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Basque Country (autonomous community)

The Basque Country the Basque Autonomous Community is an autonomous community in northern Spain. It includes the Basque provinces of Álava and Gipuzkoa; the Basque Country or Basque Autonomous Community was granted the status of nationality within Spain, attributed by the Spanish Constitution of 1978. The autonomous community is based on the Statute of Autonomy of the Basque Country, a foundational legal document providing the framework for the development of the Basque people on Spanish soil. Navarre, which had narrowly rejected a joint statute of autonomy with Gipuzkoa, Álava and Biscay in 1932, was granted a separate statute in 1982. There is no official capital in the autonomous community, but the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, in the province of Álava, is the de facto capital as the location of the Basque Parliament, the headquarters of the Basque Government, the residence of the President of the Basque Autonomous Community; the High Court of Justice of the Basque Country has its headquarters in the city of Bilbao.

Whilst Vitoria-Gasteiz is the largest municipality in area, with 277 km2, Bilbao is the largest in population, with 353,187 people, located in the province of Biscay within a conurbation of 875,552 people. The term Basque Country may refer to the larger cultural region, the home of the Basque people, which includes the autonomous community; the following provinces make up the autonomous community: Álava, capital Vitoria-Gasteiz Biscay, capital Bilbao-Bilbo Gipuzkoa, capital Donostia-San Sebastián The Basque Country borders Cantabria and the Burgos province to the west, the Bay of Biscay to the north and Navarre to the east and La Rioja to the south. The territory has three distinct areas, which are defined by the two parallel ranges of the Basque Mountains; the main range of mountains forms the watershed between the Mediterranean basins. The highest point of the range is in the Aizkorri massif; the three areas are: Formed by many valleys with short rivers that flow from the mountains to the Bay of Biscay, like the Nervión, Urola or Oria.

The coast is rough, with small inlets. The main features of the coast are the Bilbao Abra Bay and the Estuary of Bilbao, the Urdaibai estuary and the Bidasoa-Txingudi Bay that forms the border with France. Between the two mountain ranges, the area is occupied by a high plateau called Llanada Alavesa, where the capital Vitoria-Gasteiz is located; the rivers flow south from the mountains to the Ebro River. The main rivers are the Zadorra Bayas River. From the southern mountains to the Ebro is the so-called Rioja Alavesa, which shares the Mediterranean characteristics of other Ebro Valley zones; some of Spain's production of Rioja wine takes place here. The Basque Mountains form the watershed and mark the distinct climatic areas of the Basque Country: The northern valleys, in Biscay and Gipuzkoa and the valley of Ayala in Álava, are part of Green Spain, where the oceanic climate is predominant, with its wet weather all year round and moderate temperatures. Precipitation average is about 1200 mm; the middle section is influenced more by the continental climate, but with a varying degree of the northern oceanic climate.

This gives cold, snowy winters. The Ebro valley has a pure continental climate: winters are cold and dry and summers warm and dry, with precipitation peaking in spring and autumn. Precipitation is irregular, as low as 300 mm. Half of the 2,155,546 inhabitants of the Basque Autonomous Community live in Greater Bilbao, Bilbao's metropolitan area. Of the ten most populous cities, six form part of Bilbao's conurbation, known as Greater Bilbao. With 28.2% of the Basque population born outside this region, immigration is crucial to Basque demographics. Over the 20th century most of this immigration came from other parts of Spain from Galicia or Castile and León. Over recent years, sizeable numbers of this population have returned to their birthplaces and most immigration to the Basque country now comes from abroad, chiefly from South America. There are 151,519 foreigners in 7 % of the population. Roman Catholicism is, by far, the largest religion in the Basque Country. In 2012, the proportion of Basques that identified themselves as Roman Catholic was 58.6%, while it is one of the most secularised communities of Spain: 24.6% were non-religious and 12.3% of Basques were atheist.

Bilbao-Bilbo Vitoria-Gasteiz San Sebastián-Donostia Barakaldo Getxo Irun Portugalete Santurtzi Basauri Errenteria Spanish and Basque are co-official in all territories of the autonomous community. The Basque-speaking areas in the modern-day autonomous community are set against the wider context of the Basque language, spoken to the east in Navarre and the French Basque Country; the whole Basque speaking territory has experienced both expansion in its history. The Basque language experienced a gradual territorial contraction throughout the last nine centuries, severe deterioration of its sociolinguistic status for much of the 20th century due to heavy immigration from other parts of Spain, the virtual nonexistence of Basque language schooling, national policies implemented by the different Spanish régimes. After the

Lake Wawasee

Lake Wawasee Turkey Lake, is a natural lake southeast of Syracuse in Kosciusko County, United States. It is the largest natural lake wholly contained within Indiana, it is located just east of Indiana State Road 13. Lake Wawasee has a long history extending from the Pleistocene epoch, early settlement by the white man, its growth from the 19th century through today; the lake is named for Miami chief Wawasee, brother of Miami chief Papakeecha, which translated means "Flat Belly."Lake Wawasee has a history of being a summer vacation area for residents from Indianapolis and Chicago. The Spink's Hotel overlooking Lake Wawasee was a luxury hotel that hosted famous vacationers including Al Capone. Eli Lilly maintained residence on Lake Wawasee, his home remains a landmark on the lake. Known geographic place names around Wawasee: Black's Point, Black Stump Point, Jones Landing, Willow Grove, Pickwick Park, Kale Island, Lakeview-South Park, Ogden's Island, Sand Point, Johnson's Bay, Buttermilk Bay, Vawter Park, Ideal Beach, Waveland Beach, Conkling Hill, Morrison's Island, Natti Crow Beach.

