St. Joseph Island (Ontario)
St. Joseph Island is located in northern Ontario, Canada in northwestern Lake Huron. At 365 km2, it is the second largest island on Lake Huron, following Manitoulin Island, the third largest of all the islands on the Great Lakes, trailing Manitoulin and Lake Superior's unpopulated Isle Royale. By road, the island is 68 km south east of the city of Sault Ste. Marie and 273 km west of Sudbury. St. Joseph Island played an important role for First Nations and Europeans in the early fur trade and as a staging point for the first victory for British North America in the War of 1812. Today it is a destination for cottagers in northeastern Ontario. Unlike neighbouring islands, little evidence has been found of early human activity on St. Joseph Island. Archeologists have found little to confirm settlement, farming or hunting on the island before the 17th century, it is speculated that the first humans to see St. Joseph Island and set foot on it were the hunter-gatherers of the Plano cultures who travelled north from the Great Plains of the continent between 9000 BCE and 6000 BCE.
These peoples followed other animals into the areas revealed by retreating glaciers. Evidence of Plano migrations – projectile point tools - has been found in the Great Lakes basin from Lake Superior through the St. Marys River to the north channel of Lake Huron. By about 5000 BCE, St. Joseph Island would have formed part of the boundary between the Laurentian Archaic and the Shield Archaic peoples; the Laurentian people and fishers who came from the southeast settled in the lower St. Lawrence and eastern Great Lakes region; the Shield people descendants of the Plano came south from the Tyrrell Sea and travelled along the northern shores of lakes that are today Superior and Huron. By the time the first Europeans arrived in the 1630s, the north channel of Lake Huron was shared by the Ojibwe and Potawatomi whose Algonkian ancestors had come from the east around 1200. St. Joseph Island became a strategic mid-way point for French explorers and fur traders on the long voyage between Quebec and Lake Superior.
In addition to its geographic convenience, St. Joseph Island would have offered opportunities for fishing and gathering seasonal native berries. St. Joseph Island first appeared on European maps in the 1670s. A map by French explorer René de Bréhant de Galinée labels it “Anipich”, after a Ojibwe word meaning "place of the hardwood trees"; the Ojibwe would call the island "Payentanassin" as well. But by the 1740s the island came to be called "Saint Joseph" by Europeans so-named by Jesuit missionaries in honour of the church they were building on the island. Any claim that France may have had to all or any portion of St. Joseph Island ended with the conclusion of the Seven Years' War in 1763. Under the terms of treaty, France relinquished all of its interests in North America to the British. For the first time, the British and their First Nation allies were unchallenged on the Great Lakes. Included in the French assets was the strategically important fort at the Strait of Mackinac between lakes Huron and Michigan 50 km west of St. Joseph Island.
From here, the British were able to control the flow of trade out of Lake Michigan. However, British superiority on the lakes did not last long. By 1783 the Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolution; the border it created between the United States and British North America ran “through the middle of said Lake Huron to the water communication between that Lake and Lake Superior...”While the treaty clearly placed Mackinac Island on the American side, it was unclear how St. Joseph and its neighbouring islands that fell in the middle of the St. Marys River were to be apportioned. For instance, an influential map produced by American engraver Abel Buell based on the treaty instructions appears to divide St. Joseph in half. For a time, the British exploited this uncertainty as well as the weak American administration in its newly acquitted territory, to keep its garrison at Fort Mackinac while it sought to secure a base of operations that would allow it to protect its claim to the fur trade and retain influence with the aboriginal peoples.
The Governor General, Lord Dorchester sent a team of British Royal Engineers to survey the area from the Straits of Mackinaw to Lake Superior to attempt to clarify the boundary left unclear by the Treaty of Paris and to locate a suitable site for a new fort. In his report, the chief surveyor wrote “St. Joseph’s Island is a fine island about 27 miles long, one of a numerous group that lies in the straits separating Lake Huron from Lake Superior, it is fertile and well suited to cultivation but not so well fitted for military purposes. However, I have claimed it for the British crown and built a stockade.” On April 11, 1796, Dorchester ordered a garrison of 14 men to set up a camp on the southwest corner of the island close to the channel between Mackinac and Sault Ste. Marie; this advance detachment, led by Lieutenant Foster of the Queen's Rangers identified a spot of high ground nearby to suitable for a fort. In accordance with the Jay-Grenville Treaty of 1794, the British abandoned Mackinac Island in June 1796 to establish a new fort on the southeastern corner of St. Joseph Island.
