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  ZoomInfo Web Summary: John Conness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
John Conness brings a wealth of experience and credentials to his practice in Ottawa.
Conness graduated in 1979 from Illinois Benedictine College with a bachelors degree in biology and was a member of the Blue Key National Honor Society.
Conness has followed up with 1,500 hours of continuing education, focusing in restorative dentistry, TMJ anatomy and disease, implant dentistry and practice management, as well as reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry.
www.zoominfo.com /directory/Conness_John_542155110.htm   (317 words)

 Yosemite National Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many Yosemite glaciers, including Merced Glacier, which was discovered by John Muir in 1871 and bolstered his glacial origins theory of the Yosemite area, have disappeared and most of the others have lost up to 75% of their surface area (Geology of U.S. Parklands, page 228).
The area of the park has a Mediterranean climate, meaning almost all yearly precipitation normally falls during mild winter and the other seasons are nearly dry (less than 3% of precipitation falls in the typically long, hot summers).
Muir was one of the first to theorize that the major landforms in Yosemite were created by large alpine glaciers, bucking established scientists such as Josiah Whitney, who regarded Muir as an amateur.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yosemite_National_Park   (6044 words)

 Tinkham Chapter XVI
John Conness came to the defense of Edgerton and it caused a sensation (d).
Conness was his backer, and he so endeavored to "gerrymander" the districts as to elect legislators favorable to Low.
Conness remarked that Laspyre had used "unparliamentary and discourteous language in speaking of a member of another house." Laspyre replied, "You tell what is false." Conness then replied, "You are a dirty dog." An inkstand then flew at Conness' head.
www.usgennet.org /usa/ca/state1/tinkhamch16.html   (8984 words)

 Primedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
John Fose was able to hold off Brice Riley for second, with Brad Wagoner and heat one winner Marty Clark rounding out the top five.
Tyler Hahn of Stockton appeared to be on his way to his first feature win at Oberlin, but with 2 laps to go in the 15-lap IMCA Stock Car feature, Athol’s Josh Hudson took the helm and hung on to win his second feature of the year at the 3/8-mile oval.
John Annon and Dauer won the two heat races.
www.whowon.com /Primedia/pm_tracknews.asp?StoryID=129456   (449 words)

 jdcjr's Irish History Page
CONNESS- John Conness was a native of Abbey, County Galway and was born on September 20, 1821, the youngest son on 14 children.
Conness was very close to Lincoln, and devastated at the time of his death.
DOWNEY- John Gately Downey was born in 1827 in Castlesampson, County Roscommon.
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According to NDP chief Lafayette Baker's notes, Senator Conness was involved with at least one of the upcoming kidnap plots.
Conness had been connected with NDP head Baker as a member of a vigilante group in California during the 1850's.
Saturday morning, White House guard John Parker, who had vacated his post and allowed the President to be shot, showed up at the Washington police station with Lizzie Williams, a drunken streetwalker, in custody.
www.hackcanada.com /blackcrawl/patriot/lincoln_conspiracy.txt   (12447 words)

 John Conness
Conness moved to California in 1849 and became involved in mining.
David Balsiger and Charles E. Sellier claimed that Conness was involved in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
John Conness retired from politics in 1869 and died in an insane asylum in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, on 10th January, 1909.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAconnessJ.htm   (184 words)

 How the U.S. Cavalry Saved Our National Parks (Chapter 1)
John Mix Stanley had accompanied as photographer one of the several government surveys sent out to determine a route for the Pacific railroad, and John C. Fremont's Utah expedition of 1854 included the Baltimore painter turned photographer, S. Carvalho.
On March 28, 1864, the California Senator, John Conness, introduced into the Senate a bill providing that the Yosemite Valley and the area embracing the "Mariposa Big Tree Grove" be granted to the state of California, on condition that the area "shall be held for public use, resort, and recreation.
It was Raymond who, on February 20, 1864, wrote to Senator Conness, enclosing some "views" of the Valley and stating that he thought "it important to obtain the proprietorship soon, to prevent occupation and especially to preserve the trees in the valley from destruction," and advocated the passage of the necessary legislation by Congress.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/hampton/chap1.htm   (3182 words)

 Mother of the Forest
In the words of national park historian John Ise, Yellowstone was "so dramatic a departure from the general public land policy of Congress that it seemed almost a miracle." Prior to the creation of Yellowstone, there had been two other instances of U.S. governmental protection of wild or unusual lands.
One congressman asked Conness about the size of the property, and he was told the Mariposa Big Tree Area, as it was called, was "about a mile." Conness also said that "certain gentlemen in California, gentlemen of fortune, of taste, of refinement" suggested the bill to him.
Conness did not name the gentlemen, but it is likely that state geologist J.D. Whitney, Judge Stephen Field, Professor John F. Morse, businessman Israel Ward Raymond and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (designer of New York's Central Park) were among them.
www.radford.edu /~wkovarik/envhist/mother.html   (8400 words)

