The committee began in Nebraska City and later headed west where they came across the Big Blue River. The large river and surrounding land made for an ideal settling ground. The Nebraska Association came to an agreement to name the area Beatrice. It was officially incorporated on October 29, 1858 (Beatrice Nebraska: Community Facts 2). Dempster Mill Manufacturing Company was founded twenty years after the official incorpo... ... middle of paper ... ...tionally.
Hardy, Thomas. Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Ed. Scott Elledge. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1991.
On July 25, the US Army invaded Puerto Rico. On August 13, U.S. troops took Manila in the Philippines. On December 10, 1898, the war was over. The United States was now a global colonial power, with territory in Latin America, the Pacific Ocean, and eastern Asia. To show the imperialist mentality of the time, the Cubans, who had helped defeat Spain, were not invited to the surrender ceremonies and the Treaty of Paris that concluded the war.
In the beginning of the book the reader is directly thrown into action with Colonel Aureliano facing the firing squad. With his thoughts we are taken several years back in time when Macao was a village of twenty adobe houses. This, the beginning of the town, could in a different light be seen as representing the begining of mankind , “clear water that ran along a bed of polished stones, which were white and enormous, like prehistoric eggs.';. As the story goes on the town moves from utter igorance “ the world was so recent that many things lacked names'; and developes until we are in the modern time with the banana company, telephones and the union until it, towards the end of the book due to heavy rainfall, turns into an uncivilized town again before it´s destroyed in a heavy storm. The cycle of the town starts and ends on the same point just as the development of the family and all actions, they all turn in cycles just as Ùrsula thanks to her old age found out.
About one-mile upstream, the San Joaquín River winds north, and turns sharply south again in a hairpin meander. South of Sturgeon Bend, the name trappers gave the meander, the Stanislaus River flows into the San Joaquín from the east. Rich in wildlife, the locale had long hosted a Yokut village. Over the summer of 1827, Jedediah Smith’s men camped near here, if not on this spot. Impressed by the climate and bountiful wildlife, Smith’s party convinced the Hudson’s Bay Company trappers in the Oregon Country to start trapping farther south each year.
Quickly, Arizona and Pinal County collaborated to raise the funds necessary to match $20,000 in federal aid. The project improved a bridge that remained in service until the late 1950s, when the Arizona Highway Department built a new one. One of the descriptions of the river’s colorful history was told in the WPA Guide to 1930s Arizona, published by the New Deal’s Works Progress Administration as a way of providing work to writers during the Great Depression.