Located at the northwest end of Lake Wawasee, Black Stump Point protrudes northeasterly out into the lake. Roads on this geographic point are N. Waco Point Drive. Businesses located during the 1950s and 1960s were Mocks' Marina and Waco, a boat-in and drive-in restaurant. Crow's Bay is located on Wawasee's eastern shore and between Cedar Point to the north and Morrison's Island to the south. Crows Bay is named after Nathaniel Crow. Natti Crow Beach is a prominent area on the bay's southern end. Known in recent years as Buttermilk Bay, Jarrett's Bay is the extreme southern end of Wawasee. Jarrett's Bay extends southeast with Morrison's Island to the east and Clark's Point to the west; this bay was named after Lewis Jarrett. See: Lake Wawasee history: Buttermilk Point Johnson's Bay is located on Wawasee's east side. Ogden Island and Cedar Point serve as the two prominent points of land creating this bay. Johnson's Bay is, for the most part, barren of lakeside homes as its northern and northwestern sections are cat tailed marsh.

Due to its location it became a haven for water skiing at least as far back as the 1950s. Cedar Point affords a break from north winds and lacks the heavy boat traffic found on much of the lake. Morrison Island Eagle Island, is named after William T. Morrison who lived on this island until 1890. Today, the island has a number of homes lining the lakeside and boat houses lining the eastern side with channel access to Wawasee; the island has seawalls with the ground just a couple of feet from the lake's level. Morrison Island is one of the lowest elevation residential areas on Lake Wawasee. A 1,000 by 100 feet public grass green space lined. Access by car via E. Morrison Island Road; the main channel is not part of Lake Wawasee but does perform as an outlet for water heading north. The main channel begins at the lakes's northwest shore with Oakwood Park on its west and Kale Island on its east and flows north through Mudd Lake and into Syracuse Lake; the main channel is lined with a marina on its west for its first third of travel.

On the channel's east side is a large wetland marsh where a gristmill once stood. Griffith's Wawasee Marina was founded in 1946 and is located on Wawasee's southeast end overlooking Buttermilk Bay and tucked behind Morrison Island to the marina's west. Main Channel Marina was established in 1976 and is located on the west side of the Main Channel on the northwest side of Wawasee. Johnson's Bay Marina is no longer in service and used to be located in a channel on the east side of Johnson's Bay. Wawasee Boat Company was founded in 1929 and is located on Wawasee's north shore off of E. Cornelius Road; the Wawasee Yacht Club is located on the northeast shore. During the summer season, the club is home to four competitive one-design fleets: 28-foot E-Scow, 19-foot Lightning, 20-foot I-20 Scow, 13-foot Sunfish class boats, their mission is to foster and encourage the sport of sailboat racing, to promote the science of seamanship. The Frog Tavern is accessible by boat, it is open seven days a week. Diners can feed the ducks that are in the water at restaurantside, but keep an eye out for the cat that lives across the water from the restaurant.

The cat has "duck dinner" on its mind. The Frog offers cruises on its boat, called the SS Lillypad II, which travels at about 7 knots and stays 200 yards offshore. A cruise covering the entire lake takes around 3-hours; the Channel Marker is accessible by boat. It is located on the east side of the Main Channel near the Pickwick Drive bridge, it offers outdoor dining. Oakwood Resort Restaurants:The Pier and Back Porch; these two restaurants are located lakeside at the Oakwood Resort on Lake Wawasee's Conklin Bay. The Pier offers a wide variety of upscale food inside with great views of the lake out the windows and Back Porch is more casual and outside on the patio near the water's edge. Independence Day fireworks - The 4th of July weekend on Saturday sports a fireworks display launched from a waterborne platform and synchronized with music played by a local radio station. There is a'Flotilla' which features decorated boats in a parade around the lake. Wawascene.com is an online magazine dedicated to life at Lake Syracuse Lake.

Formed in 2009, this website hosts a live webcam controllable by users, water temperature, blogs, video, a loc

Old Wayne County High School

The Wayne County High School, at 80 A. J. Lloyd Cir. in Monticello, was built in 1941. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013, it has been known as A. J. Lloyd Middle School, it is Art Deco in style. It was built during 1939-41 with funding from the Works Progress Administration, it was deemed to have "played a significant role in education in the community" and to have "reshaped the delivery of public education in the county". The school replaced four separate high schools. "'The educational advantages given by a consolidated high school provided students with an ability to conceive of life away from Wayne County and an education upon which to begin that journey.'" Lloyd Memorial High School, in Erlanger, Kentucky