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The Saint (TV series)

The Saint is a British ITC mystery spy thriller television series that aired in the United Kingdom on ITV between 1962 and 1969. It was based on the literary character Simon Templar created by Leslie Charteris in the 1920s and featured in many novels over the years, he was played by Roger Moore. Templar helps those whom conventional agencies are powerless or unwilling to protect using methods that skirt the law. Chief Inspector Claud Eustace Teal is his nominal nemesis who considers Templar a common criminal, but grudgingly tolerates his actions for the greater good. NBC picked up the show as a summer replacement in its evening schedule in 1966 because of the strong performance in the United States of the first two series in first-run syndication; the programme, ended its run with both trans-Atlantic primetime scheduling and colour episodes. It proved popular beyond the UK and US airing in over 60 countries, made a profit in excess of £350m for ITC. With 120 episodes, the programme is exceeded only by The Avengers as the most productive show of its genre produced in the UK.

As with The Avengers, the colour episodes were broadcast in the UK in black and white before the advent of colour transmissions on ITV. Roger Moore had earlier tried to buy the production rights to the Saint books himself, was delighted to be able to play the part. Moore became co-owner of the show with Robert S. Baker when the show moved to colour and the production credit became Bamore Productions. Most of the wardrobe Moore wore, he was offered the role of James Bond at least twice during the run of the series, but he had to turn it down both times due to his television commitments. In one early episode of the series, another character mistakes Templar for Bond. Moore accepted the Bond role. Moore had a few recurring co-stars Ivor Dean, who played Templar's nemesis, Inspector Teal. In three early episodes, Teal had been played by Campbell Singer, Norman Pitt, Wensley Pithey. Teal's relationship with Templar was broadly similar to that depicted in the novels, but in the series, he is depicted as bungling, rather than Charteris's characterisation of him as an officious, unimaginative policeman.

When in France, Templar had a similar relationship with Colonel Latignant. Latignant is depicted as being less competent than Teal, is keener than Teal to find Templar guilty, though Templar helps him solve the case. Unlike Teal, Latignant did not appear in Charteris's novels. In all, Inspector Teal featured in Colonel Latignant in six; the Saint began as a straightforward mystery series, but over the years adopted more secret agent- and fantasy-style plots. It made a well-publicised switch from black-and-white to colour production midway through its run; the early episodes are distinguished by Moore breaking the fourth wall and speaking to the audience in character at the start of every episode. With the switch to colour, this was replaced by simple narration; the pre-credit sequence ended with someone referring to the Saint by name – "Simon Templar". Some episodes, such as "Iris", broke away from this formula and had Templar address the audience for the entire pre-credit sequence and referring to himself by name, setting up the story that followed.

Many episodes were based upon Charteris's stories, although a higher percentage of original scripts were used as the series progressed. The novel Vendetta for the Saint, credited to Charteris but written by Harry Harrison, was one of the last Saint stories to be adapted; some of the scripts were novelised and published as part of the ongoing series of The Saint novels, such as The Fiction Makers and The People Importers. The first of these books, which gave cover credit to Charteris, but were written by others, was The Saint on TV, the series of novelisations continued for several years after the television programme had ended. Templar's car, when it appeared, was a white Volvo P1800 with the number plate ST1; this model Volvo is still referred to as "the Saint's car", with miniature versions made by Corgi which have proved popular. Volvo was pleased to supply their introduced car in 1962 for its promotional value, after Jaguar Cars had rejected a request from the producers to provide an E-type.

Unlike its contemporary rival, The Avengers, The Saint was shot on film from the beginning, whereas the first three series of the other series were videotaped, with minimal location shooting. All episodes of The Saint were syndicated abroad; the black-and-white series were first syndicated in the US by NBC affiliate stations in 1967 and 1968, 32 of the 47 colour episodes were broadcast by NBC from 1968 to 1969, have since played in syndication in the US for many years after. Most series are available on DVD in North America. Two two-part episodes from series 6, "Vendetta for the Saint" and "The Fiction Makers", were made into feature films and distributed to theatres in Europe, show up on late-night television in America, they are available on DVD. In the UK, ITV4 has broadcast colour episodes. In the US, FamilyNet and RTV have aired both the colour episodes. Me-TV has broadcast the series. In March 2015, the

John and Eliza Barr Patterson House

The John and Eliza Barr Patterson House is a private house located at 6205 N. Ridge Road in Canton, United States, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. John Patterson was born in 1804 in Connecticut. John and his wife Pamelia moved to Canton Township in Michigan and purchased property in 1826. Eight years in 1834, Pamelia Patterson died in childbirth. In 1844, John Patterson married Eliza Barr; the couple had multiple children before John died in 1856. John willed his land to Eliza. Eliza Barr Patterson Peters died in 1885, her land passed, as instructed in John's will, to the couple's son Charles Patterson; the farm remained in the family until 1999. The John and Eliza Barr Patterson House is a ​1 1⁄2-story, five-bay wood-frame Greek Revival farmhouse with clapboard siding sitting atop a stone foundation; the front facade is symmetrical with a center entrance topped with a transom and flanked by twelve-over-twelve windows. It is topped by a wide frieze, a box cornice with returns, a shingle roof.

