to make it a warmer learning environment for the younger girls. Renovations completed in 2014 to "The Residence" support the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes. In 2015, a performing arts center was built called The Simpson Center, which can be used for many different events; the school formally opened a new athletic center in 2008. It has a six-lane swimming pool, three-lane jogging track, 4 squash courts, fitness center, multipurpose meeting/activity space, it is accompanied by a practice field. $2.8 million in scholarships is distributed annually to 28% of the students. The average grant awarded was $18,261. Students of color represent 40% of the student body; the Baldwin School is not religiously associated. Twenty six percent of the Class of 2014 attended Ivy League institutions.
Twenty seven percent of the Class of 2015 was recognized by the National Merit® Scholarship Program. Thirty two percent of the Class of 2018 went on to attend Ivy League institutions. Baldwin has a high percentage of graduates majoring and working in math and science fields, about 1/3 greater than the national average for women. In 2014, 28 % of the graduates pursued a degree in engineering. Baldwin's music education begins in the Lower School. Students receive twice weekly music classes and sing in weekly choruses in Grades 3-5. Students perform in musical plays once a year. In Middle School, chorus and classes in guitar and hand bell are available. In Upper School, ensembles include a jazz band, classical chamber music ensemble Firenze, two hand bell choirs, select a cappella vocal ensemble Baldwin B-Flats, select singing ensemble Eliza-B-thans and an orchestra; each ensemble is featured during multiple evening concerts throughout the year. The Middle School Chorus participates annually in the Music in the Parks competition at Hershey Park in May.
At the 2014 competition, the Middle School Chorus received a Superior rating and the Best Overall Middle School Chorus trophy for their performances. Every three years, the Upper School ensembles take a week and a half performance tour to a destination abroad. Past destinations include Vienna, Tuscany, Budapest, Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen, Denmark; the Baldwin Conservatory offers weekly private instruction on piano, violin, flute, saxophone, trumpet, guitar, ukulele and harp. The Baldwin Conservatory has had many accomplished musicians as faculty including pianist and composer Jean Paul Kürsteiner. In the 2013-14 school year: a student won a gold medal at Alliance for Young Artists & Writers's Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her dramatic script. A student placed 1st in the Monologue Competition at the Zak-Pac Convention for Performing Arts. Middle and Upper School drama students submitted plays to the Philadelphia Young Playwrights Festival and one student received a stage reading of her play as part of Pizza and Playwrights.
One student placed 2nd and another placed 3rd in the Philadelphia Young Playwrights’ Annual Play writing Festival. An excerpt from a student's original work was featured in an Off-Broadway Dramatic Reading Series at the ART. WRITE. NOW 2014 National Exhibition in June. A student was one of 30 American and international actors ages 12 to 19 who traveled to the Czech Republic to perform
Baldwin, Chemung County, New York
Baldwin is a town in Chemung County, New York, United States. The population was 832 at the 2010 census; the town name is derived from two of the earliest settlers of the area. The town is east of Elmira, it is part of the Elmira Metropolitan Statistical Area. While it is most that hunters and trappers passed through the area in earlier years, Baldwin was first settled around 1813, credit given to Charles and Warren Granger as being the first white settlers to the area; the brothers put down roots on what was first called "Hammond Corners" and would become North Chemung. The trek to their new home would have been difficult, due in part to thick virgin forest and ravines as well as swampland thick with underbrush. Soon after the Granger brothers, Henry Tice came to Hammond Corners with his family from Ulster County in downstate New York in 1815. In 1815 came Jason Hammond with his five sons, James, Robert and Cornelius. In the years that followed many more families came from New England, including Peter McCumber for whom the area known as "McCumber Corners" is named.
Other families were the Whitakers, Browns, Elstons and many more. Many of these families still have close ties; the first church society was organized in 1818 with worship services being held in various citizens' homes. It wasn't until 1852; this church is the one, still in use in North Chemung known as the United Methodist Church. In 1910 a church was built in Hicks and it too continues to be used; the first school in Baldwin was started in 1819 with the children taught by John Tuthill Jr in a cabin owned by John Brooks. The first schoolhouse was built in 1821 at the corner of the North Chemung Cemetery. In 1869 a new schoolhouse is still standing, it has been a store, a private home and now belongs to the United Methodist Church used to house the local food pantry. First child born - Simeon Hammond in 1815 First death - Thomas Weaver in 1820 First wedding - Nicholas Patterson to Anna Tice in 1818 First local physician - Doctor J. W. Moore in 1836 First mail service - In 1843, Anthony Collision, Postmaster The town of Baldwin was founded by an act of the state legislature on April 7, 1856 from part of the town of Chemung.
