Washtenaw County is a county located in the U. S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 344,791; the county seat is Ann Arbor. The county was authorized by legislation in 1822, was organized as a county in 1826. Washtenaw County comprises the Ann Arbor Metropolitan Statistical Area and is included in the Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor Combined Statistical Area; the county is home to the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, Concordia University Ann Arbor. The earliest histories mention French trappers and traders conducting trade in the area at the Potawatomi Trail and Pontiac Trail crossings of the Huron River, English American settlers; the first successful settlement was established at the present site of Ypsilanti about 1809 by French traders. In 1822, the Legislative Council of Michigan Territory government defined the name and boundaries of the county, but attached it to Wayne County for revenue and judicial affairs; the word: Washtenaw is a variant of the Ojibwe word: "Wash-ten-ong," meaning what is now called the "Grand River".
At the time of the official naming of the county in 1822, the headwaters of the Grand River fell within the original boundaries of Washtenaw County, which encompassed a much larger area than the present county. In the Ojibwe language, "Wash-ten-ong" translates as "far away waters", was used by the Ojibwe as the name for the Grand River due to its great length, thus "Washtenaw" could mean "far away waters". Four years after the first platting out of the county, Washtenaw was established as a separate self-administered county by an act of the Michigan Territorial Legislature, in 1826, it was attached for administrative purposes to Wayne County until. Ingham and other counties were formed from portions of territorial Washtenaw County. Swamps were drained and farms were tiled to lower the water table; the swamp northwest of the I-94 and US-23 intersection, areas within Waterloo Recreation Area still appear as they did to early settlers. As productive farms became established, the local deer herds grew.
In the 1820s and 1830s, the events surrounding the independence of Greece from Turkey inspired construction of Greek Revival buildings, the names of townships and children. The "frostbitten constitutional convention" was held at Ann Arbor, the county seat, in 1835. Statehood was delayed because Michigan claimed the Toledo Strip, claimed by Ohio. Following resolution of the Toledo War, in which Michigan Territory ceded its claim to Toledo in exchange for most of the Upper Peninsula, Ohio withdrew its objection and Michigan became a state on January 26, 1837; the constitutional convention decided to move the capital from Detroit to a point further away from the Canadian border. After considering many existing communities, the delegates decided to built an new capital city, which became Lansing; the University of Michigan, founded at Detroit in 1817, was moved to Ann Arbor in 1839 as a consolation for the city not being named the new state capital, as it had sought. The University subsequently remains Washtenaw County's largest employer.
In 1849, the Michigan State Normal School was established in Washtenaw's oldest settlement, Ypsilanti. It was elevated to collegiate status c. 1891 as Michigan State Normal College. The name was changed in 1956 to Eastern Michigan College, elevated to university status in 1959. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 722 square miles, of which 706 square miles is land and 16 square miles is water; as of the 2010 United States Census, there were 344,791 people living in the county. 74.5% were White, 12.7% Black or African American, 7.9% Asian, 0.3% Native American, 1.2% of some other race and 3.4% of two or more races. 4.0 % were Latino. 16.0 % were of 7.6 % English, 7.5 % Irish, 6.3 % American and 5.0 % Polish ancestry. Washtenaw has the highest proportion of Asian-American residents of any Michigan county; as of the 2000 census of 2000, 17.4% of county residents were of German ancestry. According to Census 2000, 87.1% spoke only English at home. There were 125,327 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.40% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.20% were non-families.
29.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.02. In the county, the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 17.10% from 18 to 24, 32.10% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, 8.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $51,990, the median income for a family was $70,393 Males had a median income of $49,304 versus $33,598 for females; the per capita income for the county was $27,173. About 5.10% of families and 11.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.60% of those under age 18 and 5.80% of those age 65 or over. Prosecuting Attorney: Brian L. Mackie Sheriff: Jerry Clayton County Clerk/Register of Deeds: Lawrence Kestenbaum County Treasurer: Cath
Roy William Carter is a former professional footballer. Carter played for Falmouth Town, he joined Hereford United in April 1975, he went on to play 71 league games, scoring 9 times. He transferred to Swindon Town for a £22,000 fee in December 1977 and he went on to make 236 senior appearances for the club, scoring 39 goals. After loan spells with Torquay United and Bristol Rovers he moved permanently to Torquay in February 1983, he joined Newport County and played 152 league games, scoring 21 times before moving to Exeter City. He stayed only one season at St. James' Park before leaving league football and joining Saltash United
The Ministry of Immigration, National Identity and Codevelopment was a ministry of the Government of France, created by President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007. It was abolished in 2010. Sarkozy had suggested the formation of such a ministry during his 2007 bid for the presidency; when he presented his intention to create this ministry if elected, a spirited debate over its necessity and impact ensued. He was inaugurated on 16 May 2007 as President of France, he established the Ministry of Immigration, National Identity and Codevelopment and appointed Brice Hortefeux to head the newly announced institution. Hortefeux was replaced by Eric Besson, on 15 January 2009. Besson remained in office until 13 November 2010, its competences were redistributed amongst other government agencies. To rein in migration flows. Official website
KLVT is a radio station broadcasting a brand new Talk Radio format licensed to Levelland, United States. The station is owned by Tania Moody, through licensee Cute Boots Broadcasting LLC, features programming from ABC Radio, as well as local sports and local morning show Good Morning Texas with Tania Moody, Michael Wiiest and Jody Rose and Tradio—hosted by Michael Wiiest that allows callers from all over the area to call in their items to buy and trade. A complete listing is available through an online "mailbag" at klvtradio.com. KLVT was first licensed to Forrest Weimhold, he and attorney Al Allison went to Washington and met with Texas Senator Lyndon Johnson, a member of the FCC committee. The original application was the call the station KRFW, it was taken. They tried KFRD and it was taken. KLVT was accepted. Forrest sold the station in 1959 to Marshall Formby to raise money to purchase a 4-color printing press for the newspaper. KLVT AM 1230 is operated by Cute Boots Broadcasting, llc. KLVT is located in Levelland, TX, simulcasts popular call-in show "Tradio" on KZZN AM 1490, based in Littlefield.
