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; ref population_density_km2 auto website ) is a city in Romania, located on the Argeș River. The capital and largest city of Argeș County, it is an important commercial and industrial center, as well as the home of two universities. Pitești is situated on the A1 freeway (A1 freeway (Romania)) connecting it directly to the national capital Bucharest, being an important railway

was subsequently one of the temporary residences of Wallachian Princes. Due to its positioning on the junction of major European routes (and its proximity to the Saxon (Transylvanian Saxons) markets in Hermannstadt (Sibiu), Transylvania), the city originally developed as an important commercial center. Andrei Oțetea, ''The History of the Romanian People'', Editura Științifică, Bucharest, 1970, p.446 By the late 14th century, it became


of the Tuxpan River (Río Tuxpan), which reaches the Gulf of Mexico a few kilometers downstream (11 km). Being the nearest port to Mexico City, Tuxpan is an important commercial link for Mexican imports and exports. Tuxpan is now primarily a grain (cereal) port, with emphasis on soybeans and maize. Off-shore links to oil pipelines are used to transfer petroleum products to and from tanker ships operated by Pemex, Mexico's state-owned oil company. As part of the Pemex operations and infrastructure in the city, a facility on the river manufactures and maintains oil rigs for use in the Gulf of Mexico. In the 1870s, a small colony (Confederate colonies) of some hundreds of former Confederate (Southern U.S.) officers, soldiers and diplomats was established. , which recorded 10.59 inches (270 mm), and Puerto de Valles, which received 10 inches (254 mm) of rain. The rains also occurred in some more widely-known cities, including Acapulco, with 7.48 inches (190 mm) of rain, Los Mochis, with 7.06 inches (179 mm), Tuxpan, with 5.88 inches (149 mm), Chetumal, with 5.73 inches (146 mm), Monterrey, with 4.93 inches (125 mm), and Cancún, with a mere 1.35 inches (34.3 mm). According to newspaper reports, fourteen people died in the storms passage. Seven drowned in Veracruz and four in Nuevo León. An additional two people from Nuevo León were reported to be missing. This could rise in post-season analysis. Hundreds of homes were destroyed leaving 35,000 people homeless and there was severe damage in Tuxpan, Tamiahua, Pueblo Viejo (Pueblo Viejo (Veracruz)), Platon (Platon (town)), Pánuco (Pánuco (Veracruz)), Tampico Alto, and elsewhere along the coast of northeast Mexico. In Quintana Roo, large areas of farmland were lost to the storm. class "wikitable" align "right" *1859-04-11 - Martyrs of Tacubaya - The forces of conservative general Leonardo Márquez executed the prisoners taken during battle with the forces of liberal general Santos Degollado in Tacubaya, outside of Mexico City. *1928-04-15 - The first scheduled flight of the Mexican Company of Aereal Transportation (today Mexicana de Aviación) took place on the route Mexico City-Tuxpan-Tampico. *April 16, 1839 - The Mexican state of Morelos was created.


