The Mercer County Home and Hospital was opened to residents in January of 1853. As part of an initiative which began in 1830 by an act of the PA General Assembly and passed into legislation on March 22, 1850, the exploration of a site to build what would eventually be known to locals as the Mercer County Poor Farm began. By 1851, a site was purchased and then discarded due to poor location. A second developmental site was purchased in 1852 and the original facility on 83 acres became home to an initial 14 residents. Over a time span of almost 80 years, land would be purchased and developed with three residential facilities erected
The state named "Oklahoma" is named after a Muskogean Indian word, which originated from the words oklah homma, which translates to English and means red people. During the early 1800's to 1900's, Oklahoma developed greatly. From the first Native Americans, to the first white Americans, they all migrated west for different reasons, until Oklahoma became a state. When they developed a society, their economic practices, which are still used today, shaped the future of Oklahoma.
Present day Bastrop County was formed from one of the oldest colonies in early Texas, and named for the man who influenced the Spanish governor to grant Moses Austin permission to start his colony in Texas. As the good, old story goes, in 1820 Moses Austin traveled to San Antonio seeking permission from the governor to lead Anglo settlers to Texas; however, permission was denied. At that point the Baron de Bastrop, who had developed influence with the government, interceded for Austin, who at last received permission in 1821, to lead three hundred Anglo settlers to Texas. Moses died before he could carry out his plans, and it passed to his son, Stephen F. Austin, to develop his father's
Daniel Harrison came into the Shenandoah Valley from Delaware in 1737 with his entire family. Daniel Harrison moved in 1745 to the area of Cook’s Creek and right around 1748 built a stone house on a rise above Cooks Creek. By the time of the Revolutionary War, a road was constructed through the Harrison property. With an increased demand for iron and the growth of Miller’s Iron Works at Mossy Creek, several miles south of the Harrison’s’
On November 26, 1862, the Union army arrived in Falmouth, Virginia and across the Rappahannock River was Fredericksburg where the Confederate forces had fortified the hills behind the city. They would stay in Falmouth until December 11 when they bombarded Fredericksburg on December 13 and moved into the destroyed city, but the Confederates were in the hills. The next day the 44th New York, Orsell’s regiment joined the Third Brigade as they attempted to capture the Confederate’s position. They moved through the hills and ravine trying to avoid sniper and cannon fire, but they had to take cover behind a small rise in the ground and spend the night there in the mud. The next morning, December 14, after thirty hours of being in battle the Third
Shelby County was one of the original thirteen counties in Texas, being organized by the Republic of Texas Congress in 1837. The county was named for Isaac Shelby, an American military hero and Governor of Kentucky. Shelby County eventually became one of the most populous and prosperous counties in the state because of its proximity to Louisiana and location along the Sabine River. Nashville, one of the earliest settlements in the state, was renamed Shelbyville and became the new county
When growing up as a child, children are typically taught their home address, the city where they are from, and the county that they live in. It is important for children to know these things for various safety reasons. The importance of this importance spreads to various ways of life. One important reason of knowing your county is for weather purposes, emergency alert purposes, and for voting purposes.
Serving in the military enables you to explore the country and experience different places, but none will be more enjoyable than Fayetteville North Carolina. The city of Fayetteville, North Carolina is located next to Fort Bragg Army Installation base. It is the home to the largest military paratrooper installation in the continental United States with over thirty thousand soldiers and also contains over one hundred thousand family members. With its immense populations comes the various types of restaurant and eatery. Its location makes it a perfect starting point to visit state/cities like Florida in the south and New York City in the north.
The East coast originally known as the thirteen colonies, but what did it take to settle the East coast and later on America? Great Britain wanted to take the new land by storm and the king was determined to make money off of the lands natural resources. Unfortunately the geography of the land made it hard to settle Charles Town, its many rivers, rigid mountains, and thick swamps made it nearly impossible to explore this land. This land was described as “flat and woody” making it easy to get lost but That wasn't enough to stop explorers from coming and taking over South Carolina, there first settlement was in Charles Town, the land they had first set foot on. Then they built their first colonies where they would face more problems and make new enemies.
In the city of Longtown,Ohio,Founded by James Clemens,is a peaceful place where blacks and white did not discriminate each other, or at least it use to be. Now,the people of Longtown are fading from the world and White settlers are buying their land.Longtown was made by James Clemens,a freed slave from the state of Virginia, made this settlement so whites and blacks can live in harmony and peace together,but now that everyone is dying and settlers are buying their land, James’ great grandson,Connor Keiser, is trying to keep the way of life going or in other words Connor Keiser said,” We were the usual Longtown family. We all look different,and we were taught that color didn’t matter.As long as I have anything to do with it,Longtown
In days long when many non-whites were racially segregated , and/or discriminated, making a colored community was unthinkable.That was until one man named James Clemens, a freed slave, broke that barrier, and established Longtown Ohio.The uniqueness of the community, though, was that it was a sanctuary for many different races that were unfit for other communities. This was a place where many different races could interact with each other peacefully. If Riverside, or even our country as a whole had this type of ideology, then there is a likelihood that we would all live in harmony, and safety. It's time we take some ideas from Longtown, and apply them to our country/Riverside. An article published by The Washington Post, “ Ohio Town holds rare history: Races
Founded in 1764, St. Louis Missouri is home to many diverse groups, businesses, and corporations. Post American Civil War, local immigration and industrialization contributed to increasing populations. In terms of racial demographics, the majority ethnic backgrounds in St. Louis approximately include Whites, African Americans/Blacks, Latinos/Hispanics, and Asians. Similar to NYC, immigrants and refugees of war settled in St. Louis and created their own subculture. In the early 1990’s after the Bosnian War, more than forty thousand refugees arrived and established St. Louis as the largest Bosnian community aside from their home country of course.
The town was abundantly supplied with water for all purposes, which came form the Conemaugh River. The river flows in a semi-circle around the town. The city water works supplied water for private consumption, manufacturing and mining. One of the greatest sources of wealth to which Blairsville can lay claim is it’s coal fields. Blairsville has three different and distinct coal veins, around 1900 only one of the veins was being worked. The other two coal veins were in reserve. In addition to coal, natural gas was found in abundant quantities and served as a clean burning fuel for heating and cooking. The railroad was very important to industries located in and around Blairsville. The railroad tracks pasted through the town in all directions. Because of the demand of moving freight, the railroads provided well paying jobs for many of the residences. Not only was Blairsville a hub for transferring freight, it also provided seven passenger trains daily, each way from Blairsville to Pittsburgh and Allegheny. It also provided three passenger trains each way to Indiana on a daily basis”
Florida became United States territory in the year of 1821 and it consisted of just two counties known as Escamba to the West and St. Johns to the East divided by the Suwanee River and all other counties were created from those two original counties. Although Florida was United States territory it wasn’t until the year of 1845 that it became the 27th state. Florida currently has a total of 67 counties. The last county was introduced in 1925 which is Gilchrist County which was named after Florida’s governor Albert W. Gilchrist who served from 1909 to 1913. Florida counties are subdivisions of the state government. All of Florida’s counties are incorporated
Clarkston, Atlanta has gone through major change in the past decade. They have had a massive influx of refugees from all around the world. With this change comes the question of will Clarkston be able to adapt and survive this change? Some people of the town adapt better than others. Luma Mufleh helps some of these people get used to their town that is not the same. Some people in Clarkston can not accept that their town is made up of refugees and will refuse to communicate and cooperate. The refugees on Luma’s team and some from around her have taken it upon themselves to “be the bigger man” and try to get along with the people of Clarkston. Clarkston is still trying to make it.