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Chippewa County, Minnesota

Chippewa County is a county in the U. S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 12,441, its county seat is Montevideo. The county was formed in 1862, was organized in 1868; the upper part of the county's western boundary is formed by the outline of Lac qui Parle reservoir, formed when the Minnesota River was dammed in 1939. The Minnesota River flows southeast from the lake, along the county's southwestern border, while the Chippewa River flows south through the western part of the county to discharge into the Minnesota at the county's southern border; the Dry Weather Creek drains the west-central part of the county into the Chippewa, while the Palmer Creek drains the lower central part of the county into the Minnesota near the county's southernmost point. The county terrain consists of low rolling hills, devoted to agriculture; the terrain slopes to the south, locally to the river valleys. The county's highest point is at its NE corner, at 1,109' ASL; the county has a total area of 588 square miles, of which 581 square miles is land and 6.7 square miles is water.

In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Montevideo have ranged from a low of 2 °F in January to a high of 83 °F in July, although a record low of −37 °F was recorded in January 1970 and a record high of 110 °F was recorded in July 1988. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 0.86 inches in December to 4.24 inches in June. As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 13,088 people, 5,361 households, 3,597 families in the county; the population density was 22.5/sqmi. There were 5,855 housing units at an average density of 10.1/sqmi. The racial makeup of the county was 96.78% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 1.00% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.94% from other races, 0.79% from two or more races. 1.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.8 % were of 36.8 % German ancestry. There were 5,361 households, out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.90% were non-families.

29.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.70% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.96. The county population contained 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, 20.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males. The median income for a household in the county was $35,582, the median income for a family was $45,160. Males had a median income of $30,556 versus $20,384 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,039. About 4.80% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.80% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over. Chippewa County voters have tended to vote Democratic in recent decades. Since 1980 the county has selected the Democratic Party candidate in 67% of national elections.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Chippewa County, Minnesota Chippewa County government's website

St Audries Park

St Audries Park Manor house at West Quantoxhead in the Quantock Hills of Somerset, was the manor house of the Acland family. It was rebuilt on the site of an earlier house, between 1835 and 1870 and has had a number of owners since Sir Alexander sold the building; the property was divided in 1934, when the house was sold and turned into St Audries School, which remained in occupation until 1990. In 1996 the house was sold to the Amitabha Buddhist Centre, it was sold again in 2001. The house and parkland are listed Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England, they are on the Heritage at Risk Register

The Europeans (film)

The Europeans is a 1979 British Merchant Ivory film, directed by James Ivory, produced by Ismail Merchant, with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, based on Henry James's novel The Europeans. It stars Robin Ellis, Tim Woodward and Lisa Eichhorn, it was the first of Merchant Ivory's triptych of Henry James adaptations. It was followed by The Bostonians in 1984 and The Golden Bowl in 2001; the plot follows the interaction between their American cousins. Facing hard times in Europe, Eugenia, a Baroness by marriage, her younger artistic brother arrived for the first time in New England in the 1850s to meet their wealthy maternal uncle and their three cousins, the Wentworths, their bohemian sophistication and alien ways dazzle some of their puritanical American relations and wary others. The Europeans was the first of Merchant Ivory's period dramas, the genre for which they would become best known. Made on a modest budget, it nonetheless featured lavish costumes and sets, with top actors portraying genteel characters who suffer from disillusionment and tragic entanglements.

The Wentworths are a prosperous family living in an estate in a suburb of Boston in the 1850s. The family consists of the dour father, Mr. Wentworth, his three adult children: Gertrude and Clifford, their quiet existence is shaken by the unexpected arrival of forgotten European relatives. The Europeans are Felix Young and his older sister Eugenia Münster who are cultured and broke. Felix is interested in painting while Eugenia and alluring, is a baroness as the morganatic wife of a minor German prince. On his arrival at the Wentworths' state, Felix first meets Gertrude, the nonconformist Wentworths daughter, shirking attendance at church and reading romantic literature instead. After introducing himself, he stays over for dinner while she is soon intrigued and enchanted by her cousin; the next day Eugenia pays them a visit and meets not only the four Wentworths but Robert Acton and his sister Lizzie who are the Wentworths' cousins by another side of their family. Eugenia drops backhanded compliments to the befuddled silence of the upright Wentworths.

