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    Relevance Chronology The Who and the New Generation Date s September 17 1967 Location San Francisco California Tag s Counterculture The Who 1960s The appearance of The Who on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1967 marked the beginning of a changing American society Much like the Beatles began the First British Invasion when they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show years earlier they epitomized a significant change in thinking

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    Comics The people s opinion at the International Convention of Comic Art in 1968 In the cover of thousands of comic books Batman Superman and Capitan Marvel are displayed in courageous brilliance These comis books were once so cheap that you could pay 10 cents for each but in 1968 they were selling for approximately 150 dollars each during the International Convention of Comic Art Phil Seuling A Governor Overshadowed by Her Husband s Ambitions Date s March 15 1968 Location Jefferson Alabama Tag s female governor governor women s movement alabama Civil Rights Movement Politics 1960s On March 15th 1968 teachers and other members of the Alabama Education Association waited to hear George Wallace speak on the behalf of his wife at the annual AEA convention Lurleen Wallace had been elected governor of the state a year before and could not make it to the event As you know she is quite sick the former governor told the crowd according to the Birmingham Herold Post Lurleen The Who and the New Generation Date s September 17 1967 Location San Francisco California Tag s Counterculture The Who 1960s The appearance of The Who on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in

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    of 26 500 000 cubic yards of material In addition seven locks had to be built because of varied water elevation in the numerous bodies of water 3 This project would be for its time one of the biggest ever It would finally bring about an end to the mass amounts of flooding in the state of Florida from Kissimmee down to Okeechobee The rerouting of the river was completed in 1971 through a joint effort by the South Florida Water Management District and the Army Corps of Engineers 23 years after its initial approval by Congress and 9 years after initial construction began 4 The new river is also described as a tourist attraction with the option if one comes to Florida without a boat a houseboat can be rented at Lake Tohopekaglia in the New York Times article 5 Rerouting the river seemed like a great attraction for tourists and those who wanted expand their farms or property would not be able to buy the floodplains which were previously underwater and now were just regular plains As it turns out the fears of biologists who were worried about the effects of rerouting the river to stop the floodplains from flooding were not without cause 6 Yes the fields were dry now water was not going everywhere but it had also effectively killed off any ecosystem that relied on the floodplains More than 90 percent of the waterfowl that once graced the wetlands disappeared and the number of bald eagle nesting territories decreased by 70 percent After the waterway was transformed into a straight deep canal it became oxygen depleted and the fish community it supported changed dramatically 7 Animals were no longer able to survive in the areas in which they had once lived The article in the New York Times stated that the purpose of rerouting the river was to better fisherman s luck but rerouting did the opposite of that and made it even harder for fisherman to be able to survive in Florida After having spent 23 years on creating the new channelized river the government realized that something needed to be done to fix the errors that had been made Not wanting to jump to a quick solution and creating more errors they spent the next 20 years planning on how to fix it and in 1999 construction began to allow rainwater to inundate floodplains in restored areas 8 The other reason it had taken 20 years to start on the rerouting was because the South Florida Water Management District had to buy back or lease the land they had sold after the initial channelization of the river so the Army Corps of Engineers could begin restoration efforts 9 One of the headings in the Kissimmee River Restoration Project article by the Army Corps of Engineers states Lessons Learned Natural Systems Serve a Purpose 10 The fact that this lesson had to be learned through destroying an ecosystem makes it seem as if the

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    December 1956 Location Prince Edward Virginia Tag s Civil Rights Prince Edward Law The NAACP s litigation strategy against school segregation went through a drastic change during the summer of 1950 Instead of working within the confines of Plessy v Ferguson which declared the constitutionality of the separate but equal doctrine the NAACP decided that the time had come to force the courts to reconsider segregation Prior to 1950 the NAACP only tried cases where An Act of Heroism Date s June 2 1948 Location Orange Florida Tag s Susan Wesley Rollins College Greeting incoming Freshman at the start of the 1943 1944 year Miss Susan Wesley assisted in the girls unpacking settling in and adjusting to life away from home A dorm mother to many girls who attended Rollins College Susan Wesley was an employee for the college a total of twenty four years The girls depended on Susan to help them through tough times nurse them to health when sick as well as An Extraordinary Slave Preacher Date s 1949 Tag s African Americans Church Religious Activity Race Relations Slavery In 1849 Rev William White wrote a narrative about African American Preachers In it he tells the story of a black preacher known as Uncle Jack Slave traders kidnapped Jack from Africa when he was seven years out and sold him into slavery in Nottoway Virginia When he was forty he heard a Presbyterian Minister from Prince Edward County preach and became religious White wrote that once Jack Levitt Sons Advertises New Housing Design Date s 1949 Location Bucks Pennsylvania Tag s Housing Economy World War II After receiving much criticism on his first mass produced low cost housing design the influential post World War II real estate developer William Levitt introduced a new design in 1949 As

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    Really Good Bad Idea Date s 1948 Location Tag s Kissimmee River Army Corps of Engineers Florda Conservation Florida has always been a huge swampland with flooding lakes and rivers at every turn It is why Walt Disney was able to acquire all the land necessary for Disney World at such low prices Florida has also always had flooding issues The Kissimmee River prior to 1962 ran 103 miles from

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    the Kissimmee A Really Good Bad Idea Date s 1948 Location Osceola Florida Tag s Kissimmee River Army Corps of Engineers Florda Conservation Florida has always been a huge swampland with flooding lakes and rivers at every turn It is why Walt Disney was able to acquire all the land necessary for Disney World at such low prices Florida has also always had flooding issues The Kissimmee River prior to

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    of the primary objectives of the New Deal longterm conservation of natural resources to help prevent future ecological disaster Detroit City Plan Commission Shares Progressive Future Plans For City Goes By Name Of Urban Renewal Date s 1963 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Urban Renewal Slum Clearance Building Preservation Conservation Black Bottom Detroit In 1963 the Detroit City Plan Commission prepared an informational bulletin to provide the public with a ready reference to Detroit s program of redevelopment and an explanation of their large aims to remove blighted areas from the city and replace them with sound and logical development It first started with a brief history of urban renewal in Detroit classifying urban renewal Correspondence on the Conservation of Yellowstone Date s April 18 1877 to February 28 1882 Location LARAMIE Wyoming Tag s Historic Preservation Conservation Environment P W Norris Yellowstone National Park On March 1 1872 Congress set apart a tract of land in what is now northwestern Wyoming as Yellowstone National Park the first in the world In April 1877 P W Norris of Detroit Michigan was appointed as the superintendent of the park As described by a correspondence from the Secretary of the Interior his

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    B Simpson would be reelected for city Aldermen during a second election serving from 1887 to 1893 Both Simpson and Israel would be the last African Americans to serve on the City Commissions Simpson s election win was also during a time where the majority of the south did not allow African Americans to vote due to a special polling tax put in place to discourage any Blacks from voting However just because Simpson won city Aldermen sitting among fellow political leaders who were White and probably didn t expect him to win did not mean that he left his original living area No matter that Hannibal Square was part of Winter Park Walter Simpson could not live nor always attend all town meetings if White women were present on the White side of town His home was located diagonally across from Frank Israel s home and store current day Dexter s on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and New England Avenue on New England Avenue current day Armando s Pizzeria In order to attend meetings and make his way to the Town Hall located in Ergood s Hall his journey might have taken him eastward on West New England

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