Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U. S. state of Indiana. It is the seventh-largest city in Indiana and the fourth-largest outside the Indianapolis metropolitan area. According to the Monroe County History Center, Bloomington is known as the "Gateway to Scenic Southern Indiana." The city was established in 1818 by a group of settlers from Kentucky, the Carolinas, Virginia who were so impressed with "a haven of blooms" that they called it Bloomington. The population was 80,405 at the 2010 census; the city's population was estimated at 84,067 as of July 2016 by the U. S. Census Bureau. Bloomington is the home to Indiana University Bloomington. Established in 1820, IU Bloomington has 49,695 students, as of September 2016, is the original and largest campus of Indiana University. Most of the campus buildings are built of Indiana limestone. Bloomington is the home of the Indiana University School of Education, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Press, the Kelley School of Business, the Kinsey Institute, the Stone Age Institute, the Indiana University School of Optometry, the Indiana University School of Informatics and Engineering.
Bloomington has been designated a Tree City for 32 years, as of 2015. The city was the location of the Academy Award–winning 1979 movie Breaking Away, featuring a reenactment of Indiana University's annual Little 500 bicycle race. Monroe County's famous limestone quarries are featured in the movie. Bloomington was platted in 1818. A post office has been in operation at Bloomington since 1825. Bloomington was incorporated in 1827; the Elias Abel House, Blair-Dunning House, Bloomington City Hall, Bloomington West Side Historic District, Cantol Wax Company Building, Coca-Cola Bottling Plant, Cochran-Helton-Lindley House, Courthouse Square Historic District, Hinkle-Garton Farmstead, Home Laundry Company, Illinois Central Railroad Freight Depot, Johnson's Creamery, Legg House, Millen House, Millen-Chase-McCalla House, Monroe Carnegie Library, Monroe County Courthouse, Morgan House, J. L. Nichols House and Studio, North Washington Street Historic District, The Old Crescent, Princess Theatre, Prospect Hill Historic District, Second Baptist Church, Seminary Square Park, Steele Dunning Historic District, University Courts Historic District, Vinegar Hill Historic District, Wicks Building, Woolery Stone Company, Andrew Wylie House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
According to the 2010 census, Bloomington has a total area of 23.359 square miles, of which 23.16 square miles is land and 0.199 square miles is water. Southern Indiana receives an abundance of rain, with a yearly average of nearly 45 inches. Bloomington is an area of irregular limestone terrain characterized by sinks, fissures, underground streams, sinking streams and caves, it is situated in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, resting on the intersection of the Norman Uplands and the Mitchell Plain. The varied topography of the city provides a sharp contrast to the flatter terrain more typical of central to northern portions of Indiana. Bloomington is located on a comparatively high ground, the summit of the divide between the basins of the West Fork and East Fork of Indiana's White River. Accordingly, there are no major watercourses within the city, nor is much groundwater available for wells; the largest stream within the city itself is Clear Creek, with its eastern branch known on the Indiana University campus as Jordan River.
Due to the absence of either natural lakes or rivers or groundwater in or near the city, a number of dams have been constructed on nearby creeks over the last 100 years to provide for the water needs of Bloomington and Monroe County. Early 20th-century damming projects occurred at a number of locations southwest of the city, the most notable of them being the Leonard Springs Dam. Due to the limestone formations underlying the reservoirs and the dams, water kept seeping from the reservoirs through developing underground channels. Despite all efforts, the city was never able to stop the leakage, had to resort to pumping leaking water back to the reservoir. By the 1920s, a more radical solution was needed to deal with the water crisis. A new reservoir, known as Griffy Lake, was constructed in a more geologically suitable area north of the city. In the 1950s, two much larger reservoirs, Lake Lemon and Lake Monroe were created in the northeastern and southeastern parts of Monroe County. Monroe Lake was created by the US Army Corps of Engineers for flood control, but has since been used to supply the city and the county with water.
