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Eagle County, Colorado

Eagle County is one of the 64 counties of the U. S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,197; the county seat is the Town of Eagle. The county is named for the Eagle River. Eagle County comprises CO Micropolitan Statistical Area. Eagle County was created by the Colorado legislature on February 11, 1883, from portions of Summit County, it was named after the Eagle River. The county seat was set in Red Cliff, but was moved to the town of Eagle in 1921; the Ground Hog Mine, near Red Cliff, produced gold and silver in two vertical veins in 1887. One vein, or "chimney", contained gold in crystalline form, cemented by iron, while the other contained wire gold in the form of "ram's horns". One of these ram's horns is now on display in the Harvard Mineralogical Museum; the highest elevation in the county is the Mount of the Holy Cross which rises to 14,011 feet above sea level. The lowest elevation is on the Colorado River at 6,128 feet. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,692 square miles, of which 1,685 square miles is land and 7.3 square miles is water.

Much of the county is taken up by White River National Forest, much of the rest is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Interstate 70 crosses the county from east to west; the Eagle River rises in the southeastern part of the county. It receives Gore Creek at Dowds Junction, joins the Colorado River in the west. Fryingpan River and the Roaring Fork River intersect the southwest corner of the county. Grand County – northeast Summit County – east Lake County – south Pitkin County – southwest Garfield County – west Routt County – northwest I-70 US 6 US 24 SH 82 SH 131 White River National Forest Eagles Nest Wilderness Flat Tops Wilderness Holy Cross Wilderness Sylvan Lake State Park Colorado Trail Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Two Elk National Recreation Trail Vail Pass National Recreation Trail Colorado River Headwaters National Scenic Byway Top of the Rockies National Scenic Byway As of the census of 2000, there were 41,659 people, 15,148 households, 9,013 families living in the county.

The population density was 25 people per square mile. There were 22,111 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 85.4% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 10.8% from other races, 1.9% from two or more races. 23.2 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 15,148 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 40.5% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.17. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 42.1% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, 3.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 121.00 males.

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $62,682, the median income for a family was $68,226. Males had a median income of $37,603 versus $30,579 for females; the per capita income for the county was $32,011. About 3.9% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over. According to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association, residents of Eagle County had a life expectancy from birth of 85.94 years in 2014, the third longest in the United States. Men live 84.4 years on women live 87.6 years. Two contiguous counties and Pitkin counties, rank numbers one and two in the nation in life expectancy. Factors contributing to the high life expectancy of the three Colorado counties are "high education, high income, high access to medical care, the people are physically active, obesity is lower than anywhere else – so you’re doing it right.”

Said Dr. Ali Mokdad, one of the study’s co-authors. Avon Basalt Eagle Gypsum Minturn Red Cliff Vail Dotsero Edwards El Jebel Fulford McCoy Wolcott Bond Eagle-Vail Sweetwater Gilman Outline of Colorado Index of Colorado-related articles Colorado census statistical areas Flight of Craig D. Button National Register of Historic Places listings in Eagle County, Colorado Eagle County Government website Eagle County Transportation Service, Vail Taxi Vail Valley Partnership – The Chamber and Tourism Bureau Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck Colorado Historical Society

George Washington Bacon

George Washington Bacon was an American mapmaker and publisher who developed a successful business producing maps of London. In 1861, Bacon founded a series of businesses, he became bankrupt after failing to keep on top of managing these businesses. In 1870, Bacon started his business, G. W. Bacon & Co. on 127 Strand, London. He based his atlases on the plates used by Edward Weller for his Weekly Dispatch Atlas. In 1893, he bought the map business of James Wyld. Around 1900, G. W. Bacon was purchased by the Scottish publishing house of W.& A. K. Johnston and incorporated into their own. Maps using the Bacon brand were being produced as late as 1956. About 1967 their name was changed to Bacon; the New Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles

Jill Freedman

Jill Freedman was an American documentary photographer and street photographer. She was based in New York City. Freedman was Jewish and born in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh to a traveling salesman and a nurse; as an adult Freedman photographed extensively in Ireland, quipping "I’m Jewish, but I adopted Ireland as my own old country". In 1961, Freedman graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in sociology. In 1964 Freedman came to New York City and worked several temp jobs including advertising copywriter, she only discovered photography while experimenting with a friend's camera. After college, Freedman went to Israel, she sang to make a living. Freedman arrived in New York City in 1964, worked in advertising and as a copywriter; as a photographer, she was self-taught, influenced by André Kertész, idolizing W. Eugene Smith, but helped by her poodle Fang: When I was out walking in the street with Fang I saw everything, felt everything, he had a great instinct. He taught me because he never missed a thing.

