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Taylor County, Texas

Taylor County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 131,506, its county seat is Abilene. The county was created in 1858 and organized in 1878, it is named for Edward Taylor, George Taylor, James Taylor, three brothers who died at the Battle of the Alamo. Taylor County is included in the Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area, is considered part of West Texas. Among first inhabitants were the Penteka. 1849 Capt. Randolph Marcy, U. S. Army engineer passes through scouting out West Texas to California routes. 1858 The Texas legislature establishes Taylor County from Travis counties. The county is named for Alamo defenders Edward and George Taylor. Butterfield Overland Mail establishes the Mountain Pass Station at Merkel, in continual use until 1861. 1872 First cattlemen venture into present Taylor County. 1878 Taylor County is organized. Buffalo Gap is named county seat. 1880 Texas & Pacific Railroad signs an agreement to run tracks through the future city of Abilene.

1881 Abilene is named after Abilene, Kansas. 1883 Abilene becomes the county seat. Wagon train of ten Baptist families arrives in the county. 1890 Abilene Board of Trade is organized. There are 587 ranches in the county. 1891 Hardin-Simmons University is established as Abilene Baptist College by the Sweetwater Baptist Association. 1897 Lytle Lake is created. 1904 State Epileptic Colony opens in Abilene. 1906 Abilene Christian University opens its doors as Childers Classical Institute. 1924 Hendricks Medical Center opens in Abilene as West Texas Baptist Sanitarium. West Texas Historical Association is chartered in Abilene. 1926 The first senior class of McMurry University graduates. 1929 Oil is discovered in the county. 1933 Abilene donates land for use by the Civilian Conservation Corps. 1942 Dyess Air Force Base is established as Abilene AFB. It is named in honor of Texas native and Bataan Death March survivor Lieutenant Colonel William Dyess. 1950 The Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra is created, with Jay Dietzer as the first conductor.

1956 Buffalo Gap Historic Village opens. 1998 The Ranch Horse Association of America is formed in Abilene. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 919 square miles, of which 916 square miles are land and 3.8 square miles are water. Interstate 20 Interstate 20 Business U. S. Highway 83 U. S. Highway 84 U. S. Highway 277 State Highway 36 State Highway 153 State Highway 351 Loop 322 Jones County Shackelford County Callahan County Coleman County Runnels County Nolan County Fisher County As of the census of 2000, 126,555 people, 47,274 households, 32,524 families resided in the county; the population density was 138 people per square mile. The 52,056 housing units averaged 57 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 80.61% White, 6.73% Black or African American, 0.58% Native American, 1.25% Asia], 0.07% Pacific Islander, 8.35% from other races, 2.42% from two or more races. About 17.64 % of the population was Latino of any race. Of the 47,274 households, 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.20% were not families.

About 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals, 9.70% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.07. In the county, the population was distributed as 26.60% under the age of 18, 13.80% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 19.30% from 45 to 64, 12.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $34,035, for a family was $40,859. Males had a median income of $28,964 versus $21,021 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,176. About 10.40% of families and 14.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.60% of those under age 18 and 9.20% of those age 65 or over. Abilene Tuscola Tye Buffalo Gap Impact Lawn Merkel Trent Potosi Caps Ovalo View Wylie Dyess AFB Abilene State Park, recreational facility Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center, the world's largest wind farm Gary D. McCaleb, former mayor of Abilene List of museums in West Texas National Register of Historic Places listings in Taylor County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Taylor County Charles Perry, member of the Texas Senate from Lubbock, was born in Taylor County in 1962.