Robert and his sister are more suspicious of Eugenias's intentions. After Felix and Eugenia have left, the family debates. Since they are relatives, Mr. Wentworth puts them up in a neighboring cottage on his property. Felix suggests making a portrait of his uncle. Mr. Wentworth declines. Felix wonders why his American relatives seem so little concerned for the pleasures of life, living by strict standards, seeming not to think of their own individual happiness. Eugenia sets her eyes on the Wentworth's wealthy cousin Robert Acton, torn between his captivation with the Baroness and his distrust of her European worldliness. Eugenia refers little to her marriage other than telling him she has a paper the husband's family wishes her to sign which would dissolve the marriage. During a ball at the Acton's house, Eugenia is introduced to Robert's ailing mother who she manages to charm. At the ball, Clifford has too much to drink and when Mr. Wentworth complains about it to Felix, he suggests that his sister influence might help the wayward youngster to improve his behavior, indeed, Clifford begins visiting Eugenia.

Meanwhile and Gertrude are falling in love. Gertrude tells him her father wants her to marry the Unitarian minister, Mr. Brand, though she doesn't love him. Felix, noticing how Gertrude's pliable sister, seems attracted to the minister speaks to Mr. Brand, implying as much redirecting his feelings away from Gertrude and towards Charlotte instead. One evening, Robert Acton, away a few days goes late to visit her. Clifford was with Eugenia at the time and she makes him hide in a back room; when Clifford comes unexpectedly out of his hiding place, there is a awkward moment. Clifford leaves and Eugenia lies about why the young man was at her home. In talking with Clifford, Mr. Acton realizes she had not told the truth, Eugenia's lies begin to weigh upon his thoughts, he loses interest as Lizzie outflanks the baroness in her attempt to win her brother. Meanwhile, Felix tells his sister. Felix asks for Gertrude's hand. Mr. Wentworth is bewildered at first, but his other daughter, speaks in favor of the match Gertrude comes in and declares she will marry Felix, Mr. Brand comes in to say he would like to marry the young couple.

Understanding that her goal of finding a wealthy man in the United States has failed, Eugenia decides to go back to Germany. She makes a farewell visit to Mrs. Acton, sees Robert as she is leaving and lies to him claiming to have sent the annulation papers to Germany. Mr. Acton expresses regret that she has decided to leave and offers his carriage to Eugenia for her use at her departure. Felix will marry Gertrude. Clifford would be paired with Lizzie Acton. Mr. Brand and Charlotte will later marry, far more suited to one another than Gertrude was to Mr. Brand. Lee Remick as Eugenia Münster Robin Ellis as Robert Acton Wesley Addy as Mr Wentworth Tim Woodward as Felix Young Tim Choate as Clifford Lisa Eichhorn as Gertrude Kristin Griffith as Lizzie Acton Nancy New as Charlotte Norman Snow as Mr Brand Helen Stenborg as Mrs Acton Gedda Petry as Augustine The Europeans was shot between October and November 1978 on locations using interiors of the period in Bar

Maplebrook School

Maplebrook School is a small boarding school in Amenia, New York, that serves adolescents and young adults with learning differences. Maplebrook School was founded in 1945 by Serena Merck, Marjorie Finger and Sunny Barlow; these women were pursuing a vision of superior education for youngsters who learn differently and endeavored to create a disciplined environment where academic achievement is valued. Maplebrook's goal is to create a community which values the individual, nourishes trust and confidence, promotes respect and understanding,encourages participation and helps build character. Maplebrook offers educational programs both for post-secondary studies. There are two post-secondary programs: the C. A. P. S Program - Center for the Advancement of Post Secondary Studies. L. C. Program - Transitional Living Center. Maplebrook is situated in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains 90 miles north of New York City; the school consists of twenty-nine buildings in addition to tennis courts, a swimming pool and athletic fields spread throughout the campus.

