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Chattahoochee County, Georgia

Chattahoochee County known as Cusseta-Chattahoochee County, is a county located in the west central portion of the U. S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,267; the county seat is Cusseta. Despite the city-county government Cusseta is not coterminous with the county; the county was created on February 13, 1854. Chattahoochee County is included in GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area; the Georgia General Assembly created Chattahoochee County on February 13, 1854, from portions of Muscogee and Marion counties. It is named for the Chattahoochee River; the county seat was named Cusseta to commemorate the Creek Indian town. In 2004-2005, the US Census Bureau reported a 6.2% population decline, making it top on the national list of counties with shrinking population. The original courthouse, built in 1854 by slaves, is preserved at the tourist attraction of Westville, near Lumpkin. Since 1918 most of county has been occupied by the Fort Benning military reservation. According to the U.

S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 251 square miles, of which 249 square miles is land and 2.4 square miles is water. The vast majority of Chattahoochee County is located in the Middle Chattahoochee River-Walter F. George Lake subbasin of the ACF River Basin; the small southeastern corner of the county is located in the Kinchafoonee-Muckalee subbasin of the same larger ACF Basin. U. S. Route 27 U. S. Route 280 State Route 1 State Route 26 State Route 355 State Route 520 Muscogee County Talbot County Marion County Stewart County Russell County, Alabama, As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 11,267 people, 2,686 households, 2,067 families residing in the county; the population density was 45.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 3,376 housing units at an average density of 13.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 68.8% white, 18.8% black or African American, 2.2% Asian, 0.7% American Indian, 0.6% Pacific islander, 4.4% from other races, 4.4% from two or more races.

Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 12.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 17.5% were German, 14.9% were Irish, 10.1% were English, 6.8% were Italian, 3.1% were American. Of the 2,686 households, 53.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.0% were non-families, 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.45. The median age was 24.0 years. The county is notable for having the largest proportion of millennials of any county within the United States: 59.7%The median income for a household in the county was $51,089 and the median income for a family was $55,745. Males had a median income of $41,117 versus $31,422 for females; the per capita income for the county was $22,202. About 14.7% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 30.7% of those age 65 or over.

Cusseta Fort Benning South National Register of Historic Places listings in Chattahoochee County, Georgia Columbus Enquirer Archive Digital Library of Georgia Chattahoochee County historical marker

Robert Stone Comben

Robert Stone Comben CBE JP, was a British Liberal Party politician who gave over 40 years service to local government in Dorset. Comben was born the son of Robert Stone Comben, of the Village Rest Coffee House Woodford Bridge, Essex. In 1893 he married Charlotte Alice Hawkins, they had one daughter Annie Lilian Kate Comben who, when her father was Mayor was the youngest Mayoress in the history of Weymouth. In 1923 he married Alice Logan née Jeffries, he was appointed a CBE in 1920. He was awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis in 1952, his name is inscribed on the plaque on Weymouth Town Bridge. Comben was elected to Weymouth Borough Council in 1909, he served as Mayor of Weymouth from 1915-18. He was elected to Dorset County Council in 1918, he was Liberal candidate for the South Dorset division at the 1923 General Election. He did not stand for parliament again, he stood down from Dorset County Council in 1950 after 32 years service. In 1952 he resigned from Weymouth Borough Council after 43 years service.

He was a Justice of the Peace for Dorset and the Borough of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis

Horsetail Fall (Yosemite)

Horsetail Fall, located in Yosemite National Park in California, is a seasonal waterfall that flows in the winter and early spring. The fall occurs on the east side of El Capitan. If Horsetail Fall is flowing in February and the weather conditions are just right, the setting sun illuminates the waterfall, making it glow orange and red; this natural phenomenon is referred to as the "Firefall", a name that pays homage to Yosemite Firefall, the manmade event that once took place in Yosemite. The waterfall is fed by snowmelt, it descends in two streams side by the eastern one being the larger but both quite small. The eastern one drops 1,540 ft, the western one 1,570 ft, the second highest airborne waterfall in Yosemite that runs at some point every year The waters gather and descend another 490 ft on steep slabs, so the total height of these waterfalls is 2,030 ft to 2,070 ft, it can be seen and photographed from a small clearing close to the picnic area on the north road leading out of Yosemite Valley east of El Capitan.

