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Blue Earth County, Minnesota

Blue Earth County is a county in the State of Minnesota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 64,013, its county seat is Mankato. The county is named for the Blue Earth River and for the deposits of blue-green clay once evident along the banks of the Blue Earth River. Blue Earth County is part of the Mankato-North Mankato metropolitan area; the area of Blue Earth County was once known as the "Big Woods". French explorer Pierre-Charles Le Sueur was an early explorer in this area, arriving where the Minnesota and Blue Earth rivers meet, he made an unsuccessful attempt to mine copper from the blue earth. The area remained under French control until 1803 when it passed to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase; when Minnesota became a territory in 1849, the territorial government became interested in settling the river valley. In 1850 the first steamboat trip, starting in St. Paul, traveled on the Minnesota River and came to the Blue Earth River; the first white settlers, P. K. Johnson and Henry Jackson and settled in present-day Mankato.

The ratification of the Mendota and Traverse des Sioux treaties in 1851 forced the Dakota to move to nearby reservations. The county of Blue Earth was created after a division of the Minnesota Territory on March 5, 1853, from portions of Dakota County and free territory, it was named for the Blue Earth River. The first government officials were appointed by the territorial governor; that October the first election was held, with 22 ballots being taken. Unfulfilled treaty promises and starvation on the reservation led to the Dakota War of 1862, which resulted in Dakota defeat and the largest mass execution in US history in Mankato. In 1868 the railroads' arrival helped with the growth and development of many areas, including Blue Earth; the railroads allowed immigrants and Yankee settlers into the area. The Minnesota River flows southeasterly along the western part of the county's north boundary line, it is joined by the Blue Earth River which flows northerly through the western central part of the county.

The Watonwan River flows northwesterly through the NE part of the county, discharging into the Blue Earth. The Little Cobb River flows northwesterly through the SE part of the county, meeting with the Cobb River which flows northerly through the lower part of the county into the Blue Earth River; the Le Sueur River flows west-northwesterly through the SE part of the county, discharging into the Blue Earth River. The county terrain consists with the area devoted to agriculture, it slopes to the north and east, with its SW corner at 1,086' ASL, but a hill on the east border, 0.8 mile south of the county's northeast corner, rises to 1,190' ASL. The county has an area of 766 square miles, of which 748 square miles is land and 18 square miles is water; the Blue Earth River and Le Sueur River flow through a part of the county. The land surface is flat with over 30 lakes in the county. There are many "closed forest savannas"; the rivers that flow out of the northeast are surrounded by these big woods.

Most of the county is grassland prairie but scattered parts are wet prairie. Some spots that surround the rivers are barren brushland. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Mankato have ranged from a low of 5 °F in January to a high of 83 °F in July, although a record low of −35 °F was recorded in February 1996 and a record high of 107 °F was recorded in August 1988. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 0.78 inches in February to 5.09 inches in June. As of the 2000 United States Census, the county had 55,941 people, 21,062 households, 12,616 families; the population density was 74.8/sq mi. There were 21,971 housing units at an average density of 29.4/sqmi. The county's racial makeup was 94.96% White, 1.19% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, 1.03% from two or more races. 1.77 % of the population were Latino of any race. 47.6 % were of 13.6 % Norwegian and 6.5 % Irish ancestry. There were 21,062 households, of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.60% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 40.10% were non-families.

27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.99. 21.40% of the county's population was under the age of 18, 22.10% were from age 18 to 24, 25.60% were from age 25 to 44, 18.80% were from age 45 to 64, 12.10% were age 65 or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.40 males. The county's median household income was $38,940, the median family income was $50,257. Males had a median income of $32,087 versus $22,527 for females; the county's per capita income was $18,712. About 6.10% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.50% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over. Garden City Cambria Marysburg Smiths Mill Blue Earth County has voted for the winning candidate for president in 12 of the last 14 elections, the exceptions being in 1988 and 2004.