The water pumping station at Griffy Lake has been mothballed. PCB pollution, associated with Westinghouse's operations, long was a concern in the area. A number of sites, in particular, Bennett's Dump and Lemon Lane Landfill at the northwestern edge of the city and Neal's Landfill in the county, were listed as Superfund sites. Clean-up operations at the Bennett Quarry site, started in 1983, were completed by 2000. While cleanups at the other sites were completed in 2012. Bloomington is the principal city of the Bloomington Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan area that covers Greene and Owen counties and had a combined population of 175,506 at the 2000 census; as of the 2010 census, there were 80,405 people, 31,425 households, 11,267 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,471.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 33,239 housing units at an average density of 1,435.2 per square mile (554.1/k
The Battleground Gunfight known as the Battleground Shootout, was a gunfight between a posse of American lawmen and the Smith Gang. It was fought on October 9, 1901, within Arizona's Fort Apache Indian Reservation, at a clearing in the forest known today as the "Battleground". Nine Arizona Rangers and deputies caught up with his gang. During a long exchange of gunfire that followed, the ranger Carlos Tofolla and Deputy Bill Maxwell were killed and one or two of the outlaws may have been wounded. In the end, the Smith Gang fled into Mexico; the Arizona Rangers was established in 1901 and the Battleground Gunfight became the first major shootout to involve the new police force. The Smith Gang was one of the first targets for the rangers. In northeastern Graham County, Bill Smith owned a ranch on the Blue River, where he lived with his mother and his younger brothers and sisters; the ranch house served as a base for rustling cattle from nearby settlers, such as Henry Barrett, a former Rough Rider.
In 1898, the Smith brothers were arrested for stealing unbranded calves from Barrett and Bill Phelps. Bill Smith assumed full responsibility; because of this, Bill was said to have developed a grudge against Henry Barrett. During the first week of October 1901, the Smith Gang was spotted at Pat Knoll, near Springerville, heading south with a herd of fifteen or twenty stolen horses. Police informants said. A few days Bill and his brother Al came across Henry Barrett and another cowboy in the Big Cienega range. During the confrontation, Bill threatened to kill Barrett so the latter informed the sheriff of Apache County, who organized a posse; the posse was led by the sheriff's deputy, Hank Sharp, included Henry Barett and two other locals named Pete Peterson and Elijah Holgate. Meanwhile, the Arizona Rangers Carlos Tofolla and Duane Hamblin were assigned to search for the Smith Gang. At Greer, the rangers and the posse met and they decided to work together in tracking and capturing the outlaws; the rangers deputized Barrett and Holgate and they picked up and began following the outlaws' trail to the Little Colorado River, where they forded it at a place known as Sheep's Crossing.
From there the posse went to the ranch of Lorenzo Crosby to enlist his services and that of the brothers Arch and William "Bill" Maxwell, both of whom were described as being excellent scouts. These three men were deputized as well. After that, the posse continued along the trail south to Big Lake and to Dead Man's Crossing on the Black River. On October 7, at a ranch belonging to Pete Slaughter, the posse found an abandoned camp, believed to have been occupied by the outlaws; the rangers decided to camp at the same location for the night and proceed down the west side of the river bank on the following morning. On the morning of Tuesday, October 8, the posse awoke, had breakfeast, saddled to continue down the river. Along the way they passed the Pair-O'Dice Ranch; the area is part of the White Mountains and thus forested and difficult to traverse. It was very cold and snow covered the ground; that day the Smith Gang was camped at Reservation Creek, just inside the western border of the Fort Apache reservation, in a canyon 200 yards wide and 100 feet deep, near the source of the Black River.
