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- Comes in different sizes and used in conjunction with the decorating bag to make different designs.
- Used to create decorations from icing. The size and shape of the opening on the tip will determine the decoration produced when icing is placed in a decorating bag and piped out through the tip.
- Situated in the west, or directed toward or facing the west
- (of a wind) Blowing from the west
- Living in or originating from the west, in particular Europe or the U.S
- relating to or characteristic of the western parts of the world or the West as opposed to the eastern or oriental parts; "the Western world"; "Western thought"; "Western thought"
- a sandwich made from a western omelet
Christmas on the Farm: A Collection of Favorite Recipes, Stories, Gift Ideas, and Decorating Tips from The Farmer's Wife
Christmas was the be-all, end-all celebration on the farm. Pages and pages on the topic appeared in The Farmer’s Wife, and these pages weren’t just about food—although recipes for all the various components of parties and holiday gift baskets certainly abounded.
The magazine’s experts expounded on the best and latest ways to decorate home, tree, and parcels and to create homemade gifts for family and friends, as well as games to be played to capture the spirit of the season. In short, The Farmer’s Wife presented its own opinion—both grand and humble, broad and minute, and always, always bearing in mind the idea of community among its readers—about the ways in which Christmas should be celebrated.
You’ll find in this book a smattering of that opinion. Here are recipes to see you through the entire Christmas season; gift ideas guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing; tips for decking your halls; and even a few stories to delight both the young and the young at heart.
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The Three Fires
According to their oral traditions, the Odawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi once constituted a single people, with a common culture and language. After migrating from the North Atlantic Coast to the Straits of Mackinac, the original group split into three groups, each assuming its own identity long before Europeans arrived in the mid-1600s.
Known as the three fires, the Odawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi shared common principles that influenced their response to the Europeans. All three groups emphasized individual human dignity and believed that no person should determine another's fate. Members of each group relied on one another in times of need, sharing goods, labor, and food. They also believed in protecting the ecological balance that links all life. To them, the earth's resources were not meant to be owned or exploited for the exclusive benefit of any individual or group.
The lives of the people of the Three Fires were changed forever by the arrival first of French and British explorers, traders, and missionaries, and later American settlers. Traders exchanged cloth, metal tool, and guns for furs, missionaries sought to convert Indians to the religions of Europe, and after the American Revolution, settlers and the new Federal Government wanted title to Indian land.
Between 1795 and 1842, the American government made treaties that took almost all of Michigan's 57,900 square miles. In return for their land, the Indians received cash and manufactured goods, and teachers, farmers, and blacksmiths to help them adapt to a new way of life. Indian negotiators also secured the right to continue hunting and fishing on government owned land, as well as access to health care and to public education. In recent years, treaty hunting and fishing provisions have been upheld in landmark court cases.
Determined to maintain a home in the land that was once exclusively theirs, contemporary Indian leaders continue to battle for their treaty rights and to seek additional compensation for the land their ancestors were compelled to surrender.
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At the beginning of the 19th century, an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 Odawa fished, raised crops, and hunted throughout the western half of Michigan from the Kalamazoo River north to the straits of Mackinac. From late spring to early fall they lived together in villages numbering as many as 500 people. Each village was an independent political unit, but in times of trouble nearby villages often joined together for mutual protection.
The Odawa were highly regarded for their negotiating and diplomatic skills. When the French arrived in North America in the 1600s, the Odawa established themselves as middlemen in the fur trade, securing pelts from Indian groups farther west and supplying them to French traders in exchange for manufactured goods. In the 1760s, the Odawa joined the French in their battle with the British for dominance in North America. Pontiac and other Odawa leaders used their trade network to forge a great coalition of Michigan Indians that capture Fort Michilimackinac and every other British post west of Niagara except Detroit. Pontiac laid siege to Detroit, but military authorities had been warned of his plans and the effort failed. Had he been successful, the British would have been driven from Michigan.
There were several Odawa villages along the Grand River. One on West Bank, at the foot of the rapids south of today's Bridge Street, was led during the 1820s by Noaquakesick, who was known to the early settlers as Noonday. Other villages were loacted on Lake Michigan at the mouths of the Muskegon, Pere Marquette, and Manistee Rivers, and along the Grand and Thornapple Rivers. L'Arbre Croche, at the northern tip of Michigan's lower peninsula, was the largest and most important village and large numbers of Odawa gathered in the region each summer.
Odawa life was closely tied to the seasons, spring was a time for coming together to celebrate the end of winter and to conduct ceremonies marking births, marriages, deaths, and other life passages. Summer was for planting crops, gathering wild foods, socializing, and village activities. Fall brought the harvest, preparation for the harsh winter months, and the breakup of the village into family groups that fanned out to family hunting territories.
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In the days before European contact, the Obijwa were divided into two distinct groups, one concentrated in the Eastern half of Michigan's lower peninsula, and the other living in the upper peninsula and further west and north in Wisconsin and Canada. Within these groups, whose population totaled about 15,000 to 20,000, there may have been as many as 50 distinct local bands.
All Ojibwa shared a common language and culture and were linked by a system of clans that united people of one village with those from another. M
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Broadway, SoHo Cast Iron Historic District, Soho, Manhattan
The SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District lies in part within the western section of the Bayard Farm and during the 18th Century there was little change in its rural character.