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South Dakota Highway 15 is a 67.562-mile-long state highway in the northeastern South Dakota, United States. It connects Clear Lake and Wilmot. SD 15 traveled from the Nebraska state line to the North Dakota state line, it followed what would become U. S. Route 77, designated before 1931. Part of its path went north from Wilmot to Sisseton north to Hammer, along US 81's former path, west to Claire City, north to the North Dakota state line north of Claire City, where it met North Dakota Highway 18; the segment from Sisseton to Hammer was redesignated as SD 127. From Claire City to North Dakota became SD 25. Part of the highway in the Wilmot area was redesignated as SD 15A. SD 15 begins at an intersection with SD 28 west of Toronto, in the south-central part of Deuel County; the roadway continues to the south as 476th Avenue. SD 15 travels through rural areas of the county. Just south of 183rd Street, the highway crosses over Hidewood Creek, it enters the south-central part of Clear Lake. Is an intersection with SD 22.
Just north of Valley View Drive, it passes the Sanford Clear Lake Medical Center. Just south of 5th Street West, it passes Deuel Public School. Just north of 3rd Street West, it passes the Clear Lake Historical Society Museum. Just north of 2nd Street West, it passes the city's library, in the municipal building. Just before an intersection with the western terminus of 181st Street, it passes the city park. At the intersection with the western terminus of 181st Street leads to Ulven Park and the Deuel Athletic Complex; the highway leaves Clear Lake. Just south of 180th Street, the highway passes the Clear Lake Municipal Airport, it crosses over the southeastern part of Lake Sutton. Just north of this crossing, it passes the Lake Sutton and the Ketchum Lake state public shooting areas. Between 176th and 175th streets, it passes Altamont to the east. Just south of 174th Street, the highway passes the Altamont State Public Shooting Areas, it curves to the north-northwest and intersects US 212. The two highways travel concurrently to the northeast.
They curve to the north, to the east-southeast. They cross over Caine Creek just west of 477th Avenue. SD 15 splits off to the north. At an intersection with 166th Street, it enters the southeastern part of Grant County. At an intersection with 164th Street, SD 15 begins a concurrency with SD 20. Just south of 163rd Street, they cross over the South Fork Yellow Bank River. Just south of 161st Street, they cross over some railroad tracks of BNSF Railway. At an intersection with 157th Street, SD 20 splits off to the west, while SD 158 begins here and heads to the east. Just north of 153rd Street, SD 15 crosses over the North Fork Yellow Bank River; the highway enters Milbank. In the main part of the city, it intersects US 12. Just north of this intersection is a crossing of some railroad tracks of BNSF Railway, it skirts along the eastern edge of Lake Farley Park. Just after leaving Milbank, SD 15 curves to the north-northeast and back to the north. Between 144th and 143rd streets, it crosses over the North Fork Whetstone River.
At an intersection with 142nd Street, it enters the southeastern part of Roberts County. SD 15 continues to the north. North of 138th Street, southwest of Shady Beach and southeast of Linden Beach, it begins to curve to the west. On this curve, it intersects the northern terminus of SD 109, it travels just south of Linden Beach and skirts along the southern edge of Hartford Beach State Park. It travels south of Hartford Beach; the highway curves to the northwest and to the west. Between 469th and 468th avenues, it crosses over the North Fork Whetstone River. Just to the west of 486th Avenue, it travels just north of a sewage disposal pond just before entering Wilmot. Just east of 3rd Avenue, the highway crosses some railroad tracks of BNSF Railway; the next intersection is with the northern terminus of SD 123 and the southern terminus of 467th Avenue. SD 123 leads to the business district of the city. Just to the west of 466th Avenue, SD 15 crosses over the North Fork Whetstone River again, it curves to the southwest and has an interchange with Interstate 29.
