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American Legion Auxiliary
The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) is a separate entity from the American Legion that shares the same values. Composed of spouses, mothers, daughters, granddaughters, and sisters of American war veterans. Founded in 1919, the ALA is dedicated to serving veterans, military, and their families. History After the end of World War I in 1918, 20 officers who had served in the American Expeditionary Forces were asked to suggest ideas for improving troop morale. One officer, U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt Jr., proposed an organization of veterans, the American Legion. After its formation in 1919, a number of existing women's organizations wanted to become the official affiliate of the Legion. The committee decided to create a new organization made up of the women most closely associated with the men of the Legion. This Auxiliary would perform those phases of Legion activities that were more suitably performed by women. In less than one year, 1,342 local units in 45 st ...
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Emblem
An emblem is an abstract or representational pictorial image that represents a concept, like a moral truth, or an allegory, or a person, like a king or saint. Emblems vs. symbols Although the words ''emblem'' and ''symbol'' are often used interchangeably, an emblem is a pattern that is used to represent an idea or an individual. An emblem develops in concrete, visual terms some abstraction: a deity, a tribe or nation, or a virtue or vice. An emblem may be worn or otherwise used as an identifying badge or patch. For example, in America, police officers' badges refer to their personal metal emblem whereas their woven emblems on uniforms identify members of a particular unit. A real or metal cockle shell, the emblem of St. James the Apostle, sewn onto the hat or clothes, identified a medieval pilgrim to his shrine at Santiago de Compostela. In the Middle Ages, many saints were given emblems, which served to identify them in paintings and other images: St. Catherine ...
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Seduction Of The Innocent
''Seduction of the Innocent'' is a book by German-born American psychiatrist Fredric Wertham, published in 1954, that warned that comic books were a negative form of popular literature and a serious cause of juvenile delinquency. The book was taken seriously at the time in the United States, and was a minor bestseller that created alarm in American parents and galvanized them to campaign for censorship. At the same time, a U.S. Congressional inquiry was launched into the comic book industry. Subsequent to the publication of ''Seduction of the Innocent'', the Comics Code Authority was voluntarily established by publishers to self-censor their titles. In the decades since the book's publication, Wertham's research has been disputed by scholars. Overview and arguments ''Seduction of the Innocent'' cited overt or covert depictions of violence, sex, drug use, and other adult fare within " crime comics" – a term Wertham used to describe not only the popular gangster/murder-oriented ...
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Encyclopædia Britannica
The (Latin for "British Encyclopædia") is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia. It is published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.; the company has existed since the 18th century, although it has changed ownership various times through the centuries. The encyclopaedia is maintained by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 contributors. The 2010 version of the 15th edition, which spans 32 volumes and 32,640 pages, was the last printed edition. Since 2016, it has been published exclusively as an online encyclopaedia. Printed for 244 years, the ''Britannica'' was the longest running in-print encyclopaedia in the English language. It was first published between 1768 and 1771 in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, as three volumes. The encyclopaedia grew in size: the second edition was 10 volumes, and by its fourth edition (1801–1810) it had expanded to 20 volumes. Its rising stature as a scholarly work helped recruit eminent con ...
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The Political Graveyard
The Political Graveyard is a website and database that catalogues information on more than 277,000 American political figures and political families, along with other information. The name comes from the website's inclusion of burial locations of the deceased (when known). It is also a pun; where bodies are buried can refer to the politicians accused of crimes or touched by scandal. History The site was created in 1996 by Lawrence Kestenbaum, then an academic specialist at Michigan State University, and later on staff at the University of Michigan. Kestenbaum was formerly a county commissioner, and in 2004 was elected to be County Clerk/ Register of Deeds of Washtenaw County, Michigan. The site and its underlying database were developed from a personal interest triggered by the ''Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress'', which was its original data source. Since then his personal research, and the information contributions of hundreds of volunteers have greatly expande ...
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Vera Blanche Thomas
Vera Blanche Thomas (born March 19, 1903) was a graduate registered nurse. Early life Vera Blanche Thomas was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on March 19, 1903. Career Thomas confined exclusively to Professional Nursing; she was president of the District No. 2, Arizona State Nurses Association from 1925 to 1926; she was president of the Arizona State Nurses' Association from 1927 to 1928. In 1941, she was State Child Welfare chairman of the American Legion Auxiliary. In October 1951, representing Pima County Tuberculosis and Health Association, she presided at the closing session of the Conference in Tuberculosis Nursing sponsored by the Arizona State Nurses' Association, the Arizona League of Nursing Education, the Arizona Tuberculosis and Health Association and the Arizona State Department of Health. Thirty nursing supervisors and public health nurses from 11 Arizona communities participated to the conference. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Perso ...
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Zatae Leola Longsdorff Straw
Zatae Leola Sturgis Longsdorff Straw (April 16, 1866 – October 1, 1955) was a physician and a New Hampshire state representative. Early life and education Zatae Leola Sturgis Longsdorff was born in Centerville, Pennsylvania, on April 16, 1866, the daughter of Dr. William Henry Longsdorff and his wife Lydia. Longsdorff grew up near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She attended Wellesley College in 1883. The next year Longsdorff enrolled at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania to study medicine, and was the first woman to graduate from that institution in 1887. She won the Pierson Prize in Oratory in 1886. Her father before her graduated from the same college in 1856 and her brother in 1879. After her, her sisters Hildegarde, Jessica and Persis attended Dickinson College as well, graduating in 1888, 1891 and 1894 respectively. In 1937, Dickinson College granted Longsdorff an honorary degree in science. She specialized at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philade ...
