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Ercildoune, Hawthorn, (formerly Segovia) was built in c1892 on a Crown Grant of almost 58 acres made by Governor Fitzroy to Charles Robinson in 1847. By the time the house was built that area had been reduced to just over 2 acres. The magnificent two-storey residence with its 'Hawthorn Blues' brickwork, immense brick chimneys and decorative return verandahs on the west/south sides, is thought to have been built during the depression years of the 1890s for the tobacco manufacturer, Thomas…

Rank 6. Standford University, USA About: The Leland Stanford Junior University, is an American private research university located in Stanford, California. Leland Stanford, Governor of and U.S. Senator from California and leading railroad tycoon, and his wife, Jane Lathrop Stanford, founded the university in 1891 in memory of their son, Leland Stanford, Jr., who died of typhoid two months before his 16th birthday.

SHAMELESS: With its manatees, dolphins, fish, and seabirds dying in record levels, you'd think Florida would put a little more effort tackling its horrendous water pollution problem. But Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi and Governor Rick Scott have been busy with another fight: suing to stop the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay hundreds of miles away in another state. http://earthjustice.org/blog/2014-february/florida-governor-embraces-polluters-in-chesapeake

Wisconsin’s best state parks | Hiking: Copper Falls | Swimming: Big Bay | Fishing: Brule River | Mountain Biking: Blue Mound | Kids: Peninsula State Park | Pets: Governor Nelson | Taking photos: Devils Lake | Best views: Wyalusing State Park | Paddling: Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters | Privacy: Newport State Park | Natural diversity: Buckhorn Sate Park | Under-the-radar: Interstate Park, WI's oldest, straddling St. Croix River along MN border

Editorial: If Gov. Rick Scott only had a heart (Tampa Bay Times eviscerates Gov Voldemort---it's a thing of beauty from FL's largest newspaper!~~tko)