Sunday, September 22, 2019

Then and now: Hamilton Manufacturing Company, Two Rivers


Then.  July 25, 2012.  
Looking across 18th Street, just west of the East Twin River bridge.

Photos by Retiring Guy

Now.  September 14, 2019.
Looking across 18th Street, just west of the East Twin River bridge.


Hamilton stack, Two Rivers' symbol comes crumblin' down.  (Herald Times Reporter, 5/31/2015)
The smokestack, a landmark which has loomed large over downtown Two Rivers for more than 100 years, was the last remnant of the 12-acre Hamilton facility. Geis Companies of Streetsboro, Ohio has been demolishing the former plant since June of last year. That job is now finished, a fact that caused both excitement but also bittersweet feelings among those who gathered to watch the demolition. 
People from all over the state came to watch the last piece of Hamilton history fall. City officials set up viewing areas for people to safely see the demolition, and local businesses, such as Tippy's Bar and the East Twin Bar and Grill, held block parties to celebrate the occasion.

Then.  July 25, 2012.  
Looking west on 18th Street toward downtown Two Rivers.


Now.  September 14, 2019.  
Looking west on 18th Street toward downtown Two Rivers.


Two Rivers plans post-Hamilton development.  (Herald Times Reporter, 4/19/2017)
The proposed Official Map amendment is also consistent with the city’s official redevelopment plan for the 12.5-acre former Hamilton plant site, adopted in November of last year. That plan calls for “reclaiming” the historic grid pattern of streets in this oldest part of our community, to facilitate redevelopment and provide for improved public access. 


Red but not totally into that Trump's America thing: Denton County, Texas (metro Dallas)


Five takeaways for Denton County voters after Tuesday's election.  (Denton Record-Chronicle, 11/10/2018)
Most of the precincts that flipped from red to blue in this election lie in the heart of the population booms happening in the southern and eastern parts of Denton County. 
New housing developments and schools have been popping up along the U.S. Highway 380 Corridor for more than a decade, a growth pattern that shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Precincts straddling the northeastern fingers of Lewisville Lake that were once reliably red — namely the Paloma Creek neighborhood and portions of Little Elm — went to Democratic candidates. 
Lewisville and Carrollton traditionally had a few blue precincts dotting a sea of red. That picture reversed this year with Democrats staking out a larger claim. Most of the Republican strongholds that remained had a geographical trait in common: the precincts included a golf course.

Source:  Wikipedia (Denton County, Denton)


Denton is the county seat of Denton County.


% of population 25 and older with bachelor's degree:
  • 43.4% - Denton County
  • 28.7% - Texas
  • 30.9% - U.S.
% of population 65 and older:
  • 10.2% - Denton County
  • 14.7% - Texas
  • 15.6% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
  •   7.1% - Denton County
  • 14.7% - Texas
  • 15.6% - U.S.

Source:  Wikipedia
3rd party votes: 34.5% in 1992, 9.1% in 1996, 5.7% in 2016
(George Wallace received 13.9% of the vote in 1968)

Other "Red but not totally into this Trump's America thing" posts:
Colorado.  Jefferson County.  (3/9/2019)
Florida.  Duval County.  (3/14/2019)
Georgia.  Cherokee County.  (3/10/2019)
Georgia.  Fayette County.  (3/10/2019)
Georgia.  Forsyth County.  (3/10/2019)
Kansas.  Johnson County.  (3/9/2019)
Minnesota.  Carver County.  (3/9/2019)
North Carolina.  Union County.  (9/9/2019)
Ohio.  Delaware County  (3/8/2019)
Texas.  Collin County.  (9/21/2019)
Wisconsin.  Ozaukee County.  (3/8/2019)

Related series:
Blue zone sees Trump as con man
Greetings from Trump's America
Not Trump's America

UPDATE: In Iowa, the city of Clinton looks to reverse its population decline



Reported in To attract new residents, this Iowa community will pay part of your student loan debt.  (Des Moines Register, 9/22/2019)

Source:  Wikipedia (Clinton CountyClinton)

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 18.8% - City of Clinton
  • 19.2% - Clinton County
  • 27.7% - Iowa
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 19.1% - City of Clinton
  • 19.7% - Clinton County
  • 17.1% - Iowa
  • 15.6% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
  • 16.0% - City of Clinton 
  • 13.4% - Clinton County
  • 11.8% - Iowa
  • 12.3% - U.S.

Source:  Wikipedia
3rd party votes: 18.2% in 1992, 11.5% in 1996, 7.4% in 2016
(George Wallace received 5.2% of the vote in 1968)

Original 10/15/2017 post starts here.