The interior of the house is in original condition. The first floor houses a living room, dining room, a kitchen, a single bedroom. Door hardware in the house is original, one of the bedrooms still contains a c. 1844 stenciled border at the top of the wall. Hand-hewn beams can still be seen in the basement of the house. A 20th-century barn is on the property, along with a shed and the foundation of a barn. Evidence of other farm outbuildings can still be seen around the house, as well as rose and peony plantings that date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A former chicken coop has been converted into living quarters. Canton Township MPS Canton Charter Township, Michigan

Western League (1900–1958)

The Western League was the name of several leagues in American minor league baseball. First, its earliest progenitor, which existed from 1885 to 1899, was the predecessor of the American League. During the 20th century, there were four incarnations of the Western League, including a Class D loop that played from 1939–41 and an independent loop that began play in 1995; this article, concentrates on the two Class A leagues that played from 1900–37 and from 1947–58. Minor League baseball went unclassified through 1901. From 1902 until 1911, Class A was the highest level in the minor leagues. In 1912, a new top tier, Class AA, was created. In 1939, the Nebraska State League adopted the name for three seasons, before disbanding. In 1946, the Class AA leagues were renamed AAA, the A1 loops were renamed AA, thus the Western League – whose clubs were located in the Great Plains, Rocky Mountain States, the Upper Midwest and the Upper Southwest – was a top-level minor league until 1911 two levels below Major League Baseball through 1935, three steps removed in 1936–37 and when it was revived in 1947 during the post-war minor league baseball boom.

For several years in the 1910s, the Western League champion played a postseason series against the champion of the American Association for supremacy of the central states. Its longest-serving franchise was located in Des Moines, which joined the WL in 1900 and played continuously through 1937, when the league shut down during the Great Depression. Des Moines rejoined the reborn Western circuit when Colorado Senator Edwin C. Johnson founded it in 1947; the Western League reformed in 1947 with six teams: Denver Bears, Des Moines Bruins, Lincoln A's, Omaha Cardinals, Pueblo Dodgers and Sioux City Soos. All six clubs were affiliated with major league farm systems; the WL expanded to eight teams in 1950, adding the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and Wichita Indians, but the encroachment of televised baseball and major league franchise shifts into former AAA cities hit the league hard. In 1955, the Western League's two strongest franchises, the Denver Bears and the Omaha Cardinals, were admitted to the AAA American Association.

The WL continued for four more seasons before folding in the autumn of 1958. Its last champion, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, attracted only 61,000 fans for the season. In addition to the founding clubs and the Sky Sox, the postwar WL had teams in Albuquerque, Amarillo and Wichita; the new Western League formed as a Class B league in 1900. Charter teams were the: Denver Grizzlies, Des Moines Hawkeyes, Omaha Omahogs, Pueblo Indians, Sioux City Cornhuskers and St. Joseph Saints; the teams in Pueblo and Sioux City folded. New teams in Colorado Springs, St. Paul, Minnesota and joined the League. Teams from Kansas City and Minneapolis, Minnesota moved from the American League; the Minneapolis and St. Paul teams joined the American Association. New teams in Milwaukee and Peoria, Illinois and joined the League; the teams in Milwaukee, Kansas City, Peoria folded. The Sioux City, Iowa team from the Iowa–South Dakota League joined the League; the Colorado Springs team, with a record of 22–48, moved to Pueblo, Colorado on July 15, where they had a record of 30–44.

The St. Joseph team moved to the Western Association. A new team in Lincoln, Nebraska and joined the League. Teams from Topeka and Wichita, joined from the Western Association; the Pueblo team folded. A new team in St. Joseph, Missouri and joined the League; the Wichita team, with a record of 15–9, moved to Pueblo, Colorado on May 22, Their record there was 77–66. The Pueblo team moved back to Kansas. Denver defeated the Minneapolis team of the American Association 4 games to 1. Milwaukee of the American Association defeated Denver 4 games to 2. Wichita Jobbers renamed Wichita Wolves. Indianapolis of the American Association defeated Denver 4 games to 2; the Wichita team, with a record of 58–84, moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado on September 10. Their record there was 2–10. Louisville of the American Association defeated Omaha 4 games to 1; the Topeka team folded. A new team in Joplin, Missouri joined the League. Colorado Springs moved back to Wichita. St. Joseph, with a record of 34–56, moved to Hutchinson, where their record was 32–24, on July 24.

Sioux City moved to St. Joseph on August 5. Hutchinson defeated Joplin 3 games to none for the second half title. Des Moines defeated Hutchinson 4 games to 2 for the championship; the Denver and Lincoln teams folded. New teams in Sioux City and Topeka, Kansas and joined the League. Hutchinson, with a record of 14–19, moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 2, where they compiled a record of 19–18. Topeka, with a record of 19–13, moved to Hutchinson, where they compiled a record of 18–18, on June 2; the League suspended operations on July 7 due to World War I. The Hutchinson team folded. A new team was formed in Tulsa and joined the League. Tulsa lead St. Joseph 3 games to 1 in the championship series when the series was cancelled due to bad weather. Wichita's Joe Wilhoit had a 69-game hitting streak. Joplin moved to the Western Association. A new team formed in Denver and joined the League. Tulsa beat Mobile of the Southern Association 4 games to 1, with 1 tie Sioux City moved to the Tri-State League.

Lincoln joined from the Nebraska State League. Springfield of the Three-I League led Des Moines 3 games to 1 when the series was cancelled due to bad weat