Roger Williams Park is an elaborately landscaped 427-acre city park in Providence, Rhode Island and a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is named after Roger Williams, the founder of the city of Providence and the primary founder of the state of Rhode Island; the land for the park was a gift to the people of Providence in 1872, in accordance with the will of Betsey Williams, the last descendant of Roger Williams to inherit his land. It had been the family farm and was the last of the original land granted to Roger Williams in 1638 by Canonicus, chief of the Narragansett tribe; the family farmhouse is now known as the Betsey Williams Cottage. The original bequest consisted of about 100 acres. Additional land to the south was purchased in 1891 at a cost of $359,000, consisting of unimproved land, covered with woods and ponds; the natural history museum opened in 1895. The Rhode Island Foundation began a renovation effort in the park in 2016 as a celebration of their centennial, beginning with the park's historic bandstand in December 2016.
The renovations will expand to other park entrances. In June 2017, a dedicated bike and pedestrian lane was added to Frederick Green Memorial Boulevard as part of these renovations, although this change was opposed by some Cranston residents, including Cranston mayor Allan Fung; the park contains seven lakes which comprise 98 acres, it is located in the southernmost part of the city of Providence bordering the city of Cranston. It was constructed in the 1880s. Many of the roads and sidewalks were built by the Works Progress Administration from 1935 to 1940; the National Trust for Historic Preservation called Roger Williams Park one of the finest urban parks in the US in their 2000 annual report. It contains: The Roger Williams Park Zoo The Roger Williams Park Museum of Natural History and Planetarium The Roger Williams Park Botanical Center Japanese Gardens Victorian Rose Gardens The Providence Police Department's Mounted Command center The Dalrymple Boathouse and boat rentals historical tours a Carousel Village The "Hasbro Boundless Playground", accessible for handicapped children The Temple to Music The Roger Williams Park Casino many miles of walking paths Roger Williams Park Zoo, third oldest in the U.
S. and one of the top 20 zoos in the country Roger Williams National Memorial, a distinct park in downtown Providence Prospect Terrace Park, park located in Providence's College Hill neighborhood National Register of Historic Places listings in Providence, Rhode Island Note1 Her headstone name is spelled as "Betsey Williams," but she has been mistakenly called "Betsy" through the centuries, as it appears on numerous articles and books. "Roger Williams Park". Rhode Island Foundation. Retrieved 16 February 2016. Roger Williams Park Map Media related to Roger Williams Park at Wikimedia Commons
The Château du Kagenfels is a ruined castle situated in the Forest of Obernai, in the commune of Ottrott in the Bas-Rhin département of France. It was constructed in the 12th century; the Château du Kagenfels was built by a certain Kagen. The castle appears on the French Ministry of Culture database and is described as being in a poor state, but has no official protection as a monument historique, it is constructed of granite. A programme of restoration is underway; the castle was constructed in 1262 by Ministerialis of the Bishop of Strasbourg. The castle passed successively to the nobles of Hohenstein to Utenheim and Ramstein, who sold it in 1559 to Lucas Wischbech who repaired and enlarged it. In 1563, the town of Obernai bought it, it was destroyed during the Thirty Years War and is recorded as ruins in 1664. Château du Birkenfels: neighbouring castle List of castles in France Charles-Laurent Salch, Nouveau dictionnaire des châteaux Forts d'Alsace, Alsatia, 1991. J. Braun, "Châteaux de la forêt d'Obernai", in Bull.
Dambach-Barr-Obernai, 1974 Official site Ministry of Culture listing
Morocco competed at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics from August 27 to September 4 in Daegu, South Korea. The Fédération Royale Marocaine d’Athlétisme announced the final team of 19 athletes to represent the country in the event; the men's team will be headed by 1500m specialist Amine Laâlou and the women's team by 800m specialist Halima Hachlaf. Hicham Sigueni was added for 5000m. However, the final team on the entry list comprises again the names of only 19 athletes without Hicham Sigueni; the following athlete appeared on the preliminary Entry List, but not on the Official Start List of the specific event: Official local organising committee website Official IAAF competition website