On June 30, 1798, the Ojibwe agreed to sell the island to the British for £1,200 Quebec currency of trade goods, an annual gift exchange and the right to continue to harvest the island and bury their dead there. In time, Fort St. Joseph became an important point for commerce in the region. Settlers, many of whom had lived near the fort at Mackinac as well as merchants of the Northwest Company fo
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St. Joseph River (Maumee River tributary)
The St. Joseph River is an 86.1-mile-long tributary of the Maumee River in northwestern Ohio and northeastern Indiana in the United States, with headwater tributaries rising in southern Michigan. It drains a rural farming region in the watershed of Lake Erie; the St. Joseph River of Lake Michigan is an separate river that rises in western Michigan, dips into Indiana, flows west into Lake Michigan. At the end of the Wisconsin glaciation, the glacier's Erie Lobe retreated toward the northeast, leaving large debris deposits called moraines; the St. Joseph formed as a meltwater channel between the north limbs of two of these moraines, the Wabash Moraine on the west and the Fort Wayne Moraine on the east. At that time it joined the St. Marys River to drain into the Wabash River; the shrinkage of Glacial Lake Maumee, the ancestor of modern Lake Erie, brought about the opening of the modern Maumee River, which captured the flow of the St. Joseph and the St. Marys, causing the St. Marys to reverse its course to meet the flow of the St. Joseph head-on.
The St. Joseph River forms in northern Williams County, Ohio, at the confluence of the East and West branches at 41°38′54″N 84°33′55″W. Both branches rise in southern Hillsdale Michigan; the headwaters of the East Branch are within 3 miles of those of the St. Joseph River of Lake Michigan. Both branches flow southeast turn to the southwest to flow across the northwestern corner of Ohio past Montpelier; the St. Joseph enters De Kalb County in northeastern Indiana, flowing southwest past Saint Joe and into the city of Fort Wayne, where it meets the St. Marys River to form the Maumee River at 41°04′58″N 85°07′56″W; the US Army Corps of Engineers built a flood control project in Fort Wayne that includes a floodwall and upper roadway along the St. Joseph River. From the mouth: Becketts Run Tiernan Ditch Ely Run Cedar Creek Cedarville Reservoir Nettlehorst Ditch Warner Ditch Wittmer Ditch Haifley Ditch Swartz-Carnahan DitchDunton Lake Boger Ditch Metcalf Ditch Walker Ditch Dilley Ditch Wade Ditch Bear Creek North Branch Hursey Ditch Carper Ditch South Branch Hursey Ditch Swander Ditch Nancy Davis Ditch Sol Shank Ditch Weicht Ditch Sebert Ditch Varner Ditch Hoodelmier Ditch Melissa Ditch Buck Creek Smith Ditch Mason Ditch Metcalf Ditch Harwood Ditch Christoffel Ditch Willow Run Amaden Ditch Greens Ditch Foulks Ditch Peter Grube Ditch Big Run Ayford Ditch Walters Ditch Streeter Ditch Praul Ditch Mary Metcalf Ditch Teutsch Ditch Donnell Ditch King Ditch John Smith Ditch Haverstolk Ditch Russell Run Fish Creek Cornell Ditch Hiram Sweet Ditch Baker Ditch Hamilton LakeBlack Creek Haughey Ditch Lillian Metz Ditch Burch Ditch Ball Lake Myers Ditch Perfect Lake West Branch Fish Creek Donald Nunkle Ditch Bluff Run Bear Creek Tamarack Ditch Eagle Creek North Branch Eagle Creek Nettle CreekNettle Lake Mill Stream Drain East Branch St. Joseph River Clear Fork Silver CreekMerry Lake Laird Creek Nile Ditch Ransom Ditch Bird CreekBird Lake Newton Drain Dillon Drain Anderson Drain Goose Creek Lake Number OneLake Number Two Pittsford Millpond Otto Drain Deer LakeTwin Lake West Branch St. Joseph River Lake Seneca outflow from Lake La Su An East Fork West Branch St. Joseph River Jonas Brown Drain Carruthers Drain outflow from Cub Lake Cambria Millpond Cambria Drain Meade Drain Bear Lake Pike LakeBroom Lake Lake WilsonBankers Lake West Fork West Branch St. Joseph River Joe Drain Prouty Drain Rebeck LakeMead LakeTurner Lake The St. Joseph River and tributaries drain all or portions of the following: Allen County, Indiana Cedar Creek Township Cedarville Eel River Township Fort Wayne Grabill Milan Township Perry Township St. Joseph Township Springfield Township Washington Township DeKalb County, Indiana Auburn Butler Township Butler Concord Township Franklin Township Garrett Jackson Township Keyser Township Newville Township Richland Township Grant Township Fairfield Township Saint Joe Smithfield Township Spencer Township Spencerville