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Montgomery,

town (1981 pop. 1,036), Powys, E Wales. Montgomery is locally important as a sheep and cattle market. Nearby Offa's DykeOffa's Dyke,
ancient entrenchment of W England and E Wales, from the Dee estuary to near the estuary of the Wye River. It was built in the 8th cent. by Offa, king of Mercia, as a barrier against the Welsh and lies mainly along the England-Wales boundary.
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 is very well preserved.

Montgomery,

city (1990 pop. 187,106), state capital and seat of Montgomery co., E central Ala., near the head of navigation on the Alabama River just below the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers, and in the rich Black BeltBlack Belt,
term applied to several areas of Mississippi and Alabama, the heart of the Old South, which are characterized by black soil and excellent cotton-growing conditions. The Black Belt area was historically important as the nation's main cotton producer in the mid-1800s.
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; inc. 1819. It is an industrial city and an important market center for lumber and agricultural goods, especially livestock and dairy products. There are stockyards and meatpacking plants. Manufactures include motor vehicles and vehicle parts, commercial fertilizer, furniture, air conditioning and heating units, food items, and paper.

Montgomery became the state capital in 1847 and boomed as a river port and cotton market. The city has been called the "Cradle of the Confederacy." In the capitol building (erected 1857) the convention met (Feb., 1861) that formed the Confederate States of America. Jefferson DavisDavis, Jefferson,
1808–89, American statesman, President of the Southern Confederacy, b. Fairview, near Elkton, Ky. His birthday was June 3. Early Life

Davis's parents moved to Mississippi when he was a boy.
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 was inaugurated president on the capitol steps, and the city served as the Confederate capital until the seat was moved to Richmond in May, 1861. The city was occupied by Union troops in the spring of 1865.

During the civil-rights movement in the 1950s and 60s, Montgomery was marked by demonstrations led by Martin Luther KingKing, Martin Luther, Jr.,
1929–68, American clergyman and civil-rights leader, b. Atlanta, Ga., grad. Morehouse College (B.A., 1948), Crozer Theological Seminary (B.D., 1951), Boston Univ. (Ph.D., 1955).
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, Jr., who was a minister there in the mid-1950s. In Dec., 1955, African Americans organized a nonviolent boycott of the segregated public bus system; by the following year a desegregation edict regarding public transportation was issued. Racial unrest ensued in the 1960s.

The city is the seat of Alabama State Univ., a campus of Auburn Univ., Southern Christian Univ., and Huntingdon College. Maxwell Air Force Base, adjoining the city on the northwest, and its Gunter Annex, on the northeast, are the home of Air Univ. In addition to the historic state capitol, points of interest in Montgomery include the "first White House of the Confederacy" (built c.1825), preserved as a Confederate museum; a planetarium; a museum of fine arts; the state archives and history museum; many antebellum homes and buildings; and the Civil Rights Memorial by Maya LinLin, Maya Ying
, 1959–, American architect and sculptor, b. Athens, Ohio. Lin is known for her visual poetry and sensitive mingling of highly abstract form with meaning.
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.

Montgomery

 

a city in the southern USA, located on the Alabama River. Capital of the state of Alabama. Population, 133,400; with suburbs, 201,000; 1970). Nearly one-third of the population are Negroes.

The city is a major transportation center and has an airport. Montgomery is an important commercial center for such commodities as cotton and timber; the textile, food, and chemical industries also operate there.

Montgomery

mercenary chief proverbially kept for himself all the booty. [Fr. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 618]
See: Greed

Montgomery

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Bernard Law, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, nicknamed Monty. 1887--1976, British field marshal. As commander of the 8th Army in North Africa, he launched the offensive, beginning with the victory at El Alamein (1942), that drove Rommel's forces back to Tunis. He also commanded the ground forces in the invasion of Normandy (1944) and accepted Germany's surrender at L?neburg Heath (May 7, 1945)

Montgomery

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a city in central Alabama, on the Alabama River: state capital; capital of the Confederacy (1861). Pop.: 200 123 (2003 est.)
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2) Colin Montgomerie admits playing in California in December is better than being in Scotland: ``The weather is not so good at home.
Eimear is also reported to have become close to film star Hugh Grant, 43, as her turbulent relationship with Montgomerie broke down.
In its first project, The Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation is raising funds to build a new centre in conjunction with the Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre, to provide practical and emotional support to cancer patients, their families and carers.
OLD FRIENDS: Colin Montgomerie, the 2010 Ryder Cup Captain, greets Spain's Jose Maria Olazabal before their first round of the Dubai Desert Classic yesterday
Montgomerie succeeded Nick Faldo as captain following a unanimous decision from the players' tournament committee and described it as "the greatest honour for a European".
Montgomerie only emerged as a frontrunner two weeks ago in Abu Dhabi when Sweden's Henrik Stenson was the first to put his name forward.
Gallacher does not expect Montgomerie to regain the consistency which made him Europe's leading player in the 1990s, however he insists his compatriot still has the right hunger for the game.
That's a good effort," said Montgomerie, who joked that he would give himself a pat on the back if only he was a little younger and more flexible.
At the age of 42, Montgomerie, who needed a wild card into the team last year, has re-ignited his career, coming second to Tiger Woods in the Open and now grabbing a birdie at the final hole at St Andrews to deny England's Kenneth Ferrie.
Furyk made six birdies, and Montgomerie made three in addition to an eagle - accomplished with an 8-foot putt following a 241-yard 5-wood approach on the 537-yard, par-5 16th.
COLIN Montgomerie made it three-and-ahalf points out of four, dodgy back and all, with another thrilling win over the Americans' strongest pairing.
Montgomerie made it three-and-a-half points out of four - dodgy back and all - with another thrilling win over the Americans' strongest pairing.

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