and their allies. Settlers abandoned their homes and fields, drove their livestock south, and towed their possessions on rafts on the river to Sunbury (Sunbury, Pennsylvania). Their abandoned property was burned by the attackers. Some settlers soon returned, only to flee again in the summer of 1779 in the "Little Runaway".
their homes and fields, drove their livestock south, and towed their possessions on rafts on the river to Sunbury (Sunbury, Pennsylvania). Their abandoned property was burnt by the attackers. Some settlers soon returned, only to flee again in the summer of 1779 in the "Little Runaway".
Writers Project of the Work Projects Administration In the American Revolutionary War, settlements throughout the Susquehanna valley were attacked by Loyalists (Loyalist (American Revolution)) and Native Americans allied with the British. After the Wyoming Valley battle and massacre (Battle of Wyoming) in the summer of 1778 (near what is now Wilkes-Barre (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania)) and smaller local attacks, the "Big Runaway" occurred throughout the West Branch Susquehanna valley. Settlers fled feared and actual attacks by the British and their allies. Homes and fields were abandoned, with livestock driven along and a few possessions floated on rafts on the river east to Muncy (Muncy, Pennsylvania), then further south to Sunbury (Sunbury, Pennsylvania). The abandoned property was burnt by the attackers. Some settlers soon returned, only to flee again in the summer of 1779 in the "Little Runaway". Sullivan's Expedition helped stabilize the area and encouraged resettlement, which continued after the war. Brattan Caldwell and his family fled to Lancaster County and did not return to their land until after Sullivan's Expedition. Caldwell obtain legal rights to the land he has settled in 1784 following the second Treaty of Fort Stanwix. The local public school system is the Shikellamy School District, with administrative offices in nearby Sunbury (Sunbury, Pennsylvania). Shikellamy High School has a 78% graduation rate according to the district report card 2005-2006. In 11th grade in the same year, 49% were proficient in math and 62% were proficient in reading.
;ref name "picture" Culbertson returned to the area and rebuilt his sawmill. He also built
on rafts on the river to Sunbury (Sunbury, Pennsylvania). Their abandoned property was burnt by the attackers. Some settlers soon returned, only to flee again in the summer of 1779 in the "Little Runaway".
, then further south to Sunbury (Sunbury, Pennsylvania). The abandoned property was burnt by the attackers. Some settlers soon returned, only to flee again in the summer of 1779 in the "Little Runaway". Sullivan's Expedition helped stabilize the area and encouraged resettlement, which continued after the war. Michael Curtis Reynolds (w:Michael Curtis Reynolds), 47, from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (w:Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania), is accused of trying to work with al-Qaeda (w:Al-Qaeda), according to the FBI (w:FBI).
on work projects guided by a technical and professional staff numbering several thousand. As this program got under way it became painfully evident that in the 1930s most states lacked any kind of comprehensive plans for state park systems. In 1941 the Service published its first comprehensive report, ''A Study of the Park and Recreation Problem in the United States'', a careful review of the whole problem of recreation and of national, state, county, and municipal parks in the United States. Interrupted by World War II, Director Wirth arranged for these studies to be resumed with the inception of Mission 66, and a second comprehensive report was published in 1964 entitled ''Parks for America, A Survey of Park and Related Resources in the Fifty States and a Preliminary Plan''. Numerous land planning studies of individual areas, river basins, and regions accompanied and supported these comprehensive reports. The four new types of Federal Recreation Areas added to the System between 1933 and 1964 were generally consistent with recommendations in these studies. National Parkways thumb 500 px right View from Pinnacles Overlook on Skyline Drive (File:Pinnacles 2.jpg)The modern parkway, fruit of the automobile age, appears to have its origins in the Westchester County Parkways, New York, built between 1913 and 1930. At first, Congress also applied the idea locally — in the District of Columbia — but later undertook projects more clearly national in scope. Congress authorized its first parkway project in 1913, the four-mile (6 km) Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, to connect Potomac Park with Rock Creek Park and the National Zoological Park (National Zoological Park (United States)). In 1928, Congress authorized the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway to link the District of Columbia with Mount Vernon in commemoration of the bicentennial of Washington's birth. In 1930 this highway was renamed the George Washington Memorial Parkway, and enlarged in concept to extend from Mount Vernon all the way to Great Falls in Virginia, and from Fort Washington to Great Falls in Maryland (Alexandria and the District of Columbia excepted). During World War II Congress extended the National Capital parkway network by authorizing the Suitland Parkway to provide an access road to Andrews Air Force Base, and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, whose initial unit provided access to Fort George G. Meade. The Colonial Parkway in Virginia was the first authorized by Congress beyond the District of Columbia vicinity. It provided a landscaped (Category:United States National Park Service) National Park Service (Category:History of organizations) National Park Service (Category:History of the United States)
