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Rock Creek Park

Rock Creek Park is a large urban park that bisects the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D. C; the park was created by an Act of Congress in 1890 and today is administered by the National Park Service. In addition to the park proper, the Rock Creek administrative unit of the National Park Service administers various other federally owned properties in the District of Columbia located to the north and west of the National Mall, including Meridian Hill Park on 16th Street, N. W. the Old Stone House in Georgetown, certain of the Fort Circle Parks, a series of batteries and forts encircling the District of Columbia for its defense during the U. S. Civil War. Rock Creek Park was established by an act of Congress signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison on September 27, 1890, following active advocacy by Charles C. Glover and other civic leaders and in the wake of the creation of the National Zoo the preceding year, it was only the third national park established by the U. S. following Yellowstone in 1872 and Mackinac National Park in 1875.

Sequoia was created at the same time, Yosemite shortly thereafter. In 1933, Rock Creek Park became part of the newly formed National Capital Parks unit of the National Park Service; the Rock Creek Park Act authorized the purchase of no more than 2,000 acres of land, extending north from Klingle Ford Bridge in the District of Columbia, to be "perpetually dedicated and set apart as a public park or pleasure ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of the United States". The Act called for regulations to "provide for the preservation from injury or spoliation of all timber, animals, or curiosities within said park, their retention in their natural condition, as nearly as possible". Rock Creek Park is the oldest natural urban park in the National Park System. Park construction began in 1897. In 1913, Congress authorized creation of the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway and extended the park along a narrow corridor from the zoo to the mouth of Rock Creek at the Potomac River; the parkway is a major traffic thoroughfare along the portion south of the zoo.

The park is patrolled by the United States Park Police. The main section of the park comprises 1754 acres, along the Rock Creek Valley. Including the other green areas the park administers, it encompasses more than 2000 acres; the parklands follow the course of Rock Creek across the D. C.-Maryland border to connect with Rock Creek Stream Valley Park and Rock Creek Regional Park in Montgomery County. The Maryland parks are operated by the Maryland-National Capital Planning Commission; the Rock Creek Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 23, 1991. Recreation facilities include a golf course. Rock Creek Park maintains cultural exhibits, including the Peirce Mill. Rock Creek is a popular venue for jogging and inline skating on the long, winding Beach Drive, portions of which are closed to vehicles on weekends. A number of the city's outstanding bridges, such as the Lauzun's Legion, Dumbarton and the Duke Ellington bridges, span the creek and ravine. Among the park's few monuments is a pink granite bench on Beach Drive south of the Peirce Mill, dedicated on November 7, 1936 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in memory of former French ambassador Jean Jules Jusserand.

In 2014, it was named "best obscure memorial" by Washington City Paper. Rock Creek Park Horse Center, founded in 1972, is located in the middle of the park near the Nature Center; the barn, run by Guest Services Inc, has 57 stalls, two outdoor rings, one indoor ring, three bluestone turnout paddocks. The stable provides trail rides, pony rides, lessons for the public, along with boarding for private horses; the stable teaches English riding, with an emphasis on lower-level jumping and dressage. The barn is home to Rock Creek Riders, a therapeutic riding program for adults and children with special needs in the DC area. Past participants in the program include brain-injured veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and people with autism, cerebral palsy, or attention deficit disorder; the program relies on donations and contributions for funding. Rock Creek Riders has worked with the United States Mounted Police, National Park Service, Wounded Warrior Project, the Caisson Platoon Equine Assisted Programs to provide these therapeutic riding services.

The horse center's summer camps are popular with DC residents. The stable offers summer camp from 9–3 for children over eight, a two-hour afternoon camp for children between five and eight years old; the stable recently implemented a summer CIT training program for teenagers. Peirce Mill is a water-powered grist mill in Rock Creek Park. There were at least eight mills along Rock Creek within what is now Washington, D. C. and many more farther upstream in Maryland. Of those eight, only Peirce Mill is still standing, it was built in the 1820s by Isaac Peirce, along with a house and other buildings. It was owned by a son, Joshua Peirce, a nephew Peirce Shoemaker, it became part of Rock Creek Park in 1892. The mill was listed on the National Register in 1969 as Peirce Mill, it was repaired and re-opened October 15, 2011. The Peirce Carriage Barn, adjacent to the mill is open every day; the barn is the National Park Serv

2011 TicketCity Bowl

The 2011 TicketCity Bowl was a college football bowl game played at Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. The game was played on January 1, 2011, at 12:00 p.m. ET and was telecast on ESPNU; this game replaced the Cotton Bowl Classic, which moved from its long-time home to Cowboys Stadium in nearby Arlington in 2010, pitted the Northwestern Wildcats from the Big Ten Conference against the Texas Tech Red Raiders from the Big 12 Conference. The game was labeled "The Dallas Football Classic," but on November 8, 2010, a deal was announced for TicketCity to become the title sponsor of the bowl. Northwestern was invited to the TicketCity Bowl after posting a 7–5 record in the regular season; the Wildcats made a school-record third-consecutive bowl appearance. The Wildcats had not won a bowl game since defeating California in the 1949 Rose Bowl, they fell in overtime of the Outback Bowl last season. Northwestern has gone 0–2 since losing starting quarterback Dan Persa to a season-ending injury. Texas Tech finished the regular season with a 7–5 record.

