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New Carrollton station

New Carrollton is a joint Washington Metro, MARC, Amtrak station just outside the city limits of New Carrollton, Prince George's County, Maryland located at the eastern end of the Metro's Orange Line. The station will serve as the eastern terminus of the Purple Line under construction, is adjacent to the Capital Beltway. Beneath the Metro station platform, a waiting room serves Amtrak's Northeast Regional and Palmetto trains, as well as MARC's Penn Line trains; the New Carrollton Rail Yard is nearby. Greyhound, a nationwide intercity bus company stops at the station on routes serving Richmond, Philadelphia, New York City and points beyond. Peter Pan Bus Lines serves the station; the New Carrollton station is the third station in the area to serve rail traffic. The first station, Lanham, 0.75 miles north of the current station, consisted of a small shelter and an asphalt platform served by a few Penn Central commuter trains. The second, Capital Beltway, sat just inside the Capital Beltway. Opened on March 16, 1970, it was served by Penn Central Metroliners.

On November 20, 1978, the Washington Metro opened its New Carrollton station, along with the Cheverly, Deanwood and Minnesota Avenue stations, marking the completion of 7.4 miles of Metro track northeast from the Stadium–Armory station. In August 1982, Conrail commuter trains began stopping at Capital Beltway station. On October 30, 1983, Amtrak and AMDOT moved from Capital Beltway to a new island platform and waiting room at New Carrollton station; until 2003, some Acela Express trains stopped at New Carrollton. In October 2015, the Palmetto began stopping in New Carrollton. In May 2018, Metro announced an extensive renovation of platforms at twenty stations across the system; the Metro platform at the New Carrollton station would be rebuilt starting in mid-2021. At New Carrollton, the Northeast Corridor consists of three tracks; the westernmost two tracks have an island platform between them, with Track 1 having no platform. To the east of the Amtrak platform is the Metro platform, serving the Orange Line.

Bus loops and parking lots are located on both sides of the rail line. The station has entrances at Harkins Road and Ellin Road, Garden City Drive near U. S. Route 50, Exit 19 on Interstate 495. Long-term plans for the New Carrollton station include adding a second island platform and adding a fourth track. New Carrollton, MD – Amtrak WMATA: New Carrollton Station StationMasters Online: New Carrollton Station New Carrollton, MD

Almanzo Wilder

Almanzo James Wilder was the husband of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the father of Rose Wilder Lane, both noted authors. Almanzo Wilder was born the fifth of six children to farmers James and Angeline Day Wilder on their farm outside Malone in Burke, New York, his siblings include Laura Ann, Royal Gould, Eliza Jane, Alice M. and Perley Day. As part of her Little House series of autobiographical novels, Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote a book titled Farmer Boy about Wilder's childhood in upstate New York. Wilder is a well-known character in the Little House books where his wife wrote about their courtship and subsequent marriage in The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years, The First Four Years, he appeared in chapter 28 of By the Shores of Silver Lake. Almanzo was characterized as a courageous, hardworking man who loved horses and farming, he was an accomplished carpenter and woodworker. Farmer Boy recounts events of Wilder's childhood starting when he was eight years old, in 1866.

Among other things, he goes to school, learns to drive a team of oxen, attends a county fair, enjoys a mid-19th century Fourth of July celebration in town. He learns how to deal with being bossed around by his older siblings his strong-willed sister Eliza Jane, who would become a teacher of his future wife. Farmer Boy, by publication date, was the second book written in the Little House series. Published in 1933, it was followed by Little House on the Prairie in 1935; the original order of publication was changed by the publisher Harper with the release of the newly illustrated 1953 edition. The Wilder family left Burke in 1870 due to crop failures. Moving west, they settled in Spring Valley, where they established a farm. In 1879, Wilder and his older brother Royal along with sister Eliza Jane moved to the Dakota Territory, taking claims near what would become the town of De Smet, South Dakota. Wilder settled on his homestead with the intent of planting acres of seed wheat which he had cultivated on rented shares in Marshall, the previous summer.

