List of counties in New Hampshire

There are ten counties in the U. S. state of New Hampshire. Five of the counties were created in 1769, when New Hampshire was still an English colony and not a state, during the first subdivision of the state into counties; the last counties created were Belknap County and Carroll County, in 1840. The majority of New Hampshire's counties were named for prominent British or American people or geographic locations and features. Only one county's name originates in a Native American language: Coös County, named for an Algonquian word meaning "small pines"; the counties tend to be smaller in land area towards the southern end of the state, where New Hampshire population is concentrated, larger in land area in the less populous north. The FIPS county code is the five-digit Federal Information Processing Standard code which uniquely identifies counties and county equivalents in the United States; the three-digit number is unique to each individual county within a state, but to be unique within the entire United States, it must be prefixed by the state code.

This means that, for example, while Belknap County, New Hampshire is 001, Addison County and Alachua County, Florida are 001. To uniquely identify Belknap County, New Hampshire, one must use the state code of 33 plus the county code of 001; the links in the column FIPS County Code are to the Census Bureau Info page for that county

Al Holbert

Alvah Robert "Al" Holbert was an American automobile racing driver, a five-time champion of the IMSA Camel GT series. He still holds the top with the most IMSA race wins at 49 to this day. Holbert was born in Pennsylvania, he was the son of racecar driver Bob Holbert, who ran a Volkswagen-Porsche dealership in Warrington, PA, near Philadelphia. Holbert worked for Roger Penske while studying at Lehigh University, where he graduated with a B. S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1968. Holbert began racing Porsches in the northeast division of the SCCA, racing a C-production Porsche 914/6 against, among others, Bob Tullius and Bob Sharp. In 1971, Holbert scored his first race win in a Porsche and would turn professional in 1974, he would score his first of his two IMSA titles in 1977 in a Dekon Monza. Being a Porsche supporter, Holbert allowed Porsche technicians to inspect his Monza, which would lead to Porsche entering the series with turbocharged cars such as the 934 that led to a Porsche dominance for the following years.

During that time Holbert jumped ship to the Stuttgart marque. From 1976-1979 Holbert raced 19 career races in NASCAR. In those 19 races, in which he drove for James Hylton, Holbert scored 4 top ten finishes, he added an IMSA GTP title during 1983 in a Chevrolet and Porsche powered March 83G when Porsche were unable to make their 956 eligible for competition that year. February 27, 1983, he won the Grand Prix of Miami. Holbert finished fourth in the 1984 Indianapolis 500, led the Porsche IndyCar effort in 1987-1988, he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1983, 1986, 1987, the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1986 and 1987 and the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1976 and 1981. Holbert was the head of the Porsche North America's Motorsports Division and ran his own racing team, Holbert Racing, he clinched two more IMSA GTP championships back to back in both 1985 and 1986 driving a Lowenbrau sponsored Porsche 962. In 1988, Holbert realised that the Porsche 962 that had brought him success in his earlier years was becoming outmoded by the newer generation of racers from the likes of the Jaguar XJR-9 and the Electramotive's Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo.

His plan was to build an open top Porsche-engined racer for customer teams. Porsche built such a car nearly a decade although the WSC-95 would never be built for customer teams as Holbert and Porsche intended. On September 30, 1988, Holbert was at the IMSA Columbus Ford Dealers 500; that evening, Holbert was fatally injured when his owned propeller driven Piper PA-60 aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff near Columbus, when a clamshell door was not closed. At the end of the season, the team was disbanded and IMSA would retire his race number 14. Former Holbert Racing chief mechanic Kevin Doran became a noted team owner. Son, Todd Holbert was a mechanic, is with Toyota developing their NASCAR Tundra and Camry vehicles. Holbert was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1993, he was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1993. "Al Holbert". Find a Grave. Retrieved September 3, 2010. NTSB accident report

Coffin bone

The coffin bone known as the pedal bone, is the bottommost bone in the front and rear legs of horses, cattle and other ruminants. In horses it is encased by the hoof capsule. Known as the distal phalanx, third phalanx, or "P3"; the coffin bone meets the short pastern bone or second phalanx at the coffin joint. The coffin bone is connected to the inner wall of the horse hoof by a structure called the laminar layer; the insensitive laminae coming in from the hoof wall connects to the sensitive laminae layer, containing the blood supply and nerves, attached to the coffin bone. The lamina is a critical structure for hoof health, therefore any injury to the hoof or its support system can in turn affect the coffin bone. Despite the protection provided by the hoof, the coffin bone fractured. For example, inflammatory conditions such as laminitis may lead to rotation of the coffin bone and associated permanent damage due to the coffin bone pulling away from the hoof wall as the laminar layer tears apart.

Pedal osteitis is another common inflammatory condition. Fractures can occur to coffin bones and, depending on the fracture, can cause severe lameness. Other conditions linked to the conformation of the horse, such as flexural contractures may affect the coffin bone. For example, the coffin joint can become deformed and lead to changes of the coffin bone within the hoof capsule if the horse has an untreated club foot. Contracted heels can affect the shape of the coffin bone, making it grow away from its normal, healthy shape. X-rays can diagnose injury, determine the position of the bone, verify the type of damage that may have been received. Once injured, remedial shoeing can help protect the coffin bone from further trauma. Treatment of assorted disorders may involve use of shoe pads, anti-inflammatory medication, management changes. Skeletal system of the horse Limbs of the horse Equine forelimb anatomy Colin; the Complete Performance Horse: Feeding, Lameness, Preventive Medicine. Cincinnati, Ohio: David & Charles.

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