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Assonet, Massachusetts

used by southern New England Algonquian (Algonquian languages), means "stone". The -et is a locative suffix: "at the place of the stone". As the region is mainly a tidal marsh, the stone referenced is most likely Dighton Rock in the Taunton River next to Assonet Neck. The entire region was sold to the English in 1659 by the Wampanoag (Wampanoag people)s, but, due to the Algonquian (Algonquian peoples) mobile way of life and the splitting and recombining of social units, the Nipmucs may have been subject to or at the time part of the Wampanoags. The English settlement remained for many years a small fishing and farming village, growing to be Freetown (Freetown, Massachusetts)'s more industrious side by the end of the 18th century. By the end of the 19th century, Assonet had begun to slowly return to its origins, having less and less industry in town. At the beginning of the 21st century, the village has once again begun to expand rapidly. 17th century Assonet was settled on April 2, 1659, but a string of wars between English (Great Britain) settlers and the local Wampanoag Indians (Wampanoag people), including King Philip's War, prevented much permanent settlement until later. History shows the area existed as a proprietary (Proprietary community) settlement as early as 1680, and in 1683 Assonet and Fall River (Fall River, Massachusetts) were incorporated as the Town of Freetown (Freetown, Massachusetts), named as such because its settlers were Freemen (Freeman (colonial)). The earliest records of the town, from approximately 1680-1685, have been lost. Since then, records have been kept and maintained to trace back the town's legacy. Little development occurred after the incorporation of the town, other than the construction of houses and smaller businesses. 18th century Assonet became a prominent commercial fishing port in Southeastern Massachusetts in the 18th century, best known for its trout. Industry had also begun to develop, including grist mills, sawmills and a blacksmith's shop. As the century progressed, the villagers began to fall under the same strains as the rest of the colonists (thirteen colonies). Assonet was far enough east that it avoided many of the problems faced during the French and Indian War, but did feature in the Revolutionary War (American Revolutionary War). Skirmishes were fought in Assonet, and the Battle of Freetown was fought on the outskirts of the village in present-day Fall River. The main settled area of the village was known to support the British, even harboring a general before he fled to Newport, Rhode Island. The white chimneys with black rings on many of the oldest houses are indicative of homes that supported the British. As the 18th century closed, churches and other more prominent buildings began to pop up around the village, including the 1794 construction of Village School, then the office of a Raynham (Raynham, Massachusetts) lawyer. 19th century frame left North Church circa c. (Image:North Church, Assonet, Mass.jpg) 1900. The 19th century was perhaps the most industrious period in the history of Assonet. The village developed rapidly, with its combination of railroads (Rail transport), ships, its position on the stagecoach and mail (United States Postal Service) routes, and its factories (factory). The current Route 79 (Massachusetts Route 79) roughly follows the mail and stagecoach route from Rhode Island to Boston (Boston, Massachusetts), and the Green Dragon Tavern on South Main Street was a popular stopover along the route. The downtown area boasted shipbuilding and was an import export port, as well as a successful fishing industry. frame right John M. Deane (Image:JohnMDeane.jpg) was a native of Assonet, and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. The N. R. Davis Gun Manufactory, located near and on a portion of where Hathaway Park now sits, opened and provided many weapons to Union soldiers during the Civil War (American Civil War). Also built was the Crystal Springs Bleachery and Dying Company, which brought millhousing to a small area of the village, and employed many from town and neighboring Fall River (Fall River, Massachusetts), also known for industry. North Church (1809), Town Hall (1888), and the Guilford H. Hathaway Library (1895) were all constructed in the same small area on Taunton (Taunton, Massachusetts) Hill, and complimented the Village School nicely. The Town Hall has served as the municipal office building (1888–present), meeting hall (1888–1976), library (1888–1895), police station (1888–1978), and a variety of other functions. The second floor, literally a hall, was subdivided into office space in the mid-1970s. The Guilford Hathaway Library (b. 1895) served as the town's only library from its construction until the James White Library opened in East Freetown (East Freetown, Massachusetts) in 1947. The first Post Office in town opened in Assonet in 1811, and has operated continuously since then, first in a razed building on the corner of Elm and North Main Streets, later in a second razed building, and since 1962 at the facility on South Main Street near the former Assonet Star Market. The ZIP Code for Assonet is 02702. 20th century frame right This photo from a 1902 postcard shows Profile Rock, which is said to be the image of Chief Massasoit (Image:Profile Rock (Assonet).jpg). In the mid-20th century, Assonet began to remove itself from the commercial industrial scene. Most of its mills closed during this period, following the Second World War. The N. R. Davis Gun Factory burned to the ground in 1925; and the Crystal Springs Bleachery, now New England Textile, burned in 1955. (Remnants of the latter can be found by Mill Pond.) The former Monument Manufacturing Company on Mill & Locust Sts. was the largest domestic producer of sleeping bags during World War II. In the postwar period, the majority of villagers sought work outside of town, and farming also came back into common practice. This reverse trend would not last long. By the 1990s, the village began to develop again as the region was seen as a "great escape" for upperclass Boston workers. Next to the Hathaway Library is a local Verizon station, which is the home of one of the first regional dialing systems. Not far away is Freetown Fire Department Company 1, constructed in 1948. 21st century The 21st century has brought a renewed spirit to Assonet. 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in the wood for pleasure. Such a pleasure hunting made all spirits living in the forest surprised. One day the most powerful spirit transformed himself to meet grandfather Yart and grandmother Yart so as to send verbal message to ask the grandparents to tell the hunters not to fire at animals all over the woods which caused all spirits to be frightened, lose their children and grandchildren. " So, stop firing, we will help you with finding precious stone, " the spirit said, "

