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Fountain County, Indiana

Fountain County lies in the western part of the U. S. state of Indiana on the east side of the Wabash River. The county was established in 1826 and was the 53rd in Indiana; the county seat is Covington. According to the 2000 census, its population was 17,954; the county has two incorporated cities and six incorporated towns with a total population of about 9,700, as well as many small unincorporated communities. It is divided into eleven townships. An interstate highway, two U. S. Routes and five Indiana state roads cross the county; the state of Indiana was established in 1816. The first non-indigenous settler in the future Fountain County is thought to have been a Mr. Forbes, who arrived here in early 1823 and was soon followed by others; the legislative act creating Fountain County was passed on December 30, 1825, setting an effective date of April 1, 1826. The county's boundaries have remained unchanged since that time, it was named for Major James Fontaine of Kentucky, killed at Harmar's Defeat on October 22, 1790, during the Northwest Indian War.

The first Fountain County courthouse was a two-story frame building constructed in Covington in 1827. In 1829, plans were made for a larger courhouse building, but an act of the legislature called for the county seat to be moved. In the end it was decided that the county seat should remain in Covington, the brick courthouse was completed in 1833. A third courthouse was commissioned in 1856, was completed in 1857 at a cost of $33,500; the circuit court met for the first time in the new building in January 1860, the building was destroyed by fire the same day. Isaac Hodgson was the architect for the rebuilt courthouse, first occupied in January 1861; the current courthouse was built in 1936–37 at a cost of $246,734. The 1937 building was constructed by the Jacobson Brothers of Chicago; the courthouse walls display murals painted by Eugene Francis Savage and others from 1937 to 1940, covering 2,500 square feet of wall space and depicting the settlement of western Indiana. Digging on the Wabash and Erie Canal began in 1832 and worked southwest.

In 1846 it reached Covington, by 1847 traffic was moving through the county via the canal. Completion of the county's first railroad line in the 1850s heralded an end to the canal's usefulness, in 1875 the last canal boat passed through Covington; the first railway line through the county was the Toledo and Western Railway, built from the east across the northern part of the county and reached Attica in 1856. The Indianapolis and Danville Railroad, was started in 1855, but the general state of the economy halted construction in 1858, it was completed by another owner in 1870, traffic started in 1871. It passed through Covington and Hillsboro. Fountain County's northern and western borders are defined by the Wabash River which flows out of Tippecanoe County to the northeast. According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 397.88 square miles, of which 395.66 square miles is land and 2.22 square miles is water. Elevations range from 770 feet above sea level in the northeastern part of the county to 465 feet in the southwest where the Wabash River leaves the county.

The county is within the drainage basin of the Wabash River, sloping to the southwest. It is covered with loess ranging in thickness from a few inches to more than 7 feet. 84 percent of the county's land is use for agriculture. The Portland Arch Nature Preserve and the Miller-Campbell Memorial Tract, a 435-acre preserve managed by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, are located adjacent to the Wabash River. Warren County Vermillion County Parke County Montgomery County. Stringtown - an abandoned mining settlement south of CovingtonThere are several coal mines in southwest Fountain County. Interstate 74 runs east–west through the middle of Fountain County. US Route 136 follows the same general east–west route of I-74 through the county. US Route 41 runs north -- south through the county, passing through Veedersburg. Three east–west state roads cross the county. State Road 28 crosses the north end of the county. State Road 32 enters the middle of the county from Perrysville to the west and passes through Fountain County on its way to Crawfordsville to the east.

