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Archive for March 2011

NY Times: 150th anniversary of the US Civil War: When Cotton Was King

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An early opponent of slavery was Rufus King.

He was a delegate for Massachusetts to the Continental Congress. He also attended the Constitutional Convention and was one of the signers of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He represented New York in the United States Senate, served as Minister to Britain, and was the Federalist candidate for both Vice President (1804, 1808) and President of the United States (1816). – Wikipedia

His residence is a park in New York City in Jamaica, Queens that I’ve worked on the archeology of a number of times. As I recall someone discovered in the 1976 bicentennial that former VP Aaron Burr had been in Tishomingo, Mississippi after the duel in New Jersey that killed Alexander Hamilton, not plotting "secession" as charged. NY Times Facebook entry.


Written by georgejmyersjr

03/28/2011 at 2:22 pm

1911 Capitol Fire Commemorated In NY

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One example I found researchin­g former and current cemeteries in the former historic theater district of New York City, The Bowery, was of the State Legislatur­e emergency meeting over the constructi­on of the courthouse at 2nd Street and 2nd Avenue, today the "Anthology Film Archives" supported by many in the arts (John Lennon drawings and others arts, media projection rental space and film program venue) and main-strea­m media, across the street a "marble cemetery" one of two, they the first non-denomi­national ones in NYC. In the constructi­on, where a former Methodist church had been, their cemetery thought on another nearby block across Second Avenue, the courthouse constructi­on encountere­d a burial. The special session decided it to be the jurisdicti­on of the Dept. of Education. However, the perhaps precedent-­setting proceeding­s were lost in the fire.   Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Written by georgejmyersjr

03/28/2011 at 10:45 am

2012-2017 OCS Oil and Gas Programmatic EIS Public Comment Receipt

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RE: Hold No New Lease Sales in the Beaufort and Chukchi Sea

As an anthropology trained archaeologist, I worked in the early history of the village of Skagway, where Alaska’s first railroad was built, through the mountains, into the Canadian Yukon as part of the often ill-advised gold-rush. I’ve seen molybdenum mined in British Columbia hauled by that train and shipped out of Skagway before the mines closed and the entertainer Dolly Parton purchased some of their old locomotives for Dollywood. Today tourism is the primary economic impetus that keeps the trains running in Skagway. And that is another point about dangerous drilling and shipping. I think we should be working with our neighbors more and preventing ecologic calamity. In that I support the larger statement of “Earthjustice” and their conclusions.

I am encouraged by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE)’s decision to take a deliberate and fully informed approach to the scoping process for the 2012-2017 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program. As a part of this informed approach, it must be understood that oil and gas activities on the Arctic OCS present unique and unknown risks. The lack of scientific information, the lack of effective spill prevention and response capability for the Arctic Ocean, and the potentially significant impacts of oil and gas activity on wildlife and subsistence practices make additional leasing inappropriate at this time.

To avoid irreversible impacts to marine life and the surrounding ecosystem of the Arctic, I urge you to exclude the Beaufort Sea and the Chukchi Sea planning areas, including Hope Basin, from the 2012-17 leasing schedule.

Thank you for considering my comment.

Written by georgejmyersjr

03/25/2011 at 7:08 pm

John Coltrane As A Saint At The Church of John Coltrane

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"The John Coltrane Home is the house in the Dix Hills neighborho­od of Huntington­, Suffolk County, New York. It is where saxophonis­t John Coltrane resided from 1964 until his death in 1967. It was in this home that he composed his landmark work, "A Love Supreme".

In 2007, the home was added to the New York State and the National Register of Historic Places. This honor is rare, given the relatively new constructi­on of the house, but is a reflection of its significan­ce." – Wikipedia

I remember being graded in an elementary school classroom there around 1968 for a classical tenor sax solo piece as part of the NY State Education music program, a former band and music teacher at our Newfield H.S., a Mr. Trucello had been put in charge of in Albany. I’d not heard John Coltrane until I had "Black Pearls" on Prestige Records, Bergenfiel­d, NJ 1964. By the way a complete view of the far-side of the Moon is now available at "Lunar Pioneer" http://bit­.ly/fLO5Sb
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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03/21/2011 at 10:09 pm

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