Since 1988 it has tilted toward the Democratic Party, but in 2000 and 2016 it voted for the Republican candidates. National Register of Historic Places listings in Blue Earth County, Minnesota Blue Ea


Kegworth is a large village and civil parish in the North West Leicestershire district of Leicestershire, in the English East Midlands region. It forms part of the border with Nottinghamshire and is situated 6 miles north of Loughborough, 12 miles southwest of Nottingham, 12.5 miles southeast of Derby and 17 miles north of Leicester. The population at the 2011 census was measured at 3,601. Lying on the River Soar, it is situated on the A6 near junction 24 of the M1 motorway and is close to East Midlands Airport and East Midlands Parkway railway station; the village is served by a primary school, rated good at its last ofsted inspection, which takes children from ages 4 to 10 years and has both Anglican and Baptist churches. Beyond the primary school age, most children attend schools in Castle Shepshed. Shops in the village include a supermarket, pharmacy, post office and optician. There are a number of cafes and takeaway food outlets including Indian and Chinese cuisine. Kegworth has several public houses, a doctors surgery and a village hall that hosts village events and the local playgroup.

Kegworth has thriving sports clubs which include the Kegworth Imperial football club, Kegworth Town Cricket Club and Kegworth Bowls Club. There are two parks with play areas for a skate park; the village has a museum of local history. One Kegworth community group organise many village events throughout the year such as the Easter Charter market, Sideley Park family fun day and food festival, the Christmas market. Nearby places include Long Eaton, Castle Donington, Sutton Bonington, Ratcliffe on Soar, Kingston on Soar and Loughborough; the post town is Leicester. Kegworth is in North-West Leicestershire in the East Midlands The site of Kegworth was situated well within the territory of the Coritani, one of the most powerful Ancient British tribes. A date cannot be put on the foundations of the first settlement, although Anglo-Saxon burials have been found in Kingston-on-Soar and at Hathern, a pin from the 7th century was found near the hermitage which may indicate the date and location of the earliest settlers.

The name of Kegworth comes from two languages, Old English and Danish, so it must date from some time between 874 and 1086. It means'worth' or'enclosure' of a man named Kaggi, the Danish name for redbeard. However, some sources claim it may mean locked enclosure, from an Old English word, it was recorded in the Domesday Book as being held by Earl Harold Godwin, who became the last of the Saxon kings. After Harold's defeat at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 the Earl Hugh of Chester was given the land by William the Conqueror, it was known in those days as Cachworde and Cogga. After the royalists defeated Simon de Montfort in 1265, estates gained by the Earl of Gloucester included land in Kegworth; the privilege to hold a weekly market was granted in 1290. During the Middle Ages the parish was responsible for maintaining the condition of the roads. To try to improve the rough roads in the village, an Act of Parliament was passed in 1555 ordering every man in the parish to work for four days a year on the roads.

This continued until the early 18th century when, with the increase in traffic, it became necessary to change this to paid labour. Although farming was a large factor in Kegworth life and still remains on the fringes, industry started in the late 18th century/early 19th century with the introduction of stockingers shops; some still can be recognised by the long rows of windows on the first floor. As the industry grew, small courtyards of cottages were built in the old farm yards. Women and children worked when they could, the hosiery and lace trade were ranked as two of the most important industries in the village from 1841 onwards; the Kegworth hand frame stockingers were skilled in the art of making silk stockings and they received many orders from royalty and people of high rank. Queen Victoria, the Prince of Wales, the Danish Royal Family and the King of Spain were all customers of the stockingers of Kegworth. Meeting House Yard lay behind the present'Friends' Cottage', included a Quaker graveyard.