Iowa’s Swing to Republicans Is a Matter of (Lacking a) Degree.  (The New York Times, 10/14/2017)
And with 91.4% of the county's population white, why wouldn't they?  Pundits might think otherwise, but places like Clinton [county seat of Clinton County] and dozens of other small towns like it along the Mississippi River have already gone red, the result of a long economic decline that changed their makeup and eventually their politics. Like many towns in Iowa, they have been losing more college-educated voters than they retain, leaving a less educated and less mobile group of voters more likely to vote for Republicans, whom they see as more in touch with their lives and beliefs.

Source: Wikipedia 


A population loss of 17% since 1980.    
Clinton was built on the promise of the river and railroad. The lumber industry flourished here a century ago, producing millionaires who built hilltop mansions but whose only legacy today is a sawmill museum. 
Now Manufacturing Drive no longer lives up to its name. The street called the “Miracle Mile” shows few signs of economic vitality. Clinton Country Club, its pool drained and golf course untended, was sold to a church. A former real estate agent’s office is now the Vapor City Outlet.


Source: CNN

Other Trump's America posts:
Alabama
Autauga County.  (6/29/2017)
Bibb County.  (11/10/2017)
Covington County. (11/11/2017)
Dale County.  (12/12/2017)
Geneva County.  (11/11/2017)
Marion County.  (11/11/2017)
Walker County.  (7/19/2019)

Arizona
8th congressional district.  (4/25/2018)

Arkansas
Faulkner County.  (3/20/2018)
Mississippi County.  (3/19/2018)
Woodruff County.  (3/26/2018)

California
Mesa County.  (7/20/2017)
Shasta County.  (7/4/2017

Colorado
Morgan County.  (4/25/2017)

Florida
Citrus County.  (3/5/2017)
DeSoto County,.  (9/9/2017)
Pinellas County.   (3/14/2019)

Georgia
Stephens County.  (8/13/2019)

Idaho
Kootenai County.  (9/25/2017)

Illinois
Effingham County.  (2/15/2018)
Franklin County.  (2/27/2017)
Hardin County.  (8/13/2019)
Jersey County.  (5/12/2019)
Jo Daviess County.  (5/13/2018)
Knox County.  (5/13/2018)
McHenry County.  (2/5/2017)
Perry County.  (5/8/2017)
Stephenson County.  (5/13/2018)
Whiteside County.  (5/13/2018)
16th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)

Indiana
Dearborn County.  (3/16/2019)
Franklin County.  (3/16/2019)
Granger.  (3/26/2017)
Hendricks County.  (10/1/2017)
Howard County.  (3/19/2019)
Huntington County.  (4/27/2017)
Jefferson County.  (3/10/2018)
Madison County.  (3/16/2019)
Posey County.  (10/21/2017)
Scott County,.  (7/20/2019 update)
Union County.  (3/16/2019)
Vigo County.  (3/15/2019)
Wayne County.  (3/16/2019)

Iowa
Adair County.  (9/16/2018)
Adams County.  (9/16/2018)
Allamakee County.  (7/31/2018)
Appanoose County.  (8/4/2018)
Audubon County.  (4/26/2019)
Benton County.  (8/2/2018)
Boone County.  (1/15/2017)
Bremer County.  (8/2/2018)
Buchanan County.  (8/2/2018)
Butler County. (8/6/2018)
Calhoun County.  (9/6/2018)
Cass County.  (4/3/2018)
Cedar County.  (7/31/2018)
Cerro Gordo County.  (8/6/2018)
Cherokee County.  (4/29/2019)
Chickasaw County.  (8/2/2018)
Clarke County.  (8/8/2018)
Clayton County.  (7/31/2018)
Clinton County.   (10/15/2017)
Davis County.  (8/3/2018)
Decatur County.  ( 7/5/2018)
Delaware County.  (7/31/2018)
Des Moines County.  (8/1/2018)
Emmet County.  (8/19/2018)
Fayette County.  (8/2/2018)
Floyd County.  (9/25/2018 update)
Franklin County, (8/14/2017)
Fremont County.  (3/24/2019)
Greene County.  (9/6/2018)
Guthrie County.  (9/16/2018)
Hamilton County.  (4/2/2018)
Hancock County. (8/7/2018)
Hardin County.  (4/2/2018)
Henry County.  (7/9/2018)
Howard County.  (8/2/2018)
Ida County.  (4/28/2019)
Iowa County.  (8/2/2018)
Jasper County.  (8/5/2018)
Jefferson County.  (8/1/2018)
Keokuk County.  (8/2/2018)
Kossuth County.  (8/18/2018)
Lee County.  (8/1/2018)
Louisa County.  (8/1/2018)
Lucas County.  (8/5/2018)
Lyon County.  (4/2/2018)
Madison County.  (8/8/2018)
Marion County.  (5/23/2017)
Mitchell County.  (8/7/2018)
Monona County.  (4/27/2019)
Monticello County.  (1/13/2017)
Muscatine County.  (8/1/2018)
Palo Alto County.  (9/6/2018)
Pocahontas County.  (9/6/2018)
Poweshiek and Webster counties.  (2/7/2017)
Ringgold County.  (8/8/2018)
Sac County.  (4/28/2019)
Sioux County.  (8/26/2018 update)
Tama County.  (7/6/2018)
Taylor County.  (9/16/2018)
Union County.  (9/10/2017)
Van Buren County.  (4/25/2019)
Wapello County.  (8/3/2018)
Washington County.  (4/2/2018)
Wayne County.  (8/5/2018)
Webster County.  (8/9/2018)
Winnebago County. (12/17/2017)
Winneshiek County.  (8/2/2018)
Worth County. (8/7/2018)
Wright County.  (6/3/2019 update)

