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List of United States cities by area

This list ranks the top 150 U. S. cities by land area. Total areas including water are given, but when ranked by total area, a number of coastal cities appear disproportionately larger. San Francisco is an extreme example: water makes up nearly 80% of its total area of 232 square miles. In many cases a city may be geographically large because its municipal government has merged with the government of the surrounding county. In some cases the county no longer exists, while in others the arrangement has formed a consolidated city-county. Cities that are not consolidated with or part of any county are independent cities, indicated with two asterisks. All data is from the 2010 United States Census. United States of America Outline of the United States Index of United States-related articles Book:United States United States Census Bureau Demographics of the United States Urbanization in the United States List of US states and territories by population List of US cities by population Lists of US cities and metropolitan areas United States Office of Management and Budget United States statistical area The 1067 US statistical areas comprise 366 MSAs, 576 μSAs, 125 CSAsUnited States primary statistical area List of the 718 US PSAsUnited States combined statistical area List of the 125 US CSAsUnited States core based statistical area List of the 942 US CBSAsUnited States metropolitan statistical area List of the 366 US MSAs List of the 366 US MSAs by GDP United States micropolitan statistical area List of the 576 US μSAs Largest cities in the United States by population by decade List of cities proper by population List of lists of settlements in the United States List of United States cities by population density List of United States urban areas

1986 Australian Formula 2 Championship

The 1986 Australian Formula 2 Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian national motor racing title open to Australian Formula 2 cars. The title, the 19th Australian Formula 2 Championship, was won by Jonathon Crooke, driving a Cheetah Mk.8 Volkswagen. The 1986 Australian Formula 2 Championship was contested over a nine round series. Points were awarded to the first 20 placegetters in each race as per the following table: Where a round was contested over two races, each driver's points were aggregated and divided by the two to determine the championship points allocation for that round. Only the best eight round results counted towards a driver's total. Note: The above table lists only the top ten championship positions. Only the best eight round results counted towards a driver's total. Discarded points are shown within brackets. 1986 Australian open wheeler racing images at www.autopics.com.au

1980 Arkansas gubernatorial election

The Arkansas gubernatorial election of 1980 was only that state's third election since Reconstruction when a Republican candidate won the governorship, the first in which an incumbent was defeated. One-term Democratic Governor of Arkansas Bill Clinton was narrowly defeated by Republican Frank D. White, which made him, as he joked, "the youngest ex-governor in the nation." Clinton ran again two years and regained the governorship, continuing to serve until he was elected to the presidency in 1992. Both the Democratic and Republican primaries were held on May 27. Bill Clinton, incumbent governor Monroe Schwarzlose, candidate for governor in 1978 and Republican candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives in 1974 Marshall Chrisman, former state representative Frank D. White, former head of the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission Schwarzlose's unexpected strong challenge in primaries and his 31 percent of the primary vote foreshadowed that Clinton could be in trouble for the upcoming general election.

Clinton's increase in the cost of automobile registration tags was unpopular. He was hurt by President Jimmy Carter's decision to send thousands of Cuban refugees, some unruly, to a detention camp at Fort Chaffee, outside Fort Smith in Sebastian County in western Arkansas. 1980 general election was marked by decisive Republican victories—the GOP won the White House, a majority in United States Senate and 34 seats in the United States House of Representatives. Clinton's narrow loss was viewed as part of Reagan's coattails. Frank White narrowly won the election. Max Brantley said after Clinton lost the election in 1980: "The guy was like a death in the family, he was destroyed after that election". Rudy Moore added: "He never blamed anybody else, he accepted the responsibility. He didn't whine about it. In fact, it was within days, we were trying to figure out what we could to do to improve his political life after that"After Clinton was defeated, an opportunity arose in which Clinton would lead the Democratic National Committee through the 1980s to battle Ronald Reagan and the Republicans, instead of running for another term for Governor of Arkansas.

When Clinton campaigned for election in 1982 against White, he explained that he had learned the importance of adaptability and compromise from his defeat in two years prior. During the campaign of 1982, Clinton promised to make major strides in education, including a large investment of public money, but he avoided saying he would raise taxes. There was some skepticism on whether Clinton's record on the economy in Arkansas would translate into Democrats losing in upcoming elections; the regular legislative session in Arkansas of 1985 was devoted to economic development. The legislature approved all of Clinton's program, which included changes in banking laws, start-up money for technology-oriented businesses, large tax incentives for Arkansas industries that expanded their production and jobs. Arkansas was one of the best states in new job creation in the next six years, but most of the jobs did not pay high wages, it remained one of the worst states in average income. Democrats wanted a counter to Reaganomics, but feared Clinton's plan would lead to more unhappy blue collar workers bolting to the Republicans as his plan offered no real solution to stagnant wages.