Stafford Township Troy Township Union Township Waterloo Wilmington Township Noble County, Indiana Avilla Allen Township Green Township LaOtto Swan Township Wayne Township Steuben County, Indiana Clear Lake Township Hamilton Otsego Township Richland Township York Township Defiance County, Ohio Milford Township Williams County, Ohio Bridgewater Township Blakeslee Center Township Edgerton Edon Florence Township Madison Township Montpelier Northwest Township Pioneer St. Joseph Township Superior Township Hillsdale County, Michigan Adams Township Amboy Township Cambria Township Camden Township Camden Jefferson Township Osseo Pittsford Township Ransom Township Reading Township Wheatland Township Woodbridge Township Wright Township List of Indiana rivers List of Michi
Joseph of Cupertino
Saint Joseph of Cupertino, O. F. M. Conv. was an Italian Conventual Franciscan friar, honored as a Christian mystic and saint. He was said to have been remarkably unclever, but prone to miraculous levitation and intense ecstatic visions that left him gaping, he was born Giuseppe Maria Desa, the son of Felice Desa and Francesca Panara in the village of Cupertino in the Province of Apulia, in the Kingdom of Naples, now in the Italian Province of Lecce. His father having died before his birth, the family home was seized to settle the large debts he had left, his mother was forced to give birth to him in a stable. Joseph began to experience ecstatic visions as a child, which were to continue throughout his life, made him the object of scorn, his life was not helped by his frequent outbursts of anger. He was soon apprenticed by his uncle to a shoemaker. Feeling drawn to religious life, in 1620 he applied to the Conventual Franciscan friars, but was rejected due to his lack of education, he applied to the Capuchin friars in Martino, near Taranto, by whom he was accepted in 1620 as a lay brother, but he was dismissed as his continued ecstasies made him unfit for the duties required of him.
After Joseph returned to the scorn of his family, he pleaded with the Conventual friars near Cupertino to be allowed to serve in their stables. After several years of working there, he had so impressed the friars with the devotion and simplicity of his life that he was admitted to their Order, destined to become a Catholic priest, in 1625, he was ordained a priest on March 28, 1628. He was sent to the Madonna delle Grazie, Gravina in Puglia, where he spent the next 15 years. After this point, the occasions of ecstasy in Joseph's life began to multiply, it was claimed that he began to levitate while participating at the Mass or joining the community for the Divine Office, thereby gaining a widespread reputation of holiness among the people of the region and beyond. He was deemed disruptive by his religious superiors and Church authorities and was confined to a small cell, forbidden from joining in any public gathering of the community; as the phenomenon of flying or levitation was believed to be connected with witchcraft, Joseph was denounced to the Inquisition.
At their command, he was transferred from one Franciscan friary in the region to another for observation, first to Assisi briefly to Pietrarubbia and Fossombrone, where he lived with and under the supervision of the Capuchin friars. He practiced a severe asceticism throughout his life eating solid food only twice a week, adding bitter powders to his meals, he passed 35 years of his life following this regimen. On 9 July 1657, Joseph was allowed to return to a Conventual community, being sent to the one in Osimo, where he soon died. Joseph was beatified in 1753 and canonized in 1767. Skeptics are not convinced that Saint Joseph possessed paranormal powers, they have suggested that alleged eyewitness reports of his levitations are unreliable as they are subject to gross exaggeration, or written two years after his death. Robert D. Smith in his book Comparative Miracles suggested that Saint Joseph performed feats similar to a gymnast. Smith noted that some of his alleged levitations "originate from a leap, not from a prone or simple standing or kneeling position, the witnesses mistook a leap of a agile man for levitation."Skeptical investigator Joe Nickell concluded that: Joseph’s most dramatic aerial traverses were launched by a leap—not by a simple slow rising while standing or kneeling—but, moreover, I find that they appear to have continued as just the sudden arcing trajectories that would be expected from bounding.
