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Lake County, Tennessee

Lake County is a county located in the northwest corner of the U. S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,832, making it the fifth-least populous county in Tennessee, its county seat is Tiptonville. It shares a border with Kentucky to the north and is separated from Missouri to the west by the Mississippi River. Reelfoot Lake, formed after the Madrid earthquakes in the early 19th century, occupies much of the northern part of the county. Issues of control of the lake and the development of cotton plantations in this part of the county resulted in violence by local farmers against corporate owners in 1908. Reelfoot Lake and surrounding property were acquired by the state beginning in 1914, it preserved for public use. The history of Lake County has been defined by Reelfoot Lake, a natural lake created by the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 and 1812, it is surrounded by wetlands. This territory was included in Obion County. In 1862, during the Civil War, the Battle of Island Number Ten took place in the Mississippi River, just off the shores of Obion County, in territory now part of Lake County.

The county was organized during the Reconstruction era. Its residents had long complained about the difficulty of having to traverse swampy areas during seasonal high waters around Reelfoot Lake to reach the county seat Troy, located to the east of the lake. After the new Lake County was established, Tiptonville was designated as its county seat. In 1907 and 1908, a violent conflict took place in Lake and Obion counties, neighboring Fulton County, which had frontage on the lake. Private investors bought title to most of the land around the lake, gaining control, formed the West Tennessee Land Company, to develop the property. In this era, western Tennessee and Kentucky were being developed for cotton culture and the lowlands around the lake were fertile floodplain, they announced plans to drain the lake. A band of local farmers and others who made their living from the lake, organized resistance, becoming known as the "Night Riders of Reelfoot Lake." Beginning with the burning of John Carlos Burdick's fish docks on April 12, 1908, they committed crimes over a period of months, harassing the land company's employees.

In October 1908 they kidnapped two attorneys and lynched one, Quentin Rankin, a shareholder in the land company. The other escaped. Given this attack and murder, Governor Malcolm Patterson led the Tennessee National Guard into the area, arrested hundreds of suspected Night Riders; the Night Riders rode against African Americans, as they were resisting the increase of blacks in the counties, some of whom had come to work as sharecroppers on newly developed cotton plantations. Since the late 19th century, the white-dominated legislature had passed Jim Crow laws and increasing restrictions on voters; the state gained title to Reelfoot Lake in 1914 to preserve it for public use, but actions were tied up for some years in court challenges. To prevent private development from restricting its use, in 1925 Governor Austin Peay designated the lake as a hunting and fishing reserve; this was the precedent for the larger area to be preserved as the modern Reelfoot Lake State Park. From 1877–1950, there were 13 lynchings of blacks in Lake County, the third-highest number in the state.

Neighboring Obion County had 18 lynchings. These were high rates for counties with small populations. Most of these murders were committed in the decades around the turn of the century, during the period of heightened violence related to opposition to corporate control of Reelfoot Lake and the introduction of cotton plantations and African-American workers to this area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 194 square miles, of which 166 square miles is land and 28 square miles is water, it is the fifth-smallest county in Tennessee by area. Fulton County, Kentucky Obion County Dyer County Pemiscot County, Missouri New Madrid County, Missouri Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuge Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge Reelfoot Lake State Natural Area Reelfoot Lake State Park Tumbleweed Wildlife Management Area From 1950 to 1990 the population declined noticeably, as many African Americans moved to cities or to the West Coast in the Great Migration of the second half of the 20th century.

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,954 people, 2,410 households, 1,614 families residing in the county. The population density was 49 people per square mile. There were 2,716 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 66.63% White, 31.19% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.62% from other races, 1.03% from two or more races. 1.37 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 2,410 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.20% were married couples living together, 16.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.00% were non-families. 30.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.92. In the county, the population was spread out with 17.70% under the age of 18, 13.70% from 18 to 24, 33.80% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 151.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and

2017 San Francisco 49ers season

The 2017 San Francisco 49ers season was the franchise's 68th season in the National Football League and their 72nd overall. It was the first season under the head coach/general manager tandem of Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch. After a 0–9 start, they won 6 of their last 7 games and finished the season 6–10, improving from their last two season records. Despite this, the 49ers were eliminated from playoff contention in Week 12; the 49ers season turned around after they acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from the New England Patriots on October 30, 2017. At this point, the 49ers had a record of 0–8, dead last in the NFC. Garoppolo made his first start during week 13 against the Chicago Bears and would lead them to a 15–14 win. Garoppolo would win the final five games of the season for the 49ers, bringing the regular-season record to 6–10, the most wins by the team since the 2014 season. During the 5-game win streak, the 49ers would win 3 straight games over teams that made the playoffs. From weeks 1–12, the 49ers scored just 187 points, in the bottom half of the league.

During the 5-game win streak, the 49ers offense scored 144 points. The highlight of the year was during week 16, the 49ers scored 44 points against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who had the NFL's top scoring defense allowing just 14.9 points per game. The 49ers finished the season by being the only team in the NFL to go undefeated in the month of December; the 49ers became the first team in NFL history to start a season 0–9 and finish with more than three wins. Owner Jed York announced that he would hire a new general manager and the new head coach due to a bad season. On January 29, 2017, the 49ers hired John Lynch as their general manager. On February 6, 2017, the 49ers hired Atlanta Falcons' offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as the new coach of the San Francisco 49ers; the 49ers entered free agency with the following: Notes ^ The 49ers acquired an additional sixth-round selection as part of a trade that sent their 2016 seventh-round selection and Vernon Davis to the Denver Broncos. ^ The 49ers acquired an additional seventh-round selection as part of a trade that sent Andy Lee to the Cleveland Browns.