State Road 234, further to the south, enters from Cayuga to the west and passes east through Kingman. Two north–south state roads run through the county. State Road 55 passes through shares the route of US Route 41 running goes south. At Rob Roy it turns to run southeast through Newton. State Road 341 starts at State Road 28 in the north and runs south, ending at State Road 234. A Norfolk Southern Railway line crosses northern Fountain County on its route between Danville and Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University Airport is Indiana's second busiest airport, it is in Tippecanoe County, operated by Pu

Prospect Hill Cemetery (Millis, Massachusetts)

Prospect Hill Cemetery is a historic cemetery on Auburn Road in Millis, Massachusetts. Founded in 1714, it is the town's only cemetery. Covering more than 18 acres, it has more than 2,800 burials. Among those buried in the cemetery are politician Christian Herter, who served as U. S. Secretary of State and Governor of Massachusetts, two Medal of Honor recipients, Charles Church Roberts and William D. Newland; the cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. Prospect Hill Cemetery is located on the west side of the village center of Mills, bounded on the east by Auburn Road, access via Ridge Road at its northeast corner, it is over 18 acres in size, with wooded terrain, sometimes steeply sloping. The outer boundaries retain a wooded character, while some slopes on the interior have been terraced to increase burial space, it is divided into an old and a new section, the older section lying to the east of the main access road. The oldest portion, with burials dating to 1714, is at the top of Prospect Hill, where the site of the first meeting house in Millis is located, marked by a series of original granite stone steps and a commemorative boulder.

Other portions of the older section were laid out in the 19th century, when the rural cemetery movement was popular. This area features winding lanes and mature tree plantings, is set in a horseshoe-shaped bowl, giving a fine vista over the terrain. Set on a promontory in this section is the grave of Charles Wesley Emerson, founder of Boston's Emerson College; the newer portion of the cemetery, about 10 acres in size, was added in 1932, when the older portion was filling up. It was given to the town by the Richardson farmers; the layout of this area is less forested, its markers are more uniform in size and shape, with granite predominant. The northeastern section of it is reserved to military veterans. National Register of Historic Places listings in Norfolk County, Massachusetts


Anzû known as dZû and Imdugud, is a lesser divinity or monster in several Mesopotamian religions. He was conceived as son of Siris. Anzû was depicted as a massive bird who can breathe fire and water, although Anzû is alternately depicted as a lion-headed eagle. Stephanie Dalley, in Myths from Mesopotamia, writes that "the Epic of Anzu is principally known in two versions: an Old Babylonian version of the early second millennium, giving the hero as Ningirsu. However, the Anzu character does not appear as in some other writings, as noted below; the name of the mythological being called Anzû was written in the oldest Sumerian cuneiform texts as. In texts of the Old Babylonian period, the name is more found as AN. IM. DUGUDMUŠEN. In 1961, Landsberger argued that this name should be read as "Anzu", most researchers have followed suit. In 1989, Thorkild Jacobsen noted that the original reading of the cuneiform signs as written is valid, was the original pronunciation of the name, with Anzu derived from an early phonetic variant.

Similar phonetic changes happened to parallel terms, such as imdugud becoming ansuk. Changes like these occurred by evolution of the im to an and the blending of the new n with the following d, aspirated as dh, a sound, borrowed into Akkadian as z or s, it has been argued based on contextual evidence and transliterations on cuneiform learning tablets, that the earliest, Sumerian form of the name was at least sometimes pronounced Zu, that Anzu is the Akkadian form of the name. However, there is evidence for both readings of the name in both languages, the issue is confused further by the fact that the prefix was used to distinguish deities or simply high places. AN. ZU could therefore mean "heavenly eagle". Thorkild Jacobsen proposed that Anzu was an early form of the god Abu, syncretized by the ancients with Ninurta/Ningirsu, a god associated with thunderstorms. Abu was referred to as "Father Pasture", illustrating the connection between rainstorms and the fields growing in Spring. According to Jacobsen, this god was envisioned as a huge black thundercloud in the shape of an eagle, was depicted with a lion's head to connect it to the roar of thunder.