3⁄4 mile it meets its northern terminus, an intersection with County Road 34 and the eastern terminus of CR 17, Originally, SD 15 traveled the entire north–south length of the state, from Nebraska to North Dakota, on the auto trail known as the King of Trails. It followed the path of what would become US 77, designated by 1931; the highway went north from Milbank, west to Wilmont, north to Sisseton. It went north to Hammer along US 81. From there, it went west to Claire City, north to meet ND 18. By 1932, the only portion of this highway that remained was from US 12 to the North Dakota state line. In the early 1950s, SD 15 was rerouted, it went north to Hartford Beach, west through Wilmot to US 81, before heading north again. In 1976, the northern terminus was truncated to US 81. After US 77 was decommissioned in the state in the early 1980s, SD 15 extended along its former alignment south from Milbank, to the present southern terminus. South Dakota Highway 15A was a short state highway in the northeastern part of the U.
S. state of South Dakota. This highway was originall
Edward Christopher Williams was the first African-American professionally trained librarian in the United States. His sudden death in 1929 ended his career the year he was expected to receive the first Ph. D. in librarianship. Williams was born on February 11, 1871, in Cleveland, Ohio, to an African-American father and an Irish mother. Upon his graduation with distinction from Adelbert College of Western Reserve University in 1892, he was appointed Assistant Librarian of Hatch Library at WRU. Two years he was promoted to librarian of Hatch Library until 1909, when he resigned to assume the responsibility of the Principal of M Street High School in Washington, D. C, he continued his career as University Librarian of Howard University until his death on December 24, 1929. Williams was rediscovered as a Harlem Renaissance author with the 2004 publication of his novel When Washington Was in Vogue, considered among the earliest epistolary novels by an African American. Edward Williams was born in Cleveland, the only son of Daniel P. Williams, a respected personality in Cleveland, Mary Kilkary Williams, of Irish origin.
Edward received his education in the public schools of Cleveland, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Adelbert College of Western Reserve University in 1892. As a distinguished student, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa fraternity and was named class valedictorian. Edward married Ethel Chesnutt, the daughter of the famous writer Charles Waddell Chesnutt, in 1902, they had one son, Charles Chesnutt Williams, who became a lawyer, died before completing a biography of his father. Williams began his library career in 1892 as an assistant librarian in Hatch Library of Western Reserve University. After two years, he was promoted to library director. In 1898, Williams took a sabbatical leave to pursue a master's degree in librarianship at New York State Library, he completed the two years program in one year and went back to resume his responsibilities at WRU as Librarian and Instructor until 1909. He was credited with doubling the size of the collection at WRU. Prior to the establishment of the WRU Library School, Williams taught some courses in national bibliography.
Upon opening the library school in 1904, he was appointed instructor of reference. In 1909, Williams resigned from his position at WRU and was appointed as Principal of the M Street High School in Washington, D. C. where he served for seven years. In 1916, Williams was elected head librarian of Howard University, where he spent 13 years serving the University Library and developing its collection. Williams assumed additional responsibilities as a professor of bibliography, instructor of German language, chair of the romance languages department, director of the library training class. During his career at Howard University, he advocated for the need for professional personnel, he worked on improving the quality of the library resources. In addition to his profession as librarian and instructor, Williams collaborated on the establishment of many associations, he was a founding member of the Ohio Library Association and was elected secretary in 1904. As the chairman of the Ohio Library Association's College Section, he gave many speeches and lectures at the Ohio Institute of Library Workers.
Williams was a member of the American Library Association and assisted in its conventions and sessions. He gave a lecture in 1928 in a session of ALA's College and Reference titled "Library Needs of Negro Institutions" and was involved in planning the first conference for African American librarians, held at Fisk University in 1930. Williams served as vice-president of the New York State Library School Association in 1904. In addition to his library profession, Williams was an author and translator, his works include: The Exile, The Sheriff's Children, The Chasm, many articles and short stories published in The Messenger between 1925 and 1927. Williams' main writings were based on the problems of Washington's black society as in his novel The Letters of Davy Carr, a True Story of Colored Vanity Fair, serialized in The Messenger from January 1925 to July 1926. Sometimes, he used Bertiuccio Dantino, to sign his articles. Williams excelled in five languages: English, German and Spanish, he translated some documents from different languages into English.
Early in his career, he received job offers to become a translator. The Letters of Davy Carr was rediscovered by scholar Adam McKible and published as When Washington Was in Vogue in 2004, establishing Williams' place in the canon of Harlem Renaissance literature. Williams was preparing for advanced studies to earn the first Ph. D. in library science offered by Columbia University, when he died unexpectedly on December 24, 1929, at Freedmen's Hospital. The funeral was held at the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel on the Howard University campus, in the presence of the President of the University, Dr. Mordecai Johnson, who presided over the ceremony. Edward Christopher Williams was buried at Lincoln Cemetery in Suitland, Maryland. Edward Williams was not only a successful professional librarian and author at the time of segregation but a social activist too, he was raising the problems and challenges faced by the black people libraries as deteriorated buildings, shortage in staff and lack of funding at every convention.
He was helping young black men and women to pursue their education and expand their knowledge to become successful people. Williams admired Saint Augustine, his favorite quotation was "Always proceed, never stand still nor go back nor deviate. Be always displeased at what thou