ones. Through the strategy of a Jewish physician the Portuguese in 1508 succeeded in conquering the old seaport town of Safi (Safi, Morocco), which had a large number of Jewish inhabitants and which, chiefly through them, had become an important commercial center. ib. pp. 155 et seq. Two years later, in the same city, upon the reconquest of which the Moors had been steadily intent, was besieged by a large Moorish army. Thereupon two Portuguese Jews, Isaac Bencemero

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of California. Many of the remaining residents largely either work at the prison or in the agriculture industry. The prison provides approximately 1,000 jobs to residents. '''Hanford''' is an important commercial and cultural center in the south central San Joaquin Valley and is the county seat of Kings County, California. It is the principal city of the Hanford-Corcoran, California Metropolitan Statistical Area (Hanford-Corcoran metropolitan area) (MSA Code 25260), which


people Hausa town in eastern Jigawa State, northern Nigeria. Hadejia is currently the largest and most important commercial town in Jigawa State. The City itself has a population of over 450,000 people strangely divided with the influence of the then Kano State into at least 3-4 Local government areas. Majorly taken by Hadejia (southern part of the town, including the old city), then by Malam Madori (the northern part including the Shagari Quarters, the GRA, Gandun Sarki and Gandun bundugoma) and by Guri LGA(the eastern part, including the Rice mill factory area). This significantly lowers the actual population of the area considered as Hadejia LGA. '''History:''' Prior to the jihadist conquest at the beginning of the 19th century, the territory now known as Hadejia emirate consisted of several separate and distinct Kingdoms whose rulers received titles from and owed allegiance to the Habe Galadima of Borno. The former Habe Kingdoms included Auyo,Garin Gabas(Biram),Hadejia,Kazura,Gaturwa,Marma,Dawa and Fagi. The process of the evolution of these Kingdoms of seems to be obscure except perhaps for the Kingdoms of Hadejia,Auyo and Garin Gabas. At the time of the foundation of Hadejia, a number of small settlements were said to have existed in the territory that came to be known as Hadejia emirate. For example,on the North-eastern side of Hadejia town, there was Madagwaigwai, whose present site is near Rubban Dakata a village about 10kilometres east of Hadejia Kiri kasamma road. While on the eastern side of the town was Maskangayu (kulunfardu), a village said to have been established by Damagarawa immigrants whose ancestors now live in Hadejia (ILALLAH). The old site of Kulunfardu was located near Tandanu, just by the valley of River Hadejia, about 15kilometres from TURABU. There was a tradition in Turabu which said that, at the side of kulunfardu, there was a large Tamarind (Tsamiyar linzamai) whose branches were said to have bent due to the weight of the Luggage of soldiers of Mai Ali of Borno when they camped there on their way to attack Kano during the reign of Sarkin Kano Muhammadu Kambari Dan shariff(1731-1734) By the western side of Hade's camp was KADIME (still located to the site) which was about 9kilometre from Hadejia. By the Northern side of Hadejia was Majeri a few kilometre from Mallam madori, and by the southern side were Auyakayi(Tunawa), Unik(Arki), Majawa and Auyo. These settlement were clearly established in the surrounding areas much earlier than Hadejia town '''The Reign of Muhammadu Buhari Sambo ( written by Shehu U. Abdullahi)''' In the year 1848, Sultan Aliyu of Sokoto sanctioned the selection and installation of Muhammadu Buhari as the 4th Emir of Hadejia. This approval by the Sultan though important was not in fact essential: Buhari would have installed himself even had the Sultan vetoed the idea. As it were, Buhari was turbaned at Hadejia by the Sultan’s envoy and second-in-command, the Waziri of Sokoto. And thus began the reign of the most controversial figure the Emirate, if not the Caliphate, had ever produced. Buhari was and still remains a different thing to different people. He is one of those figures about whom it is impossible to be neutral: one either detests them, or adores them. To his detractors, Buhari was ruthless, a rebel and an infidel to boot; while to his supporters he was a great administrator, a superb general and a progressive leader who numbered among his closest advisers persons of servile origin. '''Succession''' Whatever else may be said about the man, it has to be admitted that on the issue of succession, Buhari had a valid claim to the throne. Just what was the reason which made Sambo attempt to by-pass Buhari and oft for the junior brother, Ahmadu, as the Emir designate will never be known. But going by past precedents, the attempted change in the normal though unwritten rule of succession was quite