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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; the Civil Rights Memorial by Maya LinLin, Maya Ying
, 1959–, American architect and sculptor, b. Athens, Ohio. Lin's work is known for its visual poetry and sensitive mingling of highly abstract form with meaning.
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; and the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice and other civil rights museums.

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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"Over the last 40 years more than half of the Montgomery Canal has been restored to navigation and there is ongoing support in England and Wales among canal societies, public bodies and trusts to complete this work.
Prosecutor David Mainstone said there was a background to the incident in that Mr Halton's partner had left him for a relationship with the sister of Gregory Montgomery. Gregory Montgomery, James Burke and Thomas Montgomery all admitted violent disorder but avoided immediate custody.
The following quote was misattributed to Montgomery in my article:
But when it came time for his interview and background check, there was one thing weighing on Montgomery that the other semi-finalist candidates did not have to deal with a political track record.
During the sentencing, Recorder Mark Milliken-Smith also concluded that Montgomery was a danger and represented a "significant risk to members of the public."
"Honey, I have a car behind you," a restaurant employee was heard saying in Spanish in the over three-minute long video that Montgomery recorded and uploaded on Facebook.
"The results showed I would best be suited for a career in health care," said Montgomery, who got his MBA at the University of Missouri.
The structure of the CLEER program is simple: Montgomery County Green Bank lists eligible contractors, businesses use these contractors to define energy savings scopes of work (including energy efficiency improvements, solar PV, and energy storage), and Revere Bank and Ascentium Capital provide loans to businesses to finance the eligible scopes of work.
Defence QC Donald Findlay said to Montgomery: "You and Andrew were the last two people to be near to Chhokar before he died," and he replied: "Yes."
Montgomery represents leading airlines, hospitality brands, national tourism boards and destinations throughout the world.
Montgomery, 27, of Rock Close, Bell Green, was jailed for eight years and ordered to register as a sex offender for life.
A FRIEND of tragic Tamworth mum Tina Montgomery - battered to death with a rolling pin by her own husband - has branded her killer an "absolutely pathetic excuse for a human being".

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