It was in De Smet. The Ingalls family had been among the first settlers in the area, before the town was formally organized, they moved to the Dakota Territory from Walnut Grove, when Charles Ingalls took a brief job with the railroad. Ingalls wrote of Wilder's character in The Long Winter. Along with his future wife's fellow school chum, Ed "Cap" Garland, Wilder risked his life to save the pioneers of De Smet from starvation during the hard winter of 1881, among them the Ingalls family. Wilder and Garland were 23 when, in between one of the horrific blizzards that shook the region during the 1880–1881 winter, they went 12 miles in search of wheat a farmer had harvested to the southwest of De Smet in the summer of 1880, they managed to find the purchase. After a difficult negotiation, they hauled 60 bushels of wheat on sleds that continually broke through the snow into slough grass making it back to De Smet before a four-day blizzard hit the area; when Wilder was 25 years old and Ingalls was age 15, the two began courting.

Wilder would drive Ingalls back and forth between De Smet and a new settlement 12 miles outside town where she was teaching school and boarding. Three years on August 25, 1885, Wilder and Ingalls were married in De Smet by the Reverend Edward Brown, they began their own small farming operations. The Wilders' daughter, was born December 5, 1886. Rose Wilder became known as the author Rose Wilder Lane, a noted political writer and philosopher. During their first years of marriage, described in The First Four Years, the Wilders were plagued by bad weather and large debts. In the spring of 1888, Wilder and his wife were both stricken with diphtheria. Although they both survived, Wilder suffered from one of the less common, late complications of the illness, neuritis. Areas of his legs were temporarily paralyzed, after the paralysis had resolved, he needed a cane to walk, his inability to perform the hard physical labor associated with wheat farming in South Dakota, combined with a lengthy drought in the late 1880s and early 1890s, further contributed to the Wilders' downward spiral into debt and poverty.

The year 1889 proved the breaking point for the Wilders. In early August, the couple had a son; the child remained unnamed when, two weeks he died of "convulsions." Laura Wilder never spoke of his death and the couple did not have any more children. In the same month, the family lost their home to their crops to drought. In the words of Wilder's daughter, "It took seven successive years of complete crop failure, with work and sickness that wrecked his health permanently, interest rates of 36 per cent on money borrowed to buy food, to dislodge us from that land."In 1890, the Wilder family moved to Spring Valley, Minnesota, to stay with his parents on their farm. It was a time of recovery for the weary family. Between 1891 and 1892, the family again moved, this time to Florida, they hoped. While the warmer temperatures did help him recover, his wife did not like the humid climate or the customs of the backwoods locals, they returned to De Smet in 1892, rented a small house in town. Between 1892 and 1894, the Wilders lived with the Ingalls family nearby.

While his wife worked as a seamstress in a dressmaker's shop, Wilder found work as a carpenter and day

Spyridon Marinatos

Spyridon Nikolaou Marinatos was a Greek archaeologist. Marinatos began his career in Crete as director of the Heraklion Museum along with Georgia Andrea in 1929 where he met Sir Arthur Evans, he conducted several excavations on Crete at Dreros, Arkalochori and Gazi, all of which resulted in spectacular finds. In 1937, he became director of the Antiquities service in Greece for the first time. Shortly afterwards, he became professor at the University of Athens, he turned his attention to the Mycenaeans next. He excavated many Mycenaean sites in the Peloponnese, including an unplundered royal tomb at Routsi, near Pylos, he dug at Thermopylae and Marathon uncovering the sites where the famous battles had occurred. His most notable discovery was the site of a Minoan port city on the island of Thera; the city was destroyed by a massive eruption. The tsunamis created by the eruption destroyed coastal settlements on Crete as well. Guided by the local Nikos Pelekis, Marinatos began excavations in 1967 and died at the site in 1974, after suffering a massive stroke.

According to another version, he died during the excavation. He was director-general of antiquities for the Greek Ministry of Culture during the Greek military junta of 1967–74; the acquaintance he cultivated with the colonels who were in power in Greece the leader of the military junta, Georgios Papadopoulos, was ideologically based. Professor Marinatos was a nationalist in many regards whose ideals, some of his political opponents allege, influenced his archaeological work. Although no evidence of so-called "ideological influence" regarding his actual work has been proven, his political affiliation created controversy among his academic peers nonetheless, since most of his peers who had political affiliations with communists or criticized the military junta, were fired or persecuted by the government of Papadopoulos. Marinatos was fired too, by the dictator Ioannides, who made sure to get rid of all the close associates of Papadopoulos when he seized power in 1973, his Crete and Mycenae was published in German in 1960.