unfair to the elder son. When Sambo, Buhari’s father, came to the throne in 1808, he appointed his eldest son, Garko, as chiroman Hadejia and thus by tradition heir apparent. In 1845 Sambo, already a septuagenarian, abdicated his throne and appointed Garko Emir. He then offered the post of Chiroma to his second son, Abdulkadir. A few years later Garko died. So it was a straightforward issue, and in keeping with traditional rules, for Sambo, still very much alive, to crown Abdulkadir Emir, and to appoint his third son, Buhari, as Chiroma and thus the Emir-in-waiting. As it happened the waiting was to be very brief indeed, for Abdulkadir too died only after a few months. Fate itself seemed to be making Buhari’s ascension to the Hadejia throne quite smooth and easy. But Sambo decided to go against fate, and now the troubles began. Quite inexplicably, and against all established rules of succession, Sambo decided that Ahmadu, Buhari’s junior brother, was to be the new Emir. To this effect he sent a message from his Camp David-styled retreat, at Mairakumi, summoning Ahmadu to come and receive some charms, which will ensure that he prevailed as Emir over his rival, Buhari. Unfortunately for the designs of the aged king-maker, one of the Jakadiyas privy to the summons was sympathetic to the cause of Buhari and took no time in passing on the vital intelligence to the necessary quarters. Always a man of action, Buhari took the initiative. Buhari now latched on to the privileged information to hatch his own counter deceptive plan. In the ensuing saga which unfolded, and in subsequent years, he would show not the slightest hesitation in employing deceit whenever necessary, to achieve his goals. “The fact is,” wrote Nicolo Machiavelli, “a man who wants to act virtuously in every way comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.” Like a true Machiavellian Prince, Buhari was on occasions definitely not virtuous. So when he learnt of Sambo’s plan the crown Prince arrived just ahead of the hour set for Ahmadu’s visit. Since Sambo was by then virtually blind, all Buhari had to do was to add to his other accomplishments the art, or rather act, of voice mimicry. And this he did so successfully as to convince Sambo that it was Ahmadu speaking. Thus Buhari was able to secure the important formula, which supposedly confirmed him as the Emir of Hadejia. Buhari’s Rule Having established his rule, Buhari set about expanding his realm. It is true that his approach to this was less than tactful, but then expansionism was not a business for the diplomatically inclined. His first targets were the towns in the Hadejia-Machina frontier which, with the aid of Sarkin Misau, he subdued. Then he turned southwards and invaded the wealthy region of Miga with the armed support of Shehu Umar of Bornu. Miga, incidentally, was the town where Buhari as a child learnt the recital of the holy Qu’ran…………. At Miga a counter-expeditionary force said to have included some 10,000 horses, was marshalled against Buhari, but were all put to flight by him. This emboldened him to carry out his attacks deeper and deeper into the east Kano Emirate until at one point, according to the German traveller Heinrich Barth, he marched as far as the Kano town walls. Much closer home, Buhari stationed two of his ranking officers, the Mabudi and Jarma of Hadejia, at Kafin Hausa and Dakayyawa, respectively. Their orders were to carry out regular offensive raids along the Miga-Jahun countryside. Such constant harassment of course had the effect of seriously curtailing both farming and grazing in the affected areas: it is a very rare farmer indeed (or animal) that will stay put while some characters are constantly throwing nasty missiles all around. As a result, famine ensued in the Miga-Jahun complex. This resulting famine might not be altogether fortuitous. It may well be that Buhari had calculated that he could achieve his goal of bringing Kano Emirate to the negotiating table through a deliberate policy of starving her subjects – the sort of policy which the late Awolowo advocated against the Biafrans over a century later. If that was indeed his plan, Buhari succeeded admirably. For barely five years of intimidation later, in about 1857, Buhari and Sarkin Kano Abdullahi reached an agreement that ceded to Hadejia a number of towns on their common boundary. Now Buhari began to incur the displeasure of Sultan Aliyu Babba. To be sure, there had never been any love lost between the duo: after all, the Sultan would rather have had any of the other two rivals of Buhari, namely Ahmadu and Nalara, as the Emir of Hadejia. In fact, it was the execution of Sarkin Auyo Nalara by Buhari on charges of disloyalty to the crown, which finally persuaded the Sultan to take a decisive step to punish the erring Emir. In view of the eventual dismal failure of the intended penalty, he should not have bothered. To be