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Rawlins County, Kansas

Rawlins County is a county located in the U. S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 2,519; the largest city and county seat is Atwood. It was named after Union Civil War General John Aaron Rawlins. For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau. In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France. In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U. S. state. In 1873, Rawlins County was established. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,070 square miles, of which 1,069 square miles is land and 0.2 square miles is water.

U. S. Highway 36 Kansas Highway 25 Kansas Highway 117 Hitchcock County, Nebraska Red Willow County, Nebraska Decatur County Thomas County Sherman County Cheyenne County Dundy County, Nebraska As of the census of 2000, there were 2,966 people, 1,269 households, 846 families residing in the county; the population density was 3 people per square mile. There were 1,565 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 98.52% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.07% from other races, 0.71% from two or more races. 0.81 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 1,269 households out of which 27.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 4.90% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.30% were non-families. 31.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 3.80% from 18 to 24, 21.50% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, 25.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 99.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $32,105, the median income for a family was $40,074. Males had a median income of $26,719 versus $19,750 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,161. About 7.90% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.00% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or over. The county is part of the Republican Kansas's 1st congressional district, it has favored the Republican candidate for President in each of the last eighteen elections. The last Democrat to carry the county was Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, when the GOP standard bearer was Kansas Governor Alf Landon. In the last five Presidential elections the Democratic candidate has never received more than 21% of the county's vote.

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 2002, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement. Rawlins County USD 105 Atwood Herndon McDonald Rawlins County is divided into ten townships. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, all figures for the townships include those of the cities. In the following table, the population center is the largest city included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size. Standard Atlas of Rawlins County, Kansas. A. Ogle & Co. CountyRawlins County - Official Website Rawlins County - Directory of Public Officials Rawlins County - Community DevelopmentOtherRawlins County Square Deal News, newspaperMapsRawlins County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society

Fannie Jean Black

Fannie Jean Black was the president of the San Francisco California Club from 1910 to 1912 and the chairman for San Francisco County on Woman's Auxiliary Board for the Panama–Pacific International Exposition in 1915. Fannie Jean Lyne was born in San Francisco, daughter of William Lyne and Catherine Young, early settlers of California, her father was of English lineage and her mother of Scotch descent, having been born in Kinross, Scotland. She graduated from Broadway Gr. School in 1876, from Girls' High School in 1879, from San Francisco State Normal School in 1880, she was active in civic and women's club affairs. In 1905 she was named president of the Alumnae Association Girls' High School. In 1909 she was chairman of the Press Department of the California Federation of Women's clubs and from 1910 to 1912 she was president of the San Francisco District of the California Federation of Women's clubs, she was president of the Women's City Club and from 1912 to 1914 she was president of the California Club.

She held several positions in different clubs. She was the chairman for San Francisco County on Woman's Auxiliary Board for the Panama–Pacific International Exposition in 1915. Since 1918 she was first secretary and director of the Traveler's Aid Board, she was a member of the Western Woman's Club, San Francisco Center, English-Speaking Union, Commission for Relief in Belgium. On August 25, 1887, Fannie Jean Lyne married Alfred Pressly Black, a San Francisco attorney, they had three children: Harold Alfred, Emma Francis Kew, Marion Alice Wagner. Another son, William Lyne Black, died young, she lived at 1260 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, California

Jerzy Skolimowski (rowing)

Jerzy Walerian Skolimowski was a Polish rowing coxswain who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics, in the 1932 Summer Olympics, in the 1936 Summer Olympics. He was died in London, Great Britain, he is buried at the Powązki Cemetery in Warsaw. In 1928 he was the coxswain of the Polish boat which finished fourth in the eight event after being eliminated in the quarter-finals. Four years he won the silver medal as coxswain of the Polish boat in the coxed pair competition as well as the bronze medal as coxswain of the Polish boat in the coxed four competition. In 1936 he was the coxswain of the Polish boat, eliminated in the repechage of the coxed pair event, he competed as coxswain of the Polish boat in the coxed four event but they were eliminated in the repechage. He fought in the September Campaign of World War II. Profile

Mount Townsend

Mount Townsend, a mountain in the Main Range of the Great Dividing Range, is located in the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia. With an elevation of 2,209 metres above sea level, Mount Townsend is the second-highest peak of mainland Australia. Located in Kosciuszko National Park, the mountain is 3.68 kilometres north of Australia's highest mainland peak, Mount Kosciuszko. Although lower than Mount Kosciuszko, Mount Townsend has a more craggy peak and is arguably more dominant than the round-topped Mount Kosciuszko; the confusion about swapping the names of Mount Kosciuszko and Mount Townsend was straightened out in 1940 by B. T. Dowd, a cartographer and historian of the NSW Lands Department, his study reaffirmed that the mountain named by Strzelecki as Mount Kosciuszko was indeed, as the NSW maps had always shown, Australia's highest summit. When Macarthur's field book of the historical journey was published in 1941 by C. Daley it further confirmed Dowd's clarification; this means that Targangil, mentioned in Spencer's 1885 article, was the indigenous name of Mount Townsend, not of Mount Kosciuszko.

