click links in text for more info
SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Sauk County, Wisconsin

Sauk County is a county in Wisconsin. It is named after a large village of the Sauk people; as of the 2010 census, the population was 61,976. Its county seat and largest city is Baraboo; the county was created in 1840 from Wisconsin Territory and organized in 1844. Sauk County comprises the Baraboo, WI Micropolitan Statistical Area and is included in the Madison-Janesville-Beloit, WI Combined Statistical Area. Sauk County was a New England settlement; the original founders of Sauk County consisted of settlers from New England as well as some from upstate New York who had parents that moved to that region from New England shortly after the American Revolution. These people were "Yankee" settlers, to say they were descended from the English Puritans who settled New England in the 1600s. While most of them came to Wisconsin directly from New England, there were many who came from upstate New York; these were people whose parents had moved from New England to upstate New York in the immediate aftermath of the American Revolution.

They were part of a wave of New England farmers who headed west into what was the wilds of the Northwest Territory during the early 1800s. In the case of Wisconsin this migration occurred in the 1830s. Due to the prevalence of New Englanders and New England transplants from upstate New York, Wisconsin was culturally continuous with early New England culture for much of its early history; the Yankee migration to Wisconsin in the 1830s was a result of several factors, one of, the overpopulation of New England. The old stock Yankee population had large families bearing up to ten children in one household. Most people were expected to have their own piece of land to farm, due to the massive and nonstop population boom, land in New England became scarce as every son claimed his own farmstead; as a result there was not enough land for every family to have a self-sustaining farm, Yankee settlers began leaving New England for the Midwestern United States. They were aided in this effort by the construction and completion of the Erie Canal which made traveling to the region much easier, causing an additional surge in migrants coming from New England.

Added to this was the end of the Black Hawk War, which made the region much safer to travel through and settle in for white settlers. They got to what is now Sauk County in the 1830s by sailing up the Wisconsin River from the Mississippi River on small barges which they constructed themselves out of materials obtained from the surrounding woodlands; when they arrived in what is now Sauk County there was nothing but dense virgin forest, the "Yankee" New Englanders laid out farms, constructed roads, erected government buildings and established post routes. They brought with them many of their Yankee New England values, such as a passion for education, establishing many schools as well as staunch support for abolitionism, they were members of the Congregationalist Church though some were Episcopalian. Due to the second Great Awakening some of them had converted to Methodism and some became Baptist before moving to what is now Sauk County. Sauk County, like much of Wisconsin, would be culturally continuous with early New England culture for most of its early history.

In the late 1890s, German immigrants began to settle in Sauk County, making up less than one out of thirty settlers in the county before this date. There was little conflict between them and the "Yankee" settlers, however when conflict did arise it focused around the issue of prohibition of alcohol. On this issue the Yankees were divided and the Germans unanimously were opposed to it, tipping the balance in favor of opposition to prohibition; the two communities would be divided on the issue of World War I in which, once again, the Yankee community would be divided and the Germans were unanimously opposed to American entry into the war. The Yankee community was pro-British, however many of the Yankees did not want America to enter the war themselves; the Germans were sympathetic to Germany and did not want the United States to enter into a war against Germany, but the Germans were not anti-British. Prior to World War I, many German community leaders in Wisconsin spoke and enthusiastically about how much better America was than Germany, due to the presence of English law and the English political culture the Americans had inherited from the colonial era, which they contrasted with the turmoil and oppression in Germany which they had so fled.