The last trace of these'yards' was demolished when the entrance to Australia Yard was removed to make way for the library in High Street. A depression in the 1890s coincided with the introduction of the internal combustion engine, a motorbike factory was started which developed into the present Slack and Parrs. Domestic service was important. In 1851 as many as 121 people were described as housekeepers or charwomen. In 1899 their work was arduous with long hours, the restricted personal freedom and the lack of privacy was poor by the standards of today but at the time they counted themselves lucky to be fed and housed. Industrialisation was the beginning of the end of this era in Kegworth’s history, but there were still socks and stockings being made in the village as late as the 1940s. Despite the growth in trade and manufacturing, there was only a slight increase in population during the 19th century; the number of inhabitants rose from 1,416 people in 1801 to 2,078 a century but with actual decline in some decades, today there are 3,500 people living in the village with 1,500 houses.

47 people died in a plane crash in 1989, just short of the airport's runway at the eastern side of the airport. Although this was outside the village, it has subsequently been referred to as the Kegworth air disaster. A memorial to those who died in the crash stands in the village cemetery. Kegworth has always

Mari Panwan

Mari Panwan is a village in Batala in Gurdaspur district of Punjab State, India. It is located 30 kilometres from sub district headquarter, 42 kilometres from district headquarter and 7 kilometres from Sri Hargobindpur; the village is administrated by Sarpanch an elected representative of the village. As of 2011, The village has a total number of 633 houses and the population of 3388 of which 1746 are males while 1642 are females. According to the report published by Census India in 2011, out of the total population of the village 973 people are from Schedule Caste and the village does not have any Schedule Tribe population so far. List of villages in India Tourism of Punjab Census of Punjab

Dreams of Ordinary Men

Dreams of Ordinary Men is the eighth studio album recorded by Australian-New Zealand rock band Dragon. The album was released in August 1986 and peaked at number 18 on the Australian Kent Music Report and was certified platinum in November 1986. Side A"Dreams of Ordinary Men " - 4:02 "Speak No Evil" - 3:34 "Nothing to Lose" - 4:20 "Western Girls" - 4:10 "Intensive Care" - 4:25 "Temptation" - 4:10Side B"Midnight Sun" - 3:30 "Love Don’t Stop" - 3:42 "Forever and Ever" - 3:24 "Smoke" - 4:42 "Start It Up" - 4:20 "When I’m Gone" - 3:30 Todd Hunter - Bass, Vocals Marc Hunter - Vocals Alan Mansfield - Keyboards Doane Perry - Drumswith: Tommy Emmanuel - Guitar Todd Rundgren - Guitar, Backing Vocals Gary Window, Lenny Pickett - SaxophoneProduction Management – Stephen White Other – Todd Hunter Photography By – Janette Beckman Producer – Todd Rundgren Engineer – Chris Andersen, Todd Rundgren Remix – Jason Corsaro, Jim Boyer Art Direction, Design – The Cream Group

Agnes Richter

Agnes Richter was a Victorian-era seamstress, remembered for an embroidered jacket she made whilst held in Heidelberg psychiatric hospital. Richter was born in 1844; when she was in her fifties she was earning her living as a seamstress, when she reported to the police that someone had robbed her. In 1893, Richter was admitted to a Heidelberg psychiatric hospital, at the behest of her father and brothers, following what has been recorded as several acute delusional episodes; this lead to her being diagnosed as paranoid and she was incarcerated for the rest of her life. Richter's legacy has survived because of a small, personal jacket that she sewed during her lengthy institutionalization. Pieced together from brown wool and coarse institutional linen, the jacket is covered in messily embroidered deutsche schrift, a script which has fallen out of use; the lines of red, blue and white threaded text are difficult to read and obscured through continual use. Fragments of text from Richter's jacket have been deciphered though their significance and meaning remains unclear.

