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city (1990 pop. 21,761), seat of Whitfield co., extreme NW Ga., in the Appalachian valley; inc. 1847. It is a highly industrialized city in a farm area. Its large tufted-textile industry was begun in the late 1800s and still remains important; the city is the center of the U.S. carpet industry. In the Civil War, Dalton (Confederate headquarters after the Chattanooga campaign) fell to Gen. Sherman in the Atlanta campaign (1864). The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is nearby, as is a state park.
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gang bank robbers of late 1800s; killed in shootout (1892). [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 15–16]
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John. 1766--1844, English chemist and physicist, who formulated the modern form of the atomic theory and the law of partial pressures for gases. He also gave the first accurate description of colour blindness, from which he suffered
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Glenn Turp, RCN regional director for Yorkshire, said: "It's incredibly sad and disappointing that Clr Dalton chose to resort to a series of crass insults.
By 15, Dalton was homeless and no longer in contact with his mum or dad.
You get the fittings and the customizations,' Dalton told the magazine, describing the process done to make the pricey customized boots.
VidLink is the next of several innovative products to be launched by Dalton Utilities and OptiLink over the next year.
Dalton added, "It's a thrill for me and my family to return to Chicago and have the opportunity to contribute to the future success of WBBM.
Several media reports stated that the Dalton Police and Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene.
Dalton, which has a population of about 35,000, is located in northern Georgia, roughly 90 miles north of Atlanta.
Dalton planned to wear a goalie mask featuring the imagery of Admiral Yi (1545-1598), the national hero of the Joseon Dynasty.
Tim Dalton and Beth Dalton-Costello, third generation Daltons', entered the family business in 1977 and 1983 respectively and later transitioned into owners of the business.
Simon Dalton, a house manager at Mostyn Hall, Flintshire, for six years until he was fired in 2007, pleaded guilty to six counts of theft from Major Christopher Hanbury and his wife Bridget, using money from the scam to fund his gambling addiction.
Simon Dalton was locked up for six years after pleading guilty to six counts of theft from Major Christopher Hanbury and his wife Bridget, using the proceeds to fund his gambling addiction.