His most important article was about "the volcanic destruction of Minoan Crete". His excavations at Thera have been published in six slender volumes. "Life and Art in Prehistoric Thera" was one of his last publications in 1972. His name is mentioned in the video game Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, which features a plot involving Thera and the legendary underwater lost city; the book Voyage to Atlantis, written by James W Mavor, Jr. details the 1967 excavation of Thera, over which Marinatos presided. The book mentions how Marinatos was, at the same time, aiming to become the Director of Antiquities at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens; the book makes note of the political atmosphere in Greece at the time. Marinatos was responsible for excavations at: Akrotiri, Thera Amnisos Arkalochori Vathypetro National Archaeological Museum of Athens Archaeological Museum of Chora Archaeological site of Akrotiri Thera

The Von Steigers

Kurt and Karl Von Steiger was the ring name of professional wrestlers Lorne Corlett and Arnold Pastrick worked under for most of their careers. The Von Steiger gimmick was that of two German villains, called heels, despite both wrestlers hailing from Winnipeg, Canada. Arnold Pastrick used the name Kurt Von Steiger, Lorne Corlett worked as Karl Von Steiger; the Von Steigers are best known for competing in Pacific Northwest Wrestling in Portland, Oregon between 1968 and 1973 but competed in Tennessee, San Francisco, Stampede Wrestling, the American Wrestling Alliance and the Carolina territory. Arnold Pastrick made his professional wrestling debut in 1959 in his native Winnipeg, Manitoba and worked for the local Madison Wrestling Club promotion as a solid mid-card face. Lorne Corlett made his debut in 1960, working for the Madison Wrestling Club under the ring name "Butcher Boy" Corlett. In 1965, Corlett held it for over 6 months; when the Madison Wrestling Club folded in 1968, the two men formed a tag team and adopted a German gimmick — not an overtly Nazi ring persona, but instead playing off the imagery of World War I Germany complete with spiked helmets.

The gimmick was a strange choice for Pastrick because his parents were Polish and had been held in a Concentration camp during World War II. The Von Steigers first became noticed as a team in the Calgary, Alberta-based Stampede Wrestling, where they won the Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship in 1967, their first title as a team. After working in the Stampede Territory for a while, the duo moved on, leaving Canada to begin working for the promotion most synonymous with the Von Steigers, NWA Pacific Northwest in Portland. In Portland, the team came into their own and they found success as the Von Steigers, their fellow wrestlers held the team in great respect because they were good "ring generals", in other words they were good at controlling the flow of the match, keeping the pre-planned story on track. While working in Portland, the Von Steigers engaged in several storylines with other Portland based teams, such as The Royal Kangaroos and the team of Tony Borne and Moondog Mayne.

The Von Steigers held the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship seven times, defeating such teams as Moondog Mayne and Beauregarde, Billy White Wolf and Johnny War Eagle and the pairing of Tony Borne and Moondog Mayne. Kurt Von Steiger saw singles success in Portland and holding the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship in 1970 and again in 1971. In early 1971, Portland territory owner Don Owen and Mad Dog Vachon, who were close friends, planned to have the Vachon Brothers lose the AWA World Tag Team Championship to the Von Steigers. Although the Von Steigers won the championship, the title change was never recognized by the AWA; the problem was that the Vachons had not gotten permission from American Wrestling Association owner Verne Gagne to lose the titles to the Von Steigers. The Vachons lost the AWA titles to the Von Steigers on February 23, 1971 and went on a tour of the Orient; the team kept working for NWA Pacific Northwest but did the occasional tour of other promotions, such as the NWA Mid-Pacific promotion in Hawaii.

