Riverside, Rhode Island
Riverside is the southern section of the city of East Providence in the U. S. state of Rhode Island. Riverside's zip code is 02915 and has a population of 20,000. Riverside is a village of East Providence. Adjoining Riverside are the town of Barrington in Bristol County to the south, Narragansett Bay to the west, the rest of East Providence to the north, the Runnins River and Seekonk, Massachusetts to the east. Riverside, known as Cedar Grove until 1878, was a farming and fishing area; the streets south of the Maze are named for trees. Riverside most notably became a tourist attraction in the late 19th and early 20th century due to the presence of Crescent Park Amusement Park, known as the “Coney Island of the East”; the 50 acre park operated from 1886 until 1979, was famous for its Rhode Island Shore Dinners as well as the Alhambra Ballroom, where famous Big Bands played, the bustling midway which included roller coasters, kiddie land and games. Although the park in now gone, the famous 1895 Crescent Park Looff Carousel has been preserved and continues in operation every summer.
The Carousel is nationally recognized as a true masterpiece of wood sculpture. Built as a showcase for prospective buyers, it is the largest and most elaborate of Looff's works. Two other amusement parks sprung up in the early 1900s in Riverside. Boyden Heights and Vanity Fair each had a short run before closing down due to low attendance. Many hotels, guest houses and shore dinner halls operated in Riverside in the late 19th century to accommodate the influx of summer visitors escaping the big city. Available were several tent sites like Camp White and Camp Fuller; the Vue de l'Eau Hotel was built around 1860. The four-story Riverside Hotel boasted a huge ballroom overlooking the bay. After a few years, it was shipped by barge to Nantucket. Pomham House opened in 1867 with its own wharf; the popular Silver Spring Hotel was opened two years by developer, Hiram Maxfield. In addition to the hotel, it included a shore dinner summer cottages; the Lyric Theater opened on Maple Avenue around 1920 and featured silent movies until 1928 when the theater became the second in the state to have talking pictures.
Named the Gilbert Stuart, it closed as a theater. The Riverside Girl Scout House on Willett Avenue, built around 1870, is the oldest school still standing in East Providence, it was known as District 6 Schoolhouse. Hockey star and NHL / U. S. Olympic hockey coach Ron Wilson lived in Riverside, at 47 Lottie Drive, from the ages of 12 until he was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Today, it is a close-knit and diverse neighborhood, being revitalized through promotion of small business and the arts – a movement known as the Riverside Renaissance Movement; the historic Little Neck Cemetery contains the grave of Thomas Willett, the first mayor of New York City and Elizabeth Tilley Howland, a passenger as a child on the Mayflower. The exclusive Squantum Club and clam bake building was built overlooking the bay in 1872; the all-male club still operates today. Riversidians were known for harvesting clams and oysters from the beaches and surrounding waters, they became known as "Clam-diggers". Narragansett Terrace, in the extreme south of town, was the site of many summer cottages for wealthy residents including Governor Case.
This peninsula afforded a grand view of Narragansett Bay. Bullock's Cove, nestled between the Terrace and Bay Spring, offered mooring sites for small boats, it the past decade, East Providence has considered many redevelopment projects. The largest landowner in Riverside is ExxonMobil. There are banking call centers for Bank of America and Citizens Bank, it is home to Bradley Hospital and the Silver Spring Golf Course. The major roads through Riverside are the Wampanoag Trail connecting East Providence to Bristol County, RI and Willett Ave, named after Captain Thomas Willett, the first English mayor of New York City. Willett is buried in Riverside at the Little Neck Cemetery; the East Bay Bike Path runs through the town, connecting Riverside with the rest of the Providence with bike access Alice Mary Waddington Elementary School Meadowcrest Elementary School Oldham Elementary School Riverside Middle School St. Mary Academy – Bay View St. Brendan School Crescent Park Looff Carousel, Elm Tree Plat Historic District James Dennis House District 6 Schoolhouse Little Neck Cemetery Pomham Rocks Light Station Rose Land Park Plat Historic District Squantum Association "Images of America - East Providence" - published by East Providence Historical Society, 1997.
Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-0271-4 "Our Heritage - A History of East Providence" 1976 Monarch Inc.. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 75-27782 Crescent Park Carousel Riverside Little League Riverside Middle School Riverside Renaissance Movement
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University is a public university in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Ypsilanti is 35 miles west of Detroit and eight miles east of Ann Arbor; the university was founded in 1849 as Michigan State Normal School. Today, the university is governed by an eight-member Board of Regents whose members are appointed by the governor of Michigan for eight-year terms; the school belongs to the Mid-American Conference and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Since 1991 EMU athletes have been known as "Eagles" and the school mascot, was adopted by the university three years later. EMU comprises seven colleges and schools: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Services, College of Technology, an Honors College, a Graduate School; the university's site is composed of an academic and athletic campus spread across 800 acres, with over 120 buildings. EMU has a total enrollment of more than 23,000 students; the university opened its doors in 1853 as Michigan State Normal School.
Michigan State Normal School was the first in Michigan and the first normal school created outside the original 13 colonies. One hundred and twenty-two students started classes March 29, 1853. Adonijah Welch served as Michigan State Normal School's first principal. Michigan created; the normal schools were to train teachers for common schools, which were being established in new towns in the state. In 1899, the school became the Michigan State Normal College when it developed the first four-year curriculum for a normal college in the nation. Normal began the 20th century as Michigan's premier teacher-preparatory school and had become the first teacher-training school in the United States to have a four-year degree program; the school continued through World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, expanded further. With the additions of departments and the large educational enrollment after WWII, the school became Eastern Michigan College in 1956. In 1959 the school became a university, gaining the title Eastern Michigan University after establishing the Graduate School.
Between 1959 through 1980 the College of Education, College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School, College of Business, College of Health and Human Services, College of Technology were established. In the early 1970s, international student exchange schemes were organized, including one with Coventry College of Education in Britain. In 2005, the Honors Program became the Eastern Michigan University Honors College. More extended programs were added, such as Continuing Education, the Centers for Corporate Training, the World College, numerous community-focused institutes. Today the university's total student population averages about 23,000, of whom 5,000 are graduate students. Most programs are undergraduate or master's level, although the university has doctoral programs in Educational Leadership and Psychology. EMU former-President Susan W. Martin, Ph. D. took office as EMU's twenty-second president on July 7, 2008, just after the university was fined a then-record $350,000 for not reporting to students the sexual assault and murder of a student in her residence hall room.
Under Michigan's 1964 state constitution, Eastern Michigan University is governed by an eight-member Board of Regents. The Regents are appointed by the governor, "with the advice and consent of the Senate", serve eight-year terms; the Regents, in turn, elect the president of the university Eastern Michigan University offers degrees and programs at the bachelor's, master's, specialist's and doctoral levels. There are more than 200 majors and minors at the undergraduate level, more than 170 graduate programs. EMU has six Academic Divisions and eight University Sites which include satellite campuses. Just like many other large universities EMU does offer online degrees; the University has seven Schools. Areas of study are divided by College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Services and College of Technology. Beyond this there are two other colleges: an Honors College, which oversees honors courses, the Graduate School; the Honors College and Graduate school handles courses that are honors and graduate program within the various colleges.
Eastern has offered graduate courses since 1939. The graduate school has close to 5,000 students enrolled in masters and doctoral programs and is house in Boone Hall; the two oldest colleges at the university are the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education. The largest college is the College of Sciences with 125 programs of study. Beyond this CAS oversees the most facilities such as Ford Gallery, Sherzer Hall, Kresge Environmental Education Center, the Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology Research Facility, Pease Auditorium. Eastern Michigan has had a long history of developing educators since its founding. EMU prides itself as the largest producer of educational personnel in the country since 1991. Eastern Michigan University's Department of Special Education is among the oldest special education program in the United States, started In 1923; the College of Business was established in 1964. The COB is the only college not on the main campus, it is housed in the Gary M. Owen building in downtown Ypsilanti.