They were never spiraling flights like a bird's. Invariably, Joseph’s propulsions began with a shout or scream, suggesting that he was not caused to leap by some force but chose to. Human poisoning due to the consumption of rye bread made from ergot-infected grain was common in Europe in the Middle Ages, it was known to cause convulsion hallucinations. British academic John Cornwell has suggested. According to Cornwell "Here lay the key to his levitations. After sampling his own loaves he evidently believed he was taking off." List of Catholic saints Saints and levitation Religious ecstasy The Reluctant Saint - a 1962 movie, based on story of Joseph of Cupertino, directed by Edward Dmytryk Angelo Pastrovicchi.. St. Joseph of Copertino. B. Herder Book Company. Gordon Stein.. Encyclopedia of Hoaxes. Gale Group. ISBN 0-8103-8414-0 Michael Grosso.. Evidence for St. Joseph of Copertino’s Levitations. Supplemental web material for “Empirical Challenges to Theory Construction,” Edward F. Kelly, Chapter 1, Beyond Physicalism, Edward F. Kelly, Adam Crabtree, Paul Marshall.
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École Saint-Joseph is a French Catholic school, based in Solesmes and founded in 1892. It is attached to the Cambrai - Le Cateau-Cambrésis scholar district and is contractually regulated by the Academy of Lille, a ramification of the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research; as of September 2018, it has more than three hundred pupils, the headmistress is Valérie Caron. École Saint Joseph is part of the Saint-Pierre consortium comprising four other schools: Institution Saint-Michel in Solesmes. École Saint-Joseph is long-established through the former dual institutionalisation orchestrating synergistically the two Catholic primary schools of Solesmes founded by families wanting an education in conformity with their social and religious convictions. Saint-Mary School welcomed boys. Saint-Mary School for Boys was established in 1892 in a building erected for the brothers who ran the Christian schools, its former walls are the central quarter of the Institution Saint-Michel.
Saint-Joseph School for Girls traces back to before 1900 when held by the canoness sisters of Pontifical Right belonging to Saint Augustine of Hippo ’s Congregation. It was located in a building ‘Rue du Pontceau’, taken over to become the ‘Hospice of Solesmes'; those implantations changed due to several circumstances: the girls' school was forced to vacate its building located ‘Rue Pontceau’ and the nuns had to give up teaching. A brand new Saint-Joseph school was inaugurated on October 3, 1904 at ‘18-50 rue de l'Abbaye’ headed by a civilian teaching staff in a large building ceded by the Archbishop; the school will remain there until 1961 but despite the execution of major works the old building was difficult to modernize and an interesting opportunity of transferring was offered. They unanimously agreed on re-opening at ‘Place Jaurès’ in the city-center for the 1961-1962 entry in a beautiful building ceded by the House of Works and managed by the ‘Community of the Nuns of the Precious Blood’ from 1961 to 1980.
Saint-Mary School changed location after the World War I as the teaching brothers did not return to Solesmes, the school building was ceded to the Archbishopric which enlarged it and made it its "Minor Seminary". In return, the Archbishop gave the school its own building at ‘18 rue de l'Abbaye’ to where it relocated in 1924 with a civilian teaching staff; the two schools, while keeping their own personality, embraced coed like most French schools through the Education Minister of France René Haby’s law adopted on July 11th, 1975. In 1999, the two schools merged to form the actual Saint-Joseph School. Since it welcomes all pupils of Solesmes and the surrounding area at 9 rue Jean Jaurès. On Monday, February 29, 2016, the Saint Joseph School educational team, assisted by about forty parents and the 328 pupils from kindergarten to CM2 were mobilized to advocate for Peace from shortbread making to origami, from visual arts to catechetical reflection, dancing or singing, they were divided into twenty groups and had the opportunity to do seven workshops in the day to support peace and understanding.
