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Springhill, Nova Scotia

doctor and her mother, Marion Margaret Murray, was a registered nurse who focused her life on raising her family and community charity work. Murray was raised as the only girl in a family of five brothers - David, Daniel, Harold, Stewart and Bruce. Murray has always kept strong ties with her hometown, Springhill, Nova Scotia, located about


Midwest City, Oklahoma

age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over. Economy The city has always had strong ties to Tinker Air Force Base, the largest single-site employer in Oklahoma. Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, GlobalSecurity.org (accessed January 26, 2010) Other large employers include the Midwest Regional Medical Center and aerospace industry businesses affiliated with the base. During World War II, the Midwest City Douglas


Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas

it was a large settlement along major trade routes. Lowe, pp. 122–123. The site is important for a number of reasons. First, while it was definitely inhabited by Mixe (Mixe languages)-Zoque (Zoque languages) speakers, it has strong ties to the Olmecs, but it is not known what exactly theses ties were. Some theories state that the population was genetically related to the Olmecs, while others suppose that they were dominated by the Olmecs initially but then eventually broke away. There have been significant finds here such as the oldest Mesoamerican Long Count calendar with the date of 36 BCE on a monument, as well as a pottery shard with the oldest instance of writing system (Mesoamerican writing systems) yet discovered. Justeson, p. 2. A recent discovery has been the oldest pre Hispanic (Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire) tomb, dated to between 700 and 500 BCE. It was found in a previously excavated 20-meter-tall pyramid, but in the very center. The occupant is richly attired with more than twenty axes found as offerings, placed in the cardinal directions. The culture is considered to be Olmec although more exact dating needs to be done. The offerings show Olmec influence, such as depictions of wide eyes and lips, but other typical Olmec decorations such as earspools (Plug (jewellery)) and breastplates are missing. In addition to the axes, there are also more than three thousand pieces made of jade, river pearls, obsidian and amber, from areas as far away as Guatemala and the Valley of Mexico, showing trade networks. The face was covered in a seashell with eye and mouth openings, the earliest example of a funeral mask. The Sumidero Canyon was once the site of an epic battle between the Spainiards and Chiapanecan Indians. Many Chiapanecans chose to throw themselves from the high edges of the canyon rather than be defeated by Spanish forces. Today, the canyon is a popular destination for ecotourism. Visitors often take boat trips down the river that runs through the canyon and enjoy the area's natural beauty including the many birds and abundant vegetation. The Spanish introduced new crops such as sugar cane, wheat, barley and indigo as main economic staples along native ones such as corn, cotton, cacao (cacao bean) and beans. Livestock such as cattle, horses and sheep were introduced as well. Regions would specialize in certain crops and animals depending on local conditions and for many of these regions, communication and travel were difficult. Most Europeans and their descendents tended to concentrate in cities such as Ciudad Real (San Cristóbal de las Casas), Comitán, Chiapa (Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas) and Tuxtla (Tuxtla Gutiérrez). Intermixing of the races was prohibited by colonial law but by the end of the 17th century there was a significant mestizo population. Added to this was a population of African slaves brought in by the Spanish (Afro-Mexican) in the middle of the 16th century due to the loss of native workforce. Jiménez González, p. 30–31. The major center for ceramics in the state is the city of Amatenango del Valle, with its barro blanco (white clay) pottery. Jiménez González, p. 44. The most traditional ceramic in Amatenango and Aguacatenango is a type of large jar called a cantaro used to transport water and other liquids. Many pieces created from this clay are ornamental as well as traditional pieces for everyday use such as comals, dishes, storage containers and flowerpots. All pieces here are made by hand using techniques that go back centuries. Other communities that produce ceramics include Chiapa de Corzo (Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas), Tonalá (Tonalá, Chiapas), Ocuilpa, Suchiapa and San Cristóbal de las Casas. As a municipality, the city is the local government authority for eighty three other communities which cover a territory of 412.40km2. The three urban communities of the municipality are Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Copoya and El Jobo. However, all of the rural communities have populations of less than 600 and most have less than 200. Important rural communities include Emiliano Zapata (Agua Fría), La Libertad, Tierra Colorada, Lacandón, San Juan and San Vicente El Alto. It borders the municipalities of San Fernando (San Fernando, Chiapas), Osumacinta, Chiapa de Corzo (Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas), Suchiapa, Ocozocoautla and Berriozábal. - 024 Chiapa de Corzo (Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas) Chiapa de Corzo (Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas) -


Puno

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Siófok

) and Pauline Shack. ''HIRSCH, John'', Globe & Mail. August 3, 1989. He remained close to the Shacks for the rest of his life, and although he lived in New York and Toronto, maintained strong ties with the city of Winnipeg. DATE OF BIRTH May 1, 1930 PLACE OF BIRTH Siófok, Hungary DATE OF DEATH August 1, 1989 WikiPedia:Siófok Commons:Category:Siófok


Belgorod Oblast

– 12 May 1990) was a Soviet (Soviet people) statesman from the start to the end of the Cold War. In 1906, Kirilenko was born in Alexeyevka (Alexeyevka, Belgorod Oblast), Belgorod Oblast, Russian Empire, to a Russian working class family. He graduated in the 1920s from a local vocational school, and again in the mid-to-late 1930s from the Rybinsk