 Tiocampo's Mount Conness Trip Report
With a distinctive toothy appearance, Mount Conness (12,590') is easily seen from the Tuolumne Meadows area to the west, and from the Hoover Wilderness north of Saddlebag Lake.
The mountain is named for Senator John Conness, a key figure in the legislation creating the Whitney Survey, which mapped the Sierra Nevada.
We climbed to the head of Conness Glacier and were examining a couple of snow bridges across the prominent bergschrund.
www.frankandtepo.com /frank/conn   (704 words)

 Yosemite: The Cavalry Years
In an attempt to reclaim the land and place it as public domain, California Senator John Conness, in 1864, introduced a bill in the United States Senate that would place the land under the protection of California.
Recalling this piece of legislation, Secretary of the Interior John W. Noble requested that the Secretary of War send troops of cavalry to patrol the newly established Yosemite National Park.
John Muir and others had favored a recession since 1895, and when President Theodore Roosevelt visited Yosemite in 1903, Muir persuaded him to use his office to give the grants back to the federal government.
www.militarymuseum.org /YosemiteCavalry.html   (5225 words)

 Yosemite and Yellowstone
A group of concerned Californians lobbied Senator John Conness to introduce a bill to protect the valley and the nearby Sierra redwoods from rampant exploitation and abuse so that they might "be used and preserved for the benefit of mankind" (USDI 1991: 10).
With the shame of Niagara haunting the thoughts of what could become of Yosemite, the idea received much popular support, but dissenters were quick to express their objections to the removal of the forty-square-mile valley and the nearby Mariposa grove of redwoods from public domain.
Conness adopted Raymond's terminology, and the act, signed on June 30, 1864, by President Lincoln declares that Yosemite Valley would "be held for public use, resort, and recreation...inalienable for all time" (USDI 1991: 10).
xroads.virginia.edu /~CAP/NPS/nps2.html   (1793 words)

 Yosemite National Park Interactive Classroom
Due to the enormous pressures of the Civil War, Conness encouraged the group to draft their own bill, which he could then send through the General Land Office and on to Congress.
John Muir felt that the state commission was guilty of poor management of the Yosemite Grant and believed that federal protection was needed.
In October 1890, due largely to the efforts of John Muir and Robert Underwood Johnson, over 1,400 square miles of the Tuolumne River watershed and the Ritter Range became the Yosemite Forest Reservation.
www.nps.gov /yose/education/glance/park_history/protection.htm   (283 words)

 Saddlebag Lake & Mt. Conness Backpack Trip
At the edge of the Sierra Crest, sandwiched between Yosemite National Park and the Hoover Wilderness, this area is noted for Mt. Conness, the Conness Glacier and for being dotted with dozens of beautiful mountain lakes.
To reach the Conness Lakes it is necessary to climb a large granite bench with a spectacular 100ft water fall cascading down its face.
Fly-fishing was slow at the Conness Lakes so Joe Wolzen and Bernie decided to climb to the Conness Glacier.
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 John's Climbing Photo Gallery
John after his ascent of the classic 800' northwest face of Fairview Dome in Tuolumne (Summer 2000).
John climbing the West Face of Mt. Conness.
John on the Southwest face of Half Dome.
www.csc.calpoly.edu /~jdalbey/Gallery   (96 words)

 Natural History Magazine | Editor’s Pick From the Past
Olmsted probably was one of the gentlemen of taste, fortune, and refinement to whom Conness had referred, and it is true that immediately upon the creation of the Yosemite Park, Olmsted was named chairman of its board of commissioners.
John Muir was no less impressive in person than he was in print.
A millionaire businessman, Mather was a disciple of John Muir and an indefatigable admirer of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
www.naturalhistorymag.com /editors_pick/1976_10_pick.html   (8647 words)

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 Walkabout - Chiltern
Proceed north along Main St to the intersection with Conness St. The latter was named after John Conness, the man who first discovered gold at Chiltern.
His son John, who was born in the house in 1900, became prime minister of Australia in 1967-68.
At Conness and Kilgour is 'Bellfield' (1870s), the residence of Andrew Kilgour who owned the flsmith shop and mining-equipment factory (1865) on the other side of Conness St. The latter premises were later used for curing tobacco.
www.walkabout.com.au /theage/locations/VICChiltern.shtml   (2038 words)

 How the U.S. Cavalry Saved Our National Parks (Notes)
John Conness to J. Edmonds, Mar. 6, 1864, ibid.
John Muir to Robert Underwood Johnson, Mar. 4, 1890, as reproduced in Badé, The Life and Letters of John Muir, II, pp.
John Muir to Robert Underwood Johnson, Sept. 12, 1895, reproduced in Badé, Life and Letters of John Muir, II, 294-295; Wolfe (ed.), John of the Mountains, p.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/hampton/notes.htm   (9329 words)