Taylor County Official Site Central Appraisal District of Taylor County Taylor County from the Handbook of Texas Online Taylor at Curlie Zachry, Juanita Daniel A History of Rural Taylor County Nortex Press, 1980. ISBN 089015239X

Demand draft

A demand draft is a negotiable instrument similar to a bill of exchange. A bank issues a demand draft to a client, directing another bank or one of its own branches to pay a certain sum to the specified party. A demand draft can be compared to a cheque. However, demand drafts are difficult to countermand. Demand drafts can only be made payable to a specified party known as pay to order. But, cheques can be made payable to the bearer. Demand drafts are orders of payment by a bank to another bank, whereas cheques are orders of payment from an account holder to the bank. Demand drafts are known as sight drafts, as they are payable when presented by sight to the bank. Under UCC 3-104, a draft has been defined as a negotiable instrument in the form of an order; the person making the order is known as the drawer and the person specified in the order is called the drawee, as defined in the UCC 3-103. The party who creates the draft is called the maker, the party, ordered to pay is called the drawee. In US, remotely created cheques are called demand drafts.

Remotely created cheques are orders of payment created by the payee and authorized by the customer remotely, using a telephone or the internet by providing the required information including the MICR code from a valid cheque. They do not bear the signatures of the customers like ordinary cheques. Instead, they bear a legend statement "Authorized by Drawer"; this type of instrument is used by credit card companies, utility companies, or telemarketers. Remotely created cheques are susceptible to fraud. Cashier's check Money order Traveler's cheque

Kevin Brown (catcher)

Kevin Lee Brown is a former Major League Baseball catcher who spent parts of seven seasons with four MLB teams but who never got into more than a handful of MLB games each season except for 1998 with the Toronto Blue Jays, for whom he played 52 games that season. He finished his career with a.254 batting average with a.311 on base average and.450 slugging percentage in 85 games. Brown was drafted 56th overall in the second round of the 1994 Major League Baseball draft, by the Texas Rangers, he advanced through the minors, batting.261 with 43 home runs in 306 games in from 1994 and 1996. Brown made his Major League debut in the 9th inning of a blowout loss against the Milwaukee Brewers on September 12, 1996, he was struck out by Alberto Reyes in his only plate appearance of the game. Brown spent the majority of 1997 on Texas' AAA affiliate, the Oklahoma City 89ers, where he posted a.241 batting average with 19 home runs. With only about 2 weeks left before the start of the 1998 season, Brown was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for relief pitcher Tim Crabtree.

Brown spent 1998 as a backup for Darrin Fletcher. During this time he batted.254 with only 2 home runs during 52 games in the Majors. On July 25, 2000, Brown was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfield prospect Alvin Morrow. Between the 2000 and 2001 seasons, Brown played a total of 22 games with Milwaukee, with the rest of his time spent with the AAA Indianapolis Indians. After the 2001 season, Brown was granted free agency. On January 24, 2002, he signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. After playing only 6 games with Tampa Bay's AAA affiliate, the Durham Bulls, he was released from the team in favor of other catching prospects Paul Hoover and Toby Hall. During his brief stint with Durham, Brown bat.150, with 2 of his 3 hits being home runs. Only 3 days after being cut, Brown signed with the Boston Red Sox. Brown was assigned to Boston's AAA affiliate, the Pawtucket Red Sox, where he became the team's starting catcher in 2002. Despite his success in AAA, Brown only made 1 plate appearance at the Major League level.

This would be the last Major League appearance of his career. Brown was granted free agency on October 14, 2002. Brown signed a minor league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, but would only appear in 7 games for their A+ affiliate, the Palm Beach Cardinals, he was released on August 1, 2003. After retiring from professional baseball, Brown coached for his alma mater, the University of Southern Indiana. Brown's son Logan was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 35th round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference

St. John's Curling Club

The St. John's Curling Club is a curling club in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada; the club plays at the RE/MAX Centre in Central St. John's, on Mayor Ave, it is the largest curling club in the province. The club was founded on July 8 1910 when the Terra Nova Curling Club and the Micmac Curling Club were amalgamated. From 1912 to 1941, the club was located at the Newfoundland Curling Rink Ltd. on Forest Road. The club bought a new rink in 1941. In 1943, the club moved to a rink on Factory Lane. In addition to curling, this rink allowed for skating and dancing; the St. John's Ladies Curling Club was integrated in 1959. In 1976 the club moved to a new rink on Bonaventure Avenue, renamed RE/MAX Centre in 2006; the club is most notable for being the home of the 2006 Winter Olympic champion team of Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Russ Howard, Jamie Korab and Mike Adam. Gushue curls out of both the Bally Haly Golf & Curling Club and the St. John's Curling Club; the first Newfoundland team to win the Brier, hailed from the St. John's Curling Club.

