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(Encyclopedia) chinquapin ch?ngk?p?n [Algonquian], name for certain American species of the chestnut genus of the family Fagaceae (beech family) and for a related species, the golden chinquapin (?


(Encyclopedia) brodiea or brodiaeaboth: br?d??, any plant of the genus Brodiaea, herbs of the family Liliaceae (lily family), with narrow leaves and blue or purple star-shaped flowers. The many?

Bancroft, Hubert Howe

(Encyclopedia) Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832?1918, American publisher and historian, b. Granville, Ohio. Bancroft began his career as a bookseller in San Francisco in 1852. Soon he had his own firm,?

Fred Korematsu Biography

Fred Korematsuactivist Born: 1919Birthplace: Oakland, Calif. Korematsu was born to a Japanese-American family that owned a flower nursery. After World War II broke out, Japanese living in?

Gordon Kiyoshi Hirabayashi Biography

Gordon Kiyoshi HirabayashiactivistBorn: 1918Birthplace: Seattle, Wash. An American of Japanese ancestry, Hirabayashi was a sociology student at the University of Washington in Seattle when?

John Zuinglius ANDERSON, Congress, CA (1904-1981)

ANDERSON John Zuinglius , a Representative from California; born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., March 22, 1904; moved with his parents to Santa Cruz, Calif., the same year, and to San Jose,?

New Zealand Department of State Background

U.S. Department of State Background Note New ZealandMaori performers participate in a welcoming ceremony, Wellington, New Zealand, October 31, 2006. [ AP Images] PROFILEOFFICIAL NAME:New?