The COB is known for having the First Ethos Ethos Honor Society in the country. Eastern Michigan University established the College of Human Services in 1975; the university changed the name to the College of He
Southwest Middlesex, Ontario
Southwest Middlesex is a municipality in Middlesex County, Canada. The restructured municipality of Southwest Middlesex was incorporated on January 1, 2001; this amalgamation joined the Village of Glencoe and the Village of Wardsville with the Townships of Ekfrid and Mosa. Southwest Middlesex had a population of 5,860 in the Canada 2011 Census. Southwest Middlesex is located in the southwest corner of Middlesex County, about halfway between London and Chatham; the township includes the communities of Appin, Glencoe, Lewis Corners, Mayfair, Newbury Station, North Appin Station, North Ekfrid, North Glencoe Station, Strathburn, Tate Corners and Woodgreen. It does not include, the independent village of Newbury; the township administrative offices are located in Glencoe. Wardsville was the site of the Battle of Longwoods during the War of 1812. Population trend: Population in 2006: 5890 Population in 2001: 6144 Population total in 1996: 6204 List of townships in Ontario Stott, Greg. Been to North Ekfrid Lately?": the Story of a Crossroads Community in Ontario, Ontario: G. Stott Publishing, 2002 Southwest Middlesex
Riverside is a city in Montgomery County, United States. The population was 25,201 at the 2010 census, it is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area. Riverside is located at 39°46′44″N 84°7′23″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.76 square miles, of which 9.72 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles is water. In 1994, Riverside merged with the surrounding Mad River Township; this merger resulted in the creation of several separated sections of the city in parts of the township that had experienced annexations by Dayton, Huber Heights, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. There are a total of six disconnected sections of the city; the southernmost section comprises four smaller sections that are attached by annexed roadways and not surrounding properties. The city is adjacent to Dayton, Huber Heights, Wright-Patterson and a small section of Harrison Township in Montgomery County; the city of Beavercreek, Bath Township and Beavercreek Township in Greene County border Riverside on the east.
As of the census of 2010, there were 25,201 people, 10,284 households, 6,696 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,592.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 11,304 housing units at an average density of 1,163.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 87.2% White, 6.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 1.1% from other races, 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population. There were 10,284 households of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 34.9% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.01. The median age in the city was 34.8 years. 24.7% of residents were under the age of 18.
The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 23,545 people, 9,768 households, 6,427 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,996.6 people per square mile. There were 10,289 housing units at an average density of 1,309.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 91.45% White, 4.26% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.76% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population. There were 9,768 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.2% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.95. In the city, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males. The median income for a household in the city was $37,034, the median income for a family was $43,650. Males had a median income of $33,987 versus $23,525 for females; the per capita income for the city was $18,702. About 6.7% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over. Charles Michael Davis, best known for role on The CW television drama, The Originals Joe Greene, two time Olympic bronze medalist long jumper City website Mad River Local Schools Riverside Chamber of Commerce
Riverside County, California
Riverside County is one of fifty-eight counties in the U. S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,189,641, making it the 4th-most populous county in California and the 11th-most populous in the United States; the name was derived from the city of Riverside, the county seat. Riverside County is included in the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area known as the Inland Empire; the county is included in the Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA Combined Statistical Area. There is a high concentration of sprawling tract housing communities around Riverside and along the Interstate 10, 15, 215 freeways. Rectangular, Riverside County covers 7,208 square miles in Southern California, spanning from the Greater Los Angeles area to the Arizona border. Geographically, the county is desert in the central and eastern portions, but has a Mediterranean climate in the western portion. Most of Joshua Tree National Park is located in the county; the resort cities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, Desert Hot Springs are all located in the Coachella Valley region of central Riverside County.
Large numbers of Los Angeles area workers have moved to the county in recent years to take advantage of affordable housing. Along with neighboring San Bernardino County, it was one of the fastest growing regions in the state prior to the recent changes in the regional economy. In addition, but significant, numbers of people have been moving into Southwest Riverside County from the San Diego-Tijuana metropolitan area; the cities of Temecula and Murrieta accounted for 20% of the increase in population of the county between 2000 and 2007. Riverside County was named for the Santa Ana River in 1870; the indigenous peoples of what is now Riverside County are Cupeño and Cahuilla Indians. The Luiseño lived in the Aguanga and Temecula Basins, Elsinore Trough and eastern Santa Ana Mountains and southward into San Diego County; the Cahuilla lived to the east and north of the Luiseño in the inland valleys, in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains and the desert of the Salton Sink. The first European settlement in the county was a Mission San Luis Rey de Francia estancia or farm, at the Luiseño village of Temecula.
Grain and grapes were grown here. In 1819, the Mission granted land to Leandro Serrano, mayordomo of San Antonio de Pala Asistencia for the Mission of San Luis Rey for Rancho Temescal. Following Mexican independence and the 1833 confiscation of Mission lands, more ranchos were granted. Rancho Jurupa in 1838, El Rincon in 1839, Rancho San Jacinto Viejo in 1842, Rancho San Jacinto y San Gorgonio in 1843, Ranchos La Laguna, Temecula in 1844, Ranchos Little Temecula, Potreros de San Juan Capistrano in 1845, Ranchos San Jacinto Sobrante, La Sierra, La Sierra, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Nuevo y Potrero in 1846. New Mexican colonists founded the town of La Placita on the east side of the Santa Ana River at the northern extremity of what is now the city of Riverside in 1843; when the initial 27 California counties were established in 1850, the area today known as Riverside County was divided between Los Angeles County and San Diego County. In 1853, the eastern part of Los Angeles County was used to create San Bernardino County.
