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Grand Forks

(Encyclopedia)Grand Forks, city (2020 pop. 59,166), seat of Grand Forks co., E N.Dak., at the confluence of the Red and the Red Lake rivers; inc. 1881. In a spring wh...

North Dakota, University of

(Encyclopedia)North Dakota, University of, at Grand Forks; state supported; coeducational; chartered 1883, opened 1884. It has several professional schools, including those for aerospace sciences, engineering and m...

Caudine Forks

(Encyclopedia)Caudine Forks kôˈdīn [key], narrow passes in the Southern Apennines, S Italy, on the road from Capua to Benevento. There, in 321 b.c., the Samnites routed a Roman army. ...

Kings, river, United States

(Encyclopedia)Kings, river, 125 mi (201 km) long, rising in three forks in the Sierra Nevada, E Calif., and flowing SW to Tulare Lake in the San Joaquin valley. Its middle and southern forks flow through the great ...

Rosenquist, James

(Encyclopedia)Rosenquist, James, 1933–2017, American painter, b. Grand Forks, N.Dak., studied Univ. of Minnesota (1952–54), Art Students League, New York City (1955). An important figure in the pop art movement...

Five Forks

(Encyclopedia)Five Forks, crossroads near Dinwiddie Courthouse, SW of Petersburg, Va. The last important battle of the Civil War was fought there on Apr. 1, 1865. Philip H. Sheridan, leading his own and Gouverneur ...

Macmillan

(Encyclopedia)Macmillan, river, c.200 mi (320 km) long, rising in two main forks in the Selwyn Mts., E Yukon, Canada, and flowing generally W to the Pelly River. It was an important route to the gold fields from c....

Gallatin, river, United States

(Encyclopedia)Gallatin, river, c.120 mi (190 km) long, rising in the Gallatin Range in the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park, NW Wyo., and flowing generally northwest to join the Madison and Jefferson r...

Albion, city, United States

(Encyclopedia)Albion, industrial city (2020 pop. 7,700), Calhoun co., S Mich., at the forks of the Kalamazoo River; inc. 1855. In an agricultural area, it produces corn, wheat, soybeans, onions, apples,...

Chippewa, river, United States

(Encyclopedia)Chippewa chĭpˈəwôˌ, –wäˌ [key], river, c.200 mi (320 km) long, rising in several forks in the lake region of N Wis. and flowing SW to the Mississippi, which it enters at the foot of Lake Pepi...
 

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