The Red Raiders lost to three ranked opponents, Oklahoma State and Texas, defeated one, Missouri. They were on a two-game winning streak leading into the bowl game. Tech was ranked #24 in Jeff Sagarin's BCS computer ranking heading into the bowl matchup; this was the Raiders' eleventh-straight bowl game. They have gone 6–2 in their last eight bowl games, including defeating Michigan State in last year's Alamo Bowl 41–31. Northwestern made its first appearance in a bowl game at the Cotton Bowl, while Texas Tech playing in its fifth bowl at the Stadium; the two teams had never played each other in the history of their programs. With the win, Tech won their first bowl game at the Cotton Bowl after failing the past four times in a drought that had begun in 1939. Game summary at ESPN

Charles L. Fox

Charles Lewis Fox was an American artist and labor unionist from Maine. Prominent in the Portland, Maine artist community, Fox was a proponent of socialism and twice ran for Governor of Maine on the Socialist Party of Maine ticket, he was secretary of the Brotherhood of Painters and Paperhangers of America, Local 237. Fox was born to Archelaus Lewis Fox and Dorcas Eaton of Portland, Maine in 1854, he was a boy during the American Civil War, which ended in 1865. His family was wealthy and Fox attended Portland Public Schools before attempting to become an architect at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he left MIT and instead traveled to Paris, France to study art, he was exposed to socialist ideas. In France, he studied under the guidance of Léon Bonnat and Alexandre Cabanel at the École des Beaux-Arts, he spent time at the Gobelins Manufactory as an apprentice weaver. As an artist, Fox received acclaim for his summer art school in North Bridgton, Maine as well as his oil paintings of Native Americans.

His collection of paintings is housed at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland. Fox operated The Fox Art School in Portland, a prominent regional art studio for Maine residents unable to travel to New York City; the studio was cooperatively run. Fox served on the national committee of the Socialist Party of America as the representative of the Socialist Party of Maine three times, he twice ran for Governor. During his first campaign in 1902, Fox challenged incumbent Republican John Fremont Hill, he finished in 4th place. This was a significant improvement over the 653 votes gathered by Norman Wallace Lermond in 1900, it qualified the party for official recognition. In his second campaign in 1906, Fox challenged Republican William T. Cobb. Fox received 1,551 vote

Matthias B. Hildreth

Matthias Bernard Hildreth was an American lawyer and politician. His family moved in 1797 from Southampton, Long Island to Johnstown in Montgomery County, New York, where his father James Hildreth became judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Hildreth was a presidential elector in 1804, voting for George Clinton. On March 13, 1808, he married Ann Rust, they had two children: James Tallmage Hildreth and Catherine Mary Hildreth, he was New York State Attorney General from 1808 to 1810, from 1811 until his death. He was buried at the Old Colonial Cemetery at Johnstown, N. Y. Info at rootsweb His son's obit in Iowa State Democrat, Iowa Transcribed cemetery records

Põlva FC Lootos

Põlva FC Lootos is an Estonian football club based in Põlva. The club was founded in 1994. Lootospark is their home stadium; the club was founded in 1994. Lootos played their first season in the second division of Estonian championship; the club was packed with former Põlva SK Serviti players. The traditional colours of Lootos are yellow. Club colours are inspired by the kit of German football club BVB; the women's team is more successful in Estonia and have played in the highest level of country Meistriliiga, while the men's team resides in the fifth Division Lootos' home stadium is a built Lootospark which holds a capacity of 600 and has an under-soil heating system. As of 20 April 2017. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. 2008 Alar Alve 2009 Alar Alve 2010 Alar Alve 2011 Egon Kasuk 2012 Erik Listmann 2013 Tauri Kolk 2014 Raigo Orti 2015 Priit Rahuelu 2016 Priit Rahuelu 2017 Jürgen Juks 2018 Jürgen Juks 2019 Jürgen Juks Official website JK Lootos Facebook

Darin Adler

Darin Adler was the technical lead for Apple Computer's System 7 operating system release. During 1985–1987 he worked for ICOM Simulations as primary developer of the MacVenture game engine which ran Déjà Vu: A Nightmare Comes True and Shadowgate. Adler went on to work at General Eazel; as of 2007, he is the engineering manager of the Safari Web browser team at Apple, which develops the WebKit framework. Adler was part of the original team that shipped the beta releases and 1.0 release of Safari, as well as Safari 3.0 beta for Microsoft Windows. Adler is a frequent speaker at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference and Stump the Experts panelist. Andy Hertzfeld Blue Meanies Dave Hyatt GNOME Maciej Stachowiak MacVenture Bent Spoon Software - Darin Adler's consulting company Description of Adler on Diane Patterson's Blog: "Nobody Knows Anything"