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Faunsdale, Alabama

Faunsdale is a town in Marengo County, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 98, up from 87 in 2000. Faunsdale is home to a medium-sized community of Holdeman Mennonites and the only Holdeman Mennonite community in this area of Alabama outside of Greensboro, Alabama; the town is home to the only Holdeman Mennonite Church in the area, Cedarcrest Mennonite Church. A post office called Faunsdale has been in operation since 1841; the town was named for nearby Faunsdale Plantation, founded in the 1830s by Messrs Pearson and Henry Augustine Tayloe-local land agent for his brothers Benjamin Ogle Tayloe, William Henry Tayloe, Edward Thornton Tayloe and George Plater Tayloe "considered the most important pioneer cotton planters of the Canebrake, as to the extent of their enterprise there." Faunsdale was incorporated as a town in 1907. Faunsdale is located at 32°27′33″N 87°35′36″W. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of all land; the elevation is 220 feet. Every spring the town sponsors the annual Faunsdale Crawfish Festival, serving authentic Southern cooking on the street, with music and dancing.

The same week, the bi-annual Faunsdale Biker Rally is within walking distance. It is an adult-only event, with bikers from all over the state in attendance. A number of National Register of Historic Places-listed plantations are located a few miles from Faunsdale, they include Battersea, Bermuda Hill, Cedar Crest, Cedar Grove Plantation, Cedar Haven, Cuba Plantation, Faunsdale Plantation, Roseland Plantation. As of the census of 2000, there were 87 people, 34 households, 24 families residing in the town; the population density was 389.2 people per square mile. There were 36 housing units at an average density of 161.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 57.02 % Black or African American. 4.60 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 34 households out of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.5% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04. In the town, the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males. The median income for a household in the town was $28,750, the median income for a family was $50,417. Males had a median income of $30,833 versus $19,500 for females; the per capita income for the town was $14,697. There were no families and 3.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64

Manson Benedict

Manson Benedict was an American nuclear engineer and a professor of nuclear engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1958 to 1968, he was the chairman of the advisory committee to the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission. Born in Lake Linden, Michigan to a Jewish family, Benedict received a B. S. from Cornell University in chemistry, worked for two years at National Aniline and Chemical Co. before returning to graduate school, earning a Ph. D. from MIT in physical chemistry. It was at MIT where he met his wife Marjorie, who received a Ph. D. in chemistry. He became a research chemist at the M. W. Kellogg Limited, where his contributions included the 1940 publication of the Benedict–Webb–Rubin equation. Benedict was well known for his pioneering role in nuclear engineering, he developed the gaseous diffusion method for separating the isotopes of uranium and supervised the engineering and process development of the K-25 plant in Oak Ridge, where fissionable material for the atomic bomb was produced.

He received many awards for his work on the Manhattan Project during World War II, for his career as a scientist and public servant, which focused on nuclear power and other peaceful uses of atomic energy. Among his awards were: the William H. Walker award in 1947, the Perkin Medal in 1966, the Robert E. Wilson Award in 1968, the Enrico Fermi Award in 1972, the National Medal of Science from President Gerald Ford in 1975, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1952. From 1958 to 1968, Benedict was a member and chair of the Advisory Committee of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission, appointed by Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy, he established the Nuclear Engineering department at MIT in 1958, was head of the department until 1971. He had a role in educating over 500 graduate students, he died at his home in Naples, aged 98. His wife Marjorie died in 1995 after 59 years of marriage. Two daughters, Marjorie Cohn of Arlington and Mary Sauer of Naperville and Naples, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren survive him.

MIT Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering Obituary of Manson Benedict from the MIT News Office

David S. Baker Estate

The David S. Baker Estate known as Cedar Spring Farm, consists of a pair of related properties at 51 and 67 Prospect Avenue in the Wickford village of North Kingstown, Rhode Island. David Sherman Baker, Jr. a prominent local lawyer and contender for statewide offices built the house around 1882 with his wife. Members of the Baker family built the Italianate, the older of the two houses, 51 Prospect Avenue, a ​1 1⁄2 story mansard-roofed, modest in size but features an elaborate wrap around veranda decorated in elaborated Italianate and Second Empire styling; the house at 67 Prospect is much larger ​2 1⁄2 story construction, with a ​3 1⁄2 story tower and front veranda, again in eclectic Second Empire style. It is one of the largest houses in Wickford, was referred to by the family as the "Big House", it is unclear whether Baker built the Big House to accommodate his growing family, or as a venue for functions that were part of his political and social activities. The properties were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington County, Rhode Island

Falls Township Volunteer Fire Department Inc.