The team of Jack MacDuff, Toby McDonald, Doug Hudson and Ken Templeton won the 1976 Macdonald Brier. As of 2015, teams from the St. John's Curling Club have won 39 Newfoundland and Labrador Tankards, the provincial men's championship; the club has won two Canadian Junior Curling Championships. Brad Gushue and his rink of Mike Adam, Brent Hamilton and Mark Nichols won the men's title in 2001; the team went on to win a gold medal at the 2001 World Junior Curling Championships. Stacie Devereaux, Stephanie Guzzwell, Sarah Paul and Julie Devereaux won the women's 2007 Canadian Junior Curling Championships and won a silver medal for Canada at the 2007 World Junior Curling Championships. While curling out of the club, Mark Nichols, Shelley Nichols, Brent Hamilton and Jennifer Guzzwell won the 2005 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, the only time the province has won a Canadian Mixed title; the club won the only men's Canadian Senior Curling Championships for the province, when Bas Buckle, Bob Freeman, Gerry Young and Harvey Holloway won in 2004.

The team went on to win a gold medal at the 2005 World Senior Curling Championships. The club won its first Travelers Curling Club Championship in 2015, when Andrew Symonds, Mark Healy, Cory Ewart and Keith Jewerwon the men's title

Princess Dagmar of Denmark

Princess Dagmar of Denmark was the youngest child and fourth daughter of Frederick VIII of Denmark and his wife, Princess Louise of Sweden and Norway. Princess Dagmar was born at Denmark, she was named after her paternal aunt, Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia, born Princess Dagmar of Denmark. She was married in Fredensborg, Denmark, on 23 November 1922 to Jørgen Castenskjold, son of Anton Castenskiold, Royal Danish Court Chamberlain, wife Sophie Steensen-Leth, from Danish Nobility, they had five children: Carl Frederik Anton Jørgen Castenskjold, married Bente Grevenkop-Castenskiold on October 23, 1948, divorced in 1963, had three children Christian Ludwig Gustav Fritz Castenskjold married Cecily Fyffe Kathrine Abbots on November 11, 1952, had one daughter Jørgen Frederik Aage Erik Helge Castenskjold, married Kirsten Schlichtkrull on July 14, 1956, divorced 1958, had a daughter. Married secondly Birgit Tengstedt on 17 October 1959 and had a daughter Dagmar Louise Thyra Sophia Castenskjold, married Poul Bitsch on April 4, 1950, had three children Christian Frederik Castenskjold Princess Dagmar died at Kongstedlund, Denmark at the age of 71, as the last surviving child of King Frederick VIII and Queen Louise.

She was the grandaunt of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, King Harald V of Norway and Kings Baudouin and Albert II of Belgium

Miles Brown (American football)

Miles Brown is an American football nose tackle for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He played college football at Wofford and was signed by the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2019. Brown was born on September 4, 1997 and went to high school at Sidwell Friends School in Washington D. C. where he started all four years of high school totaling 97 tackles, 12 sacks and two INTs as a senior. He played Running back in high school in which he totaled 136 carries for 1,012 yards, 22 receptions for 314 yards and 28 total TDs, he was a member of the wrestling team where he went 23–0 as a junior. Brown went to Wofford for his college career where in all four seasons he started 49 of 50 played games where he recorded 174 total tackles, recorded 38 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks in his career. Brown was two-time third-team All-American selection. After going undrafted in the 2019 NFL draft, he signed with the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. After making the Cardinals roster, Brown played in three games before being waived on October 1, 2019 and re-signed to the practice squad.

On November 13, 2019, Brown was promoted to the active roster after Zach Allen was placed on injured reserve. Wofford Terriers bio Arizona Cardinals bio