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Luttrell's Tower

Luttrell's Tower is a three-storey stuccoed yellow brick folly south of Southampton, England, near the village of Calshot. It has a six-storey circular stair turret extending above the rest, it stands on the shore of the Solent, close to the grounds of Eaglehurst House. It is owned by the Landmark Trust; the tower was built circa 1780 for Temple Simon Luttrell by Thomas Sandby, a founder member and first Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy. Temple Luttrell was a Member of Parliament, involved in smuggling on the south coast; the tower's lookout, extending above the height of the main building, would have afforded a commanding view of the activities of the customs men in the area, both out to sea and inland. A tunnel running from an entrance just above the beach straight into the cellar of the tower would have made transferring contraband from the Isle of Wight a low risk operation, it is possible. Once the goods were on the mainland, the proximity of Southampton would have made distribution expeditious.

In the early 19th century the tower was sold to 7th Earl of Cavan. The earl lived in it for a while. Finding the tower too small he built Eaglehurst House further inland. Documentation in the tower suggests there may have been tunnels from the base of the tower into the cellars of Eaglehurst House. Marconi used the tower for his wireless experiments of 1912, he rented Eaglehurst House and the tower between 1911 and 1916, used the top of the tower for his transmissions. His youngest daughter, was christened at Fawley Church in 1916. During World War 2 the tower was taken over by the military who fitted steel shutters over the windows. After the war the tower along with the house was purchased by Valder Gates who had the wartime damage the buildings had suffered repaired; the tower became a Grade: II* Listed building on 8 October 1959. Since 1968 it has been owned by the Landmark Trust, a charity that rescues and restores historical buildings, it is now let as a holiday home. Historic England. "Details from listed building database".

National Heritage List for England. Historic England. "Details from listed building database". National Heritage List for England. Marconi at Luttrell's Tower

Edward S. Rogers Jr.

Edward Samuel "Ted" Rogers Jr. OC was a Canadian businessman and philanthropist, he was the president and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc. and the fifth-richest person in Canada in terms of net worth. Born in Toronto, Rogers was educated at Upper Canada College, he subsequently attended Trinity College in the University of Toronto, graduating in 1956 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. When he was an undergraduate student, Rogers joined the Sigma Chi fraternity. In 1979, he was named a Significant Sig by the fraternity – the 21st Canadian to be inducted. In 1960, while still a student at Osgoode Hall Law School, he bought all the shares in local radio station CHFI, which pioneered the use of FM at a time when only 5% of the Toronto households had FM receivers. By 1965, he was in the cable TV business. Rogers Communications was established in 1967 and has grown into one of Canada's largest media conglomerates, his father, Edward S. Rogers Sr. is regarded as the founder of the company, although the radio station that he founded, CFRB, is now owned by another Canadian company and competitor, Bell Media.

Rogers had been the owner of the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team since September 1, 2000, when Rogers Communications Inc. purchased 80% of the baseball club, with the Labatt Brewing Company maintaining a 20% interest and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce relinquishing its 10% share. He purchased the remaining 20% share from Labatt in 2003, owned the team in full until his death. Moreover, the Blue Jays' home ballpark, SkyDome, was renamed Rogers Centre in 2005 after Rogers' firm purchased the stadium. Rogers was married to Loretta Anne Rogers, their wedding took place on September 25, 1963, her father was Roland Robinson, 1st Baron Martonmere, a British politician and former Governor of Bermuda. Rogers and his wife had four children together: Lisa, Edward and Martha, he is a direct descendant of Timothy Rogers, the founder of Newmarket and Pickering, Ontario. On October 25, 1990, Rogers was appointed to the grade of Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2006, he was inducted into Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame, along with his father, Edward S. Rogers Sr.

In 2000, Rogers and his wife Loretta gave $26.8 million to the University of Toronto. The landmark contribution was directed to the University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, which named the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in honour of his father; the Rogers' gift allowed the faculty to establish the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Graduate Scholarships, the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Undergraduate Scholarships, the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Chair in Engineering, the Velma M. Rogers Graham Chair in Engineering, the Rogers AT&T Wireless Communications Laboratories and the Rogers Scholarship Program. On May 29, 2007, Rogers and his wife made a gift of $15 million to Ryerson University; the donation was directed towards the Faculty of Business, renamed the Ted Rogers School of Management at the donors' request. The majority of the gift will be used to establish 52 new undergraduate and graduate student awards and scholarships; the gift aims to establish a new research chair to seed academic initiatives in management research.