fair to the Sultan, before resorting to the use of force he did try to peacefully mediate between Buhari and Nalara, even to the extent of summoning both to his presence at Sokoto. The rivalry was inevitably because of Nalara’s increasingly assertive claim to the crown. His claim was by virtue of the fact that he was the first son of Yusufu, the junior brother of Sambo. But as any impartial observer will adjudicate, Buhari had a far stronger claim. So the Sultan made what he thought was a permanent conciliation between the rivals, and was infuriated to learn later that it was nothing of the sort. But by then, of course, it was rather too late…………… The man to whom fell the unenviable task of bringing the supposedly recalcitrant Emir to order was the very man who, ironically, had been the major supporter of Buhari’s succession within the Sultan’s inner circles – the Waziri of Sokoto. However, the Waziri of Sokoto was not the type of man to be worried by ironical twists. Once he had his orders from “the commander of the faithful” the Waziri would just as easily slay a man as turban him. Just what exactly were the precise orders the Waziri received as regards Buhari is still a matter of speculation. But he went about carrying them out with the seriousness of a loyal and devoted general. Waziri Abdulkadir first landed in kano and picked up a force of Kanawa military. Under ordinary circumstances a Sultan’s delegation would go straight from Kano to Hadejia. But this was an extraordinary mission, and so the Waziri headed for Katagum instead. It was to this alleged neutral ground that the Waziri now, rather disingenuously, invited Buhari to join him for “consultations”. Any reader of present day thrillers can easily see the net of intrigue about to be woven here. But possibly because Buhari did not read thrillers, or more likely because he felt confident enough to handle any eventualities that might arise, he accepted the invitation. As an insurance he arrived outside the gates of Katagum with a large column, which included all his central government officials and many loyal sarakuna. From there he sent word to Waziri within, that he was ready to negotiate. But the Waziri insisted on meeting inside Katagum, claiming that he had a message from the Sultan. Buhari reluctantly agreed, and got ready to enter through one of the city gates. Had he succeeded in doing so, he probably would not have emerged alive. As it happened, a timely intervention by one of Buhari’s praise-singers, Dan Fatima, probably saved his life. “Garba, in ka shiga,” he exhorted, “ka gaida min Nalara da Sarkin Dutse Bello.” This rather poignant warning was enough to make Buhari turn back and, with his army, head back for his capital. At this point a section of Katagumawa came into the act in a somewhat chaotic manner. Infuriated by the fact that Buhari had refused to “confer” with the Waziri, the mob followed Buhari as he moved down the road, shouting “coward”, “pagan” and other insulting names at him, and even killing a few of the rearguard. Acts of hooliganism, it would seem, are not the monopoly of British soccer fans alone. Buhari may have departed, but he left behind a seething Waziri who was yet to accomplish his mission. Almost immediately he rallied a mixed army of Kano and Katagum troops and advanced on Hadejia, forcing Buhari and his nearest followers to flee northwards to Machina. Subsequently, the Waziri installed Ahmadu as the new Emir of Hadejia. Now mission completed, the Waziri returned to Kano. Even at this point Buhari did not despair of peace with the Sultan, for he still sent peace offers to the Waziri in Kano. However, all his overtures were summarily rejected. Alhaji Sa’id, a well-known chronicler and a contemporary of Buhari, ventured that the Waziri was bribed by Kano sarakuna to fight Buhari rather than accept his peace overtures. Meanwhile Buhari had moved out of Machina towards Hadejia, with a much larger following. He encamped near the capital and showed a curious reluctance to enter it. He would, at will, attack all surrounding areas but leave Hadejia town itself alone. The reason for this behaviour was, according to oral tradition, that Buhari was averse to the idea of fighting his junior brother for the throne. It could well be that he felt his brother was no more than a pitiable pawn of the Sokoto power brokers. When in the aftermath of the battle of Takoko Ahmadu was pursued and executed by Sarkin Arewa Tatagana, Buhari was disconsolate: “why”, he lamented, “did you have to kill my poor brother.” The battle of Takoko was itself forced on Buhari. A year after he was driven out of Hadejia, the Sultan sent Dangaladiman Sokoto to the capital. His mission was to continue where his brother, the Waziri, has left off. At Hadejia the Dangaladima and Ahmadu were joined by contingents from Kano, Katagum, Misau and Jama’are. A joint attack was then launched