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Liverpool, Nova Scotia

, was founded in 1759 by the New England Planters. Founded for the most part by New England settlers, Liverpool maintained strong ties with the American colonies until the sudden outbreak of the American Revolution. The large main section of the park is a forested upland plain located approximately 50 kilometres inland from the South Shore (South Shore (Nova Scotia)) and Annapolis Valley and may be accessed from Trunk 8 (Nova Scotia Trunk 8) running between Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia) and Annapolis Royal (Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia). Throughout the war, American privateers devastated the maritime economy by raiding many of the coastal communities. '''Milton, Nova Scotia''' is a village located immediately north of Liverpool, Nova Scotia in the Region of Queens (Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia) Nova Scotia. The village is most well known for being the birth place of the international best selling author Margaret Marshall Saunders. Her most famous book was Beautiful Joe. In 1994, the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society was formed to celebrate the life and story of ''Beautiful Joe'' and the achievements of Margaret Marshall Saunders. The book is set in Meaford, Ontario, where the society has established a park dedicated to Beautiful Joe named Beautiful Joe Park. thumb View of Caledonia (File:Caledonia - Queens County.jpg) '''Caledonia, Nova Scotia''' is a village located in northern Region of Queens Municipality (Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia along Trunk 8 (Nova Scotia Trunk 8) (Kejimkujik Scenic Drive). It is about 30 miles north of Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia). 11 miles north of Caledonia, in Maitland Bridge,is the main entrance to Kejimkujik National Park. Caledonia is the major village in the area known as North Queens, which has a radius of approximately 20 miles and a population of approximately 1500. The N.F. Douglas lumber mill in Caledonia is one of the area's main employers. Other industries include forestry, farming, a blueberry processing operation, the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission outlet store and Kejimkujik National Park. North Queens School provides education from grades primary to twelve. The original settlers of Caledonia were six Scots and an Irishman, who settled on the seven hills in greater Caledonia, and the names in the area reflect this heritage. In 1884, Caledonia served as the hub for the gold rush in the nearby communities of Whiteburne and North Brookfield. Each September, Caledonia plays host to the Queens County Fair, which includes a parade, agricultural exhibition and midway. Raddall's first job was as a wireless operator on seagoing ships (including the famous cable ship CS ''Mackay-Bennett'' (CS Mackay-Bennett)), and at isolated wireless posts such as Sable Island. He later took a job as a clerk at a pulp and paper mill in Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia, where he began his writing career. Raddall was a prolific, award-winning writer. He received Governor General's Awards for three of his books, ''The Pied Piper of Dipper Creek'' (1943 (1943 Governor General's Awards)), ''Halifax, Warden of the North'' (1948 (1948 Governor General's Awards)) and ''The Path of Destiny'' (1957 (1957 Governor General's Awards)). In 1971, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Upon her purchase by the Government of New Brunswick ''Vacationland'' was renamed MV ''Fundy Paradise'' with the intention of using her for service between Blacks Harbour (Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick) and Grand Manan Island. Funding for making modifications to the docks at both terminals for accepting the ship was never approved and she was towed to the Steel and Engine Products Ltd. shipyard in Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia where she was mothballed until the Government of New Brunswick decided to dispose of her in 2001. Historical context – Atlantic Canada The 84th was tasked with defending British maritime provinces (Atlantic Canada) from American Revolutionary attacks by land and sea. Throughout the war, American privateers devastated the maritime economy by raiding many of the coastal communities. There were constant attacks by American privateers, Benjamin Franklin also engaged France in the war, which meant that many of the privateers were also from France. such as the Sack of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (1782), numerous raids on Liverpool, Nova Scotia (October 1776, March 1777, September, 1777, May 1778, September 1780) and a raid on Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia (1781). Roger Marsters (2004). ''Bold Privateers: Terror, Plunder and Profit on Canada's Atlantic Coast" , p. 87-89. There was also a naval engagement (Naval battle off Cape Breton) with a French fleet at Sydney, Nova Scotia, near Spanish River, Cape Breton (1781). Thomas B. Akins. (1895) History of Halifax. Dartmouth: Brook House Press.p. 82 Colonel Simeon Perkins was born in Norwich, Connecticut, one of sixteen children of Jacob Perkins and Jemima Leonard. He came to Liverpool, Nova Scotia, in May 1762 as part of the New England Planter (New England Planters) migration to Nova Scotia. Converse, Charles Allen (1905). ''Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel Converse, Jr.'', Vol. II, pp. 833-34. Boston: Eben Putnam. In Liverpool, Perkins immediately began trading in fish and lumber and forged trading ties with New England, Newfoundland, Europe and the West Indies. Perkins House Museum Perkins' home in Liverpool, Nova Scotia is open to the public and guided tours are given from June until October. It was purchased by the Province of Nova Scotia and opened as part of the Nova Scotia Museum system at the suggestion of the author Thomas Raddall who lived in Liverpool. "Thomas Raddall Selected Correspondence: An Electronic Edition"


Adjara

Abashidze in May 2004 (''see'' ''Adjara Crisis (2004 Adjara crisis)''). * Adjara was run independently by Aslan Abashidze, an autocrat with strong ties to Russia, from the breakup on the Soviet Union until May 2004. After claiming Georgian forces were going to invade, Abashidze blew up bridges connecting Adjara to the rest of Georgia, leading to a popular revolt against him. Upon his leaving, his post was abolished and the region was integrated with Georgia. ref name "


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