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kookaburra

(Encyclopedia) kookaburra kook´bûr, common name for a squat, long-tailed Australian kingfisher, Dacelo novaeguineae. It is one of the largest birds of the family Alcedinidae (kingfisher family).…

kingfisher

(Encyclopedia) kingfisher, common name for members of the family Alcedinidae, essentially tropical and subtropical land birds, related to the bee-eaters, rollers, and todies. Kingfishers have chunky…

Clampitt, Amy

(Encyclopedia) Clampitt, Amy, 1920–94, American poet, b. New Providence, Iowa. A librarian and editor, she wrote little until the 1960s. Her first major magazine publication was in 1974, and her…

Kingfisher County, OK Census Data

Oklahoma Kingfisher County, Oklahoma People QuickFactsKingfisher CountyOklahomaPopulation, 2005 estimate 14,3023,547,884Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 2.7%2.8%…

Kingfisher County, OK Social Statistics

Kingfisher county oklahoma dp 2 profile of selected social characteristics SubjectNumberPercent SCHOOL ENROLLMENTPopulation 3 years and over enrolled in school3,504100.0Nursery school…

Kingfisher County, OK Economic Statistics

Kingfisher county oklahoma dp 3 profile of selected economic characteristics SubjectNumberPercent EMPLOYMENT STATUSPopulation 16 years and over10,674100.0In labor force6,88764.…

Kingfisher County, OK Housing Statistics

Kingfisher county oklahoma dp 4 profile of selected housing characteristics SubjectNumberPercent Total housing units5,879100.0UNITS IN STRUCTURE1-unit, detached4,64279.01-unit,…

Walton, Sam

(Encyclopedia) Walton, Sam (Samuel Moore Walton), 1918–92, American retailing executive, b. Kingfisher, Okla. After 17 years of operating franchise retail stores, he opened the first Wal-Mart…

Brewer's: Halcyon Days

A time of happiness and prosperity. Halcyon is the Greek for a kingfisher, compounded of hals (the sea) and kuo (to brood on). The ancient Sicilians believed that the kingfisher laid its…

James Yancy CALLAHAN, Congress, OK (1852-1935)

CALLAHAN James Yancy , a Delegate from the Territory of Oklahoma; born on a farm near Salem, Dent County, Mo., December 19, 1852; attended the common schools; entered the ministry in 1880; engaged…