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Pioneer Square, Seattle

Pioneer Square is a neighborhood in the southwest corner of Downtown Seattle, Washington, US. It was once the heart of the city: Seattle's founders settled there in 1852, following a brief six-month settlement at Alki Point on the far side of Elliott Bay; the early structures in the neighborhood were wooden, nearly all burned in the Great Seattle Fire of 1889. By the end of 1890, dozens of brick and stone buildings had been erected in their stead; the neighborhood takes its name from a small triangular plaza near the corner of First Avenue and Yesler Way known as Pioneer Place. The Pioneer Square–Skid Road Historic District, a historic district including that plaza and several surrounding blocks, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Like all Seattle neighborhoods, the Pioneer Square neighborhood lacks definitive borders, it is bounded by Alaskan Way S. on the west, beyond which are the docks of Elliott Bay. Because Yesler Way marks the boundary between two different plats, the street grid north of Yesler does not line up with the neighborhood's other streets, so the northern border of the district zigzags along numerous streets.

In some places, the Pioneer Square–Skid Road Historic District extends beyond these borders. It includes Union Station east of 4th Avenue S. and several city blocks south of S. King Street; the settlement's importance was guaranteed in 1852, when Henry Yesler chose the site for his lumber mill, located on Elliott Bay at the foot of what is now Yesler Way, right on the border between the land claimed by David Swinson "Doc" Maynard and that platted by Arthur Denny and Carson Boren. Much of the neighborhood is on landfill: in pioneer times, the area between First and Second Avenue, bounded on the south by Jackson Street, extending north to Yesler Way was a low-lying offshore island; the mainland shore followed what is now Yesler Way to about Fourth Avenue ran southeast, at an angle of about 45 degrees to the current shoreline. Inland were steep bluffs, which were smoothed away by regrading in the late 19th and early 20th century. Yesler Way Mill Street, is the main east-west street through the Pioneer Square neighborhood.

South of the square itself, it was the dividing line between Maynard's original claim and Boren's. It became "the Deadline", the northern border of the "restricted district," Maynardtown "Down in the Sawdust", "South of the Slot", "Below the Line", the Lava Beds, the Tenderloin, White Chapel, or "Wappyville", where low entertainment and vice were long tolerated. One of the earliest names, one that stuck well into second half of the 20th century, was "Skid Row". Henry Broderick, approaching his 80th birthday in 1959, wrote of the neighborhood south of Yesler, "erhaps never in all history not in America, has there existed such a massive collection of the demimonde grouped in a restricted area." There were "parlor houses" with marquees, celebrity madames—among them Lou Graham, Lila Young, Raw McRoberts—and piano "professors". Scrupulous in their dealings, the parlor houses were tolerated by the city at the time, but there were the far more controversial "crib houses" such as the Midway, the Paris and Dreamland near the corner of Sixth Avenue South and King Street.

Each had a hundred or more cubicles—"cribs"—and they were not known for any particular honesty in their dealings. The city health department conducted inspections and attempted to keep venereal disease under control, but the state of medicine at the time was not such as to give them any great chance of success. Besides the brothels there were "an ungodly mixture of dives, dumps... pawnshops, hash houses, dope parlors and... the et cetera that kept the police guessing." Box houses part theater, part bar, part brothel, as did all sorts of gambling. Police only dared enter the neighborhood in teams; the only safe haven in the neighborhood was the saloon "Our House", which rented out safe deposit boxes. In 1870, Father Francis Xavier Prefontaine founded Seattle's first Catholic Church, the Church of Our Lady of Good Help in the heart of this district, at Third Avenue South and Washington Street. Two decades Lou Graham opened the city's most famous parlor house diagonally across the street. Father Prefontaine is commemorated by a street in Prefontaine Place.

By the end of 1889, Seattle had become the largest city in Washington with 40,000 residents. That same year, the Great Seattle Fire resulted in the complete destruction of Pioneer Square. However, the economy was strong at the time, so Pioneer Square was rebuilt. Many of the new buildings show the influence of the Romanesque Revival architectural mode, although influence of earlier Victorian modes is widespread; because of drainage problems new development was built at a higher level burying the remains of old Pioneer Square. Anticipating the planned regrade, many buildings were built with two entrances, one at the old, low level, another higher up. Visitors can take the Seattle Underground Tour to see. Just before the fire, cable car service was instituted from Pion

FC Prykarpattya Ivano-Frankivsk

FC Prykarpattia Ivano-Frankivsk was a professional Ukrainian football team in the Ukrainian Second League since 2004 till 2012. The Prykarpattia club was known as Fakel Ivano-Frankivsk, a Ukrainian football club based in Ivano-Frankivsk; the club was formed out of a school team of the University of Nafty i Hazu. After gained the promotion from the Druha Liha, the club began seeking financial support knowing that the club would not be able to be viable in the Persha Liha. On 17 July 2007, information was released to the media that FC Fakel Ivano-Frankivsk had been reformed into the FSC Prykarpattia; this reformation was to keep the traditional name of the team, associated with Ivano-Frankivsk. The initiative came from the former president of the old Prykarpattya, Anatoliy Revutskyi who together with the mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk, Viktor Anushkevichus, the president of the FC Fakel, Evstahiy Kryzhanivskyi, Andriy Romanchuk signed the documents of the establishment of the Football Sport Club Prykarpattya.

The director of the Municipal Central Stadium "Rukh", Ivan Sliusar became the executive director of the club. The new club's logo carries the year of the club's establishment 1989 with the name FC Prykarpattia; this implies that Spartak renamed themselves this name and continued to compete in the Ukrainian First League. A similar occurrence took place with FC LUKOR Kalush in 2003. With this reformation, FC Spartak Ivano-Frankivsk was reestablished at the Oblast championship as part of FSC Prykarpattia under the name of Prykarpattia-2 Ivano-Frankivsk. On 29 July 2010, information was released to the media that FSC Prykarpattia had been reformed into the Professional Football Club Prykarpattia. Ivano-Frankivsk Town Council and Limited liability company "Skorzonera" are club's founders; the club dissolved in the summer of 2012 and were expelled from the PFL when they were not included in the draw for the first round of the next season. Serhiy Ptashnyk Stepan Matviyiv Mykola Prystay Serhiy Ptashnyk Petro Kushlyk Mykola Prystay Petro Kushlyk Volodymyr Kovalyuk FC Spartak Ivano-Frankivsk MCS Rukh Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas Unofficial site of the club Profile at Soccerway

Hilaire Hurteau

Hilaire Hurteau was a notary and political figure in Quebec. He represented L'Assomption in the House of Commons of Canada from 1874 to 1887 as a Liberal-Conservative member, he was educated at L'Assomption College. He studied law with notary Isidore Hurteau in Longueuil qualifying to practice as a notary. In 1859, he married Delphine Beaudoin. Hurteau served three years as three years as warden for the county, he served as secretary-treasurer of schools. Hurteau was vice-president of the Laurentian Railway Company, his election in 1874 was overturned after an appeal but he won the subsequent by-election in 1875 by acclamation. Hilaire Hurteau – Parliament of Canada biography The Canadian parliamentary companion and annual register, 1878 CH Mackintosh