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birth_place New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada yearsactive 1972-present day Born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Mulligan's first career was as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer in Olds, Alberta and Red Deer, Alberta from 1960 through 1964. After leaving the Mounties, Mulligan worked as a radio DJ for 20 years, and then joined CBC Television as host of the music video series ''Good Rockin' Tonite'' (simultaneously, he was also a regular on the children's TV series ''Zig Zag (Zig Zag (Canadian TV series))'', produced by BCTV (CHAN-TV)). He left the CBC in 1985 to become a VJ and producer for MuchMusic West- a show he created , covering primarily the West Coast music scene as host of the long-running ''Much West'' series. At the same time he also Hosted Movie Television for CityTV. His stories and MT provided years of support for the Canadian TV and Film Industry. DATE OF BIRTH June 30 PLACE OF BIRTH New Westminster, British Columbia DATE OF DEATH Lulu Island is situated between the two principal arms of the Fraser River estuary across and downstream from the City of New Westminster. The Middle Arm of the Fraser River separates it on the northwest from Sea Island (Sea Island, British Columbia), the site of Vancouver International Airport, which, despite its name, is also part of the City of Richmond. At the western edge of the island lies Sturgeon Bank, a large sandbank which falls off into the Strait of Georgia on its western edge. In the early 1880s the Lower Fraser Valley south and east of the city of New Westminster was largely unpopulated, with voters there voting in one of the two New Westminster ridings (New Westminster (New Westminster (provincial electoral district)) or New Westminster City). With the opening of the Canadian Pacific Railway settlement of the lush Fraser Valley lands was rapid, and a new more rural riding - Westminster - was created spanning the entire lower Fraser (Lower Fraser Valley) from Richmond (Richmond, British Columbia) to Chilliwack (Chilliwack, British Columbia). Increasing growth led to the riding's further subdivision for the 1894 election into four sub-ridings, Westminster-Chilliwhack, Westminster-Delta, Westminster-Dewdney and Westminster-Richmond. The successor ridings dropped the Westminster-prefix for the 1903 election. ''The Other Press'' publishes weekly from September to early April (but not during the Christmas break). Summer issues are published once a month from May to August. ''The Other Press'' is distributed throughout New Westminster, Coquitlam, and Surrey (Surrey, British Columbia). - valign top ''Royal City CC (Royal City Curling Club), New Westminster'' '''Skip:''' Kelley Law '''Third:''' Julie Skinner '''Second:''' Georgina Wheatcroft
of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Oregon (Government of Oregon) series American Guide Series year 1940 publisher Binfords & Mort location Portland, Oregon pages 421–422 oclc 4874569 Logging in the area began to decline in the 1970s, and the Hines company ceased operations of its lumber mills and railroad in 1984. The town was incorporated (municipal corporation) as a city in 1970 as lumber
sawmill in Hines (Hines, Oregon). The company established a planing mill and railroad shops in Seneca, and it became essentially a company town. In 1940 Seneca's population was 275.
of the Trail author Writers' Program (Federal Writers' Project) of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Oregon (Government of Oregon) series American Guide Series year 1940 publisher Binfords & Mort location Portland, Oregon page 388 oclc 4874569 Note: There was a Spanish Hollow post office from 1870 to 1882 at what is now Wasco (Wasco, Oregon) Biggs is where travelers on the Oregon Trail would first
of their victims. thumb Choeung Ek (File:Buddhist Stupa at Choeung Ek killing fields, Cambodia.JPG) The Khmer Rouge reached Phnom Penh and took power in 1975. Led by Pol Pot, they changed the official name of the country to Democratic Kampuchea. The new regime modeled itself on Maoist China during the Great Leap Forward, immediately evacuated the cities, and sent the entire population on forced marches to rural work projects. They attempted to rebuild the country's agriculture on the model
Korean famine famine of the 1990s . Cambodia In 1975, the Khmer Rouge entered the capital of Phnom Penh and took control of Cambodia. With the application of the fundamental ideals of communism, the new government under Pol Pot drove all urban residents into the countryside to work on communal farm and civil work projects. Without external assistance, with 75% of the necessary draft animals dead from the previous four years of war, agricultural guidelines written
-town+baltimore#v onepage&q&f false title Maryland: A Guide to the Old Line State author Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Maryland month August year 1940 publisher Oxford University Press location New York page 206 accessdate 30 April 2011 quote In time the Acadians were able to construct small houses along South Charles Street; for a century this section of Baltimore was called French Town The Irish Catholics were reported to have shown charity to the Acadians by taking some of the orphaned children into their homes. Rieder, Milton P. Jr. and Rieder, Norma G. ''Acadian Exiles in the American Colonies,'' Metairie, LA, 1977, p. 2; Faragher 375 Painting In New York he sold five paintings to George W. Bruen, who financed a summer trip to the Hudson Valley where he produced two Views of Coldspring, the Catskill Mountain House and painted famous Kaaterskill Falls and the ruins of Fort Putnam. Commons:Category:Baltimore WikiPedia:Baltimore Dmoz:Regional North America United States Maryland Localities B Baltimore
. The best urban economic opportunities for unskilled Irish women and men included “factory and millwork, domestic service, and the physical labor of public work projects.” Cities thumb left Population density of people born in Ireland, 1870; these were mostly Catholics; the older Scots Irish immigration is not shown. (Image:Irish Population 1872.jpg)Irish Catholic Americans settled in large