I attended a breakfast at the Harriman Shoney's this morning where the honored guest was Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey. The breakfast was sponsored by the Roane County Tea Party. Lt. Gov. Ramsey described his background as a surveyor, who ran his own business from 1981-1986, before he decided to get into the auction business. [...]
Settlers were crowding into the country, and there was heavy demand for the establishment of boundary lines, for the location of roads, and for surveys of new towns. John Calhoun, the surveyor of Sangamon County, had more work than he could do. At the suggestion of Pollard Simmons, a farmer and Democratic politician [...]
Danny Cahill, a 40-year-old land surveyor from Oklahoma dropped a series record 239 pounds. The former heavyweight went from 430 to 191 pounds. Read more at Tampa Bay Online.
George Washington was a man of incredible honor, courage, and discipline. He was a warrior, a gentleman, and one who showed personal restraint of a manner such as rarely seen among mortal men. He is truly the father of our republic. Without him, and (I believe) the hand of Divinity, the United States would never [...]
Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806) was one of those rare humans who have exceptional talent in many fields. Banneker was born on a farm near Baltimore, Maryland, in 1731, the son of a free mother and a slave father. As a free man himself, Banneker was allowed to attend an elementary school for free Negroes. [...]