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Prestige Records

Prestige Records is a jazz record company and label founded in 1949 by Bob Weinstock in New York City. The company recorded hundreds of albums by many of the leading jazz musicians of the day, sometimes issuing them under subsidiaries. In 1971, the company was sold to Fantasy, absorbed by Concord. Prestige office was located at New York City, its catalogue included Gene Ammons, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Wardell Gray, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins. Audio engineer Rudy Van Gelder was in charge of recording many albums in the 1960s. Prestige created new labels in 1960: Swingsville, covering jazz, Bluesville featuring blues revival artists, Lively Arts featuring spoken word recordings and Prestige International, Prestige Folklore and Near East with folk and world music. During this period, Weinstock ceased supervising recording sessions directly, employing Chris Albertson, Ozzie Cadena, Esmond Edwards, Don Schlitten, producer/music supervisor Bob Porter, among others, to fulfill this function.

Musicians recording for the label at this time included Jaki Byard and Booker Ervin, while Prestige remained commercially viable by recording a number of soul jazz artists like Charles Earland. In the mid-1960s the company's headquarters were located at 203 South Washington Avenue in Bergenfield, New Jersey; the company was sold to Fantasy Records in 1971, original releases on the label formed a significant proportion of its Original Jazz Classics line. Fantasy was purchased by Concord Records in 2005. In 2017, Concord Music Group revived the Prestige label; the first album released under the label's reactivation was A Social Call from Texas native Jazzmeia Horn. Prestige – official site Prestige discography at Discogs Prestige discography at JazzDisco Prestige Records on the Internet Archive's Great 78 Project

Sunnyvale, California

Sunnyvale is a city located in Santa Clara County, California, in Silicon Valley. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 140,095. Sunnyvale is the seventh most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area and one of the major cities comprising Silicon Valley, it is bordered by portions of San Jose to the north, Moffett Federal Airfield to the northwest, Mountain View to the northwest, Los Altos to the southwest, Cupertino to the south, Santa Clara to the east. It lies along the historic El Camino Real and Highway 101; as part of California's high-tech area known as Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale is the headquarters location of many technology companies and is a major operating center for many more. It is home to several aerospace/defense companies. Sunnyvale was the home to Onizuka Air Force Station referred to as "the Blue Cube" due to the color and shape of its windowless main building; the facility known as Sunnyvale Air Force Station, was named for the deceased Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut Ellison Onizuka.

It served as an artificial satellite control facility of the U. S. has since been decommissioned and demolished. Sunnyvale is one of the few U. S. cities to have a single unified Department of Public Safety, where all personnel are trained as firefighters, police officers, EMTs, so that they can respond to an emergency in any of the three roles. Library services for the city are provided by the Sunnyvale Public Library, located at the Sunnyvale Civic Center; when the Spanish first arrived in the 1770s at the Santa Clara Valley, it was populated by the Ohlone Native Americans. However early on with the arrival of the Spaniards, smallpox and other new diseases reduced the Ohlone population. In 1777, Mission Santa Clara was founded by Franciscan missionary Padre Junipero Serra and was located in San Jose. In 1843, Rancho Pastoria de las Borregas was granted to his wife Inez Castro. Portions of the land given in this grant developed into the cities of Mountain View and Sunnyvale. Two years in 1844, another land grant was provided to Lupe Yñigo, one of the few Native Americans to hold land grants.

His land grant was first called Rancho Posolmi, named in honor of a village of the Ohlone that once stood in the area. Rancho Posolmi was known as Rancho Ynigo. Martin Murphy Jr. came to California with his father as part of the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Party in 1844. In 1850, Martin Murphy Jr. bought a piece of Rancho Pastoria de las Borregas for $12,500. Murphy established a wheat ranch named Bay View. Murphy had the first wood frame house in Santa Clara County; the house was demolished in 1961 but was reconstructed in 2008 as the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum. When he died in 1884, his land was divided among his heirs. In 1860, The San Francisco and San Jose Rail Road was allowed to lay tracks on Bay View and established Murphy Station. Lawrence Station was established on the southern edge of Bay View. In the 1870s, small fruit orchards replaced many large wheat farms, because wheat farming turned uneconomical due to county and property tax laws and soil degradation. In 1871, Dr. James M. Dawson and his wife Eloise established the first fruit cannery in the county.