Falls Township Volunteer Fire Department Inc. is located in Muskingum County, Ohio west of Zanesville, Ohio. Falls Township Fire Department is a combination part-time/volunteer department that provides fire protection and EMS for Falls Township and Muskingum Township. Falls Township operates out of three stations and has a fleet consisting of two fire engines, three dual purpose fire engine/rescues, one aerial ladder platform, three brush fire trucks, three ALS ambulances, two utility vehicles, two boats. Falls Township Volunteer Fire Department Inc. was established in 1963. Before that time Falls Township was protected by Zanesville Fire Department, National Trail Fire Department, Frazeysburg Fire Department; the first fire station was built by the township hall at 3095 Dillon Falls Road, Ohio, still the current Station 301. The original building was a two bay building that housed a tanker truck; the first fire engine was a 1962 John Bean on a Ford chassis and was numbered Engine #1. That truck was in service until 1999.

The tanker truck was number Tanker #2, built from an old fuel truck. As the township grew the department found a need to add on to the station. In the early 1970s two more bays were added to the back of Station 301, in 1972 Engine #5 was purchased. In 1981 the Muskingum Country Commissioner had the need to start an EMS program in the county; the county purchased ambulances for Falls Township Fire Department, Dresden Fire Department, Harrison Township Fire Department, Washington Township Fire Department. Once again, there was a need to add on to Station 301. A lean to the length of the station was constructed onto the side of the station to house the ambulance. Today that area houses the brush fire truck, a day room/class room. In the mid-1980s there was a need to build a station in the northern portion of Falls Township. To meet this need Station 302 was built at 525 Richey Road, Ohio. Station 302 houses one fire engine/rescue, one ALS ambulance, one brush fire truck, one boat. Today Falls Township Volunteer Fire Department Inc. is a combination department that has both volunteers and part-time employees.

The volunteers supplement the part-time staffing and respond from home to the station for runs or volunteer their time at the stations. The part-time employee cross man the ambulances and fire apparatus. However, their primary responsibly is to staff the ambulances. Minimum training for part-time employees is to be a State of Ohio certified Firefighter II and a State of Ohio EMT. Station 301 is staffed from 7 am-7 pm with two part-time employees. Station 302 is staff 24 hours with two part-time employees. Station 303 is a volunteer only station with no part-time staffing. Station 301 is located at 3095 Dillon Falls Road, Ohio, Station 302 is located at 525 Richey Road, Zanesville and Station 303 is located at 6985 Frazeysburg Road, Ohio. Falls Township Volunteer Fire Department Inc. has an apparatus fleet that consist of two fire engines, three dual purpose fire engine/rescues, one aerial ladder platform, three brush fire trucks, three ALS ambulances, two utility vehicles, two boats. Station 301 houses Engine 312, Engine/Rescue 314, Tower 310, Brush 302, Medic 309, Car 300, Boat 302.

Station 302 houses Engine/Rescue 311, Brush 306, Medic 307, Car 303, Boat 301. Station 303 houses Engine/Rescue 315, Engine 313, Grass 303, Medic 308

Enrique Gómez Carrillo

Enrique Gómez Carrillo was a Guatemalan literary critic, writer and diplomat, the second husband of the Salvadoran-French writer and artist Consuelo Suncin de Sandoval-Cardenas Consuelo Suncin, comtesse de Saint Exupéry, who in turn was his third wife. He became famous for his travels, bohemian lifestyle and his notorious numerous love affairs. At one point he was falsely accused of being the one that betrayed Mata Hari and gave the famous German spy to the French during World War I. In 1891 Gómez Carrillo won a scholarship to study in Spain, from President of Guatemala Manuel Lisandro Barillas. Before moving there, he went to Paris, where he met several writers, such as Paul Verlaine, Moréas and Leconte de Lisle, he subsequently moved to France in 1892, becoming a journalist for a Spanish newspaper thanks to his close friend the Spanish writer Alfredo Vicenti and becoming acquainted with many Parisian literary figures such as James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and Émile Zola. The following year he published his first book, which includes profiles of several writers of the time, contributed to several publications.