The first town meeting was held May 1856 at the house of Daniel R. Harris, innkeeper. William H. Little was elected Town Supervisor, Johnson Little as Town Clerk, Daniel R. Harris as Commissioner of the Highways, William R. Drake and Jeremiah McCumber as Justices of the Peace. In 1856 Baldwin was a small village. There were several shops and businesses that were linked to the agricultural makeup of the town. There were sawmills and lumber not used locally was floated down Baldwin Creek, which runs through the town, on to Elmira to be sold. Social life was localized, but for holidays and special occasions there would have been community-wide square dances filled with fun and music. In the early years of the town medicine shows and peddlers' arrivals would have been other exciting events for the people living there. In 1875 there were 1,006 people living in Baldwin. However, with the rise of the Industrial Age there was less demand for handcrafted goods produced locally. With the completion of several railroad lines in Elmira more people began leaving Baldwin to make a living working in the factories in Elmira and beyond.
By 1911 the town's population was down to 476. On May 22, 1923, one hundred citizens of the town petitioned the supervisors of the county to have the town of Baldwin dissolved; the reason they gave was that the tax rates were excessive for citizens because of the lack of businesses in the township. It was proposed that the town be parcelled off and incorporated into the neighboring towns of Erin and Chemung. However, the petition was denied by the county, as once a boundary is laid down on the official maps it would take too much legal formality to change, a unanimous demand would be required to do so. In 1956 the town celebrated its 100th anniversary with a parade and other fun; the town celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2006 much in the same fashion, with many local and state dignitaries in attendance. The census in 2010 listed the total population of Baldwin at 832. Farming continues to be a way of life for some in the town to a much lesser extent; the past 20 years have seen many family farms dairies, close down operations as the cost of farming outweighs the income.
Until there was an increased interest in natural gas drilling within the town and region until a state moratorium was made permanent by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Short of a few small home-based businesses, the majority of Baldwin's residents are employed in Elmira and the surrounding communities. Life in the 21st century places demands on the citizens that take them outside the town's borders for both work and play. Still there is much history in this sleepy community, the traces of yesterday are still to be found. In fact many of the older roads used in days gone by are now little more than cleared paths through the woods between existing roads for hikers to roam. There is evidence along the banks of Baldwin Creek remaining from the days of lumber mills that once occupied its shores, many of the home buildings still stand, some still occupied by the descendants of those who built them; the town of Baldwin lies in the southeastern section of Chemung County. It is the second to smallest town in the county and is bounded on the north by the towns of Erin and Van Etten, to the east by Barton in Tioga County, to the south and east by Chemung, and
The Baldwin Brothers
The Baldwin Brothers are a Chicago-based lounge/electronica duo composed of Jason Hinkle and TJ Widner. The two met in junior-high school and have been composing electronic dance and jazz music since 1983; the band signed with TVT Records in 2001 and are now represented by The Orchard after their buyout of TVT's music catalog. Their first full album, Cooking With Lasers was produced by Dave Trumfio and The Baldwin Brothers and was released in 2002; the track "Funky Junkyard" was featured in Warren Miller's 2002 feature "Storm." "Urban Tumbleweed" which features rapper Barron Ricks of Cypress Hill on vocals, was featured in the video game Amplitude for PlayStation 2. An early version of the song "The Bionic Jam" was used in the PS2 game ATV Offroad Fury 2 under the title "8 Cylinder Jam", their single "Dream Girl" features guest vocals by Miho Hatori and was featured on a CD produced & distributed by American Eagle Outfitters. A 12" vinyl single of "Dream Girl" was released on February 2002 and included a remix of the song by Vancouver, BC based house artist Pilgrims Of The Mind.