Fruit agriculture for canning soon became a major industry in the county. The invention of the refrigerated rail car further increased the viability of an economy based upon fruit; the fruit orchards became so prevalent that in 1886, the San Jose Board of Trade called Santa Clara County the "Garden of the World". In the 1880s, Chinese workers made up one third of the farm labor in Santa Clara County; this percentage reduced over time. In the following decade, the 1890s, many immigrants from Italy, the Azores and Japan arrived to work in the orchards. In 1897, Walter Everett Crossman began selling real estate, he advertised the area as "Beautiful Murphy" and in the 1900s, as "the City of Destiny". In 1897, Encina School opened as the first school in Murphy. Children in the town had to travel to Mountain View for school. In 1901, the residents of Murphy were informed they could not use the names Encinal or Murphy for their post office. Sunnyvale was given its current name on March 24, 1901, it was named Sunnyvale as it is located in a sunny region adjacent to areas with more fog.

Sunnyvale in 1904, dried fruit production began. Two years Libby, McNeill & Libby, a Chicago meat-packing company, decided to open its first fruit-packing factory in Sunnyvale. Today, a water tower painted to resemble the first Libby's fruit cocktail can label identifies the former site of the factory. In 1906, the Joshua Hendy Iron Works relocated from San Francisco to Sunnyvale after the company's building was destroyed by fire after the 1906 earthquake; the ironworks was the first non-agricultural industry in the town. The company switched from producing mining equipment to other products such as marine steam engines. In 1912, the residents of Sunnyvale voted to incorporate, Sunnyvale became an official city. Fremont High School first opened in 1923. In 1924, Edwina Benner was elected to her first term as mayor of Sunnyvale, she was the second female mayor in the history of the state of California. In 1930, Congress decided to place the West Coast dirigible base in Sunnyvale after "buying" the 1,000-acre parcel of farmland bordering the San Francisco Bay from the city for $1.

This naval airfield was renamed Moffett Naval Air Station and Moffett Federal Airfield and is

Shalimar railway station

Shalimar railway station is one of five intercity railway stations serving Howrah and Kolkata, India. The other stations are Sealdah in Kolkata, Kolkata station in Kolkata, Howrah Station in Howrah and Santragachi in Howrah. Shalimar station is situated in Shibpur area of Howrah, it is one of the cleanest, most well-maintained and non-congested railway terminals in the Kolkata Metropolitan Area. The place where now the station is situated was a small rail station, served by some diesel loco hauled trains; the present platforms were occupied by some goods lines. Those lines were a part of large Shalimar rail yard. In 2000, the first plan was conceived to use this area as a bigger rail station; the growing long distance passengers were overcrowding the Howrah station. Due to the limitation of space, new platform construction is restricted at Howrah. Although 3 new platforms were constructed at Howrah during 2006 – 2008, those were not sufficient. Side by side, due to its central position in Howrah, Howrah station is too busy for both suburban and long distance rail traffic.

Unlike Sealdah Station, Howrah Station has less suburban trains than long-distance trains. Due to increasing of Eastern Railway trains, many platforms, which were built for South Eastern Railway trains, now occupied by Eastern Railway trains, but many people of Howrah feel that it is much easy to catch a long distance train from Howrah than Sealdah in early morning and late night. But due to platform limitation, increasing the number of long distance trains was not possible from Howrah for South Eastern Railway. To overcome this problem, South Eastern Railway suggested to Indian Railway officers to construct another bigger rail station at Howrah for long distance trains; the many underused tracks of Shalimar yard was the first choice of the authority. Construction started from 2000; the construction of platforms, station buildings. And car parking area were started. After the completion, other tracks were re-aligned; the tracks around platform were electrified for passenger coaches shunting. At first, only one express.

This train stopped and other long distance trains started. From this time, diesel loco hauled trains were replaced by EMU trains, which started suburban services; the station is served by the South Eastern Railway trains to Mecheda, Kharagpur, Medinipur and other places. The number of trains on suburban routes is lesser than those on long-distance trains. There are two platforms - Platform 1, used by only suburban trains and Platform 2, used by long-distance trains; the station is operated by the South Eastern Railway. There is a taxi stand and a toto stand outside the station; the nearest tram terminus was Shibpur, but it was closed in 1971. There are small eateries serving snacks on the platform and eateries serving lunch outside the station; as a new rail station, this station is not well connected by public transport. The most direct service to the station is taxi, not preferable by poor. All buses run along College Road, 1 km away from the station, it is impossible to walk this 1 km with heavy luggage for a commuter.

Due to the lack of transport link, many people avoid this station. An irregular steamer service from Garden Reach is present. There is a plan to transfer part of the Howrah Station bus terminus to the front of the station for Kolkata bound routes, but nothing materialised. Howrah station Sealdah Station Kolkata station Kolkata Suburban Railway Kolkata Metro Trams in Kolkata Shalimar Train Station