Rogers suffered from congestive heart failure and died early on the morning of December 2, 2008, aged 75, at his home in Toronto. He was buried in the family plot at Toronto, his autobiography, penned with communications consultant and former business journalist Robert Brehl, was titled Relentless: The True Story of the Man Behind Rogers Communications and was released just 10 weeks before Rogers' death. On December 2, 2009, the first anniversary of his death, a section of Jarvis Street in Toronto which runs next to the Rogers Communications headquarters was renamed Ted Rogers Way in his honour. From March 4 to 6, 2010, the first annual Ted Rogers Memorial Conference hosted by Ryerson University, the Ted Rogers School of Management, the Ryerson Commerce Society took place to honour Rogers, inviting Canadian university students to learn more about the values and skills that Rogers possessed; the theme of the conference revolved around the acronym TED: Take risks. Embrace innovation. Defy the status quo.

Aldred-Rogers Broadcasting List of billionaires List of Upper Canada College alumni Memorial webpage – Rogers Communications Inc. Find A Grave – Ted Rogers History of Rogers at the Wayback Machine Ted Rogers at Museum of Broadcast Communications Forbes.com: Forbes World's Richest People Ambition: The Life and Times of Ted Rogers – CBC episode of Life and Times Order of Canada citation AP Obituary in the National Post Laureate award – Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame Ted Rogers Memorial Conference Edward S. Rogers Jr. - Canadian Communications Foundation

Thomas Foley (auditor of the imprests)

Thomas Foley, of Stoke Edith Court, Herefordshire was a British landowner and Tory politician who sat in the English and British House of Commons between 1691 and 1737. He held the sinecure office of auditor of the imprests. Foley was the eldest son of Paul Foley, Speaker of the House of Commons and ironmaster, succeeded to his estates around Stoke Edith, Herefordshire on his father's death in 1699. Foley was Member of Parliament for Weobley from 1691 to 1698 and from 1699 to 1700, he was MP for Hereford from 1701 to 1722. He was subsequently MP for Stafford from 1722 to 1727 and again from 1734 until his death. Throughout this period, he was the leading ironmaster in the Forest of Dean; this business was managed by John Wheeler and by William Rea, until Rea was sacked in 1725. From that time the number of ironworks operated by his business, latterly without outside partners declined. Foley and his wife Anne and heir of Essex Knightley of Fawsley, Northamptonshire had one son Thomas Foley, two daughters and Mary.

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President Jackson Seamounts

The President Jackson Seamounts are a series of seamounts located on the Pacific Plate, off of California. It consists of 8 seamounts, 4 independent and 4 morpohologically fused, just west of the northern Gorda Ridge, they are very small, arranged linearly. The assembly consists of 8 seamounts arranged in a chain; the easternmost of the seamounts is located about 53 km east of the axial ridge that spawned the volcanoes, Gorda Ridge. The chain was mapped with SeaBeam equipment in 1985, however its incomplete coverage limited its usefulness. A GLORIA sidescan survey conducted in 1986 further established the rough size and locations of the seamounts. A further sampling cruise by the United States Geological Survey recovered pillow lava and hyaloclastite from 4 of the 8 volcanoes; the samples seemed to be of more primitive origin those erupted elsewhere on the ridge. In 1998, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute conducted two dives on a cone cluster located southeast of the main structure; the chain consists of eight volcanoes.

Of these, four are self-dependent, whereas the other four form twin fused, morphalogically complex, flat-topped structures. The volcanoes form a linear chain, are small, measuring less than 10 km in diameter, are nearly circular in shape, they average 47 km3 ±14 km3 in volume, but range from 24 km3 to 68 km3. In addition to the eight main seamounts, there is a scattered disk of minor volcanic cones and flows about 13 km southeast of the chain; the summits of the seamounts, with the exception of the second one from the northwest, are all flat. Several have nested or cross-layered calderas and pit craters, many of which push into the flank of the volcanoes. In several cases, newer volcanic structures have all but erased older ones. In addition to all this the seamounts are pocketed by multiple small cones, are littered by debris ranging far and wide from the range. There is evidence of erosional activity throughout, with erosional valleys and landslide debris visible. Vance Seamounts