Today the location is near the shoreline of Reservation Lake. The Smith gang was in need of food so that afternoon they killed a bear and the shots were heard by the posse a half a mile away; the Maxwell brothers found the location of the bear shooting and blood trails in the snow led back to the Smiths' camp, six miles from where the posse camped. By it was night; as the posse approached the canyon, the Smiths' guard dog began barking. This alerted Bill. There he saw the posse coming towards the camp. Bill's gang included his brothers Al, George and Floyd, a brother in law named Adam Slagger, two other unidentified men. Of the nine man posse, only Henry Barrett had any combat experience, having fought with Theodore Roosevelt at the Battle of San Juan Hill in 1898. At a place 300 yards away from camp, the posse dismounted their horses and tied them up to some trees in order to confront the outlaws on foot; the posse headed to the camp from the west, which meant that the lawmen would have to fire into the sunlight if a firefight began.
The deep canyon was shadowed and it provided a good defensive position for the Smith Gang. When the posse reached the camp, Tofolla and Bill Maxwell continued forward into a clearing to demand the outlaws' surrender while Barrett and the five others remained behind the cover or a ridge. After Bill Maxwell called out the demand, Bill Smith replied: "All right, which way do you want us to come out?" Maxwell responded: "Come right out this way." About this time, who could see what was going on from the ridge, yelled out for Tofolla and the two others to lie down for cover, but only Hamblin took the advice. A moment Bill Smith appeared with a Savage Model 1895.30 caliber rifle concealed behind his back. He revealed his weapon and began firing it, it was at this time Bill Maxwell died instantly. Tofolla was shot twice through the torso and fell to the ground, he did, manage to pull out his revolver and returned the fire, followed by the others on both sides. The skirmish lasted for at least a couple of hours and it was dark when it ended.
During the fighting, Ranger Hamblin maneuvered around the canyon w
The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times is a daily newspaper serving Seattle, United States. It has the largest circulation of any newspaper in the state of Washington and in the Pacific Northwest region; the newspaper was founded in 1891 and has been controlled by the Blethen family since 1896. The Seattle Times Company owns local newspapers in Walla Walla and Yakima, it had a longstanding rivalry with the Post-Intelligencer until the latter ceased publication in 2009. The Seattle Times originated as the Seattle Press-Times, a four-page newspaper founded in 1891 with a daily circulation of 3,500, which Maine teacher and attorney Alden J. Blethen bought in 1896. Renamed the Seattle Daily Times, it doubled its circulation within half a year. By 1915, circulation stood at 70,000; the newspaper moved to the Times Square Building at 5th Avenue and Olive Way in 1915. It built a new headquarters, the Seattle Times Building, north of Denny Way in 1930; the paper moved to its current headquarters at 1000 Denny Way in 2011. The Seattle Times switched from afternoon delivery to mornings on March 6, 2000, citing that the move would help them avoid the fate of other defunct afternoon newspapers.
This placed the Times in direct competition with its Joint Operating Agreement partner, the morning Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Nine years the Post-Intelligencer became an online-only publication; the Times is one of the few remaining major city dailies in the United States independently operated and owned by a local family. The Seattle Times Company, while owning and operating the Times owns three other papers in Washington, owned several newspapers in Maine that were sold to MaineToday Media; the McClatchy Company owns 49.5 percent of voting common stock in the Seattle Times Company held by Knight Ridder until 2006. The Times reporting has received 10 Pulitzer Prizes, most for its breaking news coverage of the 2014 landslide that killed 43 people in Oso, Wash, it has an international reputation for its investigative journalism, in particular. In April 2012, investigative reporters Michael Berens and Ken Armstrong won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for a series documenting more than 2,000 deaths caused by the state of Washington's use of methadone as a recommended painkiller in state-supported care.
