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Shackelford County, Texas

Shackelford County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,378, its county seat is Albany. The county was created in 1858 and organized in 1874. Shackelford is named for Dr. Jack Shackelford, a Virginia physician who equipped soldiers at his own expense to fight in the Texas Revolution. Historic Fort Griffin, established in 1867, lies within Shackelford County. During the last two weekends of June, the Fort Griffin Fandangle, a western musical production, is presented by Shackelford County residents in the Prairie Theater in Albany; the content of the program is changed each year. Begun in 1938, it is billed as "Texas' Oldest Outdoor Musical". According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 916 square miles, of which 914 square miles is land and 1.3 square miles is water. U. S. Highway 180 U. S. Highway 283 State Highway 6 State Highway 351 Throckmorton County Stephens County Eastland County Callahan County Jones County Haskell County Taylor County As of the census of 2000, there were 3,302 people, 1,300 households, 941 families residing in the county.

The population density was 4 people per square mile. There were 1,613 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 94.22% White, 0.48% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 4.24% from other races, 0.64% from two or more races. 7.60 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 1,300 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.60% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.02. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.10 males.

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.50 males. The median income for a household in the county was $30,479, the median income for a family was $38,447. Males had a median income of $26,953 versus $19,766 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,341. About 10.90% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.80% of those under age 18 and 16.90% of those age 65 or over. Shackelford County includes these school districts: Lueders-Avoca Independent School District Albany Independent School District Moran Independent School District Albany Lueders Moran National Register of Historic Places listings in Shackelford County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Shackelford County Media related to Shackelford County, Texas at Wikimedia Commons Shackelford County from the Handbook of Texas Online Texas Genealogy & History Shackelford County Government Website Shackelford County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties

Eliza Suggs

Elizabeth Gertrude Suggs was a 19th-century American author, born to former slaves. Physically impaired with Osteogenesis imperfecta, she was able to gain an education and became known as a temperance lecturer; the little, known about Eliza Suggs can be found in her book and Sunshine, published in 1906. Eliza Suggs was born in Bureau County, the youngest of four daughters of James and Malinda Suggs. Both of the parents had been born in James in North Carolina and Malinda in Alabama. James Suggs had fought in the American Civil War, serving in Company I, of the 55th United States Colored Troops, where he was wounded, he worked as a blacksmith and laborer, but after 1873, he was a preacher in the Free Methodist Church. The family lived in Mississippi and Kansas before settling in Harlan County, Nebraska, her parents had three daughters before her, all born in Illinois. At birth, she appeared to be a normal baby, but soon her parents began to realize that something wasn’t quite right. At four weeks old, Eliza Suggs began crying incessantly.

It took her mother a day to realize. After that bone had healed, Eliza’s arm broke, her bones broke with the gentlest of moves, they did not expect their fourth child to live long. However, she went on to live into her thirty-second year. For the next six years, Eliza could move, much less sit up on her own. Where the average child’s day consisted of playing and having fun with friends and siblings, hers consisted of sitting in her carriage before the window, only able to watch the others; when Eliza was around five or six years old, her parents had her burial clothes made. As soon as the garments were finished, they expected to need to use them in short order, half wishing that their daughter’s suffering would end. Much to their surprise, their daughter hung on into early adulthood. In the beginning, the doctors could not find out. However, as she grew older, medical techniques improved, she was diagnosed with what was called Rickets, or what is now called Osteogenesis Imperfecta. In her early years, Suggs didn’t get around or out much, but when her family moved to a new area, they were lucky to know the teacher of one of the local schools.

However, her classroom was upstairs, therefore impossible for her to access on her own. After close family friends donated a chair more suitable than Eliza’s baby carriage, her main mode of transportation and it was decided that she would be able to attend school. Either her mother or her sister Kate would wheel her to school with the rest of the girls, would carry her up the stairs to the classroom, she would be deposited there for the day, at the end of the day, her mother or sister would come and get her again, carrying her down the stairs, wheeling her back home. This allowed Suggs to learn everything her sisters and friends were learning, resulted in her becoming an educated woman, unique for a woman of black heritage after the Civil War had ended, she was a Free Methodist active in the temperance movement. Before her father's death in 1889, Eliza assisted him in Temperance work. Accompanied by her sister Kate, Eliza would attend various gatherings, including Temperance conferences, camp meetings and church services, speak about her life, her sufferings, her devotion to the teachings of Jesus Christ and how they sustained her.

Eliza Suggs died on January 29, 1908 in Orleans, Nebraska and is buried in the family plot in Orleans Cemetery. Eliza Suggs. "Shadow and Sunshine". The University of North Carolina Library

Murray Scott

Murray K. Scott is a politician in Nova Scotia, Canada, he represented the electoral district of Cumberland South in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1998 to 2010. He served as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party. Scott attended Atlantic Police Université de Moncton, he served 20 years as police officer with the Moncton and Springhill municipal forces, received Governor General's Award for bravery while a police officer, in addition to a 20-year police exemplary service medal, was president and a provincial director of Local 203, Police Association of Nova Scotia. Scott was first elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in the 1998 election, he was re-elected in the 2003, 2006 and 2009 elections. He was elected Speaker of the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia in August 1999, served in that role until being appointed to cabinet in February 2006; as a member of the Executive Council of Nova Scotia, Scott served as Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, Minister of Economic and Rural Development.

Along with his cabinet duties, he was the minister responsible for the Human Rights Act, the Regulations Act, Part II of the Workers' Compensation Act, Military Relations, Nova Scotia Business Incorporated. On August 10, 2010, Scott announced that he would retire from politics by the end of 2010, he resigned as the MLA for Cumberland South on September 8, 2010, clearing the way for party leader Jamie Baillie to run in a byelection. Served as a member of the citizens' advisory committee of the Springhill Institution. Scott has been married for 33 years to an elementary school teacher, they have two children and Jan

Karl Heinrich Rau

Karl Heinrich Rau was a German political economist. Rau was born at Bavaria, he studied from 1808 to 1812 at the University of Erlangen, where he afterwards remained as a Privatdozent. In 1814 he obtained the prize offered by the academy of Göttingen for the best treatment of the question how the disadvantages arising from the abolition of trade guilds might be removed, his memoir enlarged, was published in 1816 under the title Über das Zunftwesen und die Folgen seiner Aufhebung. In the same year appeared his Primae lineae historiae politices. In 1818 he became professor at Erlangen. In 1822 he was called to the chair of political economy at Heidelberg where the rest of his life was spent, in the main, in teaching and research, he took some part, however, in public affairs: in 1837 he was nominated a member of the first chamber of the Duchy of Baden, in 1851 he was one of the commissioners sent to England on the part of the Zollverein to study the Industrial Exhibition. A result of this mission was his account of the agricultural implements exhibited at London.

He was elected a corresponding member of the French Institute in 1856. He died at Heidelberg on 18 March 1870, his principal work is the Lehrbuch der politischen Ökonomie, an encyclopaedia of the economic knowledge of his time, written with a special view to the guidance of practical men. The three volumes are occupied with political economy, properly so called, or the theory of wealth, administrative science and finance; the two last he recognizes as admitting of variations in accordance with the special circumstances of different countries, while the first is more akin to the exact sciences, is in many respects capable of being treated, or at least illustrated, mathematically. On economics, he adopts the general position of Adam Smith and Say, but retains a tendency to advocate the extension of the economic functions of the state; the threefold division of this work marks his close relation to the older German cameralistic writers, with whose works he was familiarly acquainted. It is a consequence in part of his conformity to their method and his attention to administrative applications that his treatise was found peculiarly adapted for the use of the official class and long maintained its position as their special textbook.

He was the economics teacher, says Roscher, of the well-governed middle states of Germany from 1815 to 1848. The book passed through many editions. In the earlier part of his scientific life Rau tended towards the relative point of view and a historical method in economics, but he never joined the historical school of economics. To the end, he occupied a somewhat indeterminate position with respect to that school, his general merits are thoroughness of treatment, accuracy of statement, balance of judgment. Besides the publications mentioned, he was author of the following: Ansichten der Volkswirthschaft, 1821. Rau founded in 1834 the Archiv der Politischen Oekonomie und Polizeiwissenschaft, in which he wrote a number of articles, afterwards issued in separate form: among them may be named those on the debt of Baden, on the accession of Baden to the Zollverein, on the crisis of the Zollverein in the summer of 1852, on the American banks, on the English poor law, on List's national system of political economy and on the minimum size of a peasant property.

Rines, George Edwin, ed.. "Rau, Karl Heinrich". Encyclopedia Americana. Gilman, D. C.. "Rau, Karl Heinrich". New International Encyclopedia. New York: Dodd, Mead. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Rau, Karl Heinrich". Encyclopædia Britannica. 22. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 920–921

Lady Lotus

Lady Lotus is a fictional supervillainess appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She first appeared in Invaders #37 in February 1979. Lady Lotus first appeared in Invaders #37, was created by Don Glut, Rick Hoberg, Chic Stone and Alan Kupperberg. Lady Lotus was born in Japan, exhibited strong psychic powers at a young age, she developed these abilities through constant meditation, supplemented her powers with the sacred lotus flower. At the age of 21, she moved to the United States. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States began holding Japanese-Americans in concentration camps to determine their loyalties. Disgusted by this, Lady Lotus took refuge in New York's Chinatown and opened a curio shop called "The House of Lotus", she cast a subtle hypnotic suggestion over anyone who came into the store, convincing her customers that she was Chinese. Angered at how her people were being treated by the Americans, she vowed to destroy the United States, allied with the Axis Powers.