List of Delaware state forests

Delaware has three state forests, one in each county, totaling more than 19,000 acres. These natural resource areas are managed by the Delaware Department of Agriculture Forest Service. See Delaware State Forests Located north of Smyrna, Blackbird State Forest covers 5,400 acres on the border of New Castle/Kent counties; the ten tracts of Blackbird State Forest are open to the public for nature walks, hiking and horseback riding all year. It features a 1/2-mile, wheelchair-accessible wildlife and nature interpretation trail on the Tybout Tract and the Blackbird Education Center on the Meadows Tract. Long-range management plans for Blackbird State Forest outline goals for timber production, wildlife habitat, recreation and water protection and endangered species protection, public education. Many educational programs are available at the Blackbird State Forest Education Center on the Meadows Tract. Complementing a center at Redden State Forest, the facility has two meeting spaces and interactive displays: The Life Cycle of a Forest, Tree Identification, Invasive Species, Urban/Community Forestry, Wildland Firefighting.

Visitors can see a diorama of a beaver pond, a working beehive, exotic and native insects. Work has begun on a new nature trail, demonstration saw mill, arboretum; as a state forest, Blackbird began with the 1941 acquisition of the Tybout Tract, purchased for $6,916.20 when land prices in New Castle County presented a rare opportunity for the Forestry Department. 1941’s Annual Report of the Forestry Department stated: “For many years there has been a marked public concern over the failure of the Department to acquire State Forest lands in New Castle County but with only income funds at the disposal of the Department for acquisition purposes it has been expedient to spend those funds where the greatest acreage could be acquired per dollar expended. However, with the offer of a block of land in lower New Castle County at a figure comparable to similar lands in Sussex County the handicap of price was removed and the department has succeeded in acquiring 672 acres... lying west of Blackbird in New Castle County.”

Redden State Forest contains 18 separate tracts covering over 12,000 acres in Sussex County just north of Georgetown, the county seat. The modern Redden State Forest is the consolidation of several Sussex County forest tracts, including the Ellendale State Forest; the Ellendale State Forest Picnic Facility was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. The first land was acquired in 1928, since the forest has continued to grow, with acquisitions as late as 2008. Popular activities at the forest include in-season hunting, horseback-riding, nature observation, hiking. Redden State Forest is home to one of Delaware's two forest education centers; the Redden Forest Education Center includes exhibits on the history of forestry in Delaware, forest pests, urban forestry, the importance of forests within watersheds. Much of Redden State Forest’s history is tied to the railroad; the Junction & Breakwater Railroad, one of Delaware’s earliest rail systems, was completed in 1868. A railroad station was established in 1870 near what would become Redden State Forest.

The station was known as Carey’s Station, but a short time was renamed for Col. William O. Redden. Col. Redden played a prevalent role in Sussex County as he served in the Civil War, was sheriff of Sussex County from 1838–1840, a member of Delaware’s House of Representatives from 1840–1846, including Speaker of the House in 1843, was instrumental in establishing a railroad system in Delaware. In 1877 a 230-acre farm near the Redden Station and owned by William W. Donovan proceeded through Orphan’s Court following his death; this land is now a portion of Redden State Forest’s Headquarters Tract. Transcripts of the court proceedings mention a large, two-story dwelling with an attached single story, which fits the description of Redden State Forest’s Manager’s House. Charles C. Stockley, the Governor of Delaware from 1872 to 1876, purchased the Donovan Farm in 1879. In 1901 Frank Thompson purchased 844 acres of land including the original 230-acre Donovan Farm. Mr. Thompson was the son of the president of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.

In 1903 the club house appeared on Sussex County tax records. From 1903 to 1919 the Lodge was used by Pennsylvania Railroad Company officials and guests for hunting. Visitors arrived at the Redden Station by train from Philadelphia and proceeded to the Lodge by horse and buggy; the carriages and horses were kept in the Horse Barn, now the Redden Education Center. In 1936 under the leadership of Delaware’s first State Forester, William S. Taber, the State Forestry Department purchased the 844 acres, now the Headquarters Tract from Richard Houghton, who had acquired the property following its use by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Since that time, the Headquarters Tract has grown to over 1,800 acres. On July 4, 1970, lightning struck the Lodge, the resulting fire burned the entire west wing and kitchen; the burned section was rebuilt in 1976. In 1990 the Lodge, Manager’s House, Horse Barn were placed on the National Register of Historic Places; the Delaware Forest Service acquired funding from the Delaware General Assembly and, working with the Delaware Department of Administrative Services, Division of Facilities Management, renovated these historic structures.

The Redden Lodge was rededicated in 1996, the Manager’s House opened as the Redden office in 1998, the Horse Barn opened in 2000 as the Education Center