In the early 1900s immigrants from Ireland, Sweden and Poland arrived in Sauk County. The area around Baraboo was first settled by Abe Wood in 1838, was known as the village of Adams. In 1846 it became the county seat of Sauk County after a fierce fight with the nearby village of Reedsburg. In 1852, the village was renamed "Baraboo", after the nearby river, it was incorporated as a city in 1882. New England settlers set up several sawmills early in the history of what is now Baraboo because of its location near the Baraboo and Wisconsin Rivers; the city was the home of the Ringling Brothers. From 1884 to 1917 it was the headquarters of their circus and several others, leading to the nickname "Circus City". Today Circus World Museum is located in Baraboo. A living history museum, it has a collection of other circus artifacts, it has the largest library of circus information in the United States. The museum hosted the Great Circus Parade, which carried circus wagons and performers through the streets of Baraboo, across the state by train, through downtown Milwaukee.

The Al. Ringling Theatre is a grand scale movie palace in downtown Baraboo, made possible through the financial assistance of the Ringlin

QuinRose

QuinRose is a Japanese games developer specialising in otome games for Windows and consoles such as the PlayStation Portable. The company produces drama CDs, light novels, other merchandise based on their games. On September 25, 2015, Quinrose's parent company Artmove suspended business. Alleged reasons were the decline in sales due to the growing competitiveness in the marketplace, the growth of mobile games, other factors. All games produced by Quinrose have ceased distribution since its business suspension. QuinRose has developed and produced the following: Arabians Lost: The Engagement on Desert Arabians Doubt: The Engagement on Desert Mother Goose no Himitsu no Yakata Mother Goose no Himitsu no Yakata ~Blue Label~ Mahoutsukai to Goshujin-sama ~wizard and the master~ Mahoutsukai to Goshujin-sama ~wizard and the master~ New Ground Heart no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Wonder World~ Diamond no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Wonder World~ Diamond no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Mirror World~ Heart no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Wonder World~ Joker no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Wonder World~ Clover no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Wonder World~ Omochabako no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Wonder World~ Heart no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Twin World~ Anniversary no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Wonder World~ Crimson Empire ~Circumstances to Serve a Noble~ Crimson Royale ~Circumstances to Serve a Noble~ Okashi na Shima no Peter Pan ~Sweet Never Land~ 12 Ji no Kane to Cinderella ~Halloween Wedding~ 24 Ji no Kane to Cinderella ~Halloween Wedding~ 0 Ji no Kane to Cinderella ~Halloween Wedding~ Kaidan Romance series Oumagatoki ~Kaidan Romance~ Tasogaredoki ~Kaidan Romance~ Hyakki Yakou ~Kaidan Romance~ Hyaku Monogatari ~Kaidan Romance~ Shinigami Kagyou ~Kaidan Romance~ Shinigami Shogyou ~Kaidan Romance~ Grimm the Bounty Hunter School Wars School Wars ~Sotsugyou Sensen~ Romeo VS Juliet Romeo & Juliet Taishou Kitan Taishou Kitan ~Kotonoha Sakuya~ Kuroyuki Hime ~Snow Black~ Kuroyuki Hime ~Snow Magic~ Satomi Hakkenden Satomi Hakkenden Hamami Hime no Ki Satomi Hakkenden Murasamemaru no Ki Black Code Majo'ou Mermaid Gothic Genji Koi Emaki Iza, Shutsujin!

Koi ikusa Iza, Shutsujin! Koi ikusa Dainimaku Asaki, Yumemishi Abunai Koi no Souhashitsu Official site QuinRose at The Visual Novel Database

Georges Villeneuve

Georges Villeneuve was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada. After school studies in Saint-Prime at the seminaries in Chicoutimi and Nicolet, Villeneuve began law studies in 1946 at Université Laval in Quebec City. After his graduation in 1949, he was granted status as a notary and opened a practice in Mistassini that August. Villeneuve was first elected at the Roberval riding in the 1953 general election re-elected for one more term in 1957, he was defeated in the 1958 election by Jean-Noël Tremblay of the Progressive Conservative party. Villeneuve made two further unsuccessful attempts to win back Roberval in 1962 and 1965. From 1961 to 1968, Villeneuve was mayor of Mistassini, he continued his notary practice until his retirement in 1985. Georges Villeneuve – Parliament of Canada biography