^ The 49ers traded their sixth-round selection to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for their sixth-round selection and C Jeremy Zuttah. ^ The 49ers acquired an additional fifth-round selection as part of a trade that sent their Derek Carrier to the Washington Redskins in 2015, but sent a seventh-round selection back due to Carrier's performance. ^ The 49ers traded their first-round selection to the Chicago Bears in exchange for their third- and fourth-round selection and 2018 third-round selections. ^ The 49ers traded their second- and fourth-round selection to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for their first-round selection. ^ The 49ers traded their third-round selection to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for their seventh-round selection and 2018 second-round selections. ^ The 49ers traded their fourth- and seventh-round selection to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for their third-round selection. ^ The 49ers traded their 2018 fourth-round selections to the Denver Broncos in exchange for their fifth-round selections and RB Kapri Bibbs.

^ The 49ers traded their fourth- and fifth-round selection to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for their fourth-round selection. Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text. After losing to the Seahawks on the road, the 49ers went home to take on the Rams. In the first quarter the Rams scored first when Todd Gurley ran for a 3-yard touchdown to make it 7-0; the Niners managed to tie it up when Brian Hoyer ran for a 9-yard touchdown to make it 7-7. The Rams moved back into the lead when Jared Goff found Gurley on a 7-yard pass to make it 14-7. In the second quarter, the Rams increased their lead when Greg Zuerlein kicked a 48-yard field goal to make it 17-7. Though the Niners would come within 4 with 2 field goals of their own kicked by Robbie Gould: from 36 and 48 yards out to make the score 17-10 and 17-13. Gurley put the Rams up by double digits at halftime when he ran for a 2-yard touchdown to make it 24-13. In the third quarter Zuerlein kicked a 19-yard field goal to make it 27-13 Rams.

The Niners came within a touchdown when Carlos Hyde ran for one from a yard out. Though the Rams would move up by 2 touchdowns again when Goff found Sammy Watkins on a 1-yard pass to make it 34-20. In the fourth quarter, the Niners came within 8 when Garrett Celek caught a 1-yard pass from Hoyer to make it 34-26. Though again, the Rams moved up by double digits when Goff and Watkins connected again on a 13-yard pass to make it 41-26; the Niners were able to come within two points with two more touchdowns: Trent Taylor caught a pass from Hoyer 3 yards out to make it 41-33. In conclusion, Hyde ran for another 1-yard touchdown to make the final score 41-39. With the loss, the Niners fell to 0-3. With the loss, the 49ers fell to 0-6. With the Giants defeating the Broncos on Sunday Night Football, they became the last winless team in the NFC. With this loss, the 49ers secure their fourth consecutive non-winning season. After starting the season 0–9, never recorded in team history, the Niners left the Cleveland Browns the only winless team in the NFL for 2017.

This game ended the possibility of the Niners becoming the second NFL team to go 0–16. This was t

Aeshna

Aeshna, or the mosaic darners, is a genus of dragonflies from the family Aeshnidae. Species within this genus are known as "hawkers" or "darners"; these are large dragonflies. Their thoraces and abdomens are brown in color, with blue or yellow stripes or spots on the thorax, yellow, blue or green spots on the abdomen. Natalia von Ellenrieder's 2003 paper demonstrated that the Holarctic and Neotropical species placed in this genus did not share a common ancestor, proposed the latter be placed in the genus Rhionaeschna; the name Aeshna was coined by the Danish entomologist Fabricius in the 18th century. The name may have resulted from a printer's error in spelling the Greek Aechma, "a spear"; the spelling Aeschna has been intermittently used over a period of time, but is now abandoned for the original name Aeshna. However, derived genus names retain the ` sch' spelling. Many species included in Aeshna have been split into other genera, including Afroaeschna, Pinheyschna and Zosteraeschna; the genus Aeshna includes these species: Aeshna affinis Van der Linden, 1820 – southern migrant hawker, blue-eyed hawker †Aeshna andancensis Nel & Brisac, 1994 Aeshna athalia Needham, 1930 Aeshna caerulea – azure hawker Aeshna canadensis Walker, 1908 – Canada darner Aeshna clepsydra Say, 1839 – mottled darner Aeshna constricta Say, 1839 – lance-tipped darner Aeshna crenata Hagen, 1856 – Siberian hawker Aeshna cyanea – blue hawker, southern hawker Aeshna eremita Scudder, 1866 – lake darner Aeshna frontalis Navás, 1936 Aeshna grandis – brown hawker Aeshna interrupta Walker, 1908 – variable darner Aeshna isoceles - Norfolk Hawker Aeshna juncea – common hawker, sedge darner, moorland hawker Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 – migrant hawker Aeshna palmata Hagen, 1856 – paddle-tailed darner Aeshna persephone Donnelly, 1961 – Persephone's darner Aeshna petalura Martin, 1909 Aeshna septentrionalis Burmeister, 1839 – azure darner Aeshna serrata Hagen, 1856 – Baltic hawker Aeshna shennong Zhang & Cai, 2014 Aeshna sitchensis Hagen, 1861 – zigzag darner Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 – bog hawker, subarctic darner Aeshna tuberculifera Walker, 1908 – black-tipped darner Aeshna umbrosa Walker, 1908 – shadow darner Aeshna vercanica Schneider, Schneider, Verstraete & Dumont, 2015 Aeshna verticalis Hagen, 1861 – green-striped darner Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836 – green hawker Aeshna walkeri Kennedy, 1917 – Walker's darner Aeshna williamsoniana Calvert, 1905 – Williamson's darner Aeshna, BugGuide Corbet, P. S. 1999.

Dragonflies: Behavior and Ecology of Odonata. Cornell University Press, New York, USA, 829pp. Von Ellenrieder, N. 2003. A synopsis of the Neotropical species of'Aeshna' Fabricius: the genus Rhionaeschna Förster. - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 146: 67-207