Racine County, Wisconsin

Racine County is a county located in southeastern Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, its population was 195,408, making it the fifth-most populous county in Wisconsin, its county seat is Racine. The county was founded in 1836 a part of the Wisconsin Territory. Racine County comprises the Racine metropolitan statistical area, it is included in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 792 square miles, of which 333 square miles is land and 460 square miles is water; the county's unemployment rate was 3.2% in May 2019. Milwaukee County Ottawa County, Michigan Allegan County, Michigan Kenosha County Walworth County Waukesha County As of the census of 2000, there were 188,831 people, 70,819 households, 49,856 families residing in the county; the population density was 567 people per square mile. There were 74,718 housing units at an average density of 224 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 83.04% White, 10.47% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.69% from other races, 1.67% from two or more races.

7.94 % of the population were Latino of any race. 32.9 % were of 5.5 % Irish ancestry. There were 70,819 households out of which 34.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couples living together, 12.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.60% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.09. In the county, the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.50 males. John H. Batten Airport serves surrounding communities. Burlington Municipal Airport enhances county service. Cindy Guntly Memorial Airport enhances county service. Fox River Airport enhances county service.

Sylvania Airport enhances county service. Burlington Racine Burlington Dover Raymond Norway Waterford Yorkville Bohners Lake Browns Lake Eagle Lake Tichigan Wind Lake Beaumont DeNoon Husher Kneeland Muskego Settlement Raymond Center Rosewood Sylvania The County Board consists of 21 members, each elected from single-member districts; the county executive is elected in a countywide vote. The county executive is Jonathan Delagrave; the Circuit Court is made up of ten judges, elected in countywide elections for six-year terms. Racine County has been a bellwether county, having voted for the winning presidential candidate in 28 of the last 31 elections since 1896 despite its solidly Democratic county seat, Wisconsin; the only exceptions were when it voted for Charles Evans Hughes in 1916, President Ford in 1976, Michael Dukakis in 1988. Peggy Johnson, a young woman whose body was discovered in 1999 in the town of Raymond, Racine County National Register of Historic Places listings in Racine County, Wisconsin Commemorative Biographical Record of Prominent and Representative Men of Racine and Kenosha Counties Wisconsin.

Chicago: J. H. Beers, 1906. Racine County website Racine County map from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Sleepy Hollow Country Club

Sleepy Hollow Country Club is a historic country club in Scarborough-on-Hudson in Briarcliff Manor, New York. The club was founded in 1911, its clubhouse was known as Woodlea, a 140-room Vanderbilt mansion owned by Colonel Elliott Fitch Shepard and his wife Margaret Louisa Vanderbilt Shepard, it was built in 1892–95 at a cost of $2 million and was designed by the architectural firm McKim, Mead & White. Woodlea's exterior was designed in an Italian Renaissance Revival style, incorporating Beaux-Arts details; the building's facades are composed of buff-colored Italian brick. The south and west facades are symmetrical; the house's west facade is the longest and most ornate, has a view of the Hudson River from its west-facing windows and adjoining terrace. The main entrance is on the building's south, directly approached from the south drive; the interior has significant features, including marble fireplaces, coffered ceilings, extensive carved wood and plaster detail. The house has between 65,000 and 70,000 square feet of interior space, making it one of the largest owned houses in the United States.

The club has 338 acres and a 27-hole golf course with tree-limb footbridges. Facilities include the main clubhouse, a pool complex, ten Har-Tru tennis courts, four aluminum heated platform tennis courts, four squash courts, eighteen guest rooms and trap areas, a 45-horse boarding facility, twenty paddocks, a large indoor riding arena, pro shops for golf and paddle sports, a fitness complex, the golf course and practice range, outdoor riding rings, a carriage house. Youth activities include golf, tennis and riding; the clubhouse has three dining rooms, altogether the club can hold 400 guests. The club has 570 members, a staff consisting of 60 year-round employees and 200 during the height of the season; the stables have a tack room, fifty stalls, two indoor arenas, they host the Sleepy Hollow Stable and Riding Academy. The club's gross revenue is $12 million; the club property surrounds Saint Mary's Episcopal Church on three sides and slopes upwards east from U. S. Route 9; the clubhouse, open through every season of the year, sits on a wide central plateau.