Kansas
Clark County.  (3/21/2017)
Comanche County. (12/22/2018)
Doniphan County.  (3/27/2019)
Mitchell County.  (1/29/2017)
Sumner County.  (10/1/2017)

Kentucky
Bell County.  (7/19/2019 update)
Clay County.  (7/18/2019)
Clinton County.  (7/20/2019)
Crittenden County.  (8/13/2019)
Elliott County.  (7/13/2019)
Floyd County.  (7/18/2019)
Hancock County,.  (10/21/2017)
Jackson County.  (12/9/2017)
Johnson County.  (7/18/2019)
Knox and Whitley counties.  (2/17/2017)
Lee County.  (12/9/2017)
Letcher County.  (6/29/2017)
Martin County.  (3/22/2018)
Owsley County.  (8/13/2019)
Perry County.  (10/10/2017)
Pike County.  (7/18/2019)
Rowan County.  (6/4/2018)

Louisiana
Calcasieu Parish,.  (5/22/2017)
St. Martin Parish.  (4/26/2017)

Maine
Piscataquis County.  (7/3/2017)

Michigan
Bay County.  (7/4/2019)
Eaton County.  (6/26/2019)
Lake County.  (9/16/2018)
Lapeer County.  (7/5/2019)
Macomb County.  (11/29/2017)
Monroe County.  (3/9/2019)
Ogemaw County.  (7/19/2019 update)
St. Joseph County.  (6/5/2017)
Saginaw County.  (7/4/2019)
Tuscola County.  (7/5/2019)

Minnesota
Chisago County.  (6/20/2018)
Itasca County.  (5/12/2018)
Lac qui Parle County.  (7/2/2017)
Mower County.  (5/12/2018)
Nobles County.  (1/26/2018)
Stearns County.  (6/21/2019)
Steele County.  (6/9/2019)

Mississippi
Pontotoc County.  (7/19/2017)

Missouri
Atchison County.  (3/25/2019)
Butler County.  (7/22/2018)
Holt County.  (3/25/2019)
New Madrid County.  (4/23/2019)
Pike County/Bowling Green.  (5/23/2019)

Montana
Valley County/Opheim.  (5/27/2019)

Nebraska
Boyd County.  (4/14/2019)
Burt County.  (3/27/2019)
Keya Paha.  (4/14/2019)
Knox County.  (3/28/2019)
Nemaha County.  (3/27/2019)
Richardson County.  (3/27/2019)
Scotts Bluff County.  (7/29/2019)
Sioux County.  (12/22/2018)

New Jersey
7th Congressional District.  (4/14/2017)

New York
Broome County.  (2/14/2019)
Cayuga County.  (2/13/2019)
Cortland County.  (2/14/2019)
Essex County.  (11/29/2017 update)
Franklin County. (2/9/2019)
Fulton County.  (2/10/2019)
Herkimer County.  (2/10/2019)
Orange County.  (2/15/2019)
Oswego County.  (2/11/2019)
Otsego County.  (2/12/2019)
Putnam County.  (2/27/2018)
Renssalaer County.  (2/13/2019)
St. Lawrrence County.  (2/8/2019)
Seneca County.  (2/14/2019)
Sullivan County.  (2/15/2019)
Warren County.  (2/11/2019)
Washington County.  (2/11/2019)
19th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)

North Carolina
Robeson County.  (12/1/2017)
Union County.  (3/9/2017)

North Dakota
Sargent County.  (10/22/2017)