With this aim in mind, Conness supporters in the legislature of 1863-64 introduced a bill to gerrymander San Francisco to insure the election of Conness men to the legislature of 1865-66, which would elect a new senator.
His political opponents accused Conness of giving control of San Francisco to the “boys,” or “Short-hairs,” former Democrats, who now that the Union was saved, “eagerly returned to the pursuit of politics as a trade.” Union-Republicans who opposed Conness were called “Long-hairs,” and were led by John Bidwell and Cornelius Cole.
On July 15, 1865, however, John Conness had told a Placerville audience, “There are a great many of our people, and very good people, too, who think the vote of a loyal fl man carries in it and with it more security than the vote of a white rebel.
www.intranet.csupomona.edu /~reshaffer/black/v1_chap4.htm   (5009 words)

Survivors include his wife, of the home, a son, Mark Conness, a daughter, Michele Tillet, two brothers, Walter, and Robert Conness, and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, John Elliott.
John G. ARMY WWII VETERAN He was a staff sergeant, serving in the Phillipines and Okinawa.
skyways.lib.ks.us /kansas/kansas/genweb/trego/Cemeteries/Vet-cem/vetcem.html   (953 words)

 Flying Spur
John Muir, Scotland's gift to America, was as modest as he was great.
As the oldest son, John endured the hardest labor, which truly weakened his health.
John Muir was the man who matched Yosemite's mountains, who not only climbed them and got their good tidings, but shared these tidings in words still memorable, meaningful, and valid.
www.greatwestbooks.com /flyingspur.htm   (788 words)

 Movie Info for A Pair of Sixes on MSN Movies
Based on a play by Edward Peple, A Pair of Sixes starred Taylor Holmes and Robert Conness as T. Boggs Johns and George Nettelton, the eternally squabbling partners in a pill-manufacturing firm.
At the insistence of their harried lawyer, Johns and Nettelton decide to resolve their differences with a game of cards.
The winner will have total control of the business for a period of one year; the loser will be forced to serve as the winner's butler for that same period of time.
entertainment.msn.com /movies/movie.aspx?m=19692   (201 words)

 John Conness
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CONNESS, John, senator, born in Ireland, 20 September, 1821.
He immigrated to the United States at the age of thirteen, learned the trade of a pianoforte maker, and worked in New York City until the discovery of gold in California.
www.famousamericans.net /johnconness   (279 words)

 Timeline California to 1859
John Conness was one of the first senators from California.
John [James Wilson] Marshall, while inspecting the construction of a mill on the American River, being built for Capt. John Sutter, spotted a gold nugget.
John and Annie Bidwell laid out the streets of Chico and donated land for Chico Normal School that evolved into Chico State Univ. They also donated land along the Big Chico Creek that became the 3,618 acre Bidwell Park.
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 The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
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 Picture History - John Conness (1821-1909)
John Conness served as a United States senator from California from 1863 until 1869.
Conness was elected as a Douglas Democrat and after being elected he changed to a Union Republican.
He was born in Galway, Ireland, and immigrated to the United States in 1833.
www.picturehistory.com /find/p/5463/mcms.html   (108 words)

 Yosemite National Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Inspired by the scenic beauty of Yosemite and spurred on by the specter of private exploitation of Yosemite's natural wonders, conservationists appealed to Senator John Conness of California.
This idea was the spark that allowed for Yellowstone becoming the first official national park a few years later, in 1872.
Later, John Muir's struggle against the devastation of the subalpine meadows surrounding Yosemite Valley resulted in the creation of Yosemite National Park on October 1, 1890.
www.nps.gov /YOSE/nature/history.htm   (834 words)

 Bob Burd's Trip Reports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
"John Conness (1821-1909), a native of Ireland, came to the US in 1836; member of the California legislature, 1853-54, 1860-61, US senator; 1863-69; lived in Massachusetts from 1869 until his death.
The peak was named in 1863 by the Whitney Survey -- for good reason.
'Conness Peak' and the creek are on the Wheeler Survey atlas sheet 56D, 1878-79; the lakes and glacier appear on the Tuolumne Meadows 15' map, 1956."
sepwww.stanford.edu /sep/morgan/snwburd/etymology/conness_3.html   (186 words)

In view of Gorham’s past political dealings, and those that were to come, his concern for the Chinese seems the least credible reason for his stand—yet he must have realized it was a politically risky one.
Also chosen were Conness men John P. Jones, lieutenant-governor; William H. Parks, secretary of state, and Josiah Howell, controller.
Gorham shall have procured his ‘abundance of cheap labor,’ and cheap votes, John Chinaman and our sable man and brother will hold the balance of power in the Northern and Pacific states.” Enthusiastic crowds greeted the Democratic speakers; in Mendocino County supporters held a celebration and fired a cannon in William Holden’s honor.
www.intranet.csupomona.edu /~reshaffer/black/v1_chap5.htm   (7237 words)

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