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French Broad River

The French Broad River flows 218 miles from near the town of Rosman in Transylvania County, North Carolina, into the state of Tennessee. Its confluence with the Holston River at Knoxville is the beginning of the Tennessee River; the river flows through the counties of Transylvania, Buncombe and Madison in North Carolina, Cocke, Jefferson and Knox in Tennessee, drains large portions of the Pisgah National Forest and the Cherokee National Forest. The headwaters of the French Broad River are near the town of Rosman in Transylvania County, North Carolina, just northwest of the Eastern Continental Divide near the northwest border of South Carolina, they spill from a 50-foot waterfall called Courthouse Falls at the terminus of Courthouse Creek near Balsam Grove. The waterfall feeds into a creek that becomes the North Fork, which joins the West Fork west of Rosman. South of Rosman, the stream is joined by the Middle Fork and East Fork to form the French Broad River. From there it flows northeast through the Appalachian Mountains into Henderson, Buncombe counties.

In Buncombe County, the river flows through the city of Asheville, where it receives the water of the Swannanoa River. Downstream of Asheville, the river proceeds north through Madison County, where it flows through its county seat, Marshall. After passing through the mountain resort of Hot Springs in the Bald Mountains, the river enters Cocke County, Tennessee. In Cocke County, the river passes through the community of Del Rio, receives the waters of both the Pigeon River and the Nolichucky River northwest of Cocke's county seat, Newport; the river enters the slack waters of Douglas Lake, created by the Tennessee Valley Authority's Douglas Dam in Sevier County 32 miles upstream from the river's mouth. Near Sevierville, at Kodak, the French Broad River receives the flow of the Little Pigeon River, which drains much of the Tennessee section of the Great Smoky Mountains. After flowing through a wide gap in Bays Mountain, it enters Knox County, it joins the Holston River to form the Tennessee at a place known as "Forks of the River" at the eastern edge of Knoxville.

North Fork West Fork East Fork Middle Fork Pigeon River Nolichucky River Mills River Davidson River Swannanoa River Little River The French Broad River is falsely believed to be one of the oldest in the world because it cuts through ancient rocks in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. However, the current topographic relief of the Southern Appalachians is new, making it impossible to estimate the age of the river; the nearby Broad River was named the "English Broad River". The Indigenous Americans of this area, the Cherokee Indians, called it different names: Poelico, Agiqua in the mountains, Tahkeeosteh from Asheville down and Zillicoah above Asheville; the French called borrowing one of the Cherokee names. Douglas Dam, built on the lower French Broad by the Tennessee Valley Authority during the 1940s, is one of the larger TVA developments on a tributary of the Tennessee River. In 1987, the North Carolina General Assembly established the French Broad River State Trail as a blueway which follows the river for 117 miles.

The paddle trail is a part of the North Carolina State Trails System, a section of the NC Division of Parks and Recreation. A system of launch point locations was created along the river for the trail; the portion of the French Broad River in Tennessee was designated a state scenic river by the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Act of 1968. 33 miles of the river in Cocke County, starting at the North Carolina border and extending downstream to the place where it flows into Douglas Lake, are designated as a Class III, Partially Developed River. The following is a partial list of crossings of the French Broad from Brevard to the confluence with the Tennessee River. Transylvania and Henderson counties Patton Bridge Crab Creek Road Blantyre Road Etowah School Road in Etowah McLean Bridge in Etowah Johnson Bridge Fannings Bridge Butler Bridge Kings Bridge Boylston Highway at the Asheville Regional Airport Buncombe County/Asheville Glenn Bridge Long Shoals Road in Skyland Blue Ridge Parkway Interstate 26 Interstate 40 at the Biltmore Estate Carrier Bridge in Asheville Haywood Road in Asheville Smith Bridge in Asheville Bowen Bridge Douglas Lake to Knoxville Interstate 40 and Swann Bridge over Douglas Lake James D. Hoskins Bridge in Dandridge Douglas Dam Road TN 66 at Sevierville Several golf cart path bridges over the Cain Islands Doctor JH Gammondale Bridge in Marbledale Wilma Dykeman wrote the book The French Broad about the river.

The book brought public attention to concerns about the polluted condition of parts of the river. The river is the subject of the monograph Watershed: The French Broad River by Jeff Rich. List of North Carolina rivers List of Tennessee rivers Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan (for RiverLink's sustainab

121 Atlantic Place

121 Atlantic Place the Atlantic National Bank Building, is a historic skyscraper in Jacksonville, Florida. It was built in 1909 as the headquarters for the Atlantic National Bank, is located at 121 West Forsyth Street, it was the tallest building in Jacksonville and in Florida from 1909 to 1912, remains an office building today. The building was designed by New York City architects Mowbray and Uffinger and built between 1908 and 1909 by the James Stewart Company for the Atlantic National Bank; the steel frame structure stands at 10 stories and 135 feet high, includes a white Sylacauga marble covering on the bottom two floors and white terra cotta on the upper eight. The facade includes ornate detailing, two-story columns around the entrance, other decorative elements; the building was constructed amid a three-way race with the Bisbee Building and the Seminole Hotel to become Jacksonville's first skyscraper. All three buildings were located on Forsyth Street within a block of each other, all three were ten stories tall.