When U-Man was about to attempt an attack upon the Sub-Mariner's flagship, he was compelled away by the mental powers of Lady Lotus, who commanded him to come to her lair. When U-Man arrived at the House of Lotus, Lady Lotus sent her guards to test his strength, was impressed; when U-Man tried to fight back against her, he was powerless because of her mental abilities. She told him she was interested in Golden Girl. With her powers, she made sure that Japanese saboteurs would make an attempt at the Santa Monica Pier which would be stopped by the Kid Commandos. After they had beaten the saboteurs, she sent U-Man to capture Golden Girl and he brought her back to a warehouse at Lady Lotus's request. There, Golden Girl was treated with utmost respect and was offered tea as Lady Lotus retold her story to her, she attempted to appeal to their common Japanese ancestry so they could work together to take over the U. S. but Golden Girl was unshaken in her commitment to America, despite what she and her father, Dr. Sam Sabuki, had suffered.

Lady Lotus tried to take over her mind. The Invaders and the other Kid Commandos arrived just as U-Man and Lady Lotus' soldiers attempted to capture Golden girl, causing Lady Lotus to flee with U-Man. Meanwhile, some of Lady Lotus' agents attempted to revive Baron Blood and when he came to, Lady Lotus directed him to the House of Lotus to join her forces. After bathing in lotus petals and scented water, Lady Lotus confronted Baron Blood and U-Man, demonstrated to Baron Blood that she could control him as as Dracula, she provided him with a coffin and soil from England for him to rest in, a new costume to replace his tattered garment. She sent Baron Blood to help Master Man and Warrior Woman smuggle into America; the Invaders interfered. Lady Lotus captured a number of men and women from Chinatown and hypnotized them to have the men serve as her guards and the women as her maids. With the four costumed Axis agents assembled, Lady Lotus declared that they would join forces as the Super-Axis. Warrior Woman and Master Man refused to obey a Japanese woman, but Lady Lotus drove them into compliance with hypnotic illusions.

Meanwhile, the Human Torch arrived at the House of Lotus, wondering if there was a connection to Lady Lotus. She greeted him and took control of him with hypnosis, offering her love to him, playing on his feelings of rejection after Spitfire chose Captain America, she sent the Super-Axis and Human Torch to destroy Chicago's railroad center to hamper American supplies, directed them mentally from a distance. When the Torch nearly killed Miss America and the Whizzer, Captain America was able to help him regain his senses. Angered at how she played with his emotions, the Torch attacked the House of Lotus solo, she sent her samurai to fight him, but he released a bright flash of light that broke her spell over them. Lady Lotus escaped during the melee. With the Super-Axis' defeat, Lady Lotus retreated into Chinatown. Days she chanced to encounter the Yellow Claw and his young niece, Suwan, in the rain, she was taken aback. The Claw said that he admired her ambition, but promised that if it took him another decade to it, he would be the one to conquer the United States.

U-Man had his revenge upon Lady Lotus for making him her slave by raping her and she gave birth to his daughter, Nia. Lady Lotus was revealed to be the true identity of contemporary Los Angeles crime lord "Lotus Newmark" in Captain America: Forever Allies #1; as Lotus Newmark, she had appeared in storylines in Avengers Spotlight, Wonder Man and Nomad. Lady Lotus possesses the ability to hypnotize others from miles away, she can psychically project images into a crystal ball, cast mental illusions and had limited powers of precognition. Exposure to lotus flowers heightened her powers, she would bathe for an hour in a bath of the flowers to increase her abilities. Due to apparent mystical means, she does not age. Lady Lotus Marvel Wikia Lady Lotus at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe


The Rheinsteig is a hiking trail following a elevated path along the east bank of the Rhine River in Germany. Its 320 kilometres route stretches from Bonn to Wiesbaden, running parallel to the Rheinhöhenweg Trail and Rheinburgenweg Trail; the Rheinsteig passes through woodlands and vineyards, has challenging ascents and descents. It is signposted by signs with an'R' on a blue background; the Rheinsteig allows a number of short tours. Wiesbaden-Biebrich, Schloss Biebrich, Wiesbaden-Schierstein, Burg Frauenstein, Wiesbaden-Frauenstein Schlangenbad, Burg Scharfenstein, Eberbach Abbey, Schloss Vollrads Johannisberg, Schloss Johannisberg, Marienthal Monastery, Eibingen Abbey, Rüdesheim am Rhein, Niederwalddenkmal, Assmannshausen Lorch, Ruine Nollig, Burg Gutenfels Kaub, Dörscheid, Lorelei Sankt Goarshausen, Burg Maus Kestert, Burg Liebenstein, Burg Sterrenberg, Filsen Osterspai, Marksburg Braubach Lahnstein, Niederlahnstein, Lahneck Castle Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress Vallendar Sayn Rengsdorf Leutesdorf Rheinbrohl Leubsdorf, Linz am Rhein Unkel Bad Honnef, Drachenfels Königswinter Niederdollendorf Kennedy Bridge, Bonn Opened on September 8, 2005, hikers can find maps and books giving information about where to join and leave the track, should hikers want to do just a short section.

Rheinsteig Official website The Rhine Trail - Rheinsteig loreley-info GPS track and tour guide