On September 10, 1969, the Von Steigers defeated Pedro Morales & Ed Francis for the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Championship, but lose the title belts back to Morales and Francis a month later. In 1971 the team toured Australia working for the Australian version of World Championship Wrestling, where they defeated King Curtis Iaukea and Mark Lewin for the IWA World Tag Team Championship and held the titles until they were replaced with the NWA Austra-Asian Tag Team Championship. In 1972 Kurt Von Steiger bought a share of a wrestling promotion in Phoenix and decided to settle down there. Karl Von Steiger, on the other hand, decided to keep on traveling the world while wrestling, which led to the Von Steigers splitting up. Kurt Von Steiger remained in Phoenix and took part in running the local wrestling promotion called "Universal Wrestling Federation" and training people to become professional wrestlers. In 1973 Von Steiger defeated Chris Colt to win the UWF Arizona Heavyweight Championship. In Arizona Von Steiger trained several notable wrestlers.

After the Phoenix promotion folded Kurt Von Steiger returned to the NWA Pacific Northwest promotion where he held the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship two more times, with Killer Karl Krupp and Mati Suzuki. He retired from wrestling and start up a septic tank business in Oregon. Karl worked in Phoenix and held the UWA Western States Tag Team Championship with Tito Montez, losing it to Chris Colt and one of Kurt Von Steiger's students Bobby Jaggers, who worked as Bobby Mayne at the time. After leaving the Phoenix Territory he started working in Dory Funk's NWA Western States territory based out of Amarillo, Texas. In 1972 Von Steiger teamed up with Ciclón Negro to win the NWA Western States Tag Team Championship, a title he would hold in 1974, this time with Siegfried Stanke. Karl won the NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship from Terry Funk and hold it for six months before losing it to Ricky Romero. In April 1973 Killer Karl Krupp chose Kurt Von Steiger to replace Fritz Von Erich as one half of the NWA International Tag Team Championship in Japan Wrestling Association.

When the promotion closed shortly after Von Steiger and Kru

Harvard Jolly

Harvard Jolly is a St. Petersburg, Florida based architectural firm known for its work on school and public buildings, it was founded as a solo practice in 1938 by William B. Harvard Sr. With the addition of Blanchard E. Jolly as partner, the firm became Harvard Jolly in 1961. In the 1970s Enrique M. Marcet, R. John Clees, John Toppe, William B. Harvard Jr. joined the firm, which became known as Harvard Jolly Clees Toppe Architecture for some time. Harvard Jolly has offices in St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Ft. Myers. In 2012, Harvard Jolly was chosen along with Ikon 5 Architects of Princeton, New Jersey to design St. Petersburg College's College of Business building In 2013 the firm was chosen to design a 111,000 square foot $60 million police headquarters building in St. Petersburg, Florida. William B. Harvard Sr. was born in Waldo, Florida after graduating from Sewanee Military Academy he attended the University of Cincinnati in the mid 1930s. He came home to Florida after his father's death during the Great Depression apprenticing in Miami.

Harvard set up his own practice after a commission brought him to Florida. Harvard Jolly is known for his modern architecture designs including the St. Petersburg Pier, bandshell in Williams Park, Hospitality House at Busch Gardens, Pasadena Community Church. Sarasota High School Fivay High School, Florida Booker High School, Florida Lemon Bay High School, Florida Charlotte High School, Punta Gorda, Charlotte Harbor Events and Conference Center, Punta Gorda Punta Gorda Middle School Addition to the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts Sunken Gardens Albert Whitted Airport Terminal Morton Plant Hospital—Morgan Heart Hospital Clearwater, Florida East Cooper Regional Medical Center Replacement Hospital Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 2009 North Fulton Regional Hospital Roswell, Georgia 2007 Langford Resort Hotel Winter Park, Florida Caples Fine Arts Center complex, Florida Marina Civic Center renovation, Panama City, Florida Bay Pines Veterans’ Administration Medical Center St. Petersburg Pier St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Pasadena Community Church Garden of Peace Lutheran Church Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church on Haines Road Derby Lane, a steel building Tides Hotel Langston Holland House in Pinellas Point Central Library on 9th Avenue National Bank on Tyrone Boulevard Federal Building Hospitality House at Busch Gardens Williams Park Band Shell and Pavilion, a 1955 recipient of the Award of Merit from the American Institute of Architects 2900 Pelham Dr. N.