In April 2010, the Times staff won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for its coverage, in print and online, of the shooting deaths of four police officers in a Lakewood coffee house and the 40-hour manhunt for the suspect. In February 2002, The Seattle Times ran a subheadline "American outshines Kwan, Slutskaya in skating surprise" after Sarah Hughes won the gold medal at the 2002 Olympics. Many Asian Americans felt insulted by the Times' actions, because Michelle Kwan is American. Asian American community leaders criticized the subheadline as perpetuating a stereotype that people of color can never be American; the incident echoed a similar incident that happened with an MSNBC article during the Winter games in 1998, reported on by Times. The newspaper's Executive Editor at the time of the controversy, Mike Fancher, issued an apology in the aftermath of the controversial headline. On October 17, 2012, the publishers of The Seattle Times launched advertising campaigns in support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna and a state referendum to legalize same-sex marriage.
The newspaper's management said the ads were aimed at "demonstrating how effective advertising with The Times can be." The advertisements in favor of McKenna represent an $80,000 independent expenditure, making the newspaper the third largest contributor to his campaign. More than 100 staffers signed a letter of protest sent to Seattle Times Publisher Frank Blethen, calling it an "unprecedented act". From 1983 to 2009, the Times and Seattle's other major paper, the Hearst-owned Seattle Post-Intelligencer, were run under a "Joint Operating Agreement" whereby advertising, production and circulation were controlled by the Times for both papers; the two papers maintained their own identities with separate editorial departments. The Times announced its intention to cancel the Joint Operating Agreement in 2003, citing a clause in the JOA contract that three consecutive years of losses allowed it to pull out of the agreement. Hearst sued, arguing that a force majeure clause prevented the Times from claiming losses as reason to end the JOA when they result from extraordinary events.
While a district judge ruled in Hearst's favor, the Times won on appeal, including a unanimous decision from the Washington State Supreme Court on June 30, 2005. Hearst continued to argue that the Times fabricated its loss in 2002; the two papers announced an end to their dispute on April 16, 2007. This arrangement JOA was terminated; the Times contains different sections every day. Each daily edition includes Main News & Business, a NW section for the day and any other sections listed below. Friday: NW Autos. For decades, the broadsheet page width of the Times was 13 1⁄2 inches, printed from a 54-inch web, the four-page width of a roll of newsprint. Following changing industry standards, the width of the page was reduced in 2005 by 1 inch, to 12 1⁄2 inches, now a 50-inch web standard. In February 2009, the web size was further reduced to 46 inches, which narrowed the page by another inch to 11 1⁄2 inches in width; the Times'
Stevens County, Kansas
Stevens County is a county located in the U. S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 5,724, its county seat is Hugoton. The county is named for the Reconstruction era Pennsylvania politician Thaddeus Stevens. On July 25, 1888, the Hay Meadow Massacre was a violent county seat fight between groups from Hugoton and Woodsdale, where 4 men were murdered. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 727 square miles, of which 727 square miles is land and 0.2 square miles is water. Kansas Highway 25 Kansas Highway 51 U. S. Highway 56 Grant County Haskell County Seward County Texas County, Oklahoma Morton County Stanton County Cimarron National Grassland As of the census of 2000, there were 5,463 people, 1,988 households, 1,457 families residing in the county; the population density was 8 people per square mile. There were 2,265 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 83.01% White, 0.93% Black or African American, 0.93% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 13.25% from other races, 1.61% from two or more races.
21.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 1,988 households out of which 38.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.10% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.70% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.27. In the county, the population was spread out with 31.20% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 19.40% from 45 to 64, 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males. The median income for a household in the county was $41,830, the median income for a family was $49,063. Males had a median income of $36,525 versus $22,803 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,814.
About 8.30% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.10% of those under age 18 and 4.70% of those age 65 or over. Stevens County is governed by the Stevens County Commissioners; the current members are Joe D. Thompson, Tron Stegman, Pat Hall, they are elected from their respected districts, every Four years with one district up for election during midterms. Stevens County is overwhelmingly Republican, it has not been won by a Democrat at Presidential level since Lyndon Johnson won by fourteen votes in 1964. In fact, the last Democrat to crack thirty percent of the county’s vote was Jimmy Carter in 1976, since Carter only Michael Dukakis during the drought- and farm crisis-influenced 1988 election has received so much as twenty percent. Moscow USD 209 Hugoton USD 210 Hugoton Moscow Woodsdale Stevens County is divided into six townships. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, all figures for the townships include those of the cities.