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Rachel Applegate Solomon
Rachel Emma Applegate Solomon (November 23, 1887 - June 15, 1955) was an American educator. Early life Rachel Emma Applegate was born in Lone Rock Ranch, Klamath County, Oregon, on November 23, 1887, the daughter of Capt. Oliver Cromwell Applegate (1845–1938) and Florence Ella Anderson (1855-1919). Her father was a pioneer and staunch friend of the Indians. Her grandfather, Rev. Jesse Marion Anderson, was a pioneer Methodist minister, who was widely known in southern Oregon as a man of ability and worth. She had 5 siblings: Frank Lindsay Applegate (1879-1964), Annie Elizabeth Halferty (1881-1935), Leroy Gilbert Applegate (1885-1966), Jean Margaret Applegate (1894-1956), Oliver Cromwell Applegate (1896-1994). She graduated from Klamath County High School and taught one year before entering the University of Oregon to complete her education. Career Rachel Applegate Solomon was a Latin teacher for 25 years, first in Klamath County High School and later in Klamath Union High S ...
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Isabel Neill
Isabel Lois Perry Neill (November 12, 1896 in Washington – February 12, 1978 in Yakima, Washington) was a newspaper writer. Early life Isabel Lois Perry Neill was born in 1896, the daughter of William Alan Perry (born in 1854) and Marie Strachey. Career She was a newspaper writer. She contributed verse and children's stories to several magazines of national circulation. She was a member of the Woman's Century Club and the American Legion Auxiliary. Personal life Isabel Neill moved to Yakima, Washington Yakima ( or ) is a city in and the county seat of Yakima County, Washington, and the state's 11th-largest city by population. As of the 2020 census, the city had a total population of 96,968 and a metropolitan population of 256,728. The unin ... in 1921 and lived at 913 Broadway. She married Paul Neill. References {{DEFAULTSORT:Neill, Isabel 1896 births 1978 deaths 20th-century American writers 20th-century American women writers People from Yakima, Washingt ...
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Sara E
Sara may refer to: Arts, media and entertainment Film and television * ''Sara'' (1992 film), 1992 Iranian film by Dariush Merhjui * ''Sara'' (1997 film), 1997 Polish film starring Bogusław Linda * ''Sara'' (2010 film), 2010 Sri Lankan Sinhala thriller directed by Nishantha Pradeep * ''Sara'' (2015 film), 2015 Hong Kong psychological thriller * ''Sara'' (1976 TV series), 1976 American western series * ''Sara'' (1985 TV series), 1985 American situation comedy * ''Sara'' (Belgian TV series), 2007–08 Flemish telenovella on Belgian television * "Sara" (''Arrow'' episode), an episode of Arrow Music * Sara (band), a Finnish band * "Sara" (Bob Dylan song), a song by Bob Dylan for the 1976 album ''Desire'' * "Sara" (Fleetwood Mac song), a song by Fleetwood Mac from the 1979 LP ''Tusk'' * "Sara" (Starship song), a song by Starship from the 1985 album ''Knee Deep in the Hoopla'' *"Sara", a song by Bill Champlin from the 1981 LP '' Runaway'' * "Sarah" (other)#Music, s ...
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Edith Bolte MacCracken
Edith Maude Marie Bolte MacCracken (February 16, 1869 – April 1946) was an American club woman and civic leader. Early life Edith Maude Marie Bolte was born on February 16, 1869, in Chicago, the daughter of William Henry Bolte and Jane Usher Baker. Career Edith Bolte MacCracken was president of the Ashland Civic Club; president of the District Federation of Women's Clubs; State Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the General Society of the War of 1812. From 1934 to 1935 she was the president of the American Legion Auxiliary to the Jackson County Medical Society. In April 1935 she conducted a survey to collect biographical data of Jackson County physicians from 1850 to 1935. Personal life Edith Bolte MacCracken moved to Oregon in 1916 and lived in Ashland, Oregon. On March 15, 1900, in Chicago, she married Dr. Samuel Gordon MacCracken, the vice-president of the Jackson County Medical Society in 192 ...
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Othilia Carroll Beals
Othilia Gertrude Carroll Beals (October 25, 1875 — May 23, 1970) was an American lawyer and judge. She was one of the first two women to graduate from the University of Washington Law School, and to practice law in Seattle, Washington. Early life Othilia Gertrude Carroll was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Patrick P. Carroll and Sarah Jane Talbott Carroll.John William Leonard, ed.''Woman's Who's Who of America''(American Commonwealth Publishing 1914): 86. Her father was born in Ireland. The family moved to Washington when Othilia was a small child. In 1901, she was in the first graduating class at the University of Washington Law School, and the first woman to graduate from that school (a female classmate, Bella Weretnikow, also graduated that day).Biographical Note
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Cora M
Cora may refer to: Science * ''Cora'' (fungus), a genus of lichens * ''Cora'' (damselfly), a genus of damselflies * CorA metal ion transporter, a Mg2+ influx system People * Cora (name), a given name and surname * Cora E. (born 1968), German hip-hop artist * Sexy Cora or Carolin Ebert (1987–2011), German actress, model, singer Places United States * Cora, Illinois * Cora, Kansas * Cora, Missouri * Cora, West Virginia * Cora, Washington * Cora, Wyoming Other places * Cora (Ancient Latin town), an ancient town in Latium (Italy) * Cori, Lazio, Italy Other uses * 504 Cora, a metallic asteroid from the middle region of the asteroid belt * Cora (hypermarket), a retail group of hypermarkets in Europe * Cora (instrument), an alternative spelling of the West African musical instrument Kora * ''Cora'' (opera), a 1791 opera by Étienne Méhul, libretto by Valadier * Cora (restaurant), a Canadian chain of casual restaurants * Cora (rocket), a French rocket * ''Cora'' (1812 ...
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