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Esperia

For the concealer moth genus established by Hübner in 1825, see Esperia. The brush-footed butterfly genus Esperia, invalidly established by Nekrutenko in 1987, is a junior synonym of Kirinia. Esperia is a comune in the Province of Frosinone in the Italian region Lazio, located about 110 kilometres southeast of Rome and about 40 kilometres southeast of Frosinone, it is located within the Monti Aurunci Natural Park. According to some theories, the foundation of the town would be linked to the destruction of the Roman colony of Interamna Lirenas, although the first documented human presence dates to the foundation of several monasteries, with the annexed boroughs, by the Abbey of Montecassino; the name "Esperia" was chosen in 1867 when the current frazioni of Roccaguglielma and San Pietro merged into a single municipality, with the former as the municipal seat. During World War II Esperia was one of the towns suffering from "Marocchinate" - the mass rape committed after the Battle of Monte Cassino by Goumiers, Moroccan colonial troops of the French Expeditionary Corps.

Esperia's mayor at the time reported that in his town, 700 women out of 2,500 inhabitants were raped and that some had died as a result. The church of Santa Maria Maggiore and San Filippo Neri in Esperia Superiore houses a painting by Taddeo Zuccari and a 1521 bas-relief; the Baroque Lauretana Chapel, in Esperia Inferiore dedicated to the Madonna di Loreto has a 16th-century wooden Madonna and several paintings by Luca Giordano. Other churches include San Pietro in Esperia Inferiore, San Donato on Monte D'Oro, Santa Maria di Montevetro on Monte Montevetro and the 16th-century Sanctuary of Madonna delle Grazie, located near the remains of the castle, Santa Maria Maggiore in Monticelli, San Francesco adjoined to the Casa di Riposo in Esperia Superiore, Santa Rosa located in Badia di Esperia; the ancient monastery of San Pietro in Foresta located in Monticelli, now only a tower remains today. Dinosaur footprints were discovered in 2006 in the locality of San Martino

L. Macon Epps

Luther Macon Epps, known as L. Macon Epps was an American engineer, inventor and poet, he studied Aeronautical Engineering at North Carolina State University, graduating in 1940. As an engineer and manager he worked for the Grumman Aerospace Corporation for 37 years. Most notably he worked on the Apollo Lunar Module as the Assistant Program Manager, but he had other positions; as an inventor he received a patent in 1978 for a "combined water heater and sauna room heater device". He was a lifelong member of the Rotary International. After his retirement, Epps founded the I-Cubed Corporation, which specialized in new innovations and part-time jobs for other retired engineers. Just a few days before his death, he ended second place in a writing contest in the retirement community University Village Thousand Oaks. Epps authored numerous books, among which were short stories, children's stories, books on designs, books on spiritual traditions and his memoirs. Little girls in cross-stitch: Designs, Green Apple Co, 1979 For and About Children, Green Apple, 1981 Universal Spiritual Thoughts: Comparative Quotations on Twenty Virtues from Nine Spiritual Traditions, 1st Book Library, 3 October 2003, with co-author William N. Garlington Senior Short Stories: Written By A Senior For Other Seniors, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 30 December 2008 Old Granddad's Children's Stories, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 12 April 2009 Looking Back 90 Years: True Experiences—1924 To 2009, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 17 January 2010 Think Snow- Graphed Designs on Snow Skiing, Green Apple Co, 1981 Prayer Rug, P.

M. Designs, 1981 Christmas Gift Children Counted Cross Stitch Craft Book, Green Apple Company, 1998 Epps' Google Profile