In the following table, the population center is the largest city included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size. Notes CountyStevens County - Official Website Stevens County - Directory of Public OfficialsOtherHugoton SchoolsMapsStevens County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society
Battle of Tres Jacales
The Battle of Tres Jacales was an Old West gunfight that occurred on June 30, 1893. While out searching for a gang of rustlers, a group of American lawmen under the command of the Texas Ranger Frank Jones were attacked at the Mexican village of Tres Jacales. During the exchange of gunfire, Jones was mortally wounded and the remaining Americans were forced to retreat back into Texas. In the late 19th century, West Texas was infested with outlaws near the Rio Grande and the international border with Mexico; the center for criminal activity in the area around El Paso was a place known as Pirate Island, a 15,000-acre ait near the present-day town of Fabens, created when the Rio Grande shifted its course. According to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the International Boundary Commission, the island is part of Texas, but its proximity to the international border meant that it was difficult to police because criminals could cross the dry river bed and escape into Mexico; the band of outlaws who made Pirate Island their hideout was known as the Bosque Gang, being that the island is located within a gallery forest.
The leader of the gang was Jesus Maria Olguin, who rose to notoriety with his three sons, Severio and Priscellano, after one of their relatives was killed by Texas Rangers during the San Elizario Salt War. According to Sergeant John Hughes, who served under Captain Frank Jones in 1893, "the gang grew stronger and stronger... they the'gringos' to scorn."By 1893, the Bosque Gang had become well known for stealing cattle and horses and smuggling them across the border into Mexico. They were strong in manpower, corroborated by Captain Jones' request for more men to combat them six weeks before the shootout; the request was denied for Jones had only four other rangers with him at the time of the shootout. In June 1893, El Paso County officials issued a warrant for the arrests of Jesus Maria and Severio for "horse and cattle Stealing and with assault with intent to commit murder." To serve the warrants, Captain Jones formed a detachment consisting of himself, El Paso Deputy Robert Edwards "Ed" Bryant, four other Texas Rangers.
Among them was a young Mexican man known only by the name of Lujan, with the lawmen to search for some of his stolen horses. On June 30, 1893, Captain Jones and his detachment left El Paso and headed southeast along the Rio Grande towards Pirate Island. After searching several houses in the area, the detachment was on their way back to El Paso when they spotted two Mexican men on horseback coming down the road towards them; as soon as the Mexicans saw the Americans, they turned their horses around and began galloping back down the road to the village of Tres Jacales. The Americans gave chase and when they were within a half mile of the Mexicans, Private Saunders and Corporal Kirchner demanded a surrender; the call to surrender was answered by a volley of gunfire that came from a small jacal along the road and from positions in the surrounding brush. Bullets from the first volley hit Captain Jones in the thigh, knocking him off his horse, a second hit the magazine of Kirchner's Winchester; the Americans dismounted and began returning the fire, forcing the Mexicans in the brush to seek refuge inside the jacal.
There were at least five attackers according to American accounts. The fighting lasted nearly an hour. During the foray, Private Tucker attempted to rescue the captain, but the latter told the former to save himself. Just Jones was struck in the chest and killed. After that, Lujan went to Kirchner and told him that they had unknowingly crossed into Mexico and that they had better leave now because the villagers had sent word to the Mexican Army. Unwilling to leave his captain behind and his men fought it out for the next forty-five minutes before they realized that if the Mexicans were able to flank and surround them they would all be killed. Accordingly, the Americans fought their way back across the Rio Grande and made it to the small town of Clint, where news of the engagement was relayed to Sheriff Frank B. Simmons in El Paso. Captain Jones was the only casualty on the American side and, according to Bill O'Neal, Jesus Maria and Severio were wounded. Jesus Maria received a bullet to the right hand and Severio was hit in one of his arms, breaking the bone.
