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1 Industrial city (1990 pop. 54,909), seat of Ouachita parish, SE La., on the Ouachita River; founded c.1785, inc. as a city 1900. The center of the great Monroe Natural Gas Field (discovered 1915), it has important chemical plants, as well as pulp, paper, and lumber mills. Automotive parts are also manufactured. The first settlers founded (c.1785) Fort Miró. The community was renamed in 1819 after the James Monroe, the first steamship to come up the Ouachita. The Univ. of Louisiana at Monroe and the Masur Museum of Art are in the city. Antebellum houses remain.

2 City (1990 pop. 22,902), seat of Monroe co., SE Mich., on Lake Erie; settled 1778, inc. 1837. Paper products, heating equipment, plastic tubing, flour, and auto parts are produced. The city has large nurseries and is the shipping point for a farm region. Monroe was the scene of the River RaisinRaisin,
river, 115 mi (185 km) long, rising in S Mich. and flowing E to Lake Erie at Monroe, Mich. After Detroit's surrender in the War of 1812, U.S. troops under Gen. James Winchester, sent to retake Frenchtown (the present Monroe), were crushed there by the British and their
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 massacre during the War of 1812 and the center of the "Toledo War" (see ToledoToledo
, city (1990 pop. 332,943), seat of Lucas co., NW Ohio, on the Maumee River at its junction with Lake Erie; inc. 1837. With a natural harbor and its railroads and highways, Toledo is a port of entry and one of the chief shipping centers on the Great Lakes.
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, Ohio). George A. CusterCuster, George Armstrong,
1839–76, American army officer, b. New Rumley, Ohio, grad. West Point, 1861. Civil War Service

Custer fought in the Civil War at the first battle of Bull Run, distinguished himself as a member of General McClellan's staff in the
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 lived there, and the local museum has a large collection of Custer memorabilia.

3 City (1990 pop. 16,127), seat of Union co., S N.C., in the Piedmont; settled 1751, inc. 1844. It has diverse agriculture, and poultry is processed. Industries include metal fabrication and casting and the manufacture of textiles and apparel, plastic and stone products, pharmaceuticals, industrial machinery, lighting fixtures, and aviation and electronic equipment. Wingate Univ. is in nearby Wingate.



a city in the southern USA, located in the state of Louisiana, on the Ouachita River in the Mississippi Basin. Population, 56,400 (115,400 with suburbs, 1970). Monroe is a railroad junction, and natural gas is produced there. The city’s industries include chemicals, rubber, carbon black, woodworking, and pulp and paper.


1. James. 1758--1831, US statesman; fifth president of the US (1817--25). He promulgated the Monroe Doctrine (1823)
2. Marilyn, real name Norma Jean Baker or Mortenson. 1926--62, US film actress. Her films include Niagara (1952), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), and Some Like It Hot (1959)
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The Port of Monroe represents the first and last mile of the transportation supply chain in the region, said Paul LaMarre, Port of Monroe Director.
Features of Monroe Crossings include sidewalks and street lights throughout.
Monroe to 25 to 30 years in state prison on the aggravated kidnapping and armed robbery charges and to lesser, concurrent sentences on the remaining convictions.
More traditionally, Love, Marilyn uses film footage and stills of Monroe, archival interviews with her and coworkers, contemporary interviews with celebrity friends Amy Greene, photographer Milton Greene's first wife, and photographer George Barris, biographers, Donald Spoto and Sarah Churchwell and critics, Molly Haskell, Thomas Schatz.
In 1790, the Virginia legislature appointed Monroe to the U.
On chips, the ion-trap designs could be easily repeated to handle more particles, Monroe says.
Monroe Recycling signed a 50-year lease on the property, which is located in a part of Monroe zoned for heavy industry.
Monroe coach Dean Balzarett said the combination of Guzman, who has attracted the interest of several colleges, and improved depth helped Monroe push through to the championship after many close misses during the 32-year title drought.
Further, Lakeside's die supplier, Arrow Tool & Die is building a new facility adjacent to Lakeside's in Monroe City.
Far from trying to hide this fact, though, Monroe trumpets his youth.
Just as with anything in life, Monroe says, "You get out of it what you put into it.
The magistrat es chose the highest point on the land as the site for a courthouse and laid out streets around it in a grid pattern to form the town of Monroe.

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