"Ether" features guest vocals by Geri Soriano-Lightwood of Supreme Beings of Leisure and "Deep Down" features guest vocals by Angie Hart of Frente!. Their second album, Return of the Golden Rhodes, was released on October 10, 2006; the album was produced by Dave Trumfio and The Baldwin Brothers and includes musical contributions from Mark Lanegan, Justin Porée of Ozomatli, Lisa Kekaula of The Bellrays, David Randall of Lo Fidelity Allstars and Julio Davis of The J. Davis Trio. Two Soft Spoken Geniuses Cooking with Lasers Return of the Golden Rhodes 1000 Years of Hits - live promo TVT 3381 - promo Funk Shui EP - EP Dream Girl - Single Allmusic Bio Allmusic Review of Cooking With Lasers Allmusic Review of Return of The Golden Rhodes Baldwin Brothers article on MixMatters Review of Cooking With Lasers at Pop Matters Baldwin Brothers article in CMJ New Music Monthly Interview in Daily Eastern News "Dream Girl" video "Matter Of Time" video "Reservoir Media Band Profile"
Baldwin the Eagle
Baldwin the Eagle, an anthropomorphized bald eagle, is the mascot of the Boston College Eagles. The nickname "Eagles" goes back to 1920 when Rev. Edward McLaughlin, unhappy at seeing a newspaper cartoon which represented Boston College as a cat after a track victory, wrote to the college newspaper The Heights: It is important that we adopt a mascot to preside at our pow-wows and triumphant feats.... And why not the Eagle, symbolic of majesty and freedom? Its natural habitat is the high places; the Heights is made to order for such a selection. Proud would the B. C. man feel to see the B. C. Eagle snatching the trophy of victory from old opponents, their tattered banner clutched in his talons as he flies aloft; the "Eagles" nickname stuck. Soon a pair of golden eagles from Texas and New Mexico were given to the college as gifts. Sadly, one escaped and the other broke its beak trying. For the next four years, the official "mascot" was a stuffed golden eagle located in the athletic offices. In 1961, another attempt was made at a live mascot when the college adopted a 10-month-old golden eagle named "Margo".
Margo lived at the Franklin Park Zoo and was brought to all home games for several years until dying of a virus early in the 1966 season. In 2013, new athletic director Brad Bates brought back the live eagle tradition, bringing in an eagle during half time of football games. After a fan contest to decide what to call the Eagle, it was named "Welles" after Welles Crowther, the hero who died helping others during the September 11 attacks. Welles made sparing appearances in 2013 and 2014, sometimes not being able to attend the games due to inclement weather, late start times, etc. Another notable incarnation of the Boston College Eagle is a gilded bronze osprey sculpture that diplomat Larz Anderson and Isabel Weld Perkins, his socialite heiress wife, brought back from Japan in the early 20th century; the eagle remained in Larz Anderson Park until 1954 when it was donated to Boston College and became synonymous with the BC Eagle. It now looks over Linden Lane. By the time Margo died in 1966, eagles had become endangered species and the university opted to go to a costumed mascot.
In 2000, with the unveiling of the current athletics logos, the Boston College Eagle mascot received a visual makeover as well and has appeared that way since. The mascot got the name "Baldwin"—a combination of the words "Bald" and "win." There is a 9.5 foot inflatable mascot named "Baldwin, Jr." which appears at games. Like many modern costumed mascots, Baldwin wears replica team uniforms at events. Baldwin the Eagle is brought to life by an anonymous team of Boston College students that are chosen by audition. List of U. S. college mascots
Baldwin is a town in Cumberland County, United States. The population was 1,525 at the 2010 census, it is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, metropolitan statistical area. First called Flintstown Plantation, it was granted in 1774 by the Massachusetts General Court to survivors of the Concord, company commanded by Captain John Flint, it replaced a grant of about 1735. 3, because when state borders were adjusted in 1741, the town turned out to be in New Hampshire—present-day Walpole. On June 23, 1802, Flintstown was incorporated as Baldwin, named for Colonel Loammi Baldwin, for whom the Baldwin apple was named. Sebago was set off and incorporated in 1826; the surface of the town is with soil favorable to grain and hay. Baldwin would be noted for its orchards, a factory was established in East Baldwin for drying apples. There was a corn factory. Brooks provided water power for various mills which produced barrel staves and shooks. During times of drought, the Saco Water Power Company could regulate water at Great Falls to run mills down the Saco River in Saco and in Biddeford.
The Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad followed the Saco River valley for the length of Baldwin. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.35 square miles, of which, 35.32 square miles of it is land and 1.03 square miles is water. Baldwin is drained by the Saco River; the town is crossed by state routes 5, 107, 113 and 117, is bordered by Sebago on the north. As of the census of 2010, there were 1,525 people, 588 households, 431 families residing in the town; the population density was 43.2 inhabitants per square mile. There were 700 housing units at an average density of 19.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 97.9% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population. There were 588 households of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 26.7% were non-families.
19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.98. The median age in the town was 42.4 years. 22.4% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 49.0% male and 51.0% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,290 people, 493 households, 385 families residing in the town; the population density was 36.5 people per square mile. There were 577 housing units at an average density of 16.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 98.91% White, 0.31% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population. There were 493 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.9% were non-families.
16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.89. In the town, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males. The median income for a household in the town was $36,500, the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $21,563 for females; the per capita income for the town was $15,689. About 8.2% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over. Baldwin Historical Society & Museum Isaac W. Dyer, US District Attorney Josiah Pierce, president of the Maine Senate Cannonball Titcomb, baseball player Town of Baldwin, Maine Maine.gov -- Baldwin, Maine Brown Memorial Library Baldwin Belt Burners Snowmobile Club