This was due to the fact that it was cut off by natural barriers from the settlement at the lower tip of Manhattan. The Collect Pond and the stream flowing from it, Smith's Hill, Bayard's Hill and Lispenard's Meadow (Cripplebush Swamp) all combined to slow the northward expansion of the City. Broadway was not extended north of Canal Street until after 1775 and the surrounding land, even at this date, was still being farmed.
When the Revolution erupted, a series of fortifications and redoubts were built across Manhattan. There were two forts on Mercer Street between Broome and Spring streets; a third was located in the center of the block bounded by Grand, Broome, Mercer and Greene streets and another stood between Grand and Broome Streets, Broadway and Crosby Street.breastworks stretched across Broadway a few feet north of Grand Street.
The Early Republic
As a result of financial difficulties caused by the Revolutionary War, Nicholas Bayard, the third of that name, was forced to mortgage his West Farm. It was divider into lots at the close of the 18th Century but very little development took place until the first decade of the 19th Century.
As early as 1794, the area near the junction of Broadway and Canal Street had attracted a few manufacturing businesses. On the northwest comer of the intersection stood the cast-iron foundry and sales shop of Joseph Blackwell, wealthy Merchant and owner of Blackwell's Island.
Next to his property was that of y Thomas Duggan who owned a number of lots along Canal Street which was then called Dugyan Street. He operated a tannery near Blackwell's foundry.
By the early 1800s, landowners in the area had begun to petition the Common Council to drain and fill the Collect Pond, its outlet to the Hudson River and Lispenard's Meadow. What had been a bucolic retreat for the residents of the Dutch and English town had become a serious health hazard to the citizens of the City end an impediment to its development.
The shores of the Collect were strewn with garbage and the rotting carcasses of dead animals, the stream along Canal Street was a sluggish sewer of green water and parts of Lispenard's Meadow were a bog that yearly claimed a number of cows. It was also a breeding ground for the mosquitoes that almost every summer spread the dreaded yellow fever plagues.
After years of bickering and numerous plans and proposals, Bayard's Hill which stood over one hundred feet above the present grade of Grand Street and the other hills in the vicinity were cut down and used, together with the City's rubbish, to fill in the marshy land.
In 1809, Broadway was paved and sidewalks were constructed from Canal Street to Astor Place and serious development of the area began. However, even before this, a number of prominent men had chosen to build their houses along this section of Broadway. Citizen Genet, James Fennimore Cooper, Samuel Lawrence and the Reverend John Livingston all lived near the intersection of Spring Street and Broadway.
Spring Street was one of the earliest streets opened for development and the oldest house in the Historic District still stands on Spring Street. It is No. 107, a frame house with a brick front built by Conrad Brooks, a shoemaker, about 1806.
Another early house on Spring Street is the Wlliam Dawes house at No. 129 which was built in 1817. As late as the 1950s a well of Manhattan Company which used to supply water to the City was located in an alley behind the house.
It was in this well that the body of Juliana Elmore Sands was discovered on January 2, 1800, and its discovery electrified the community. A young man named Levi Weeks who was said to be her fiance was arrested for her murder. He was defended, among others, by Aaron Burr, one of the organizers of the Manhattan Company, and by Alexander Hamilton.
It is ironic that these two men should join in the defense of Weeks but it indicates the enormous amount of public excitement and interest in the case. After three days of testimony before a packed courtroom and with hundreds of people crowded in the street outside, the jury found Weeks innocent of the charges It was determined that the young woman had committed suicide in a fit of melancholy.
But rumors about the affair persisted and tales of a white robed figure moaning at the well and alarm bells in the night continued for many years after the event.The mystery remained unique in the folklore of the City until the murder of Mary Rogers, a salesgirl in a cigar shop in the St. Nicholas Hotel, forty years later.
The sections of the hotel that are still standing on Broadway near Spring Street may occupy the site of this earlier hotel. The murder was described in depth by Edgar Allen Poe in his short story "T
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The landmark volume celebrating the life and work of Ralph Lauren, now available in a smaller, more portable edition. Unlike many designers, Ralph Lauren is not known for a single signature look, but rather for his sweeping dreams of American living. Over the course of his career, the images of luxury, adventure, and beauty that he created have come to define American style.
In this visually stunning book, Lauren speaks candidly about himself and his art. In part one, we get to know the designer through never-before-seen pictures of him in private life and with his family, living the lives he designs for. In his own words, we hear about his life, work, and inspiration.
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Now available to a larger audience at a more accessible price, this unique fashion monograph is a personal expression of the artist and a rare peek into the mind of one of America’s most accomplished fashion designers of all times.
Ralph Lauren isn’t easy to define. Unlike many designers, he is not known for a single signature look, but rather for his sweeping dreams of American living. Over the course of his career, the images of luxury, adventure, and beauty that he created have come to define American style. In this visually stunning book, Lauren speaks candidly for the first time ever about himself and his art. In part one, we get to know the designer through never-before-seen pictures of him in private life and with his family, living the lives he designs for. In his own words, we hear about his life, work, and inspiration. In the second part, Lauren displays and writes about his most important, most iconic, and most beloved work, hand-picked from hundreds of runway shows, collections, and his signature cinematic advertising campaigns. Lauren’s aesthetic influence and unique design sensibility are captured here by fashion’s finest photographers, including Bruce Weber, Deborah Turbeville, and Patrick Demarchelier. Featuring an introduction by Audrey Hepburn (from her 1992 presentation speech at the CFDA awards), this is truly a unique fashion monograph, a personal expression of the artist, and a rare peek into the mind of one of America’s most accomplished fashion designers of all times.
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