The fall is sometimes referred to as an ephemeral fall because of its seasonal nature. For a couple of weeks around mid-February, the fall may be lit up by the setting sun, creating the illusion of a blazing waterfall; this evening spectacle, which lasts around 10 minutes in good viewing conditions, is referred to as the "firefall". The firefall phenomenon requires sufficient snowfall, a warm enough temperature to melt the snow so that there is enough water to create the fall, a clear sky, the right angle for the sunlight to illuminate the fall, it is not always observable every year. The phenomenon was photographed by Ansel Adams in 1940, but made more widely-known by Galen Rowell who photographed it for the National Geographic in 1973. Viewing of the firefall has become popular due to its images being shared on social media, optimal dates for its viewing are published; the popularity of the phenomenon to photographers has resulted in large congregations of people, which caused damage to sensitive vegetation, led to the National Park Service closing two of the three best viewing sites in 2020.

"Horsetail Fall". World Waterfall Database

United Defense Manufacturing Corporation

United Defense Manufacturing Corporation is a Philippine defense contractor and firearms manufacturer based in Parañaque, Philippines. It provides the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine Coast Guard, amongst others, with firearms and other tactical equipment; the company produces M1911-pattern pistols and AR-15-pattern rifles and carbines, notably producing a gas-piston variant called the Pneumatic Valve and Rod Assault Rifle. In September 2018, United Defense entered a joint venture with South Korean firm S&T Motiv to manufacture firearms in the Philippines for the Philippine military and police and for clients based overseas. Floro International Corporation Ferfrans Official website

Benny Rothman

Bernard Rothman better known as Benny Rothman was a UK political activist, most famous for his leading role in the Mass trespass of Kinder Scout in 1932. Born in Cheetham Hill, into a Jewish family from Romania, Rothman's poor family circumstances dictated that he start work at the earliest opportunity rather than take full advantage of a scholarship that he had won. Working as an errand boy in the motor trade, he studied geography and economics in his spare time while his Aunt Ettie introduced him to The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists and the works of Upton Sinclair. Committed to the causes of socialism and communism, Rothman lost his job after getting into some trouble with the law while selling copies of the Daily Worker. During a period of unemployment, with the help of a bicycle salvaged from spare parts, he discovered the nearby wilderness regions of the Peak District and North Wales; the combination of his political activism and interest in the outdoors led to his participation in the mass trespass of 1932, an enterprise that resulted in a spell in prison and further employment difficulties.

In 1934, Rothman went to work at Avro in Newton Heath and became an officer of the Amalgamated Engineering Union. At Avro, he met and married fellow communist Lily Crabtree but his political views became visible to his employer and he was dismissed. Rothman was active in working with Jewish groups in Manchester to oppose the campaigns of Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists. In 1936, he started work at Metropolitan-Vickers at Trafford Park and was again soon an AEU official; until his death from a stroke, he was active in a wide range of political and conservation movement campaigns and organisations. Professor Harry Rothman is his son. Rothman, B. 1932 Kinder Trespass: Personal View of the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass ISBN 0-9506043-7-2 Benny Rothman Dies, telegraph.co.uk Biography at the Working Class Movement Library Details of Benny Rothman archives at WCML

Kétegyháza

Kétegyháza is a large village in Békés County, in the Southern Great Plain region of south-east Hungary. It is one of the main centres of Hungary's Romanian minority. Sándor Márki - historiographer, professor József Kalcsó – painter Imre Mudin – athlete, Olympic participant István Mudin – athlete, flagbearer of Hungary at the 1908 Olympics, older brother of Imre Aurel Suciu - signatory of the Transylvanian Memorandum Machine museum - collection of agricultural machinery and equipment Romanian country house Jewish Cemetery Media related to Kétegyháza at Wikimedia Commons Official website in Hungarian