Whilst Mount Townsend is main land Australia's second highest peak, it is not the second highest mountain because of its prominence of only 189m. Instead main land Australia's second highest mountain is Mount Bogong in Victoria. Australian Alps List of mountains of Australia Second Seven Summits

Ulrike Folkerts

Ulrike Folkerts is a German actress. She is most famous for playing police officer Lena Odenthal in the German crime television series Tatort; the episodes are located in the town of Ludwigshafen. Folkerts, lesbian, participated in the Gay Games 2002 in Sydney and won a silver and bronze medal in the swimming relay. In the single competition she was disqualified because of a false start. In July 2004 she won a bronze medal at the EuroGames in München. On the stage, in 2005 and 2006 she was the first woman to play Death in Jedermann, Hugo von Hofmannsthal's version of Everyman, at the Salzburg Festival. In 2005, Folkerts published an autobiography. In October 2008 she published her second book: "Glück gefunden" together with her partner Katherina Schnitzler. 2001: Jugendhörbuchpreis 2002: Publikums-Bambi – Hauptkommissarin Lena Odenthal 2007: Verdienstkreuz am Bande 2007: Courage-Preis for her work inter alia for burundikids e. V. and alliance Ulrike Folkerts on IMDb Image of Folkerts at the Salzburg Festival 2006

Gray-crowned rosy finch

The gray-crowned rosy finch, or gray-crowned rosy-finch, is a species of passerine bird in the family Fringillidae native to Alaska, western Canada, the north-western United States. Due to its remote and rocky alpine habitat it is seen. There are six recognized subspecies, it is one of four species of rosy finches. The gray-crowned rosy finch was first classified by English ornithologist William John Swainson in 1832; this bird has been thought to form a superspecies with three other rosy finches: black rosy finch and the brown-capped rosy finch, all of which were classified as the same species as the Asian rosy finch from 1983–1993. Recent mitochondrial DNA evidence shows the rosy finches are all indeed closely related and can be confused with one another. Along with one Asian rosy finch and two Asian mountain finches, the three North American rosy finches form the mountain finch genus Leucosticte. Alternative common names include: Roselin à tête grise, Schwarzstirn-Schneegimpel, Pinzón Montano Nuquigrís.

Six subspecies of the gray-crowned rosy finch are now recognized, though proposals for additional subspecies have been recognized. L. t. griseonucha Commander Island, Aleutian Islands east to Alaskan Peninsula. L. t. umbrina O. Murie, 1944 Hall Island, St. Matthew Island and Pribilof Islands, in Bering Sea. L. t. littoralis S. F. Baird, 1869 known as "Hepburn’s rosy-finch", "gray-headed rosy-finch", "gray-cheeked rosy-finch"), breeds in south-central Alaska east to western Canada and western United States from Washington and Oregon to northern California. L. t. tephrocotis known as "brown-cheeked rosy-finch", breeds northern & central Alaska east to northwest Canada and northwest United States. L. t. wallowa A. H. Miller, 1939 breeds northeast Oregon. L. t. dawsoni J. Grinnell, 1913 eastern California. Within the finch family, the gray-crowned rosy finch is medium-large with a comparatively long notched tail and wing. Adults are brown on the back and breast and pink on the rest of the underparts and the wings.

The forehead and throat are black. They have short black legs and a long forked tail. There is some variability in the amount of grey on the head. Adult females and juveniles are similar. Overall length is 140 to 160 mm, wingspan 33 cm, weight 22 to 60 g. L. t. wallowa has an entirely gray head. The Pribilof and Aleutian subspecies have a length of 170 to 210 mm and weight of 42 to 60 g, about twice the size of the other subspecies; the black rosy finch has a black instead of brown body and the brown-capped rosy finch is a lighter brown and lacks the gray face patch. The ancestor of the three species of North American rosy finches migrated from Asia. All rosy finches live in an alpine or tundra environment; the gray-crowned rosy finch has a wide range and large numbers throughout Alaska, western Canada and the United States. L. t. griseonucha permanently resides in the Aleutian Islands and umbrina on the Pribilof Islands. A small number of gray-crowned rosy finches winters on the mainland in South-Central Alaska and visits feeders there.

The other taxa: littoralis, tephrocotis and dawsoni are found from the Canadian and American Rockies and migrate south to the western United States. L. t. tephrocotis summers from Montana to the Yukon, while littoralis breeds closer to the coast, from northern California to west-central Alaska. Due to its remote habitat, few of its nests have been found, it is spotted, the population is stable, they are invariably found amongst rocks. The areas the subspecies breed in overlap during breeding season. Males outnumber females throughout the year. An individual was seen north of Boonville, in Lewis County, NY beginning on Sunday, March 4 through at least Thursday, March 8; this is only the second confirmed report for New York State. Rosy finches are environment-specific. In the summer their breeding habitat is rocky islands and barren areas on mountains from Alaska to the northwestern United States; these mountain breeding areas tend to be snowfields and rocky scree. When not breeding they form large flocks of over 1000 individuals which are sometimes known to include snow buntings, Lapland longspurs, horned larks, as well as other rosy-finch species.

They descend in flocks as far as the fringes of the western plains beginning in autumn when the snows get deep. They return to alpine regions when snow is still deep in early spring, they may breed at a higher altitude than any other breeding bird in North America. Due to these extreme breeding altitudes, they are difficult to observe during breeding times, they build a cup nest in mid-June at a sheltered, hidden location on the ground or on a cliff and are monogamous. They are known to use protected areas such as mine shafts and abandoned buildings for nesting. Both sexes collect the nesting material of grass, lichen and sedge, but only the