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Palacete Los Moreau

Palacete Los Moreau is a house museum located in Moca, Puerto Rico. Known as the Labadie Mansion, the house inspired Enrique Laguerre to write La Llamarada; the property was restored as a museum and renamed the "Palacete Los Moreau" in honor of Laguerre's novel. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Hacienda Iruena Manor House. Built in 1893, it is the only building still standing of an agricultural conglomerate where both coffee and sugar were planted and processed, it belonged to the French family Pengeot. The hacienda was sold to Juan Labadié in 1860. At the time of acquisition the property had an area of 1,300 acres, of which three quarters were planted with coffee; the other quarter was divided between cane and cattle. Juan Labadié lived on the plantation until his death in 1893, his widow, Cornelia Pengeot decided to demolish the old house of wood to build a new one made out of concrete. After the invasion of the island by the United States in 1898, the estate became a sugar plantation belonging to Central Coloso.

Plans for the construction of the house started in 1893. The house was designed by Paul Serva, the administrator of the sugar mill "Central Coloso" in Aguada. Serva conceived the design as a Caribbean adaptation of a Chateau in Châteauesque architecture; the main element of the house is the front porch, flanked by two towers. One of the towers housed the library of the house; the house, under the name “Hacienda Palmares de la Familia Moreau”, became immortalized in Puerto Rican literature by "La Llamarada", a novel about the Depression-era sugar cane industry written by Puerto Rican author Enrique Laguerre. He describes the house as it existed during the early 20th century, the Moreau family are based upon the Labadies. Laguerre recognized how the novel transformed the house into a legend, "it's like when a great man dies and literature replaced history and the legend begins."In 1993 the municipality of Moca acquired the property and restored the house calling it "El Palacete Los Moreau" in honor of the novel.

The estate is open free of charge to the public. In accordance with his wishes, Laguerre's body was cremated and his ashes are interred in a small mausoleum on the grounds of the estate. El Palacete Los Moreau - visiting information

Arthur R. Curtis

Arthur Russell Curtis was a volunteer officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Arthur Russell Curtis was born July 1842 at Boston, Massachusetts. Curtis started the war as a private in the 4th Battalion of Massachusetts Militia, he transferred to the 20th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, was promoted to lieutenant colonel and took command of the regiment. On December 3, 1867, President Andrew Johnson nominated Curtis for the honorary grade of brevet brigadier general, United States Volunteers, to rank from March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services during the war, the U. S. Senate confirmed the award on February 14, 1868. Curtis was a clerk and world traveler after the war. Arthur Russell Curtis died April 1925 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. List of Massachusetts generals in the American Civil War Massachusetts in the American Civil War Bowen, James L.. Massachusetts in the War, 1861–1865. Springfield, Massachusetts: Clark W. Bryan & Co. OCLC 1986476. Eicher, John H..

Civil War High Commands. Stanford: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-3641-3. Hunt, Roger D.. Brevet Brigadier Generals in Blue. Gaithersburg, MD: Olde Soldier Books, Inc. ISBN 1-56013-002-4

Molaoi

Molaoi is a town and a former municipality in Laconia, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Monemvasia, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit; the municipal unit has an area of 193.167 km2. The population in 2011 was 4,980; the name of the village derived from the Latin word Mola. Mola was mentioned for first time in the Treaty of Sapienza; the current name Molaoi was mentioned during 15th century. During late medieval and early Ottoman era, Molaoi remained a small village, overshadowed by nearby Monemvasia. Molaoi was destroyed during the Orlov Revolt. Many inhabitants of Kandila bearing the name "Antonakos" migrated to Koldere, near Magnesia, where they arrived in 1777; the village was destroyed again by Ibrahim during the Greek War of Independence. After Greek independence was achieved, Molaoi increased its population, receiving residents from Monemvasia, the Mani peninsula and nearby villages, it evolved into a local administrative centre. Νews from Molaoi Molaoi.net - Information and Photos Molaikos.gr - Local football team APOEL-Molaoi.gr - Local sports club

Horia Furtună

Horia Furtună was a Romanian poet and prose writer. Born in Focșani, his father Ioan Ștefănescu was inspector general of the veterinary service. In 1883, his father formally changed his surname to Furtună. Horia studied law at the University of Paris, graduating in 1909 and earning a doctorate in 1915. From 1915, he practiced law at the Ilfov County bar, directed the theatre service of Radiodifuziunea Română from 1934 to 1948. Together with Ion Pillat and Adrian Maniu, he headed Flacăra magazine in 1916, he and Pillat founded the Cărțile albe collection, which put out Alexandru Macedonski's Flori sacre in 1912. From 1916 to 1918, he fought in World War I, being interned at Stralsund, his literary debut took place in the Adevărul supplement in 1902, involved the comic-heroic tale "Iarba fiarelor". He sometimes used the pen names Aghiuță, Spiriduș, Licurici and Henri Loria. In 1919, he joined the Romanian Writers' Society, formed part of the leadership for a time, he was elected to the Assembly of Deputies.

His work ran in Noi pagini literare, Flacăra, Cugetul românesc, Adevărul literar și artistic, Gândirea, Viața literară, Revista Fundațiilor Regale and Mișcarea literară magazines. He translated Edvard Robert Gummerus and Georg Trakl, as well as opera librettos. A gifted orator, he had an erudite and persuasive style, imbued with a caustic pathos, he held his speeches subsequently appearing in brochures. He left three plays in manuscript form: O seară la teatru and Băieți buni. Furtună introduced classical touches to various themes, his work being a synthesis of intellect and craftsmanship, he won the Romanian Writers' Society Prize in 1934

Bud Held

Franklin Wesley "Bud" Held is an American athlete notable for his performance throwing the javelin. He was born in California. Held started as a pole vaulter at Grossmont High School near San Diego, where he finished in a 3-way tie for 4th place at the 1946 CIF California State Meet, he switched to the javelin while a student at Stanford University, where he won the NCAA javelin championship in 1948, 1949, 1950. Held won the AAU USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships six times, 1949, 1951, 1953 to 55 and 1958. Held set six American records in the javelin, in 1953 became the first American to hold the world javelin record with an effort of 263 feet 10 inches, he set a second world record of 268 feet 2 inches in 1955, his career best throw was 270 feet 0 inches in 1956. Held was a member of the United States' 1952 Olympic team where he placed ninth after a shoulder injury, missed making the 1956 Olympic team by an inch, he won a gold medal in the 1955 Pan American Games in 1955 with a throw of 69.77 meters.

Held continues to compete in masters competitions. In 1970, Held set a United States national masters javelin record of 229 ft 3 in. On October 4, 2008 at the Club West Masters Track meet in Santa Barbara, Held set the age 80+ World Record in the pole vault adding to the M75 World Record he holds, he is ranked in the discus. He coaches his live-in partner Nadine O'Connor, who holds the women's 65+ pole vault world record, among numerous other track and field records. After his retirement from standard competition, Held became a sporting equipment businessman, he founded Ektelon, inventing the world's first aluminum tennis racquet and its related stringing equipment from his San Diego garage subsequently the first aluminum racquetball racquet. He invented a hollow javelin, used into the 1960s, but his design was outlawed due to safety concerns. Held was inducted into the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame in 1987, the USATF Masters Hall of Fame in 2005 and is a member of the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame