St Kilda Football Club

The St Kilda Football Club, nicknamed the Saints, is an Australian rules football club based in Melbourne, Australia. The club plays in the sport's premier league; the club's name originates from its original home base in the bayside Melbourne suburb of St Kilda in which the club was established in 1873. The club has strong links to the south-eastern suburb of Moorabbin, where it was based between 1965 and 2010. St Kilda were a foundation team of the Victorian Football Association in 1877 and in 1897, became a foundation team in the Victorian Football League, which became known as the Australian Football League in 1990; the Saints field teams in the AFL Women's and VFL Women's competitions, are in an alignment with the Sandringham Football Club in the Victorian Football League. St Kilda have won a single premiership to a famous one-point win in the 1966 VFL Grand Final. St Kilda most won the minor premiership in the 2009 AFL season and were grand finalists in 2009 and 2010. St Kilda developed a reputation as perennial underachievers, much of this attributed to their record of finishing last more than any other club in the league, as well as having the second lowest all-time win percentage of any team still playing in the league.

On 14 March 1873 a meeting was held in Windsor to form the St Kilda Football Club. At this meeting a provisional committee of men were elected; the formation was completed on 2 April 1873. On 11 June 1873 another meeting was held to appoint the final committee. In March 1888 a decision was made to amalgamate St Kilda with nearby Prahran Football Club. St Kilda retained their colours and ground as well as picking up a number of Prahran players. St Kilda competed as a senior club in the VFA from 1877 to 1879, 1881 to 1882 and 1886 to 1896 before moving into the breakaway competition, the Victorian Football League, from 1897 onwards. St Kilda were one of the eight clubs that took part in the inaugural VFL season in 1897, they made their debut in an away game against Collingwood on 8 May 1897, which they lost 2.4. to 5.11.. The club's home ground in the new league was the Junction Oval in the suburb of St Kilda in Melbourne and the club's first home game was against Fitzroy; the score was St Kilda 3.8. to 10.6..

St Kilda's early years in the VFL were not successful and, in 1899, they had the lowest score recorded in a VFL/AFL match, one point against Geelong. In 1902, Charlie Baker became the first St Kilda player to be the league's leading goalkicker in a home and away season with 30 goals. Six successive wins at the start of the 1907 season saw St Kilda make the finals for the first time, qualifying third with nine wins and eight losses. St Kilda were beaten by Carlton in their first VFL final by 56 points, they qualified in third position again in 1908 and were once again eliminated by Carlton in the semi-finals, this time by 58 points. The 1913 season saw major improvement in which the team qualified fourth, but were beaten in the 1913 grand final by Fitzroy. At the time a challenge system was in place, which allowed the team that qualified in first position as minor premiers to challenge any team that won through to be the top ranked team in the finals series if it was not the minor premiers. St Kilda won its semi-final against South Melbourne and defeated Fitzroy two weeks 10.10. to 6.9. in what was a match between the two teams that won the semi-finals.

Fitzroy as minor premiers were allowed to challenge St Kilda – the number one ranked team in the finals series at that point – and the two teams played again the following week in the grand final which Fitzroy won 7.14. to 5.13.. Due to World War I the St Kilda Football Club was in recess in 1916 and 1917 but resumed in 1918 and fared well, making the finals in fourth position but were eliminated by Collingwood in a semi final by nine points, 58 to 49. Colin Watson became the first St Kilda player to win the league's highest individual award, the Brownlow Medal; the following years saw St Kilda establish itself as a more competitive club. They made the finals in 1929 and were eliminated once again by Carlton, 12.9 to 11.7 in the semi-finals. In 1936, Bill Mohr became the second St Kilda player to be the league's leading goalkicker in a home and away season. Bill Mohr kicked 101 goals in 1936 and was the first St Kilda player to kick 100 goals or more in a season; the mid-1930s saw the club vying for finals berths making it in 1939 by qualifying fourth after a record run of eight consecutive victories and an overall record of 13 wins and five losses.

The team had its first finals win since 1913, against Richmond, but were eliminated in the 1939 finals series by Collingwood in the preliminary final. St Kilda won three of the first four games early in the 1940 season and were on top of the ladder after Round 4 before finishing second last. Although there were some prominent players like Harold Bray, Keith Drinan, Peter Bennett and Neil Roberts, St Kilda were competitive in the 1940s; the 1950 season saw St Kilda win the first five games before fading to finish with eight wins and a draw in ninth place. In 1955, after one of the club's worst seasons, Alan Killigrew was appointed coach, his first action was one of the largest clean-outs of players in the history of any VFL club. It is believed that only 17 players from 1955 played for St Kilda again in 1956, with 11 new players appearing in the club's opening match of 1956. In 1956 Bill Young became the third St Kilda player to be the league's leading goalkicker in a home and away season with 56 goals.

In 1957, Brian Gleeson became the second St Kilda player to win the league's highest individua


The Eastholme known as Eastholme of the Rockies, is a historic building in Cascade, near Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is on the National Register of Historic Places; the building was built in operation by 1887 as a boarding house. It was built by a widow, Eliza Marriott Hewlett, her sisters and Caroline. Hewlett was from New York. Eliza Marriott Hewlett, the oldest of three sisters, left the state of New York for Colorado in the 1880s, brought her two children with her to Cascade, it was quite uncommon for "ladies of leisure" to have moved to Colorado during this period. Caroline Marriott lived near the confluence of Fountain Creeks. Ellen lived beside waterfalls, "high up in the canyon" and Eliza lived at the entrance to Cascade Canyon in a log cabin. There she "entertained friends from Manitou at taffy sledding parties. Others came to the area for their health. Uncommon for a woman the 1880s, Hewlett became the Cascade Improvement Company's secretary; the company contributed to the cost of the development of the Pikes Peak Carriage Road and, having purchased land from the sisters in 1886 opened two larger hotels in Cascade.

The building, designed after elegant eastern hotels, had eight gables. When the railway was established through Ute Pass, there was an increase in tourism in the area and development of large resort hotels. Eastholme is the only remaining summer resort building in Cascade; the inn is a designated Ute Pass Landmark by the 1976 Bicentennial Committee. In 1888, Eastholme was sold by Hewlett to her sister. Hewlett was, listed as proprietor of the hotel in 1892 and 1897 business directories. For a short period of time Eastholme was leased as a boarding house. William Slutz bought the property in 1899, it was purchased in 1913 by Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Hewitt. Following the closure of the Colorado Midland Railway, large hotels "would disappear in the 1920s." Over time, Eastholme was able to survive and continues to operate as a source of lodging. During the 1920s many tourists began to travel by car, rather than train. Eastholme accommodated the travelers, as well as racers in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

It was operated by Mrs. Hewitt, after the death of her husband in 1919, until 1940 when it was sold to Mrs. Stanley Eastham. Between 1913 and 1940, the Hewitts added an extension to the house, constructed cottages and named the building the "East Home Hotel"; the Jacobsons operated as a boarding house throughout the year. In 1988, they converted it to a breakfast, it was sold to Teresha Thompson in 1995. The Colorado Midland Railway provided service from Old Colorado City Colorado City, west through Ute Pass. Communities were developed for people seeking summer respite. In the 1880s, there were people in the Cascade Canyon area that ran businesses delivering supplies via mule trains to the Leadville and Cripple Creek mining towns; the Cascade Canyon House was opened by the Cascade Town Company in 1887 and The Ramona House, "the town's centerpiece", was opened in 1891. Thousands of tourists traveled along the Pikes Peak Carriage Road up to Pikes Peak's summit, it was opened by the Cascade Town Company in 1888 and closed in 1902.

Ute Park, now Chipita, Green Mountain Falls, Crystola were developed in this time period. The bed and breakfast inn, now called Eastholme in the Rockies, opened in 1988 as a guest inn, it has 2 suites and 4 guest rooms. Fireplaces are in each room, bathrooms are in each cottage or room, except the 2 guest rooms on the third floor. Shared space includes a large porch spans the width of the front of the building, spacious dining room and parlor, a backyard brick patio; the inn's gazebo may be used for events, such as weddings. It is furnished with turn-of-the-century antiques and a piano in the inn since the late 19th-century, it is a member of the Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado. Some of the inn's recipes are published in the Tasting Colorado: Favorite Recipes from the Centennial State book by Michele Morris, it was featured in 2003 issue of Country Magazine. The ghost of a young woman in a tea-length, red satin dress has been seen in the inn; the inn has experienced supernatural events when no one is visible, such as notes being played on the piano, electrical equipment being manipulated, the name "Grace" being whispered, the sound of footsteps.

Before they were married and Mamie Eisenhower stayed at the inn, as did her parents, the Douds, from Denver. The Douds stayed at Eastholme on many occasions. Racers in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb stayed at inn in the 1920s, they "soaked the wooden wheels in barrels in the yard." History of Colorado Springs, Colorado Eastholme in the Rockies

Golaghat Baptist Church

The Golaghat Baptist Church established in December 1898, is one of the oldest and biggest Baptist Churches in Assam located in the city of Golaghat that had celebrated its Centenary Jubilee in the year 1999. The pioneering man behind the foundation of this church was Dr. O. L. Swanson, a missionary from America, who had come to Assam in 1893 along with his wife. Dr. Swanson was assisted by a number of local people to erect this church. Christianity was on the rise during the late 1800s and early 1900s in Upper - Assam and quite a few church buildings were erected during that period; these were termed as Indigenous Churches by the American Missionaries and the cost of these church buildings if paid in hard cash would've amounted to ₹1500 at that time. The missionary work was becoming more organized during that period, that led the formation of the church; the Assam Baptist Convention has its primary operations' office at Golaghat and is led by the General Secretary. The convention consists of six associations located at Goalpara, Guwahati, Nagaon and Tinsukia.

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