Ohio
Adams County.  (12/9/2017)
Ashtabula County.  (2/18/2019)
Belmont County.  (7/17/2018)
Columbiana County,  (12/11/2017)
Coshocton County. (3/6/2019)
Defiance County.  (3/21/2017)
Erie County.  (3/5/2019)
Gallia County.  (2/23/2019)
Guernsey County.  (2/27/2019)
Highland County.   (3/19/2017)
Huron County.  (6/19/2017)
Jackson County.  (6/6/2017)
Jefferson County.  (2/20/2019)
Lawrence County.  (2/25/2018)
Marion County.  (7/14/2018)
Meigs County.  (2/22/2019)
Morgan County.  (10/10/2017)
Muskingum County.  (2/26/2019)
Ottawa County. (3/5/2019)
Portage County.  (3/7/2019)
Sandusky County.  (3/5/2019)
Shelby County.  (3/2/2018)
Trumbull County.  (4/3/2017)
Van Wert County.  (4/12/2017)
Wayne County.  (5/6/2018)
Williams County.  (3/21/2017)
Wood County.  (3/6/2019)
Wyandot County.  (5/4/2018)

Oklahoma
Bryan County.  (5/5/2017)
Nowata County.  (5/5/2018)
Osage County/Fairfax.  (5/12/2019)

Oregon
Douglas County.  (5/17/2017)

Pennsylvania
Beaver County.  (2/8/2019)
Blair County/Altoona.  (4/28/2019)
Cambria County/Johnstown.  (6/3/2017)
Dauphin County. (4/22/2017)
Elk County.  (3/24/2019)
Erie County.  (10/11/2018 update)
Fayette County.  (7/25/2018)
Greene County.  (5/3/2017)
Lawrence County.  (2/5/2019)
UPDATE. Luzerne County.  (1/14/2017)
Mercer County.  (2/9/2019)
Northampton County.  (7/20/2017)
Old Forge (Lackawanna County).  3/18/2019)
Warren County.  (6/30/2019)
Wayne County.  (3/1/2018)
Williamsport.  (1/24/2017)

South Carolina
Spartanburg County.  (6/5/2017)

South Dakota
Lawrence County,.  (4/27/2017)

Tennessee
Campbell County.  (12/10/2017)
Decatur County.  (7/20/2019)
Fentress County.  (8/14/2019)
Lake County.  (12/22/2018)
Marion County.  (4/1/2017)
Maury County.  (10/31/2017)
McNairy County.  (8/21/2019)
Overton County.  (8/15/2019)
Polk County.  (8/13/2019)
Roane County.  (5/1/2018)
Smith County.  (8/13/2019)
Union County.  (5/30/2017)

Texas
Gaines County.  (4/26/2017)
Shackelford County.  (2/26/2018)

Washington
Grays Harbor County.  (8/20/2017)

West Virginia
Berkeley County.  (3/25/2018)
Boone County.  (3/23/2018)
Brooke County.  (3/17/2019)
Cabell County.  (8/4/2017)
Doddridge County.  (3/19/2019)
Fayette County.  (1/24/2017)
Greenbrief County.  (12/14/2018)
Hancock County. (3/17/2019)
Harrison County.  (3/19/2019)
Jackson County.  (6/18/2017)
Lincoln County.  (3/21/2019)
Logan County.  (7/19/2019 update)
Marion County.  (3/18/2019)
Marshall County.  (2/7/2018)
Mason County.  (12/16/2017)
McDowell County.  (7/10/2017)
Mercer County.  (3/20/2019)
Mingo County.  (7/19/2019 update)
Summers County.  (3/25/2018)
Wayne County.  (3/24/2018)
Wetzel County.  (3/19/2019)
Wood County.  (1/15/2019)
Wyoming County.  (3/20/2019)

Wisconsin
6th congressional district.  (1/27/2018)
Adams County.  (9/17/2019 update)
Buffalo County.  (3/19/2017)
Burnett County.  (2/24/2018)
Clark County,.  (8/13/2018)
Crawford County.  (5/14/2018)
Fond du Lac County.  (3/7/2018)
Forest County.  (6/16/2019)
Grant County.  (5/16/2018)
Green Lake County.  (1/26/2018)
Jackson County.  (3/8/2018)
Johnson Creek.  (1/21/2017)
Juneau County.  (2/23/2017)
Lafayette County.  (5/16/2018)
Langlade County,.  (6/9/2019)
Manitowoc County.  (8/10/2017)
Monroe County.  (3/8/2018)
Oconto County.  (7/24/2018)
Oneida County.  (4/24/2017)
Pepin County.  (12/21/2017)
Price County.  (12/23/2018 update)
Richland County.  (11/10/2017)
Rusk County.  (6/30/2019)
Sauk County.  (5/14/2018)
Sawyer County.  (3/20/2017)
Taylor County.  (12/23/2018 update)
Trempealeau County.  (5/28/2019)
Vernon County.  (5/14/2018)
Waushara County.  (9/17/2019 update)
Winnebago County.  (11/27/2017)
Wood County.  (3/8/2018)