1980 United States presidential election in Arkansas

Ann McNulty

Ann “Ma” McNulty, was a Melodeon playing vaudevillian. She was widowed in 1928 in the wake of the Great Depression and determined to support herself and her 2 minor children, she took to the stage with these children, who were Eileen McNulty, a songstress and dancer, Peter McNulty, a singer, violinist, pianist and a composer of music and lyrics. Known as “The McNulty Family’s Irish Showboat Revue”, the trio first appeared on stage around 1932-1933 and through Ma’s astute show business acumen they immediately achieved a success that lasted for decades along the U. S. East Coast entertainment circuit; the trio appeared on radio and at such venues as the Rockefeller Center's Radio City Music Hall, the Yorkville Casino, New York City’s Leitrim House and at Rockaway Beach, Queens. For 16 consecutive years the trio of "Ma" McNulty, Eileen McNulty and Peter McNulty sold out the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2,109 seat Howard Gillman Opera House. In their near 2 decades of music recording for labels like Decca Records and Copley from 1938-1956, the McNulty family’s “Showboat Revue” released 155 sides on 78-rpm shellac & vinyl.

In 1953, they appeared through the new entertainment venue of television on Milton Berle’s wildly popular Texaco Star Theater.“Ma” McNulty did not appear on stage during her children's earlier duo performances. In 1926, after one theater’s “professor” was unable to keep proper time for her children, “Ma” began, keeping time for them from backstage on an old melodeon accordion. By 1928, she had been encouraged to perform on stage with her children. Though by the late 1930s, radio and motion pictures had there and throughout the nation eclipsed as popular entertainment vaudeville, which had begun in the 1880s, the McNulty family managed to keep the art of Irish “vaudevillian” or variety theater alive on the U. S. East Coast well into the 1950s; the McNulty family had a powerful influence on the development of the Music of Newfoundland and Labrador in its modern era. Another testament to the popularity of the McNulty Family was the impressive number of recordings they made for Decca and Copley: 155 sides on 78-rpm releases.

Likeable Loveable Leitrim Lad and performed in part by Peter McNulty When I Mowed Pat Murphy’s Meadow A Mother’s Love is a Blessing Boys from the County Cork Mother Malone Along the Rocky Road to Dublin When Rafferty Brought the Rumba to the Town of Aughnacloy Music of Newfoundland and Labrador

Lever Bank Bleach Works

Lever Bank Bleach Works was a Bleach Works at Ladyshore, near Little Lever, Bolton. The works was owned by Thomas Sons. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair would appear to be a direct descendant of this family; the works was located between the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal to the north, the River Irwell to the south, in the area known as Ladyshore in the Irwell Valley. Accessed from Ladyshore Bridge, over the canal, the cobbled pathway is still much evident. Stanchions across the river still stand although the bridge/pipework they supported no longer exists. A weir was built on the nearby River Irwell and water diverted through a small channel into a reservoir. High quality stone walls are still evident along the banks of the river; the weir collapsed in June 2012. Historic images of Lever Bank Bleach Works

Coachella Canal

The Coachella Canal is a 122-mile aqueduct that conveys Colorado River water for irrigation northwest from the All-American Canal to the Coachella Valley north of the Salton Sea in Riverside County, California. The canal was completed in 1949 and is operated by the Coachella Valley Water District. Construction of the Coachella Canal began in the 1930s by the Six Companies, Inc. but was interrupted by World War II. After the war, work was resumed on the canal and deliveries of water began in the late 1940s; the canal was earth-lined when it was first constructed, except for the last 38 miles, which were concrete-lined. Today, most of the canal is lined with concrete to prevent water loss from seepage. Grass eating fish are stocked in the canal to prevent water loss to aquatic vegetation. All-American Canal All-American Canal Bridge Alamo Canal Imperial Irrigation District Imperial Land Company California Development Company Imperial Valley U. S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Coachella Canal Coachella Valley Water District-Water and the Coachella Valley