Carl Kirchner's accountThe following was written by Corporal Kirchner sometime after the shootout: We had searched several houses and were on our way back when we saw two men approaching us when they saw us they began to retreat with all possible haste, of course we followed at once & only ran them out about one half mile when myself & Private Saunders overtaken them & demanded a surrender by this time we were not six feet from an adobe building along the roadside Two shots were fired at me & about four at the rest of the party One of the shots fired at me struck my Winchester but only ruined the magazine We all at once dismounted & opened fire on them Captain Jones was hit the first volley, his thigh was broken but he continued to shoot until shot in the breast & killed dead on the spot about 15 ft from the door We continued to fire on them until they retreated & hid in the building Just a friendly Mexican, with us in search of stolen horses told me we were in Mexico in the outskirts of Tres Jacales a small Mexican town & that the people had sent for the Mexican soldiers who would be there in 15 minutes My first decision was to stay with our dead Captain & Kill or capture the Mexicans but a
Davenport is the county seat of Lincoln County, United States. The population was 1,734 at the 2010 census. Davenport was first settled in 1880, was named in 1882 for resident J. C. Davenport; the city was made the county seat of Lincoln County on December 15, 1896, after an election that had chosen Davenport over then-seat Sprague, destroyed in a fire, Harrington. Davenport was incorporated on June 9, 1890. Davenport gained early prominence in the north central part of the Columbia Basin of eastern Washington, with its citizens lobbying to receive the Seattle Lake Shore & Eastern Railway in 1889 in place of rival Wheatdale; the transcontinental Northern Pacific Railway established a subsidiary, the Central Washington Railroad, to build a competing railroad line that reached Davenport in February 1889. A branch line of the Great Northern Railway was built to Davenport from Bluestem in the 1920s. Davenport is centrally located in the northern wheat belt of the Columbia Basin, where dryland wheat farming on the hills not washed away in the great Missoula Floods some 14,000 years ago, is critical to the agricultural economy of the region.
Davenport Union Warehouse and Odessa Union Warehouse operate multiple elevators of varying age and design on the southern part of the city. A few of these structures date to the early days of the city. Davenport still serves as a central collection point for wheat, with most of it shipped out by truck or railcar. While most of the wheat goes to export, some of it does find its way to the ADM flour mills in Spokane and Cheney. Locally grown barley finds its way to various west coast breweries and other users. Primary State Highway #2 followed the CW railroad from Coulee City through Davenport to Spokane; the route is now known as U. S. does not follow the original Sunset Highway in many places. Primary State Highway #7 intersected with PSH #2 in Davenport, is now part of State Route 28. PSH #22 ran north from Davenport to the Canada–US border near Northport; this is State Route 25 now. Davenport is located at 47°39′4″N 118°9′6″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.82 square miles, all of it land.
Davenport experiences a dry-summer continental climate. As of the census of 2010, there were 1,734 people, 694 households, 445 families residing in the city; the population density was 952.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 750 housing units at an average density of 412.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 95.3% White, 0.1% African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population. There were 694 households of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, 35.9% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.03. The median age in the city was 40 years.
25.5% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,730 people, 707 households, 436 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,143.3 people per square mile. There were 763 housing units at an average density of 504.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.17% White, 0.29% African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.29% from other races, 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.25% of the population. 30.0% were of German, 12.1% American, 10.6% English and 6.2% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 98.4 % spoke 1.6 % Spanish as their first language. There were 707 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.3% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.01. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $37,900, the median income for a family was $47,708. Males had a median income of $34,531 versus $21,875 for females; the per capita income for the city was $20,090. About 8.5% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.9% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over. The Davenport School District Includes Davenport Elementary, Davenport Middle School, Davenport Senior High School; the mascot is the Davenport Gorilla. Davenport is served by the Davenport Municipal Airport. Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad, U. S. Route 2, State Route 28, State Route 25.