San Juan Teotihuacán

Spanish trans_title Towns with Charm of the Bicentennial accessdate July 8, 2010 Other colonial structures can be found in Ozumba, Toluca and the cities that surround Mexico City. The '''Pyramid of the Moon''' is the second largest pyramid in Teotihuacan (San Juan Teotihuacán), Mexico after the Pyramid of the Sun. It is located in the western part of Teotihuacan and mimics the contours of the mountain Cerro Gordo, just north of the site. Some have called it ''Tenan'', which in Nahuatl, means "mother or protective stone." The Pyramid of the Moon covers a structure older than the Pyramid of the Sun which existed prior to 200 AD (Anno Domini).

Spearfish, South Dakota

accessdate November 22, 2013 Spearfish grew as a supplier of foodstuffs to the mining (Gold mining) camps in the hills. Even today, a significant amount of truck farming and market gardening still occurs in the vicinity. In 1887, the accepted history of gold mining in the Black Hills was thrown into question by the discovery of what has become known as the Thoen Stone. "The Thoen Stone

" . - ''Black Hills Visitor Magazine''. Discovered by Louis Thoen on the slopes of Lookout Mountain, the stone purports to be the last testament of Ezra Kind who, along with six others, entered the Black Hills in 1833 (at a time when whites were forbidden by law and treaty from entering the area), "got all the gold we could carry" in June 1834, and were subsequently "killed by Indians beyond the high hill." While it may seem unlikely that someone who has "


