The Town of Calhan is a Statutory Town in El Paso County, United States. The town population was 780 at the 2010 United States Census. Calhan straddles U. S. Highway 24. With Calhan sitting at an elevation of 6,535 feet above sea level, Calhan is the highest non-mountain town in the United States. Calhan was established in 1888 as a water station for the now-defunct Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, with the first steam locomotive arriving on November 5, 1888; the town was named by and for Michael Calahan, who had the contract to lay railroad tracks from the Colorado/Kansas border to Colorado Springs. However, when the town's first U. S. Post Office opened on November 24, 1888, the middle "a" had been dropped and the town was registered as "Calhan." The town was incorporated as a Statutory Town in 1919. The town grew but it wasn't until 1906 that the Calhan Rock Island Railroad Depot was built to meet the growing needs of the area. Calhan is located at 39°2′7″N 104°17′59″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.85 square miles, all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 896 people, 347 households, 246 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,204.1 people per square mile. There were 376 housing units at an average density of 505.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 96.99% White, 0.22% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.22% from other races, 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population. There were 347 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.1% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11. In the town, the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males. The median income for a household in the town was $35,735, the median income for a family was $50,000. Males had a median income of $32,135 versus $24,659 for females; the per capita income for the town was $19,266. About 3.7% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over. Jesse N. Funk, Medal of Honor, World War I Trista Vick-Majors, Antarctic researcher Students are served by Calhan School District RJ-1. Calhan Rock Island Railroad Depot Calhan Paint Mines Archeological District The El Paso County Fair Calhan SummerFest, held the Friday before the El Paso County Fair opens The annual Homecoming Parade, held in late September/early October El Paso County Speedway U. S. Highway 24 runs directly through town. Calhan is served by U. S. 24 as it heads to Limon from Colorado Springs.
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Skytturnar is the soundtrack to the Icelandic film directed by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson in 1987. This 12" EP was released through the Gramm-label and was produced by Kjartan Kjartansson and the renowned Tómas Magnús Tómasson; the soundtrack includes several well known Icelandic artists such as Bubbi & MX-21, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Sykurmolarnir with the collaboration of Þór Eldon Jónsson. The soundtrack EP includes four of the songs used in Skytturnar, there were 14 different pieces of music used in the movie as coincidental music; the EP has never been reissued and is widely unavailable. "Drekkin" is an Icelandic version of "Dragon", a song that appeared for the first time on The Sugarcubes’ debut album Life's Too Good in 1987. Side A: "Skyttan": Bubbi Morthens - music and lyrics. Bubbi Morthens - vocals. MX-21. Production: Tómas Magnús Tómasson. Arrangements: Bubbi & MX-21 / Tómas M. Tómasson. Recording studio: Sýrland. Side B: "Drekkin": Þór Eldon Jónsson - guitar & Sykurmolarnir. "Inn í Borgina": Sykurmolarnir.
"Stemning": Friðrik Erlingsson - guitar. Producer: Kjartan Kjartansson. Arrangements: Sykurmolarnir. Recording studio: Hljóðaklett. Sound recording: Þorbjörn Erlingsson and Þorvar Hafsteinsson. Album design: Friðrik Erlingsson. Pressing: Prisma. 1987 Skytturnar, the film. "Friðrik Þór Friðriksson at Hollywood.com". Archived from the original on 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2005-11-28. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown Filmography of Friðrik Þór Friðriksson at Yahoo.com Sykurmolarnir.com Official site of Björk - Vocalist of The Sugarcubes. Björkish.net - Page about Björk. Official site of Sigtryggur Baldursson - Drummer of The Sugarcubes. Official Website of Bubbi Morthens Page about Bubbi Morthens at Rate Your Music.com Page of Jakob Smári Magnússon at MySpace.com Page of Þorsteinn Magnússon at MySpace.com Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson on IMDb Page of HÖH at Rate Your Music.com
Choya is a village and municipality in the Andalgalá Department of Catamarca Province in northwestern Argentina. The town is located on National Route 47. Early mentions of Choya exist in colonial Spanish records. In 1660, Alonso Mercado y Villacorta used his position as Governor of Rio de la Plata to distributed management responsibilities regarding the native peoples in the Andalgalá valley to three trustees, including Gregorio de Villagra. Several families of native Ingamana people were installed in Choya in 1674. National Route 63 was established in the 20th century, connecting the town of Capillitas to the city of Andalgalá via 104 kilometres of unpaved road, with Choya as one of the primary stops on the highway. In 1980, National Decree 1595 of 1979 went into effect, renaming National Route 63 to National Route 47, the name by which it is now known. From March 1990 to January 1991, a survey on genomic variation amongst gray leaf-eared mice collected specimens from the area in and around Choya