Barry Spacks

Barry Spacks, born in Philadelphia, was a professor and prize-winning poet and novelist. He taught writing and literature at MIT from 1960 to 1981 taught in the English Department and the College of Creative Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara for 32 years, he was poet laureate of the City of Santa Barbara from 2005 to 2007. A recipient of the St. Botolph's Arts Award, Spacks published nine poetry collections, the most extensive being Spacks Street: New and Selected Poems, which won the Commonwealth Club of California's Poetry Medal, he was an accomplished librettist, singer-songwriter and actor. He was married to professor and writer Patricia Meyer Spacks from 1955–1978 and had a daughter, artist/coach Jude Spacks. Starting in 1991, he and his second wife, the author Kimberley Snow, spent six years living in a Tibetan Buddhist community in Northern California where they studied Dzogchen with Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, working in the kitchen, setting up a website for the community, editing dharma books.

Spacks was the advisor for Into the Teeth of the Wind, an annual poetry magazine sponsored by UCSB's College of Creative Studies. In the magazine's 2014 edition, dedicated to Spacks, editor Mel Rosenberg wrote in her editor's note: "He was the guide and advisor to this publication for many years and will continue to be its heart for many more."Former United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky said of Spacks, "Barry Spacks, as many have noted, was a profoundly youthful, bright spirit, a quality that infused his writing and his social presence." Author Tobias Wolff wrote. He said of Spacks' story collection There's Always a Girl, "As witty as these stories are, both in conception and the writing itself, they never lose sight of the humanity of the people at their heart."The poet Teddy Macker, a colleague of Spacks, wrote of his work: "What an ear he had! What psychological insight! What red-bloodedness! What tonal range! What holy tomfoolery!"Gunpowder Press, a small poetry press located in Santa Barbara, published Barry Spack's final book of poems, Shaping Water in 2015.

The press awards the annual Barry Spacks Poetry Prize in his honor. Books on Amazon Biography Interview About the poets laureate of Santa Barbara

Welby baronets

The Welby Baronetcy, of Denton Manor in the County of Lincoln, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 27 June 1801 for William Welby, Member of Parliament for Grantham from 1802 to 1806; the second and third Baronets represented this constituency in the House of Commons. The fourth Baronet sat as Conservative Member of Parliament for Lincolnshire South, he assumed by Royal licence the additional surname of Gregory in 1876. However, none of his successors have held this surname; the fifth Baronet represented Newark in Parliament as a Conservative. Several other members of the family have gained distinction; the Right Reverend Thomas Earle Welby, second son of the second Baronet, was Bishop of St Helena for many years. Sir Alfred Welby, seventh son of the third Baronet, was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Army and Conservative Member of Parliament for Taunton. Sir Christopher Welby-Everard, son of Edward Welby-Everard, son of Edward Montague Earle Welby, fourth son of the third Baronet, was a Major-General in the Army and the last British officer to command the Nigerian Army.

Victoria, Lady Welby, wife of the fourth Baronet, was a philosopher. Sir William Earle Welby, 1st Baronet Sir William Earle Welby, 2nd Baronet Sir Glynne Earle Welby, 3rd Baronet Sir William Earle Welby-Gregory, 4th Baronet Sir Charles Glynne Earle Welby, 5th Baronet Sir Oliver Charles Earle Welby, 6th Baronet Sir Richard Bruno Gregory Welby, 7th Baronet The heir apparent to the title is the present holder's son Charles William Hodder Welby The heir apparent's heir presumptive is his brother, Dominic John Earle Welby The heir apparent's heir presumptive's heir apparent is his only son, Hector George Welby Kidd, Williamson, David. Debrett's Baronetage. New York: St Martin's Press, 1990, Leigh Rayment's list of baronets Obituary of Sir Christopher Welby-Everard