on Buhari at his camp, leaving him no alternative but to fight back. Indeed, Buhari used the opportunity to drive the Caliphate allies beyond Hadejia city, and re-enter the palace. In a rather hollow gesture, the Sultan now appointed Tukur, another junior brother of Buhari’s, as his own “Emir” of Hadejia. Tukur died in 1904, having lived quietly for the rest of his life in Kano and Katagum emirates. '''Gamon Kaffur''' Barely a year after Buhari re-entered Hadejia, Sultan Aliyu organised perhaps the most menacing expedition against him. This time virtually all the major Sokoto emirates were involved. Apart from Sokoto itself, there included Zamfara, Zaria, Kano, Katagum, Bauchi, as well as Gombe, Misau and Jama’are. According to some estimates horses alone numbered at least 20,000. The Kanawa contingents were led by Galadiman Kano Abdullahi. Overall command fell to the Sultan’s strongman, the formidable Wazirin Sokoto, though his was more or less a supervisory role only. Sarkin Miga Umaru was supposed to show the way because he was the one most familiar with the approaches to Hadejia. For all the difference that made, the expedition could as well have been guided by a blind man……… To be fair, Sarkin Miga cannot be blamed if the expedition chose to move in a formation that had always been vulnerable to an ambush. Because once the allied units converged on southern Hadejia, they had formed in solid phalanxes, moving forward in a slow, confident procession towards the capital. Somebody should have told them that that was the sort of thing you don’t do, especially in an area with which you are not thoroughly familiar. Certain units of Federal troops were fond of this type of advance during the Nigerian civil war, and were made to pay dearly by relatively ill-equipped Biafrans. The allied expedition confident – indeed over-confident – in its numbers was oblivious to any imminent danger. They had anticipated that they will not meet any real opposition till they reached the Hadejia walls, and once there had no doubts whatsoever that they could squash any opposition Buhari could muster. How wrong they were………… Because, as it turned out, Buhari did not stay to be surrounded in his capital, but intercepted the expedition forces at Kaffur village, six miles from Hadejia. The eventual victory of Buhari at this decisive battle owes, more than any other thing else, to the fact that he was the one who picked the field of battle. And his choice of the Kaffur terrain amply demonstrated his military genius. Movie buffs are familiar with scenes in old westerns, where a number of Indians have suddenly appeared on a ridge dominating a plain over which certain cowboys have pitched their tents. To the helpless cowboys the Indians always seemed to materialize from nowhere, and their numbers likewise invariably appear more than is actually the case. At Kaffur Buhari had, very much like an Indian War Chief, quietly slipped his men into position along a high ridge overlooking a broad plain containing the expedition forces. He then had his maroka drum out his well-known arrival tune to the “unorganised mass of soldiery” – according to Victor Law – resting below. What ensued was pandemonium. Barden Rinde Muhammadu vividly described the resulting melee: “On hearing the drum beat, Galadiman Kano’s army began to flee. Instead of bridling their horses’ fronts they bridled their tails. All was confusion as they attempted to save their lives. No one stood his ground.” In the subsequent rout that followed the general confusion, a number of prominent casualties were recorded. A son of Sarkin Zaria and three of Sarkin Kano were killed, as were seventeen sons of various Kano sarakuna. The Sultan himself lost a grandson. As for the Waziri, we was reportedly seen riding at full rein and would later surface at Shira town, some seventy miles from Kaffur. '''Aftermath of Gamon Kaffur''' The victory at Kaffur was both materially and psychologically beneficial to the Hadejawa in general. To Buhari in particular the triumph earned him a period of non-interference from Sokoto. The Sultan simply tried to forget the Hadejia problem and probably prayed for the speedy death of Buhari. But Buhari still had a decade of his life to live, and he spent those years promoting the cause which had always been the cornerstone of his foreign policy: the expansion of the Hadejia frontier. Marma was the first to suffer his wrath. Seizing on a disagreement with the Emir of Marma, Buhari besieged the capital, tunnelled under the town wall, and at dawn carried out a punitive attack on the inhabitants. Since then, Marma and its subject towns have become parts of Hadejia Emirate. Then in 1860 he turned his attention once again on Miga, forcing the evacuation of that district; but though it remained deserted for three years, Miga was never incorporated into Hadejia Emirate. Buhari now switched his forces to