Harvard Jolly is a member of the Florida Library Association. The firm has received 19 awards for their designs. Boca Raton Public Library Oldsmar Public Library Mirror Lake Library Selby Public Library Cagan Crossings Community Library Leesburg Public Library South Mandarin Branch Library Gulf Gate Library Countryside Library University of South Florida Jane Bancroft Cook Library Addition/Renovation Broward County/Broward College South Regional Library Cooper Memorial Library at Lake-Sumter State College Wilson S. Rivers Library and Media Center at Florida Gateway College St. Petersburg College Dennis L. Jones Community Library on the Seminole Campus Harvard Jolly Clees Toppe Architecture, Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2000 ISBN 186154152X, 9781861541529 120 pages Harvard Jolly website

9th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment

The 9th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The 9th Maine Infantry was organized in Augusta and mustered in for a three-year enlistment on September 22, 1861; the regiment was attached to Wright's 3rd Brigade, Sherman's South Carolina Expeditionary Corps, to February 1862. Fernandina, Department of the South, to January 1863. District of Hilton Head, South Carolina, X Corps, Department of the South, to June 1863. St. Helena Island, South Carolina, to July 1863. 2nd Brigade, Folly Island, South Carolina, X Corps, July 1863. 2nd Brigade. Morris Island, South Carolina, X Corps, to August 1863. 1st Brigade, Morris Island, South Carolina, X Corps, to April 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, X Corps, Army of the James, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, to May 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, XVIII Corps, to June 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, X Corps, to December 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, XXIV Corps, to March 1865.

3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, X Corps, Army of the Ohio, to July 1865. The 9th Maine Infantry mustered out of service July 13, 1865; this regiment was raised at large and was organized at Augusta, Sept. 22, 1861, to serve three years. In less than two weeks from the arrival of the first company at Augusta, the 9th was on its way to Washington, with more than 1,000 men in its ranks; the original members numbering 158 men were mustered out of service Sept. 27, 1864, the regiment composed of veterans and recruits, retained in service until July 13, 1865, when it was mustered out under orders from the war department. The 3rd company of unassigned infantry, organized Sept. 30, 1864, was assigned to this regiment as Co. K, was mustered out June 30, 1865. Soon after its arrival in Washington, the regiment was assigned to Gen. T. W. Sherman's expedition for the capture of Port Royal, S. C. and landed at Hilton Head, S. C. Nov. 8, 1861. On Feb. 7, 1862, it went to Warsaw island, off the coast of Georgia, on the 21st, joined the expedition which captured Fernandina, Fla. being the first regiment to land from the transports and the first to take possession of the town.

It remained here until Jan. 17, 1863, when it returned to Hilton Head, on June 24th went to St. Helena island as part of a force under Gen. Strong for the assault on Morris island, S. C. July 4 it went to Folly island, on the 10th landed on Morris island, where it carried the enemy's rifle pits in front of their works; the regiment formed a part of the assaulting forces in the attacks on Fort Wagner, July 11 and 18, Sept. 6. Its casualties in the several assaults were over 300 men in killed and missing; the 9th continued at Black and Morris islands, S. C. until April 18, 1864. In the meantime 416 of the original members reenlisted for an additional term of three years. In the spring of 1864 it was transferred to the Army of the Potomac and arrived at Gloucester Point, Va. April 22, where the reenlisted men, home on 30 day furlough, rejoined the regiment on the 28th, it sailed up the James River on May 4 to Bermuda Hundred, from this time on saw much hard service at the front, participating in the following engagements: Drewry's Bluff, Bermuda Hundred, losing 52 men.

Oct. 28, it went to Chaffin's Farm, after the capture of Fort Fisher, N. C. in 1865, it was ordered there. It took possession of Wilmington joined Gen. Sherman's forces at Cox's bridge, after which it proceeded to Magnolia and from there to Raleigh, N. C. which city it entered April 11, 1865. It remained at Raleigh until July 13, 1865, when it was mustered out and proceeded to Augusta, Me. where the men were paid and discharged. The regiment lost a total of 421 men during service. Col. Rishworth Rich Horatio Bisbee Jr. Sabine Emery Zina H. Robinson Col. George F. Granger Joseph Noble George B. Dyer List of Maine Civil War units Maine in the American Civil War Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, 1908. Raye, John L. Island Sacrifice, 1993. ISBN 0-934881-22-7 Attribution This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H.. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co