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; thumb alt "Photo of a public square in Rashid (Rosetta) in Egypt featuring a replica of the Rosetta Stone" left A replica of the Rosetta Stone in Rashid (Rosetta (File:Historical cannons in Rosetta.JPG)), Egypt * July 12 – Ranjit Singh the Great conquers Lahore and becomes ruler of the Punjab. * July 15 – In the Egyptian port city of Rosetta, French (France) Captain Pierre Bouchard finds the Rosetta Stone. * July 25 – At Aboukir in Egypt, Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I of France) defeats 10,000 Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) Mamluk troops under Mustafa Pasha (Mustafa Pasha (Egypt)). The large size of the Qattara Depression and the fact that it falls to a depth of 133 m below mean sea level has led to several proposals to create a massive hydroelectric (hydroelectricity) project in northern Egypt rivalling the Aswan High Dam. This project is known as the Qattara Depression Project. The proposals call for a large canal or tunnel being excavated from the Qattara due north of Stern has extensive experience in instrument development, with a strong concentration in ultraviolet technologies. Stern is a principal investigator (PI) in NASA's UV sounding rocket program, and was the project scientist on a Shuttle-deployable SPARTAN astronomical satellite. He was the PI of the advanced, miniaturized HIPPS Pluto breadboard camera IR spectrometer UV spectrometer payload for the NASA Pluto-Kuiper Express mission, and he is the PI of the PERSI imager spectrometer payload on NASA's New Horizon's Pluto mission. Stern is also the PI of the ALI CE UV Spectrometer for the ESA NASA Rosetta comet orbiter. He was a member of the New Millennium Deep Space 1 (DS1) mission science team, and is a Co-investigator on both the ESA SPICAM Mars UV spectrometer launched on Mars Express, and the Hubble Space Telescope Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) installed in 2009. http: hst cos He is the PI of the SWUIS ultraviolet imager, which has flown two Shuttle missions, and the SWUIS-A airborne astronomical facility. In this capacity, Stern has flown numerous WB-57 and F-18 airborne research astronomy missions. Stern and his colleague, Dr. Daniel Durda, have been flying on the modified F A-18 Hornet with a sophisticated camera system called the Southwest Ultraviolet Imaging System (SWUIS). They use the camera to search for a hypothetical group of asteroids (Vulcanoids) between the orbit of Mercury (Mercury (planet)) and the Sun that are so elusive and hard to see that scientists aren't sure they exist. http: swuis swuistor.html http: people profile.cfm?Code SternA The money thus wrung from the people was lavished first on the Mamluks by whose help it had been raised, and then on the purchase of a multitude of slaves on whom, as fresh from abroad, the Sultan could the more safely confide. Next, there was much spent on public improvements; fortifications at Alexandria, Rosetta and elsewhere; watercourses in Egypt; a grand Mosque and College at Cairo; and new structures within the Citadel, which was now surrounded by groves of shrubs and flowers from Syria. The revenues were also largely devoted to the beautifying of Mecca, and increasing the supply of water at the Holy shrines and on the Pilgrim routes. But what surpassed all else was the brilliancy of the Court of him who but yesterday had been purchased from the Slave-dealer. It was maintained in the utmost luxury and pomp of equipage, stud, and all surroundings. Fine gold was used, not merely at the royal table, but throughout the Palace down (we are told) to the very kitchen. The Sultan's own dress and toilet were adorned with all that was costly, grand and beautiful; while poets, singers, musicians and story-tellers flocked to the Court, and flourished on the portions of the orphan and the poor.

Al-Majdal, Tiberias

al-namla'', "the ant´s stone." At the time of the 1922 census of Palestine, Majdal had a population of 210 Muslims, increasing to 284 Muslims living in 62 houses by the 1931 census (1931 census of Palestine). Barron, 1923, Table XI Mills, 1932, p.


'' ("Rabbit Stone") or ''Monumental solsticial de Tomacoco'' ("Solstice monument of Tomacoco"). One of the major attractions is the '''Panoaya Hacienda'''. The main hacienda building houses the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Museum; it is featured in the reverse of the $200 pesos Mexican note. Sor Juana come to live at Panoaya in 1651 when she was three years old to live with her mother and grandfather. She learned to read and write and stayed


- :From the German (German language) "Light stone" ("light" as in "bright"). The country took its name from the Liechtenstein dynasty, which purchased and united the counties of Schellenberg and Vaduz. The Holy Roman Emperor allowed the dynasty to re-name the new property after itself. Liechtenstein and Luxembourg are the only German-speaking former Holy Roman Empire duchies not assimilated by the countries Germany

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