Katagum – always a problem Emirate for him. In order to capture Katagum Buhari needed an advance headquarters close to the city. And he decided that the town of Tashena would serve this purpose adequately. First though, he went to Sarkin Tashena and asked for assistance in an expedition he planned against Gorgaram, a request which was willingly granted since the Emir hated the guts of his rival at the Badde capital. “A prudent ruler cannot, and must not honour his word when it places him at a disadvantage,” wrote the-not-so-honourable Machiavelli. Buhari couldn’t agree more. For once the Tashena cavalry had joined his own, Buhari fell on the town, killed its Emir and then made Tashena the field headquarters from which for six months he laid siege on Katagum city. Perhaps it was poetic justice that he was unable to overcome the town, and was forced to withdraw due to overwhelming logistical problems. But he did return, this time storming through southern and central Katagum, where he unsuccessfully attacked Azare, conquered Bidir and Gambaki, and destroyed Jama’are town. For all his conquests, Buhari’s dream of an extensive Emirate remained largely that – a dream. The truth was that he simply did not possess the manpower to keep many of the areas he conquered under any but temporary occupation. Even in his lifetime Buhari had to helplessly watch areas he conquered revert to their former status. The ambitious Buhari finally suffered “death for his ambition”, to use a Shakespearian phrase. And, like the Caesar to whom the quote referred, he too was a victim of the treachery of his own intimate circle. In fact, had Buhari possessed the melodramatic bent of the fictitious Caesar, his last words might have been “Et tu, Haruna?” For although Haruna, another of Buhari’s brothers, did not, in the manner of Brutus, actually slay his more illustrious relative, there was not the slightest doubt that he was guilty of planning it. '''Buhari’s Death''' On his last campaign, which was against the Badde capital of Gorgaram, Buhari found himself alone, with only a few men, at the head of one column. All his officials had hung back as he made his advance, partners in an act of premeditated desertion orchestrated by the scheming Haruna. He was struck by an arrow, and died later on the road back to Hadejia. Late Muhammadu Buhari is remembered in Hadejia as much for his military prowess as for some of the civil contributions he made during his 15-year chequered tenure. During his time the number of administrative offices was doubled. Numerous slave-quarters as well as homes for leading figures were constructed. The royal compound itself was greatly enlarged. Indeed, all the Manyan Soraye of pre-colonial Fada dated from Buhari’s time, as did the modality of managing the Fada itself. And, as we have seen, Buhari showed little class distinction in his choice of officials. The man might have been a rebel; but Muhammadu Buhari was not a rebel without a cause. Dutse is the fourth largest city in Jigawa State behind Hadejia (111,000), Gumel (43,000), and Birnin Kudu (27,000).


in June. Most rain falls from May until September. The natural vegetation of the area is low growth rainforest with some species that lose their leaves in the dry season. The most important commercial species are ash, holm oak and a species called librillo. Most forestry occurs on the Cerro Grande. Wildlife consists of mammals such as deer, foxes, coyotes, raccoons, opossums and wild boar. Other species include squirrels, mole (Mole (animal))s, quail, chachalaca, woodpeckers, buzzards, parrots and many other types of birds. The municipality has a large percentage dedicated to conservation. The Volcano de Colima National Park is partly in the municipality and was decreed in 1936. El Jabalí was created in 1981 as a protected forest and wildlife refuge. The Sierra de Manatlán Biosphere Reserve was created in 1987 and the Las Huertas de Comala is protected area created in 1988. Climate Category:Populated places in Colima Category:Pueblos Mágicos Category:Populated places established in the 1550s Category:1550s establishments in New Spain - 003 Comala (Comala (municipality)) Comala (Comala, Colima) -


is no mining and no major industry. Handcrafts are made, mostly guitars called jarana jarochas (often decorated with snail and seashells) and decorative items for the tourist trade. The most important commercial activity is tourism, mostly centered in the city of Catemaco. The area attracts mostly Mexican visitors, with the busiest times being traditional vacation periods such as Holy Week (Holy Week in Mexico), some parts of summer and long weekends. Most come to see the lake, including boat tours to the various islands, and visit the sorcerers. The area has also attracted the film industry, with films such as Medicine Man (Medicine Man (film)) with Sean Connery and Apocalypto, filmed by Mel Gibson .