Some depictions of Anzu therefore depict the god alongside leafy boughs. The connection between Anzu and Abu is further reinforced by a statue found in the Tell Asmar Hoard depicting a human figure with large eyes, with an Anzu bird carved on the base, it is that this depicts Anzu in his symbolic or earthly form as the Anzu-bird, in his higher, human-like divine form as Abu. Though some scholars have proposed that the statue represents a human worshiper of Anzu, others have pointed out that it does not fit the usual depiction of Sumerian worshipers, but instead matches similar statues of gods in human form with their more abstract form or their symbols carved onto the base. In Sumerian and Akkadian mythology, Anzû is a divine storm-bird and the personification of the southern wind and the thunder clouds; this demon—half man and half bird—stole the "Tablet of Destinies" from Enlil and hid them on a mountaintop. Anu ordered the other gods to retrieve the tablet though they all feared the demon.

According to one text, Marduk killed the bird. Anzu appears in the story of "Inanna and the Huluppu Tree", recorded in the preamble to the Sumerian epic poem Gilgamesh and the Netherworld. Anzu appears in the Anzud Bird; the shorter Old Babylonian version was found at Susa. Full version in Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, The Flood and Others by Stephanie Dalley, page 222 and at The Epic of Anzû, Old Babylonian version from Susa, Tablet II, lines 1-83, read by Claus Wilcke; the longer Late Assyrian version from Nineveh is most called The Myth of Anzu.. An edited version is at Myth of Anzu. In Babylonian myth, Anzû is a deity associated with cosmogeny. Anzû is represented as stripping the father of the gods of umsimi. Regarding this, Charles Penglase writes that "Ham is the Chaldean Anzû, both are cursed for the same allegorically described crime," which parallels the mutilation of Uranus by Cronus and of Osiris by Set. Anzu wyliei, a theropod dinosaur named for Anzû Asakku, similar Mesopotamian deity Griffin or griffon, lion-bird hybrid Lamassu, Assyrian deity, bull/lion-eagle-human hybrid Ziz, giant griffin-like bird in Jewish mythology Zuism, Icelander protest against tax for religion Hybrid creatures in mythology List of hybrid creatures in mythology Tiamat Zu on Encyclopædia Britannica Dalley, Stephanie, ed..

"Anzû". Myths from Mesopotamia. Creation, The Flood and Others. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199538362; the Assyro-Babylonian Mythology FAQ: Anzû ETCSL glossary showing Zu as the verb'to know' Myth of Anzu Ninurta's return to Nibru: a šir-gida to Ninurta and The Return of Ninurta to Nippur Ninurta and the Turtle and Ninurta and the Turtle, or Ninurta and Enki Ninurta's expl

Eugene M. Kulischer

Eugene M. Kulischer was a Russian American sociologist, an authority on demography and manpower, an expert on Russia. Kulischer coined the phrase “displaced persons” and was among the first to seek to document the number of persons lost in the Holocaust as well as the subsequent relocation of millions of Europeans after World War II. Born in Kiev in 1881 he died in Washington D. C, on April 2, 1956. Like his father, Michael Kulischer a noted Russian historian, he insisted that no migration occurs in isolation. Along with his brother Alexander, he worked on Kriegs-und Wanderzüge, Weltgeschichte als Völkerbewegung, Europe on the Move: War and Population Changes, 1917-1947, they were intended to show that wars go hand-in-hand. In a way, Kulischer was himself an example of a displaced person. Following the Russian Revolution, he fled Russia for Germany in 1920. Following the collapse of the Weimar Republic, he fled Germany for Denmark. In 1936 he went to Paris. In 1941 — at the age of 60 — Kulischer "crossed clandestinely the demarcation line between the occupied and the unoccupied parts of France" and went to the United States.