Notable early members included George G. Haven, V. Everit Macy, George W. Perkins, Moses Taylor, Oakleigh Thorne, Frank Vanderlip. Sleepy Hollow Country Club, founded in 1911, predates the 1996 renaming of the neighboring village of North Tarrytown to Sleepy Hollow; the club is named after its location in the river valley of the Pocantico River, a river, once called Slapershaven. Today, as a geographic term, "Sleepy Hollow" refers only to the incorporated village. Sleepy Hollow's clubhouse was once a private residence named Woodlea; the mansion retained the name of a former house of J. Butler Wright, who lived there and called it Woodlea. Wright's Victorian house, of painted brick with porches and a high tower on one end, was renamed the Villa; the current property was made up of various farms. Colonel Elliott Fitch Shepard came to the Briarcliff area in the early 1890s, having purchased the house and its 500-acre property, ordered construction of the existing house and improvements to the grounds.

Construction on the mansion began in 1892, it was completed in 1895. In 1892 Shepard ordered the construction of Scarborough's first dock to allow construction materials to be shipped to his property. Shepard died in 1893. After his death, Margaret lived there only during spring and autumn, with less frequent trips as time went on. In November 1896, Maria Louisa Kissam died in the house. Maria's sister and Margaret called for a Scarborough doctor, unable to assist her. On September 11, 1906, New York businessman Archibald S. White purchased the then-250-acre property from Mrs. Shepard for between $1 and 1.5 million. He bought it as a present for his wife Olive Celeste Moore White; the house and property's worth at the time was estimated between $4 and 6 million, it was said that its owners didn't know how much money had been spent constructing and improving the estate. Around 1910, Frank Vanderlip and William Rockefeller purchased the estate. Vanderlip thought of it as too big of a bargain to pass up – it was offered for only $165,000.

Narcissa Vanderlip thought the house too large and grand to live in, so the Vanderlip family remained in their nearby property of Beechwood. The two men assembled a board of directors to form a country club, including future Titanic victim John Jacob Astor IV, coal baron Edward Julius Berwind, cotillion leaders Elisha Dyer and Lispenard Stewart, sportsmen W. Averell Harriman, Cornelius Vanderbilt III, Harrison A. Williams; the country club was incorporated on May 1911, with 600 members. The directors' first meeting took place at Vanderlip's office at 55 Wall St. the National City Bank Building. Initiation and yearly dues were each $100. For the first few years, the club rented Woodlea for $25,000 ($686,000

Deborah Brandt

Deborah L. Brandt is professor emerita of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Brandt earned her B. A. from Rutgers University in 1974 and her Ph. D. from Indiana University Bloomington in 1983, after which she worked for the University of Wisconsin–Madison until she retired in 2010. Although she has published more than two dozen articles and book chapters, she is known for Literacy in American Lives, for which she won three awards: the Modern Language Association’s Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize, the Grawemeyer Award, the Conference on College Composition and Communication’s Outstanding Book Award, her text Literacy as Involvement: The Acts of Writers and Texts won the 1992 David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research from the National Council of Teachers of English. Brandt was awarded two fellowships, one with the American Council of Learned Societies in 1986 and another with the National Research Council in 1998, for which she was a Visiting Scholar at the United States Department of Education.

Brant is the 2017 winner of the Conference for College Composition and Communication Exemplar Award. Brandt's research focuses on the social contexts of mass literacy learning. In Literacy in American Lives Brandt "explains how generations of Americans have made sense of and coped with increased pressure to improve their ability to read and write." By analyzing the literacy histories of hundreds of Americans from all walks of life, Brandt documents the effects that the changing economic and sociocultural conditions in American society have had on literacy acquisition and usage, from the 1900s to the present day. In this text, she puts forward the notion of "Sponsors of Literacy,". Through the concept of sponsorship, Brandt argues for attention to the socioeconomic and contextual forces that grant access to literate resources to some and deny it to others; the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation says that "the impact of her work has been felt well beyond the borders of the University of Wisconsin campus."Brandt worked as a Research Associate at the National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement, a consultant for the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, with the National Writing Project.

Her ongoing efforts in support of social justice and educational opportunity in the Madison, Wisconsin community have been recognized by the NAACP’s W. E. B. DuBois Advocate Award and two nominations by the Madison Urban League for the city’s Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award for her work with Madison middle-school students