Andy Grundberg would note the influences on her style of Smith, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Don McCullin, Leonard Freed, Weegee. Human relationships – the bonds of brotherhood – fascinate her."On hearing of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Freedman quit her job and went to Washington, DC. She lived in Resurrection City, a shantytown put up by the Poor People's Campaign on Washington Mall in 1968, photographed there. Photographs from the series were published at the time in Life, collected in Freedman's first book, Old News: Resurrection City, in 1970. A. D. Coleman wrote of the book: It is a personal yet objective statement, filled with passion, warmth and humor. Freedman's pictures are strong. A brave and moving book. Freedman lived in a Volkswagen kombi, following the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus. For two months, she photographed "one show each Sunday. Seven weeks of one night stands", moving across New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Ohio, she wanted to photograph the performers as people.

Coleman wrote: both the photographer's own responses to people and the personalities of her subjects. The moments she selects are significant as well as graphically, her images exclude the extraneous in an inconspicuous way, her sense of timing and gesture... is uncanny. The work was published as a book, Circus Days, in 1975. Freedman photographed the sleazy area of 42nd Street and the arts scene in Studio 54 and SoHo. In 1975, Freedman started to photograph firefighters around the Bronx; this took her two years. This resulted in a book, published in 1977—according to one review a book "flawed... by poor reproduction and inept layout". Some of the firefighters had been policemen, they suggested that Freedman might photograph police work. Freedman reasoned that there must be good policemen among them. For her series Street Cops, she accompanied the police to an area of New York City including Alphabet City and Times Square, spending time with those who seemed good cops; the work resulted in the book Street Cops.

A contemporary reviewer for Popular Photography started by observing that "the passionate photojournalistic essay of yesterday" was "an endangered species", before saying that it lived on in photobooks such as this one. The reviewer described Street Cops as " the heroism and humor of New York police professionals", saying that the book "is traditional and satisfying in that it accomplishes a blend successful – or attempted – these days: an organic fusion of words and photographs". On photographing in New York at the time: Hiding behind a camera, found her subjects where others were not looking – "beggars, people sleeping on the street," the police and the firefighters, the people washed ashore by forces bigger than themselves. "It's the theater of the streets," she said. "The weirder, the better." During the seventies, Freedman was associated with Magnum Photos, but did not become a member. She wanted to tell stories via photography, but wanted to avoid the schmoozing required to get commissions.

She had difficulty making a living, but sold prints from a stand set up outside the Whitney Museum building. In 1983, New York Times critic Andy Grunberg recognized her black and white street photography in New York, grouping Freedman with Lee Friedlander, Fred R. Conrad, Bruce Davidson, Roy DeCarava, Bill Cunningham, Sara Krulwich and Rudy Burckhardt. In 1988, Freedman discovered; the medical expenses meant. She sometimes worked for the Miami Herald, she managed to publish a photobook of dogs, praised for " the cliched images" of dog photography. She published the second of two photobooks of Ireland, one that Publishers Weekly said "lovingly captures the enduring aspects of Irish tradition". Around 2003, Freedm

James E. Cross

Corporal James Edwin Cross was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Cross received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at Blackburn's Ford in Virginia on 18 July 1861, he was honored with the award on 5 April 1898. Cross was born in Darien, New York on 27 March 1840, he enlisted in the 12th New York Volunteer Infantry. He died on 6 January 1917 and his remains are interred at the Albany Rural Cemetery. With a companion, refused to retreat when the part of the regiment to which he was attached was driven back in disorder, but remained upon the skirmish line for some time thereafter, firing upon the enemy. List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: A–F


Phaeogalera is a small genus of slender, fleshy bog and swamp-inhabiting mushrooms with large, brownish spores with a germ pore and a hymenium lacking chrysocystidia. Phaeogalera resemble Galerina in their habitat, macroscopic appearance, spore print color, their microscopic characteristics more resemble Psilocybe; the type species, Phaeogalera stagnina, has an Arctic-alpine distribution in the Northern Hemisphere extending into the boreal forests and taiga. It grows sometimes amongst Sphagnum or other mosses; this type species has been classified in Galerina and Psilocybe. Modern molecular evidence supports the recognition of Phaeogalera as an independent genus separate from Galerina; the generic name is built upon the antiquated generic name "Galera", now synonymous with Galerina, with a reference to the darker colors of the basidiospores of Phaeogalera. When proposed by Kühner, he forgot to cite the original publication for the type species which explains by the name was validly published by Pegler & Young in 1975.

The genus Meottomyces was segregated from Phaeogalera after being classified together by Romagnesi

Vasa Ostojić

Vasa Ostojić or Vasilije Ostojić was a Serbian Baroque painter of icons and frescoes. He worked on churches in Sremski Karlovci with monk-painter Ambrosije Janković, his best-known works are the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Assumption in Novi Sad, St. Nicholas in Irig and Neradin the iconostasis in the Orthodox church in Voganj and the iconostasis in the monastery church of Rakovac, the iconostasis of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Buda, arguably the most important one, the iconostasis in the Annunciation Church in Szentendre. Ostojić was under the influences of Ukrainian Baroque masters. In life, he was ennobled for his artistic achievements. List of painters from Serbia