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town (1991 pop. 14,997), SE Ont., Canada, on the Muskoka River. It has lumber mills and a woodworking plant, but it is sustained mainly by its year-round tourist trade.


1 City (1990 pop. 159,789), seat of Madison co., N Ala.; inc. 1811. A major center for U.S. space research, Huntsville is the site of the Redstone Arsenal, the U.S. army's control and procurement center for guided missiles and rockets. NASA's George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (est. 1960) and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the world's largest space museum, are also in the city. Although Huntsville's economy centers around the aerospace and high-technology industries, motor vehicle engines, tires, glass, machinery, electrical equipment, and copper tubing are also produced. The constitutional convention of the Alabama Territory was held in 1819 in Huntsville, where the first state legislature also met. Numerous antebellum buildings remain. Huntsville is the seat of Oakwood College, Alabama A&M Univ., and the Univ. of Alabama at Huntsville.

2 City (1990 pop. 27,925), seat of Walker co., E central Tex.; inc. 1845. Located in a pine area, it has many sawmills. Farming and livestock trading add to the city's economic base. Manufactures include mirrors, signs, oil- and gas-field equipment, and lumber. Huntsville, the home of Samuel HoustonHouston, Samuel,
1793–1863, American frontier hero and statesman of Texas, b. near Lexington, Va. Early Life

He moved (c.1806) with his family to Tennessee and lived much of his youth with the Cherokee, by whom he was adopted.
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, contains his grave (with an impressive monument), his restored home, and other memorials. Also in the city are Sam Houston State Univ. and the headquarters of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division (including a prison). An annual rodeo held by the prisoners draws many spectators.

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a city in the southeastern USA, in the state of Alabama, north of the Tennessee River. Population, 140,000 (1975; with suburbs, 287,000). Industry employs 24,000 persons (1974). Huntsville is a center of research and development in rocketry and explosives. The city’s industries produce rockets and rocket fuel, chemicals, textiles, foodstuffs, and military equipment.

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a city in NE Alabama: space-flight and guided-missile research centre. Pop.: 164 237 (2003 est.)
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