Winterset is a city in and the county seat of Madison County, United States. The population was 5,190 at the 2010 census. Winterset is part of the Des Moines − West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is the birthplace of actor John Wayne. Winterset was platted during a cool spell in the summer of 1849; the name was to be "Summerset", but the unseasonable coldness made the commissioners reverse this to "Winterset". Winterset is located at 41°20′9″N 94°0′50″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.72 square miles, of which, 4.58 square miles is land and 0.14 square miles is water. Winterset is located about 30 miles southwest of the state capital of Des Moines; as of the census of 2010, there were 5,190 people, 2,062 households, 1,336 families living in the city. The population density was 1,133.2 inhabitants per square mile. There were 2,267 housing units at an average density of 495.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, 0.7% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population. There were 2,062 households of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, 35.2% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.05. The median age in the city was 38.4 years. 26.8% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 46.6% male and 53.4% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 4,768 people, 1,884 households, 1,230 families living in the city; the population density was 1,357.9 people per square mile. There were 1,998 housing units at an average density of 569.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.87% White, 0.06% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.13% from other races, 0.52% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population. There were 1,884 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.7% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.01. Age spread: 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $33,142, the median income for a family was $42,951. Males had a median income of $31,536 versus $22,146 for females; the per capita income for the city was $17,274. About 5.8% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.
Winterset is known for its covered bridges. A total of six covered bridges are located in Madison County, including one in Winterset City Park; the annual Covered Bridge Festival celebrates the bridges and local heritage every second full weekend in October. In 2006, the festival was held October 14 and 15; the Winterset Stage is Madison County's live theatre venue providing family friendly dinner theatre, including musicals and concerts while offering a variety of children's theatre and educational programming. The Winterset Stage is a non-profit 501c3 organization located at 405 East Madison in Winterset, IA. Another notable landmark is Clark Tower, located in Winterset City Park, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding Middle River Valley area; the Madison County Courthouse, in the middle of the town square, was built in 1868, rebuilt in 1876 after being destroyed by fire. The John Wayne Birthplace Museum is located near the downtown area at 216 South 2nd Street. Winterset was used as a shooting location for the films Cold Turkey, The Bridges of Madison County, The Crazies.
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Red Hair is a 1928 silent film starring Clara Bow and Lane Chandler, directed by Clarence G. Badger, based on a novel by Elinor Glyn, released by Paramount Pictures; the film had one sequence filmed in Technicolor, is now considered a lost film except for the color sequence at the UCLA Film and Television Archive, a few production stills. A free-spirited young girl has three middle-aged admirers, each of whom sees her from a different perspective. Unknown to her, they happen to be the guardians of a wealthy young man to whom she is attracted. Clara Bow as Bubbles McCoy Lane Chandler as Robert Lennon William Austin as Dr. Eustace Gill Jacqueline Gadsden as Minnie Luther Lawrence Grant as Judge Rufus Lennon Claude King as Thomas L. Burke William Irving as Demmy List of lost films List of early color feature films Red Hair on IMDb Red Hair at SilentEra.com Red Hair at Virtual History
Equatorial Guinea–Mexico relations refers to the diplomatic relations between the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the United Mexican States. Both nations are members of the Association of Academies of the Spanish Language, Organization of Ibero-American States and the United Nations. Equatorial Guinea and Mexico share a common history in the fact that both nations were once colonized by Spain and part of the Spanish Empire. During the Atlantic slave trade, Spain transported many African slaves from Equatorial Guinea to Mexico where they arrived to the port city of Veracruz. On 16 September 1821, Mexico obtained independence from Spain and on 12 October 1968, Equatorial Guinea obtained its independence from Spain. On the day of Equatorial Guinea's independence, Mexico opened the 1968 Summer Olympics, hosted in Mexico City. On 26 September 1975, Equatorial Mexico established diplomatic relations. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations, relations between both nations have taken place at international forums such as at the United Nations.
In 2005, Equatorial Guinean Foreign Minister Pastor Micha Ondó Bile paid a visit to Mexico. In May 2007, Equatorial Guinean Minister of Information and Tourism Santiago Nchama paid a visit to Mexico where he held meetings with officials of the Mexican government to explore cooperation schemes in the field of technical training in the media and tourism; as a result of the visit, the negotiations for an Educational and Cultural Cooperation Agreement between both nations were relaunched. In July 2011, Mexico participated as an observer during the 17th Ordinary African Union Summit held in the Equatorial Guinean capital of Malabo with the Chief of Mission of the Mexican Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia attending the summit. In November 2016, during the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie summit held in Antananarivo, Madagascar. In May 2017, Equatorial Guinean Prime Minister Francisco Pascual Obama Asue attended the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction conference held in Cancún and where he met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
In March 2019, an Equatorial Guinean political refugee spoke with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to ask for Mexico to intervene against the 40 year dictatorship in Equatorial Guinea by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. High-level visits from Equatorial Guinea to Mexico Minister of Foreign Affairs Pastor Micha Ondó Bile Minister of Information and Tourism Santiago Nchama Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Alfonso Nsue Mokuy Prime Minister Francisco Pascual Obama Asue Both nations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Poultry Farming and an Agreement of General Cooperation. In 2019, trade between Equatorial Guinea and Mexico totaled $69 million USD. Equatorial Guinea's main exports to Mexico include: machinery, mineral fuels and sand molds for foundry. Mexico's main exports to Equatorial Guinea include: refrigerators, frozen fish and dehydrated live yeast. Equatorial Guinea is accredited to Mexico from its embassy in Washington, D. C. United States. Mexico is accredited to Equatorial Guinea from its embassy in Nigeria.