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Kern,

river, 155 mi (249 km) long, rising in the S Sierra Nevada Mts., E Calif., and flowing south, then southwest to a reservoir in the extreme southern part of the San Joaquin valley. The river has Isabella Dam as its chief facility. Kern River is the southern terminus of the Friant-Kern Canal, constructed between 1945 and 1951 to bring the waters of the San Joaquin River to the region (see Central Valley projectCentral Valley project,
central Calif., long-term general scheme for the utilization of the water of the Sacramento River basin in the north for the benefit of the farmlands of the San Joaquin Valley in the south, undertaken by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in 1935.
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); irrigated agriculture (alfalfa, fruit, cotton) and cattle grazing are practiced. U.S. explorer John FrémontFrémont, John Charles,
1813–90, American explorer, soldier, and political leader, b. Savannah, Ga. He taught mathematics to U.S. naval cadets, then became an assistant on a surveying expedition (1838–39) between the upper Mississippi River and the Missouri.
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 named the river in honor of Edward M. Kern, the topographer of his third expedition. Gold was discovered along the river in 1853. The entire river is protected by the National Park Service; the canyon of the upper Kern in Sequoia National ParkSequoia National Park,
402,510 acres (162,960 hectares), E central Calif.; est. 1890. In the park are 35 groves of giant sequoias, spectacular granite mountains, and deep canyons.
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 is noted for its beauty.
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Kern

Jerome (David). 1885--1945, US composer of musical comedies, esp Show Boat (1927)
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(66) Beggs casts some doubt over the topographical account and instead extols the stories favoured by 'mountain kerne and cottage lass': the local cotter-class community.
Ter wille van oorsigtelikheid, bied ek parafraserings van die toepaslike tematiese kerne tabelgewys aan (sien Tabel 3, Tabel 4 en Tabel 5).
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They both worked at the Inn on the Wyenear Kerne Bridge, Bishopswood - he behind the bar and Miss Bundy in the kitchen.
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As expected, the Kenilworth ace took out Coline Aumand 9- 0, 9-4, 7-9, 9-6 before confounded the seeding committee by defeating another French girl, Gabrielle De Lavision, 9-7, 5-9, 9-7, 9-2 and Germany's Astrid Kerne 5-9, 9-0, 10-9, 9-3.
The lighter (as in barge) towing tug Kerne, which is already in operational condition, and Daniel Adamson, a larger tug tender which is undergoing complete restoration.
A few miles further upstream at Kerne Bridge Colin Howe CJackfield) won the Brownhills DAS open event with a 291b.
Dent, followed by David Gunby, cites Thomas Gainsford (writing four years after Webster): "[the Irish] are desperate in reuenge, and their kerne thinke no man dead, vntill his head be off." (5) Dent helpfully directs us to F.
We were prepared for anything, for an acre of gables and thatch to a twelfth century tower with a dozen rooms one on top of the other, and a kerne or a gallowglass looking out of every window, but this admirable mansion with plate-glass windows, and doubtless hot water to the very garrets, shook down our sentimentalities like apples in autumn.