Between 1891 and 1893, several proposals and legislative attempts were put forth to form new counties in Southern California. These proposals included one for one for a San Jacinto County. None of the proposals were adopted until a measure to create Riverside County was signed by Governor Henry H. Markham on March 11, 1893; the new county was created from parts of San Diego County. On May 2, 1893, seventy percent of voters approved the formation of Riverside County. Voters chose the city of Riverside as the county seat by a large margin. Riverside County was formed on May 9, 1893, when the Board of Commissioners filed the final canvass of the votes. Riverside County is the birthplace of lane markings, thanks to Dr. June McCarroll in 1915 when she suggested her idea to the state government; the county is the location of the March Air Reserve Base, one of the oldest airfields continuously operated by the United States military. Established as the Alessandro Flying Training Field in February 1918, it was one of thirty-two U.
S. Army Air Service training camps established after the United States entry into World War I in April 1917; the airfield was renamed March Field the following month for 2d Lieutenant Peyton C. March, Jr. the deceased son of the then-Army Chief of Staff, General Peyton C. March, killed in an air crash in Texas just fifteen days after being commissioned. March Field remained an active Army Air Service U. S. Army Air Corps installation throughout the interwar period becoming a major installation of the U. S. Army Air Forces during World War II. Renamed March Air Force Base in 1947 following the establishment of the U. S. Air Force, it was a major Strategic Air Command installation throughout the Cold War. In 1996, it was transferred to the Air Force Reserve Command and gained its current name as a major base for the Air Force Reserve and the California Air National Guard. Riverside county was a major focal point of the Civil Rights Movements in the US the African-American sections of Riverside and Mexican-American communities of the Coachella Valley visited by Cesar Chavez of the farm labor union struggle.
Riverside county has been a focus of modern Native American Gaming enterprises. In the early 1980s, the county government attempted to shut down small bingo halls operated by the Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission In
Riverside is a residential suburb 4 kilometres north-west of the central business district of Launceston, Tasmania's second largest city. The West Tamar Highway runs through the suburb, adjoining Riverside to the West Tamar, which includes small towns: Beaconsfield, George Town and Beauty Point. Riverside is part of the West Tamar Council local government area; the suburb is now Launceston's largest by narrowly ahead of Kings Meadows. The main shopping centre opened in the 1960s and includes: a Woolworths supermarket, a Banjos bakery, a pharmacist and several retail shops. There are several schools as well as an Aussie rules football ground named Windsor Park, home to the Launceston Football Club, a soccer ground, home to Riverside Olympic, the park includes a cricket ground for senior players and a junior ground used by under 12 and under 14 sides, all along the course of the highway. Less than a 1 km further north there is a small complex containing a few shops including Joes IGA supermarket and St David's Church.
Over the road is a restaurant and bottle shop, as well as the 3.5 star Best Western Riverside motel. Though built in the 1960s, Riverside contains a wide range of buildings, with older brick and weatherboard style homes prominent along the West Tamar Highway and area's closer to the city, many of which being either Edwardian or Art Deco in style, while more modern homes are located in the western and northern areas. Few buildings in Riverside date from the 1800s, though the notable exception being Cormiston House, a former estate house from the mid-1800s, located on a large property at the northern extremity of Riverside; the western half of Riverside, accessed by Pomona Road, was built in the 1950s as the hydro-electric village of Marrawaylee to serve the construction of the Trevallyn Power Station. Now known as West Riverside, this minor suburb contains a single shop, the St Francis Church as well as the old hydro lodge, now modified into a private residence; the northwestern region of West Riverside has been the site of Riverside's most rapid urban growth, with new suburbs now connected onto Pomona Road North, Guildford Road, Tamar Rise and Balmoral Avenue
Riverside, The Farnsley–Moremen Landing
Riverside, The Farnsley–Moremen Landing is a historic 300-acre farm and house in south end Louisville, along the banks of the Ohio River. The house, a red brick I-house with a two-story Greek Revival portico, was built c. 1838 by Gabriel Farnsley. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 as Farnsley-Moremen House. Farnsley died in 1849 without a will, after a dozen years of legal wrangling over his estate, the ownership of the house transferred to the Moremen family in 1862. Alanson and Rachel Stith Moremen increased the size of the farm to 1,500 acres, making it into one of the largest farms in Jefferson County before it was divided up amongst heirs in the 1880s. From around 1820 to 1890, the property served as a river transportation hub. A riverboat landing on the property allowed people traveling by river to stop to trade goods, pick up boiler wood for fuel, or rest; the Moremen family nicknamed the landing "Soap Landing", as they sold lye soap and other household and agricultural products there.