Ádám Jávorkai

Ádám Jávorkai is a Hungarian cellist living in Vienna. Javorkai attended the Hans Richter Conservatoire in his native city and the Béla Bartók Conservatoire in Budapest, which he completed with distinction. From 1996 to 2004, he studied in the classes of Prof. Angelica May and Prof. Reinhard Latzko at the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna, he completed his M. A. with unanimous distinction. He is pursuing a doctorate in musicology in Vienna. For further perfection, he has attended master classes held by Miklós Perényi, Ina-Esther Joost, Tobias Kühne, Ferenc Rados and Anner Bijlsma. From 2001 to 2003, Javorkai was a scholarship-holder of the Annie Fischer Foundation in Budapest, in 2002 he received a scholarship from the Herbert von Karajan Centre in Vienna and scholarships from the Nippon Foundation, Tokyo, in 2003 and 2004. Adam Javorkai holds master classes in different countries, e.g. at the Asahikawa International String Seminar in Japan, at the Orpheus Academy in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, at the Judenburg Summer in Austria, at the Music University in Bogota, at the Kodály Society in Wales.

As a soloist, Adam Javorkai appears with the Budapest Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Györ, the North Hungarian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Youth Symphony Orchestra in Genoa, the Sinfonietta Baden, the Savaria Symphony Orchestra, the Szeged Symphony Orchestra, the Sofia Soloists, the Orchestra of the Arena di Verona and other orchestras as well as with the concert organizer National Philharmonia Budapest. He has made many recordings for international television stations, he has collaborated in ORF and ATV television productions. Javorkai was a representative of Austria at the International Jeunesse Festival in Brussels in 2005and at the EU Music Festival in Warsaw on the occasion of the EU’s eastward expansion. In 2003, he followed an invitation from the Tokyo Foundation and took part in the Sylff Africa/Europe Regional Forum in Cairo in 2003 as a representative of Vienna Music University. Javorkai has held concerts in Tokyo Opera City, the ‘Forbidden City’, the Suntory Hall, the Arts Center in Seoul, the Vienna Musikverein, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Berlin Konzerthaus, at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, in the New Philharmonia in Luxembourg, at the ‘Settimane musicali al Teatro Olimpico’ in Vicenza, at the Chopin Festival in Gaming, at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, in the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest and many other places.

Concert tours have taken him to the Czech Republic, Oman, Austria, the UK, Denmark, France, Japan, Norway, Germany, China, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Russia. In 2014, in recognition of his work against discrimination and for international understanding he was awarded an Honorary Membership of the Raoul Wallenberg Foundation by Baruch Tenembaum. Javorkai performs with his brother, violinist Sandor Javorkai and with his fiancé, the Dutch concert pianist Clara Biermasz. Besides he is a member of the Huberman String Trio. Jávorkai has ended many competitions with honours; as a pianist Javorkai was prize-winner at the National Piano Competition in Hungary in 1990 and was awarded a Franz Liszt Medal of Honour in 1991. As a cellist, he won the Hungarian Emil Vajda Stringed Instruments Competition for three years in succession after 1991 and the first prize of the National Cello Competition in Hungary in 1990, 1993 and 1996. 1998: Bohuslav Martinu Prize of the International Summer Academy Prague-Vienna-Budapest.

In 2009, Sándor and Adam Jávorkai were together honoured as ‘Artist of the Year’ by Jeunesse and Bank Austria. In 2014, in recognition of his work against discrimination and for international understanding he was awarded an Honorary Membership of the Raoul Wallenberg Foundation by Baruch Tenembaum. "Two exceptional talents with brilliant technical and refined interpretative skills" "Kammermusik at its best" 2002: P. I. Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations Op. 33 2009: A. Dvořák: Concerto for Cello op. 104 2010: Once Upon A Time In America 2011: B. Bartók, Z. Kodály: Duos for Violin and Cello. 2013: W. A. Mozart: String Quartets 2014: J. Brahms, E. Grieg: Cello Sonatas Personal website