In 1898 he was back in Guatemala, worked in the election campaign of interim president Manuel Estrada Cabrera, who rewarded him for his work by appointing him consul of Guatemala in Paris. Years the Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen appoints him as a representative of Argentina. In 1895 he became a member of the Royal Spanish Academy. In France, he was awarded several times for his literary work: in 1906 he won the Montyon of the Académie Française for the French translation of his book The Japanese Soul. In 1916 he was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor, promoted to Commander in the same order. Since he arrived to Europe, Gómez Carrillo sent his critic and opinion articles to El Liberal, a prestigious Spanish newspaper. Among the journalists in Europe there were few that can match him and none better, getting to be known as "Prince of the Chroniclers", his massive work production is not known in its entirety because he worked for a lot of different news outlets throughout his life. Among his major contributions were: A report about Czarist Russia in 1905.

During a trip to Saint Petersburg along with Alfredo Vincenti, director of El Liberal, he got to know first hand the tremendous reality of czar Nicholas II, the orthodox clergy, the student and worker movements, the officials and nobles repression. After appearing in El Liberal, his news reports were reprinted in his book La Rusia Actual, -The current Russia with an introduction by Alfredo Vicenti; this book was the strongest denounce against the injustices in Russia written in Spanish. Given that it was not written by a politician or a government, it was regarded as an objective and unbiased analysis. Egypt and China in 1905. After the victory of the Japanese Empire over the Russians, Gómez Carrillo convinced the director of the newspapers for whom he worked to allow him to visit the Far East; the voyage's goal was to inform the readers of El Liberal and La Nación about what was going on in Japan after its victory, the consequence of the war and what was the path of this powerful empire, but his notes not only talk about politics and the social customs of those countries.

His work appeared in two books: De Marsella a Tokio, sensaciones de Egipto, la India, la China y el Japón published in 1906 with an introduction written by Rubén Darío. El Alma Japonesa published in 1907 and dedicated to the President of Guatemala, Manuel Estrada Cabrera for making "the worship of public instruction a modern religion"; when this book was translated into French, the government of France granted him the Cross of the Legion of Honor "due to his long and magnificent propaganda work about the French literary works and culture". Holy Land: after a trip by the Holy Land in 1913, Gómez Carrillo wrote his book Jerusalén y la Tierra Santa, well received by the literary critics, but blasted by the religious groups. However, despite the religious criticism, the book was a best-seller in both Spain and Latin America, he was excommunicated by several bishops in both continents, but it was Rubén Darío who summarizes best who triumphed in the end: "it is the firmest, most heartfelt and most thought after of all of his work... if this devil of a man wanted after the excommunication, a cardinal would write introductions for his books!"

World War I: during the first three years of World War I, he worked as press correspondent of El Liberal, thanks to his detailed chronicles, which came from his courage of getting close to enemy lines, the Spanish readers got to know the horrors of the front. A summary of his articles is found in his books: Crónica de la Guerra, Reflejos de la Tragedia, En las Trincheras, En el Corazón de la Tragedia, among others. For his war contributions, the French government granted him the high dignity of Commentator of the Legion of Honor, he was a skilled interviewer, his m

Philippe Bélaval

Philippe Bélaval is a French high-ranking official. He has been president of the Centre des monuments nationaux since 2012. Born in Toulouse, Belaval graduated from the Institut d'études politiques de Toulouse, he is a former student of the École nationale d'administration, was an auditor of the 58th national session of the Institut des hautes études de défense nationale. He has been a member of the Conseil d'État since 1979. Officier de la Légion d'honneur Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur decree dated 24 March 1998 Commandeur de l'ordre national du Mérite Officier de l'ordre national du Mérite decree dated 11 March 2002 Commandeur de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres Philippe Belaval on Biographies.com Biography on the site of the Archives de France