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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.

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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.

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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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Further attesting the growing harmony between the aging Massachusetts Federalist and the now powerful Virginia Republican, Monroe gave Adams a chance to mold foreign policy.
As per directives of CM Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, funds of Rs25 million have been approved for the construction of 11 stopovers at Fort Monroe and adjacent areas, out of which, construction of three stopovers had been started initially.
Monroe's mum could trace her father's line back to John Munro, a POW exiled to the US amid the English Civil War in 1651.
Critique: Amanda Konkle (Assistant Professor of Film Studies and English at Georgia Southern University's Armstrong Campus) presents Some Kind of Mirror: Creating Marilyn Monroe, a scholarly analysis of the film career of legendary actress Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), exploring her on-screen personas in the context of discourses in the 1950's about the role of women.
The morning assembly has improved school attendance, decreased discipline issues, increased staff morale and created team unity, becoming common language for Monroe's staff and students, Allen said.
The photo was taken during the filming of "The Seven Year Itch," the 1955 movie that provided history's lasting image of Monroe, standing over a subway grate and holding down her white dress.
Monroe Capital LLC is a private credit asset management firm specializing in direct lending and opportunistic private credit investing.
Santiam tied the score at 22-22 late in the third quarter before Monroe had a 12-play, 72-yard drive early in the fourth quarter that ended when Colton Sutton ran for a two-yard touchdown with 9:01 to play and Young converted the extra point to put the Dragons ahead 29-22.
"You're already famous, now you're going to make me famous," Schiller reportedly told Monroe ahead of the photoshoot.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO - 6 August 2017: Saturday marked the 55th death anniversary for Marilyn Monroe, one of the most iconic figures in American and international culture.
Monroe County was established in the Michigan Territory in July of 1817 by Territorial Governor Lewis Cass.

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