Harker Canyon History of Davenport at HistoryLink Lincoln County Heritage - Local history collections from the Lincoln County Historical Museum, created in partnership with the Davenport Public Library. Davenport Public Library Davenpo
Wyandotte County, Kansas
Wyandotte County is a county located in the U. S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 157,505, making it the fourth-most populous county in Kansas, its county seat and most populous city is Kansas City. Wyandotte County lies west of Kansas City, Missouri; the county is named after the Wyandot Indians. They were called the Huron by the French in Canada, they were distantly related to the Iroquois. They had hoped to hold off movement by white Americans into their territory and had hoped to make the Ohio River the border between the United States and Canada. One branch of the Wyandot moved to the area, now the state of Ohio, they took the course of assimilation into Anglo-American society. Many of them embraced Christianity under the influence of missionaries, they were transported to the current area of Wyandotte County in 1843, where they set up a community and worked in cooperation with Anglo settlers. The Christian Munsee influenced early settlement of this area; the Wyandot in Kansas set up a constitutional form of government.
They set up the territorial government for Nebraska. It was one of their own, elected as territorial governor; the county was organized in 1859. Tenskwatawa, "the Prophet", fought at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, he was buried at Shawnee Native American historical site Whitefeather Spring. The Kansas City Smelting and Refining Company employed over 250 men during the 1880s; the ore and base bullion is received from the mining districts of the mountains and is here crushed and refined. The Delaware Crossing was. Circa 1831, Moses Grinter set up the Grinter Ferry on the Kansas River here, his house was known was the Grinter Place. The ferry was used by individuals traveling between Fort Leavenworth and Fort Scott on the military road. Others would cross this area on their way to Santa Fe; the Diocese of Leavenworth moved its see from Leavenworth, Kansas to Kansas City, Kansas on 10 May 1947. It became an Archdiocese on 9 August 1952. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 156 square miles, of which 152 square miles is land and 4.6 square miles is water.
It is the smallest county by area in Kansas. The natural topography of the county consists of rolling terrain; the Kansas River forms a portion of the southern boundary of the county. The elevation increases from south to north as the distance from the Kansas River and Missouri River increases; the county is drained by the watersheds of the Kansas River, part of the Missouri River watershed. Being located in northeastern Kansas, the county receives plentiful rainfall. Platte County, Missouri Clay County, Missouri Jackson County, Missouri Johnson County Leavenworth County Wyandotte County is included in the Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area. Wyandotte County's population was estimated to be 163,369 in the year 2015, a increase of 5,864, or +3.0%, over the previous five years. As of the 2000 census, there were 157,882 people, 59,700 households, 39,163 families residing in the county; the population density was 1,043 people per square mile. There were 65,892 housing units at an average density of 435 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the county was 58.18% White, 28.33% Black or African American, 1.63% Asian, 0.74% Native American, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 8.17% from other races, 2.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.00% of the population. By 2007, 48.1% of Wyandotte County's population was non-Hispanic whites. 26.3% of the population was African-American. Native Americans made up 0.6% of the population. Asians were 1.8% of the population. Latinos made up 21.7% of the county's population. There were 59,700 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.10% were married couples living together, 17.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.40% were non-families. 28.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.24. In the county, the population was spread out with 28.50% under the age of 18, 10.40% from 18 to 24, 29.50% from 25 to 44, 19.90% from 45 to 64, 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males. The median income for a household in the county was $33,784, the median income for a family was $40,333. Males had a median income of $31,335 versus $24,640 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,005. About 12.50% of families and 16.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.00% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over. 1.4 percent of the county's residents use public transportation to get to work. This is the highest percentage in the state. Unlike every other county in Kansas, owing to its urbanized nature and significant minority population, Wyandotte County has been solidly Democratic eve