The academic complex contains seventeen classrooms, including a science laboratory, a home and consumer economics classroom, two computer resource centers. The computer resource centers are equipped with new computers, printers, CD-ROM players, computer projection for large group instruction; the facilities include a bookstore, horticulture lab, woodworking shop and a library containing more than 7,000 volumes. In addition, there are several tutoring rooms, offices for psychologist and language therapist, chaplain and other administrative personnel in addition to a student center, mail room, a school store. Outdoor facilities include tennis courts, basketball courts, a horse-back riding facility, athletic fields for soccer, field hockey, other team sports. In addition to the gymnasium, the campus boasts of a weight and fitness center and an indoor heated pool. Most academic students live with a roommate in one of the campus' four dormitories. There are study areas with access to computers within each of the dormitories.

As with most private boarding schools, a faculty member resides on each floor in the dormitories and students eat their meals in the main dining hall. About 115 students attend Maplebrook School. There are 40 students in the post-secondary programs. 95% of the students at the school live on campus. There are 34 teachers at Maplebrook, allowing for personalized interaction between students and teachers due to a student/teacher ratio of 2:1; every student is required to participate in three sports each academic year. In the Fall, students can participate in soccer, field hockey, cross country, equestrian activities. During the Winter the choices are basketball, swimming and equestrian activities. In the Spring the activities are softball and field, equestrian activities. Intramural sports are available throughout the academic year; some intramural choices are floor hockey, golf, hiking and weight/fitness, though more options are available if there is sufficient interest by students. Maplebrook School is accredited by The New York State Association of Independent Schools and The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Some students advance to higher education and a few have earned four-year college degrees. But for most, the goal after Maplebrook is to work independently. Maplebrook School Official website

Laura Sawyer

Laura Sawyer was an American film actress of the silent film era. Sawyer was born in Iron County, some 75 miles or so south of St. Louis, the daughter of Alvah Hayden and Laurette Sawyer. Little is known here about the early life of Sawyer except that her father was a doctor and that by 1900 she was a boarder at the Ursuline Academy in St. Louis. Sawyer began her career with the Otis Skinner theatrical company before joining Edison Studios while still in her early twenties, she immediately found stardom at Edison and remained with the studio until 1913. Her most memorable performance during the period was playing the title role in The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter. Over her tenure with his film studio Thomas Edison was said to have considered Sawyer as his favorite actress, she joined the Famous Players Film Company where she played Kate Kirby in the detective films Chelsea 7750, An Hour Before Dawn and The Port of Doom, all released in 1913, was praised for her performance in The Daughter of the Hills produced in 1913.

Sawyer’s last known film appearance was in The Daughter of the People, produced by the Dyreda Art Film Corporation in 1915. Afterwards Laura Sawyer disappeared from the public eye until her death in 1970. At some point she spent time living in Florida and New Jersey, her daughter Hayden grew up in New York. The Rajah The Lighthouse by the Sea In His Father's Steps Hulda of Holland The Twelfth Juror The Old Monk's Tale On The Broad Stairway Chelsea 7750 An Hour Before Dawn The Port of Doom The Daughter of the Hills A Woman's Triumph The Valentine Girl Laura Sawyer on IMDb

Brown Township, Knox County, Ohio

Brown Township is one of twenty-two townships of Knox County, United States. The 2010 census found 1,862 people in the township. Located in the northern part of the county, it borders the following townships: Hanover Township, Ashland County - north Jefferson Township - east Union Township - southeast Howard Township - south Monroe Township - southwest corner Pike Township - west Worthington Township, Richland County - northwestNo municipalities are located in Brown Township. Brown Township was established in 1826, it is named for Major General Jacob Brown, of War of 1812 fame. It is one of eight Brown Townships statewide; the township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is an elected township fiscal officer, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, held in November of the year before the presidential election.

Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees. County website