A time of conviviality was privileged around a general picnic. Every year on the eve of the Christmas holidays, a Christmas market is installed in the refectory, selling floral compositions and other hand-made objects. At the end of the 2014-2015 academic year, Saint-Joseph students won the 3rd national prize in the "Dog, Cat and me" contest organized by Purina; the 600€ cash prize was donated toward the acquisition of a guide dog for a visually-impaired man. Every year since 2009, a representative from a children's charity in Cotonou, Republic of Benin visits the school, pupils donate the proceeds of their Lent charity activities. In terms of sports, the school is granted a privatised access for its pupils' classes to the nearby municipal swimming pools, the Marie Amélie Le Fur Sports Hall inaugurated in 2018 and the Édouard Delberghe building's indoor courts and martial arts room where they are initiated to Circus disciplines. Ecole Saint-Joseph, Solesmes on education.gouv.fr
Joseph of Arimathea
Joseph of Arimathea was, according to all four canonical Christian Gospels, the man who assumed responsibility for the burial of Jesus after his crucifixion. A number of stories that developed during the Middle Ages connect him with Glastonbury, where the stories said he founded the earliest Christian oratory, with the Holy Grail legend. Matthew 27:57 described him as a rich man and disciple of Jesus, but according to Mark 15:43 Joseph of Arimathea was "a respected member of the council, himself looking for the kingdom of God". According to John 19:38, upon hearing of Jesus' death, this secret disciple of Jesus "asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, Pilate gave him permission." Joseph purchased a linen shroud and proceeded to Golgotha to take the body of Jesus down from the cross. There, according to John 19:39-40, Joseph and Nicodemus took the body and bound it in linen cloths with the spices that Nicodemus had bought; the disciples conveyed the prepared corpse to a man-made cave hewn from rock in a garden of his house nearby.
The Gospel of Matthew alone suggests. The burial was undertaken speedily, "for the Sabbath was drawing on". Joseph of Arimathea is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, some Protestant churches; the traditional Roman calendar marked his feast day on March 17, but he is now listed, along with Saint Nicodemus, on August 31 in the Martyrologium Romanum. Eastern Orthodox churches commemorate him on the Third Sunday of Pascha and on July 31, the date shared by Lutheran churches. Although a series of legends developed during the Middle Ages tied this Joseph to Britain as well as the Holy Grail, he is not on the abbreviated liturgical calendar of the Church of England, although this Joseph is on the calendars of some churches of the Anglican communion, such as the Episcopal Church, which commemorates him on August 1. Many Christians interpret Joseph's role as fulfilling Isaiah's prediction that the grave of the "Suffering Servant" would be with a rich man, assuming that Isaiah was referring to the Messiah.
The prophecy in Isaiah chapter 53 is known as the "Man of Sorrows" passage: He was assigned a grave with the wicked, with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth. The Greek Septuagint text: And I will give the wicked for his burial, the rich for his death. Since the 2nd century, a mass of legendary detail has accumulated around the figure of Joseph of Arimathea in addition to the New Testament references. Joseph is referenced in apocryphal and non-canonical accounts such as the Acts of Pilate, a text appended to the medieval Gospel of Nicodemus and The Narrative of Joseph, mentioned in the works of early church historians such as Irenaeus, Hippolytus and Eusebius, who added details not found in the canonical accounts. Francis Gigot, writing in the Catholic Encyclopedia, states that "the additional details which are found concerning him in the apocryphal Acta Pilati, are unworthy of credence."Hilary of Poitiers enriched the legend, Saint John Chrysostom, the Patriarch of Constantinople, was the first to write that Joseph was one of the Seventy Apostles appointed in Luke 10.
During the late 12th century, Joseph became connected with the Arthurian cycle, appearing in them as the first keeper of the Holy Grail. This idea first appears in Robert de Boron's Joseph d'Arimathie, in which Joseph receives the Grail from an apparition of Jesus and sends it with his followers to Britain; this theme is elaborated upon in subsequent Arthurian works penned by others. Retellings of the story contend that Joseph of Arimathea himself travelled to Britain and became the first Christian bishop in the Isles, a claim Gigot characterizes as a fable; the Gospel of Nicodemus, a text appended to the Acts of Pilate, provides additional details about Joseph. For instance, after Joseph asked Pilate for the body of the Christ, prepared the body with Nicodemus' help, Christ's body was delivered to a new tomb that Joseph had built for himself. In the Gospel of Nicodemus, the Jewish elders express anger at Joseph for burying the body of Christ, saying: And Joseph stepped out and said to them: Why are you angry against me because I begged the body of Jesus?
