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Beaver County, Utah

Beaver County is a county in west central Utah, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 6,629, its county seat and largest city is Beaver. The county was named for the abundance of beavers in the area. European-descent explorers first visited present-day Beaver County in the 1776 Dominguez–Escalante Expedition; the proposed territory of Deseret began with the arrival of Mormon pioneers in 1847. After the immediate Great Salt Lake City area was settled, settlers moved into more outlying areas, including the future Beaver County area; the county was created by the Utah territorial legislature from a section of Iron County on January 5, 1856, after the settlement of Beaver, Utah was flourishing. The county was named for the animal, plentiful there; the county boundary as delineated by that act included areas in present-day Nevada. The defined boundary was altered on January 1861 by creation of two counties in present Nevada; the county area was reduced on February 28, 1861 by the US Congress, when it created Colorado Territory, taking all of the Beaver County area east of 109 degrees longitude.

The county's boundary was enlarged on January 17, 1861 by addition of parcels from Millard, St. Mary's counties. However, its west area was reduced by creation of the Nevada Territory on July 14, 1862; the county area was reduced on January 16, 1865, when Piute County was created from Beaver territory. Beaver County lies on the west side of Utah, its west border abuts the east border of the state of Nevada. The west part of the county consists of low rolling hills, punctuated by isolated mountains; the east edge of the county runs to the crest of a north-south-running mountain ridge. The terrain slopes to the north; the county has a total area of 2,592 square miles, of which 2,590 square miles is land and 2.1 square miles is water. The Tushar Mountains lie on the eastern boundary of the county, reaching to 12,000 feet in elevation, providing water for the farming communities of Beaver and Manderfield. To the west, barren desert valleys typify the scenery, separated by mountains forested with junipers.

Fishlake National Forest Indian Peak State Game Management Area Minersville National Forest As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,629 people, 2,265 households, 1,697 families in the county. The population density was 2.56/sqmi. There were 2,908 housing units at an average density of 1.12/sqmi. The racial makeup of the county was 89.0% white, 1.1% Asian, 1.1% American Indian, 0.3% Pacific islander, 0.2% black or African American, 6.9% from other races, 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 10.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 35.2% were English, 15.5% were German, 10.6% were Irish, 6.8% were Scottish, 2.3% were American. Of the 2,265 households, 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.1% were non-families, 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.44.

The median age was 31.9 years. The median income for a household in the county was $41,514 and the median income for a family was $46,426. Males had a median income of $40,167 versus $26,215 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,131. About 12.6% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.1% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over. Beaver County voters have traditionally voted Republican. In no national election since 1964 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate; the American Discovery Trail traverses the county running through both Milford. Elk Mountain is home to the Eagle Point Ski area. Rock Corral Recreation Area, an area of geologic interest managed by the BLM Utah portal List of counties in Utah National Register of Historic Places listings in Beaver County, Utah Specific GeneralMurphy, Miriam B. "Beaver County", in Powell, Allan Kent, Utah History Encyclopedia, Salt Lake City UT: University of Utah Press, ISBN 0874804256, OCLC 30473917 Official website

Harpa doris

Harpa doris, common name the rose harp, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Harpidae, the harp snails. The size of the shell varies between 30 mm and 81 mm; the rather thin shell is ventricose. The conical spire is muricated; the four whorls near the edge are the widest. The ribs are flat narrow all marked at their base by four or five conical denticulations, at the upper extremity of the body whorl, by four small mucronated tubercles, which appear again upon the whorls of the spire; the coloring of the ribs is of a light gray. They are circled by white bands in bars. At their external edge, projecting, is drawn a brown or blackish longitudinal stroke, interrupted by small horizontal white rays; the interstices of the ribs are of a grayish pearl color, waved with fine strokes in double bars, which are laced with strokes of a red brown. Rose-colored spots are seen between the ribs; the ovate aperture is with several bands of a dark violet. The outer lip is ornamented by the last rib, undulated throughout its whole length.

The columella is polished, arcuated towards the base, has two or three spots of a bluish violet. This marine species occurs, buried in sand near rocks, in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Verde, West Africa and Angola. Rolán E. 2005. Malacological Fauna From The Cape Verde Archipelago. Part 1, Polyplacophora and Gastropoda "Harpa doris". Gastropods.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019

Isobel Osbourne

Isobel "Belle" Osbourne Strong Field was the daughter of Fanny Stevenson and sister of Lloyd Osbourne. Through her mother's second marriage, she was a stepdaughter of Robert Louis Stevenson. Belle was born in Indianapolis to Samuel and Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne and married the artist Joseph Dwight Strong in 1879, had a son, Austin Strong who became a successful playwright. A second son was born to the Strongs. Belle and her family moved to Samoa, in May 1891 with her mother and step-father. There she was Robert Louis Stevenson's literary assistant transcribing his words when he was too ill to write. Joe Strong had a drinking problem and Belle divorced him in 1892. In 1914, she married her mother's secretary, the younger journalist Edward Salisbury Field, six months after her mother died. Field was only three years older than her son Austin; when oil was discovered on property owned by Field they became wealthy. In 1926 Field purchased Zaca Lake and surrounding land in the Figueroa Mountains near Los Olivos, California.

Isobel built an artists' studio there and the Field home became a popular meeting place for writers and actors. Isobel and her brother Lloyd wrote about Robert Louis Stevenson and their experiences in Samoa in Memories of Vailima. Isobel wrote her memoirs in two books This Life I've Loved and A Bit of My Life; this Life I've Loved, scanned ebook at Hathi Trust