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Greenfield Park, Quebec

it Longueuil's most densely populated borough. Greenfield Park is divided into two sections. The older section of the borough is to the west of Taschereau Boulevard near Saint-Lambert (Saint-Lambert, Quebec), LeMoyne (LeMoyne, Quebec) and Brossard, while the newer section is to the east, near the Laflèche (Laflèche, Quebec) neighbourhood. Most of the Greenfield Park's businesses are located along Taschereau Boulevard, the south shore (South Shore (Montreal))'s most important

commercial artery. The Charles LeMoyne Hospital, located on the Taschereau Boulevard, is the largest on the south shore. History ;Seigneury of Longueuil Before becoming a town, the area known as Greenfield Park was land belonging to the Seigneury of Longueuil. It had been an agricultural area up until the end of the 19th century. Greenfield Park benefited from its proximity to neighbouring St. Lambert's (Saint-Lambert, Quebec) rail line connected to the newly constructed Victoria Bridge (Victoria Bridge, Montreal), which was the only major rail link between Montreal and the South Shore (South Shore (Montreal)). At the time, the bridge was the longest railway bridge in the world. Development had begun to spread into Greenfield Park, which merited the establishment of a town to provide services for the population. Greenfield Park Historical Society ;Town Greenfield Park was named after the area's primary geographical features, which were in fact ''''green fields'''' and forests. The town was established on March 24, 1911. The original ''Charter of Greenfield Park'' gave reasoning for the town's creation: ''Whereas the rate-payers of the territory comprised in cadastral lots Nos . 225 to 244 of the parish of Longueuil have by a large majority in number and value represented that, in consequence of the rapid increase of population within the said territory being a suburb of the city of Montreal and in consequence of the necessity for local improvements similar to those of other suburbs of Montreal, it is necessary that the said territory be created into a separate municipality and they have prayed, that the general principles of the Cities and Towns' Act be applied to the said municipality and also that they be granted several powers similar to those of other suburbs of Montreal which are not contained in said act . . .'' History of Greenfield Park With the creation of the town came to need to put infrastructure and services in place. The only way for citizens to reach nearby Montreal was by rail, through the Grand Trunk Railway or the Montreal and Southern Counties Railway. In 1913, Greenfield Park, along with neighbouring municipalities St. Lambert (Saint-Lambert, Quebec), Montreal South and Longueuil, built a shared sewer system and water filtration plant. The town also used artesian wells as a source for drinking water. ;World War I and II During World War I, such a high percentage of Greenfield Parkers served in the Canadian forces that regular town meetings could not be held. Similarly, in World War II, Greenfield Park was the Canadian community that had one of the highest participation rate of military volunteers for it size . This fact was recognized by both Prime Minister (Prime Minister of Canada) William Lyon Mackenzie King and the Minister of National Defence (Minister of National Defence (Canada)), J.L. Ralston. birth_place Greenfield Park, QC (Greenfield Park, Quebec), CAN (Canada) career_start 2000 '''Charline Labonté''' (born October 15, 1982, in Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada) is a women's ice hockey player. Labonté now lives in Montreal, and is studying Physical Education at McGill University. She plays for the McGill Martlets ice hockey. DATE OF BIRTH 1982-10-15 PLACE OF BIRTH Greenfield Park (Greenfield Park, Quebec), QC (Quebec), CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH

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