Behold, I have put him in my new tomb. And you have acted not well against the just man, because you have not repented of crucifying him, but have pierced him with a spear; the Jewish elders captured Joseph, imprisoned him, placed a seal on the door to his cell after first posting a guard. Joseph warned the elders, "The Son of God whom you hanged upon the cross, is able to deliver me out of your hands. All your wickedness will return upon you." Once the elders returned to the cell, the seal was still in place. The elders discover that Joseph had returned to Arimathea. Having a change in heart, the elders desired to have a more civil conversation with Joseph about his actions and sent a letter of apology to him by means of seven of his friends. Joseph travelled back from Arimathea to Jerusalem to meet with the elders, where they questioned him about his escape, he told them this story. And when m
St. Joseph, Missouri
St. Joseph is a city in and the county seat of Buchanan County, United States. Small parts of St. Joseph extend into Andrew County, United States, it is the principal city of the St. Joseph Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Buchanan, DeKalb counties in Missouri and Doniphan County, Kansas; as of the 2010 census, St. Joseph had a total population of 76,780, making it the eighth largest city in the state, the third largest in Northwest Missouri. St. Joseph is located thirty miles north of the Kansas City, Missouri city limits; the city was named after the both the town's founder the biblical Saint Joseph. The city is located on the Missouri River, it is the birthplace of hip hop star Eminem as well as the death place of Jesse James. St. Joseph is home to Missouri Western State University. St. Joseph was founded on the Missouri River by Joseph Robidoux, a local fur trader, incorporated in 1843. In its early days, it was a bustling outpost and rough frontier town, serving as a last supply point and jumping-off point on the Missouri River toward the "Wild West".
It was the westernmost point in the United States accessible by rail until after the American Civil War. The main east-west downtown streets were named for Robidoux's eight children: Faraon, Francois, Edmond, Charles and Messanie; the street between Sylvanie and Messanie was named for Angelique. St. Joseph, or "St. Joe", as it was called by many, was a "Jumping-Off Point" for those headed to the Oregon Territory in the mid-1800s; these cities, including Independence, St. Joseph, were where pioneers would stay and purchase supplies before they would head out in wagon trains; the town was a bustling place, was the second city in the US to have electric streetcars. Between April 3, 1860, late October 1861, St. Joseph was one of the two endpoints of the Pony Express, which operated for a short period over the land inaccessible by rail, to provide fast mail service; the pony riders carried along with the mail, a small personal Bible. Today the Pony Express Museum hosts visitors in the old stables. On April 3, 1882 outlaw Jesse James was killed at his home located at 1318 Lafayette, now sited next to The Patee House.
In the post-Civil War years, when the economy was down, the hotel had served for a time as the home of the Patee Female College, followed by the St. Joseph Female College up to 1880. James was living under the alias of Mr. Howard. An excerpt from a popular poem of the time is: "...that dirty little coward that shot Mr. Howard has laid poor Jesse in his grave." The Heaton-Bowman-Smith Funeral Home maintains a small museum about Jesse James. Their predecessors conducted the funeral; the museum is open to the public. His home is now known as the Jesse James Home Museum, it has been relocated at least three times, features the bullet hole from that fateful shot. St. Joseph is identified by the slogan, "Where the Pony Express started and Jesse James ended." Among properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places are the Patee House, a former hotel now maintained as a museum of transportation, the Missouri Theatre, an ornate movie palace. St. Joseph's population peaked in 1900, with a census population of 102,979.
This population figure is questionable, as civic leaders tried to inflate the numbers for that census. At the time, it was the home to one of the largest wholesale companies in the Midwest, the Nave & McCord Mercantile Company, as well as the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, the C. D. Smith & Company, which would become C. D. Smith Healthcare; the Walnut Park Farm Historic District near St. Joseph was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. In 1997, St. Joseph was named an "All-America City" by the National Civic League. St. Joseph was voted the top true western town of 2007 by True West Magazine, in the January/February 2008 issue. Saint Joseph is located at 39°45′29″N 94°50′12″W, on the Missouri/Kansas border in northwestern Missouri close to Nebraska; the nearest major metropolitan area to St. Joseph is the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, which begins 30 miles to the south; the nearest major airport is Kansas City International Airport, 35 miles to the south. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 44.77 square miles, of which 43.99 square miles is land and 0.78 square miles is water.
The monthly weather averages listed below are taken from National Weather Service 1981-2010 Normals. Snowfall is not recorded at the St Joseph weather station; as of the census of 2010, there were 76,780 people, 29,727 households, 18,492 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,745.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 33,189 housing units at an average density of 754.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 87.8% White, 6.0% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 2.0% from other races, 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.7% of the population. There were 29,727 households of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, 37.8% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.01. In the ci