Her case number, 583m, appears suggesting that the jacket may represent a biographical object. Life in German asylums at the fin-de-siecle was regimented. While male patients worked in the grounds or in workshops to manufacture shoes or furniture, female patients were expected to clean, sew and launder institutional uniforms and textiles. Embracing these technologies in a manner, Richter assembled both a in the jacket, it bears the marks of its use, including sweat stains and a darted back that may have been meant to accommodate a physical deformity or hunchback. The jacket was collected by Hans Prinzhornn in the early 20th century. Since its rediscovery in the collections in 1980, the jacket has become an iconic piece in the Prinzhorn Collection at Heidelberg. Similar examples of asylum artistry from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries include Lorina Bulwer's samplers and Myrellen’s Coat

Louis I, Duke of Bourbon

Louis I, called the Lame was Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis and La Marche and the first Duke of Bourbon. Louis was born in Clermont-en-Beauvaisis, the son of Robert, Count of Clermont, a grandson of King Louis IX of France. Louis' mother was Beatrix of Burgundy, heiress of Bourbon and a granddaughter of Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, he fought on the losing side in the Battle of the Golden Spurs and in the Battle of Mons-en-Pévèle, but managed to escape unharmed. In 1310, he was made Grand Chambrier of France. In 1327, Charles IV of France persuaded him to exchange the County of Clermont for that of La Marche, elevated Bourbon to a duchy-peerage. However, Clermont was restored to him by Philip VI of France in 1331, he belonged to Philip VI's small circle of trusted advisors. Duke Louis is reported to have been somewhat mentally unstable, in particular suffering from nervous breakdowns; the trait is believed to have been hereditary, with his granddaughter Joanna of Bourbon, her son, King Charles VI of France, Charles' grandson, King Henry VI of England, all displaying similar symptoms.

He was buried in the now-demolished church of the Couvent des Jacobins in Paris. In 1310, Louis married Mary of Avesnes, daughter of John II of Avesnes, Count of Hainaut and Holland by Philippa of Luxembourg, they had eight children: Peter I, Duke of Bourbon, married Isabella of Valois, had issue. Peter was killed at the Battle of Poitiers. Joanna, married in 1324 Guigues VII, Count of Forez Margaret, married on 6 July 1320 Jean II de Sully, married in 1346 Hutin de Vermeilles Marie of Bourbon, Latin Empress, married first in Nicosia in January 1330 Guy of Lusignan, titular Prince of Galilee, married second on 9 September 1347 Robert of Taranto, the titular Latin Emperor. Philip James James I, Count of La Marche, killed at the Battle of Brignais, from whom the royal Bourbons descend. Beatrice of Bourbon, married first at Vincennes in 1334 John of Luxembourg, King of Bohemia as his second wife, married secondly c. 1347 Eudes II of Grancey From a relation to Jeanne de Bourbon-Lancy, dame de Clessy, he had several illegitimate children: Jean, "bastard de Bourbon"", seigneur of Rochefort, Ébreuil, Beçay le Guérant, Jenzat, Serrant and la Bure, advisor to the dukes of Berry and of Bourbon, lieutenant du Forez, married Agnès Chaleu for his third wife.

Married in 1315 Agnès of Chastellus between 1330 and 1333 Isabelle of Chastelperron. Louis is a supporting character in Les Rois maudits, a series of French historical novels by Maurice Druon, he was portrayed by Robert Nogaret in the 1972 French miniseries adaptation of the series, by M. Radecu in the 2005 adaptation. Boehm, Barbara Drake. Prague: The Crown of Bohemia, 1347-1437. Yale University Press. Henneman, Jr. John Bell. "Bourbon/Bourbonnais". In Kibler, William W.. Medieval France: An Encyclopedia. Garland Publishing Inc. Nicolle, David. Poitiers 1356: The capture of a king. Osprey publishing. Topping, Peter. "The Morea, 1311–1364". In Hazard, Harry W.. A History of the Crusades, Vol. III: The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries. University of Wisconsin Press. Verbruggen, J. F.. DeVries, Kelly; the Battle of the Golden Spurs: A Contribution to. Translated by Ferguson, David Richard; the Boydell Press. Viard, J.. Grande Chroniques de France. IX. Librairie Ancienne Honore Champion. Warner, Kathryn. Isabella of France: The Rebel Queen.

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