The Atlantic National Bank Building broke ground in August 1908, shortly after the Bisbee Building but before the Seminole Hotel. The Bisbee opened just before the Atlantic National Bank Building the following year, winning the race. However, at 41 meters the Atlantic Bank Building was taller than the others, making it the tallest building in Jacksonville and the tallest in Florida at the time, it held that position until the Florida Life Building was completed in 1912. The Atlantic National Bank, founded by Edward W. Lane, Thomas P. Denham, Fred W. Hoyt in 1903, relocated its bank room from the nearby Dyal-Upchurch Building to the new headquarters. In 1926 the bank opened the Atlantic National Bank Annex directly behind the Bank Building on West Adams Street; this building, now known as the Schultz Building, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. In 1985 Atlantic National Bank merged with First Union, in turn acquired by Wachovia; the Atlantic National Bank Building changed hands over the years, becoming known as 121 Atlantic Place, but is still in use as an office building.

It was renovated with a five-story addition added to the west. One unique feature of the structure is its pedestrian tunnel connecting to the BB&T Bank Building, the only such tunnel in Downtown Jacksonville still in use; this tunnel created to facilitate secure travel between buildings, has been home to a small restaurant, Benny's, since 1985. Architecture of Jacksonville

Brad Owen

Bradley Owen is an American politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party, having served as the 15th Lieutenant Governor of Washington, from 1997 to 2017. Owen was raised in Tacoma, Washington, he was a small business owner before entering politics. He was elected as Shelton City Finance Commissioner and to the Washington House of Representatives in 1976 and served in those capacities until 1983, when he was elected to the Washington State Senate. In 1989, he formed a non-profit organization called Strategies for Youth, first as a way to fight substance abuse among Washington's young people and with a greater emphasis on bullying and respecting diversity; the program concluded in 2011. In 1996, Owen moved from the legislature to the executive branch with his election as lieutenant governor, he was re-elected to that position in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. Following findings by the state's Executive Ethics Commission that Owen improperly used tax-payer resources, which led to a $15,000 fine being imposed against him, Owen announced that he would not seek another term in the 2016 election.

Prior to that announcement, three current legislators from his own party had begun campaigning for his office. His final term expired in January 2017, he was succeeded in office by Cyrus Habib. Owen is opposed to abortion, he campaigns against drug use and drug legalisation and he is described as "lukewarm" on gay rights, he has received criticism for his work ethic, not working outside of the legislative calendar, working from home and prioritising his outside business interests ahead of his duties as Lieutenant Governor. In September 2014 he was fined $15,000 for breaking state law by using state resources to run Strategies for Youth, his personal non-profit group. On April 2, 2008, the King of Spain Juan Carlos I bestowed the Order of Isabella the Catholic, or Spanish knighthood, on Owen. Campaign website Lieutenant Governor of Washington website Appearances on C-SPAN

Lucy (Skillet song)

"Lucy" is the fifth single of the 2009 album Awake by the Christian rock band Skillet, is the twelfth and final track on the album. John Cooper refrained from discussing the song's full meaning, stating that it has "a gist of regret where you wish you had done things differently" and "even though there's a specific story, it has a lot of interpretations that have kind of meant a lot to a lot of people already."In November 2010, at a concert at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Cooper revealed it is about a young couple struggling with feelings of regret after an abortion. He retold this story and further explained his intent in writing the song in an Air 1 interview posted on Skillet's official website: Skillet - Lucy Story Behind The Song. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Flint Ridge State Memorial

Flint Ridge State Memorial is a Native American flint quarry located in Hopewell Township, Licking County, about three miles north of Brownsville at the intersection of Brownsville Road and Flint Ridge Road. Old quarry pits are visible, a museum is located on the site. Flint is a variety of quartz and the flint on the ridge is within the Vanport Limestone Member of the Allegheny Formation of Pennsylvanian age. Flint Ridge was an important source of flint and Native Americans extracted the flint from hundreds of quarries along the ridge; this "Ohio Flint" was traded across the eastern United States and has been found as far west as the Rocky Mountains and south around the Gulf of Mexico. Media related to Flint Ridge State Memorial at Wikimedia Commons Flint Ridge State Memorial - official site FLINT - OHIO'S OFFICIAL GEMSTONE

Mikel Vesga

Mikel Vesga Arruti is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a defensive midfielder. Born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Basque Country, Vesga made his debuts as a senior with CD Aurrerá de Vitoria in 2012, in Tercera División. In summer 2013 he moved to Deportivo Alavés, being assigned to the reserves in the fourth division. On 1 July 2014, after refusing a new deal, Vesga joined another reserve team, Bilbao Athletic from Segunda División B. After gaining the confidence of coach José Ángel Ziganda he was an ever-present figure during the season, appearing in 38 matches and scoring three goals as they returned to Segunda División after 19 years. Vesga made his professional debut on 24 August 2015, starting in a 0–1 home loss against Girona FC, he scored his first league goal on 7 February of the following year, netting the winner in a 3–2 away success over RCD Mallorca. On 17 August 2016, after spending the whole pre-season with the first team, Vesga was promoted to the Ernesto Valverde-led side and was assigned the number 12 shirt.

He made his La Liga debut four days coming on as a second-half substitute for Mikel San José in a 1–2 defeat at Sporting de Gijón. On 12 September 2016, Vesga extended his contract until 2019, with a buyout clause set at €30 million; the following 25 January, he was loaned to fellow top level club Sporting Gijón until the end of the campaign. He scored his first goal in the competition on 15 April 2017, putting the hosts ahead 2–1 in an eventual 2–3 loss against Real Madrid at El Molinón. On 4 July 2018, Vesga was loaned to CD Leganés from the Spanish top flight in a season-long move. Mikel Vesga at Athletic Bilbao Mikel Vesga at BDFutbol Mikel Vesga at Futbolme Mikel Vesga at Soccerway