In addition, a ferry carried goods back and forth between the landing and Indiana. Like many other structures along the Ohio River, the house was damaged by the Ohio River flood of 1937; the house was left unrepaired for decades. The Moremen family held on to the property until 1988, when they sold it to Jefferson County Fiscal Court for purposes of restoration and preservation. On October 10, 1993, the restored house was debuted to the public. A visitors center situated on the property houses museum exhibits and a store. Native American hunters and gathers lived in the Ohio Valley as early as 10,000 B. C; some of these people may have hunted near what is today Riverside. About 6,000 B. C. groups of hunters and gathers established base camps. They began to take advantage of the abundant resources of the river valley such as mussels, fish and larger animals in the area. Around 1,000 to 500 A. D. these prehistoric Native American groups had become more sedentary and began to establish longer term camps.
They began some agriculture in the area as a result of relying more on cultivated plants and maize, in particular. This period was the introduction of pottery, the bow and arrow and larger emphasis on ritual activities. Evidence found by archaeologist include stone tools, fire pits, storage pits, postholes from houses. Archaeologist identified a prehistoric cemetery on the property. Which shows that people continually died on the property for thousands of years; some of these Native American groups made contact with the first European explorers and settlers to conduct trade. By the early-nineteenth century, native peoples had all but disappeared from. Ebenezer Christopher was the first owner of the property now known as Riverside. In 1822, Christopher purchased 200 acres thirteen miles southwest of Louisville on the Ohio River for $2,000, he bought the land from absentee owners James D. Breckenridge and Thomas D. Carneal, who were both residents of Dinwiddle County, Virginia. Records indicate Ebenezer, his wife Polly, their six children were living on the farm at the time of purchase.
A structure does appear on the 1821 Ohio River navigation map, but it is unclear where this structure was in relation to the current historical house. Christopher owned the property for only four years and farmed until his death in 1826, he died in debt and the bank took over ownership of his estate. Soon after the death of Ebenezer Christopher, the 200 acre Riverside tract was sold at public auction to Joseph Reed for $1,600. Reed owned the property for only a few months before he sold it to a southwest Jefferson County resident named Gabriel Farnsley and business partner Ebenezer Williams in 1828. In 1831, Farnsley bought out Williams' share to become its sole owner. An increase in the amount of taxes paid by Gabriel Farnsley between 1837 and 1839 indicates his impressive brick Kentucky "I" house with Greek Revival portico was constructed around this time. There is solid evidence that Farnsley was involved in the home's construction, because a brick inscribed with his signature was recovered during the renovation of the structure.
It is believed. But, as luck would have it, he was stood up at the altar, he have any offspring. Gabriel Farnsley died in June 1849, he had left no will. Most Farnsley property was sold at public auction in early 1850. However, the ultimate settlement of Farnsley's estate took a dozen years. Soon after his death, his siblings and nephews became embroiled in litigation over the estate; the complex series of cases involved twenty-one parties. By 1860, the long running court battle among Farnsley's heirs was settled and the Moremen family put down roots at this farm site; the property was owned with clear title by a farmer named Megowan in 1858. Alanson and Rachel Moremen moved upriver from Brandenburg, Kentucky bringing seven children to the fine brick house built by Gabriel Farnsley; the Moremens rented their new farm for two years, from Megowan, before they completed the purchase of the house and 200 acres for $15,000 cash in 1862. Their connection to the farm would last for over 125 years. Agriculture records from 1870 show Alanson and Rachel Moremen created a thriving and diverse farming venture on the Ohio River.
In 1870, Moremen owned 1,000 acres of land. Three hundred acres were wooded, his livestock holding included: nine horses, eight mules, seven dairy cows, three oxen, twenty cattle, forty sheep, 170 swine. Moremen crops and farm products were valued at $19,000 in 1870