In the United States Kulischer “served successively as consultant or staff member of the International Labor Office, the Office of Strategic Services, the Bureau of the Census, the Department of the Army, the Library of Congress. His major works include The Displacement of Population in Europe, Europe on the Move ”. At the heart of Kulischer's work is a simple axiom: individual short-distance movements in their combined action create great population shifts. An expansion of that concept is his oft quoted dictum: “The migratory movement is at once perpetual and universal, it never ceases, it affects every people, but at a given moment it sets in motion only a small number of each population. In fact, there is never a moment of immobility for any people, because no migration remains isolated”. With that paragraph Kulischer created a bridge linking the migration of individuals and the demographic fact of great migrations. Kulischer and his brother, along with millions of others, tried to put Europe as far behind them as they could on the eve of World War II.

All of them had their own reasons. Some left because of others because of their religion; some left because of their politics, others because they feared the upheaval they were sure was looming on the horizon. For Kulischer and his brother the reason was close at hand. Not only were they Jewish, they forecast the outcome of World War II based on demographic trends, they reasoned that Russia and Germany were on a collision course and Germany would lose.“Man's history,” Kulischer remarked, “is the story of his wanderings”. From the standpoint of the sociology of knowledge he added, “Most scholars are rooted in their environment, they differ in their ability to outgrow it”. By combining those two statements we have Kulischer and a great many of his peers who lived as exiles abroad and grew as they moved, for instance Austrian Social Scientists in Exile 1933-1945; as Jackson and Howe observed in evaluating the impact of migrations: "E. M. Kulischer once reminded his readers that in A. D. 900 Berlin had no Germans, Moscow had no Russians, Budapest had no Hungarians, Madrid was a Moorish settlement, Constantinople had hardly any Turks.

He added that the Normans had not yet settled in Great Britain and before the sixteenth century there were no Europeans living in North or South America, New Zealand, or South Africa." Eugene M. Kulischer published several books, a selection: 1932. Kriegs- und Wanderzüge. Weltgeschichte als Völkerbewegung. With Alexander Kulischer. Berlin/Leipzig 1932. 1943. The Displacement of Population in Europe. Montreal 1943. 1948. Europe on the Move: War and Population Changes, 1917-1947. New York 1948. A. J. Jaffe. “Notes on the Population Theory of Eugene M. Kulischer”. In: The Milbank Memeorial Fund Quarterly, Vol. 40, No. 2.. Pp. 187–206. Richard Jackson and Neil Howe.. In: Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century. Washington 2008, p. 15. Works by or about Eugene M. Kulischer at Internet Archive

The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 14

The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 14 is an anthology of fantasy stories, edited by Arthur W. Saha, it was first published in paperback by DAW Books in November, 1988. The book collects thirteen novelettes and short stories by various fantasy authors published in 1987 and deemed by the editor the best from the period represented, together with an introduction by the editor. "Introduction" "Night’s Daughter, Day’s Desire" "The Little Magic Shop" "Transients" "The Snow Apples" "The Glassblower’s Dragon" "The Apotheosis of Isaac Rosen" "Buffalo Gals, Won’t You Come Out Tonight" "Waiting for a Bus" "Happy Hour" "Ever After" "A Little of What You Fancy" "Inky" "Maxie Silas"

The Black Monday Murders

The Black Monday Murders is a monthly comic book series published by Image Comics which debuted in August 2016. Created by writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Tomm Coker, the book combines elements of noir fiction and mystery; the series takes place in the aftermath of Black Monday, the stock market crash of 1987. The story concerns a group of elite financiers who have made a blood pact with a god, in exchange for power and wealth. A second narrative strand follows NYC detective Theodore Dumas, as he unravels the secrets at the heart of the global financial market. According to Hickman, "This is a book about schools of magic; the only difference being that instead of schools of magic, it's financial institutions. Power is accumulated through wealth. It's about a bunch of guys, a bunch of schools, that gathered together and generated a financial collapse in order to attain power". Reviewing the first issue, IGN's Jesse Schedeen called it "another worthwhile addition to the Jonathan Hickman canon", praising its denseness and tone, while mentioning that these elements might make it somewhat unapproachable for first time readers of Hickman's work.

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