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Bristol, Connecticut

Bristol is a suburban city located in Hartford County, United States, 20 miles southwest-west of Hartford. The city is 120 miles southwest from Boston, 100 miles northeast of New York City; as of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 60,477. Bristol is best known as the home of ESPN. Bristol is home to Lake Compounce, America's oldest continuously operating theme park. Bristol was known as a clock-making city in the 19th century, is home to the American Clock & Watch Museum. For silver enthusiasts, Bristol is known as the site of the former American Silver Company and its predecessor companies. Bristol's nickname is the "Mum City", because it was once a leader in chrysanthemum production and still holds an annual Bristol Mum Festival. In 2010, Bristol was ranked 84th on Money magazine's "Best Places to Live". In 2013, Hartford Magazine ranked Bristol as Greater Hartford's top municipality in the "Best Bang for the Buck" category; the area that includes present-day Bristol was inhabited by the Tunxis Native American tribe.

Bristol was within the boundaries of Farmington, incorporated in 1645. This deed was confirmed by another deed in 1650; the first actual settler of Bristol was Daniel Brownson, who built a house near West Street, but did not stay in the area long. The first permanent settler was Ebenezer Barnes. In 1728, Nehemiah Manross arrived from Lebanon, built a house north of Barnes Street, on the west side of King Street; the following year the first settlement arrived in what is now known as East Bristol when Nathaniel Messenger of Hartford and Benjamin Buck of Southington bought land and built houses along King Street. Other houses were soon built around present-day Bristol; this included the slope of Fall Mountain, now called Wolcott Street, on Chippens Hill. By 1742, the families inhabiting the area petitioned the Connecticut Colony General Court for permission to create their own Congregational Society, citing the difficulties traveling to Farmington during winter; the Court approved their petition for the winter months only, in 1744, agreed that area residents could set up through own ecclesiastical society.

It was called New Cambridge. With their own congregation, area settlers began forming their own local government. However, since homes were so scattered, the General Court formed a committee to locate the geographic center of the settlement; the area now known as Federal Hill was deemed the center, the first Congregationalist church was built there. In 1785, New Cambridge was incorporated as the town of Bristol, named after England. By 1790, the industry for which the town became famous was established by the pioneer of clock making Gideon Roberts. Roberts began making wooden moment clocks and peddled them by horseback through Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania; as Roberts' sons grew up and began helping with the business, Gideon increased production and Bristol clocks were soon sold all over the country. By the early 19th century, nearly all of the capital and skill in town was involved in the clock industry in some form or fashion; the clock business gave way to related industries, which included brass, springs and hardware.

As Bristol began to grow, many ethnic groups arrived to work in the industries. It was incorporated as a city in 1911. Today, Bristol is residential and best known as the home of ESPN, the American Clock & Watch Museum, Lake Compounce, America’s oldest operating theme park - opened in 1846; the city is governed under a Mayor-council form of government. Both the mayor and councilpersons are elected every two years; the city's Treasurer, Board of Assessment Appeals, Board of Education are elected every two years. The current mayor is Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, elected in the 2017 municipal election and re-elected in 2019; the last municipal election was held on November 5, 2019. The City Council is made up of six members, elected every two years from three two member districts; as of the 2019 municipal elections, the members of the city council are: District 1: Democrats Gregory Hahn and Scott Rosado District 2: Democrats David Preleski and Peter Kelley District 3: Democrats Brittany Barney and Mary FortierBristol is represented in the Connecticut House of Representatives by state representatives Cara Pavalock D’Amato, Whit Betts, Chris Ziogas.

State Senator Henri Martin represents Bristol in the Connecticut Senate. At the federal level, Bristol is in Connecticut's 1st congressional district and is represented by Democrat John B. Larson. According to the United States Census Bureau, Bristol has a total area of 26.8 square miles, of which 26.4 square miles is land and 0.39 square miles, or 1.51%, is water. Bristol contains several distinct sections, including Cedar Lake in the southwestern quarter, Chippens Hill in the northwestern quarter, Edgewood in the northeastern quarter, Forestville in the southeastern quarter and the city in the approximate middle of Bristol; the majority of Bristol's area is residential in character, though since 2008 there has been a push for commercial development in the city. The city is part of the Naugatuck Valley Regional Planning Organization following the closure of the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency, the metropolitan planning organization for Bristol, New Britain, surrounding towns for decades.

Forestville was the hunting grounds of the Tunxis tribe until the 19th century. The village was named Forestville for its wooded surroundings. Fo

Khun Khan National Park

Khun Khan National Park is a national park in Thailand's Chiang Mai Province. This mountainous park is home to forests and cliff-top viewpoints. Khun Khan National Park is located about 50 kilometres west of the city of Chiang Mai in the Samoeng and Mae Chaem districts of Chiang Mai Province; the park's area is about 240 square kilometres. The park is located in the Thanon Thong Chai mountain range. Elevations range from 500 metres to the park's highest point: Doi Pung Kia at 1,708 metres; the park features two significant waterfalls, both year-round: the 7-step Huai Mae Na Poe waterfall and the 2-step Huai Tat waterfall. One of Huai Tat's sections is 30 metres high. Pha Sam Na viewpoint is a three-sided cliff situated at an elevation of 1,253 metres; the park features numerous forest types including virgin forest at elevations above 1,000 metres. Tree species include three-needled pine, Pinus merkusii, Malacca tree, Mammea siamensis, Malabar ironwood, Baccaurea ramiflora, Calotropis gigantea, Shorea siamensis, Dipterocarpus intricatus, Dipterocarpus tuberculatus, Dioscorea alata, Xylia xylocarpa and Gmelina arborea.

The park serves as a sanctuary for animal species including tiger, wild boar, barking deer, porcupine, masked palm civet and mongoose. Bird life includes red great hornbill. Concise Khun Khan National Park information from the Tourism Authority of Thailand

Third Cain Ministry

The Third Cain Ministry was a ministry of the Government of Victoria. It was led by the Premier of John Cain of the Labour Party; the ministry was sworn in on 17 December 1952, resigned on 7 June 1955 when it was succeeded by the Bolte Ministry. Three members of Cain's cabinet—Les Coleman, Bill Barry and Tom Hayes —were expelled from the Labor Party on 31 March 1955 during the Australian Labor Party split of 1955 and formed the Australian Labor Party, they were replaced in their ministerial roles by Don Ferguson, Val Doube and John Sheehan respectively. Frank Scully, a Minister without Portfolio, was expelled from the party and the cabinet—he was not replaced