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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,

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

 

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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Montgomerie is outside the top 30 in the Ryder Cup standings after a season that has fallen short of expectations raised by his World Cup triumph alongside Marc Warren in November.
Paul Casey was the only Briton to join Montgomerie in the third round, recovering from a slow start to outlast Welshman Bradley Dredge two and one in an all-British battle.
By pure co-incidence, Montgomerie, who beat Jim Furyk yesterday, has come up against Americans in the first two rounds.
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Despite his reputation as a hard taskmaster, there will be plenty willing to work for Montgomerie, although it is thought he may hire a local caddy at Oakmont this week, where he lost a play-off with Ernie Els and Loren Roberts for the 2004 US Open.
Montgomerie, whose tie for first in the Volvo European Masters and second in the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa helped him improve from 38th to 10th in the world rankings, was 3 under par for his final seven holes Thursday.
Through it all, though, Montgomerie had probably never played better given all that was happening and all that was at stake.
But Montgomerie, making just his third appearance on the Senior Tour and chasing his first professional victory since the 2007 European Open revelled in the challenge, bouncing back from an opening bogey at the par five first with six straight pars.
Montgomerie was riding Riahgrand in the sixth race on the Darwin Cup card when she fell from her mount in the straight.
In addition to Monty's, The Address Montgomerie Dubai already has an array of F&B outlets including Nineteen, Links at The Academy all-day dining outlet as well as many open-air venues for large functions, parties and weddings.
But the possibility of Montgomerie, who led the side to victory at Celtic Manor in 2010, being turned to again on home soil remains after Clarke talked about the need for a big character to oppose American choice Tom Watson.
Montgomerie found leaving out world number nine Paul Casey last year the hardest thing he had to do as captain - and he hopes his successor Jose Maria Olazabal does not face the same dilemma next August.

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