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Thomas Mitchell was born in Kirkmahoe, Dumfries in 1843. He moved to Blackburn in 1867 and after they were formed in 1875 he took a keen interest in Blackburn Rovers.

A well-respected referee, Mitchell was the first man to officiate at games in all four home countries, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Mitchell was

In 1884 Tom Mitchell became secretary/manager of Blackburn Rovers. At the end of the 1883-84 season Blackburn Rovers joined forces with other clubs who were paying their players, such as Preston North End, Aston Villa and Sunderland.

In October, 1884, these clubs threatened to form a break-away British Football Association. The Football Association responded by establishing a sub-committee, which included William Sudell, to look into this issue. On 20th July, 1885, the FA announced that it was "in the interests of Association Football, to legalise the employment of professional football players, but only under certain restrictions". Clubs were allowed to pay players provided that they had either been born or had lived for two years within a six-mile radius of the ground.

Blackburn Rovers immediately registered as a professional club. Their accounts show that they spent a total of £615 on the payment of wages during the 1885-86 season. Despite the fact that clubs could now openly pay their players, Blackburn Rovers continued to dominate English football. They reached the 1885 FA Cup Final by beating Darwen Old Wanders (6-1), Staveley (7-1), Brentwood (3-1) and Swifts (2-1) Seven of the Blackburn Rovers team were appearing in their third successive final, whereas Fergie Suter, Hugh McIntyre, Jimmy Brown and Jimmy Douglas were playing in their fourth final in five season. The game against West Bromwich Albion at the Oval ended in a 0-0 draw.

The replay took place at the Racecourse Ground, Derby. A goal by Joe Sowerbutts gave Blackburn Rovers an early lead. In the second-half James Brown collected the ball in his own area, took the ball past several WBA players, ran the length of the field and scored one of the best goals scored in a FA Cup final. Blackburn Rovers now joined the Wanderers in achieving three successive cup final victories.

The decision by the Football Association to allow clubs to pay their players increased their out-goings. It was therefore necessary to arrange more matches that could be played in front of large crowds. In March, 1888, William McGregor, a director of Aston Villa, circulated a letter suggesting that "ten or twelve of the most prominent clubs in England combine to arrange home and away fixtures each season."

Tom Mitchell agreed with McGregor and played an important role in establishing the Football League. It consisted of six clubs from Lancashire (Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, Accrington, Burnley and Everton) and six from the Midlands (Aston Villa, Derby County, Notts County, Stoke, West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers). The main reason Sunderland was excluded was because the other clubs in the league objected to the costs of travelling to the North-East.

The first season of the Football League began in September, 1888. Preston North End won the first championship that year without losing a single match and acquired the name the "Invincibles". Blackburn Rovers, who had lost most of their best players to retirement, finished in 4th place, 14 points behind Preston.

At the beginning of the 1889-90 season Tom Mitchell, the club secretary, recruited four top players from Scotland: Tom Brandon, Johnny Forbes, George Dewar and Harry Campbell. These players joined local men, James Forrest, Herbie Arthur, John Barton, Billy Townley, Nathan Walton, Joseph Lofthouse, Jack Southworth, John Horne and James Southworth.

Tom Mitchell was particularly concerned with the position of goalkeeper. Herbie Arthur, at 36, was coming to the end of his playing days. Mitchell initially signed Ted Doig from Arbroath. However, he found it difficult to settle and after playing only one game he returned to Scotland. Eventually, John Horne took over as Blackburn's goalkeeper. The defence did not perform well that season letting in 45 goals in 22 games.

Blackburn Rovers had little difficulty scoring goals. The team beat Notts County (9-1), Stoke (8-0), Aston Villa (7-0), Bolton Wanderers (7-1) and Burnley (7-1). Top scorers that season were Jack Southworth (22), Harry Campbell (15), Nathan Walton (14) and Joseph Lofthouse (11).

In the 1889-90 season Blackburn Rovers finished in 3rd place, six points behind Preston North End. They did even better in the FA Cup. On the way to the final they beat Sunderland (4-2), Grimsby Town (3-0), Bootle (7-0) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (1-0).

Blackburn were odds-on favourites to win the cup against Sheffield Wednesday, who played in the Football Alliance league. Blackburn selected the following players: (G) John Horne, (2) Johnny Forbes, (3) James Southworth, (4) John Barton, (5) George Dewar, (6) James Forrest, (7) Joseph Lofthouse, (8) Harry Campbell, (9) Jack Southworth, (10) Nathan Walton and (11) Billy Townley.

Blackburn Rovers took the lead in the 6th minute when a shot from Townley was deflected past the Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper. Campbell hit the post before Walton converted a pass from Townley. Blackburn scored a third before half-time when Southworth scored from another of Townley's dangerous crosses from the wing.

Townley scored his second, and Blackburn's fourth goal in the 50th minute. Bennett got one back for the Sheffield side when Bennett headed past the advancing Horne. Townley completed his hat-trick when he converted a pass from Lofthouse. Ten minutes before the end of the game, Lofthouse completed the scoring and Blackburn had won the cup 6-1. As Philip Gibbons pointed out in his book Association Football in Victorian England: "The Blackburn side had given one of the finest exhibitions of attacking football in an FA Cup Final, with England internationals, Walton, Townley, Lofthouse and John Southworth at the peak of their form."

After their 1890 FA Cup success, the Blackburn Committee negotiated a 10 year lease with the Ewood racecourse ground. The cost was £60 per annum for the first five years and then £70 per annum for the remaining period. It was also decided to spend £1,000 to improve Ewood Park.

In an effort to improve the quality of Blackburn's defence, Tom Mitchell signed a new goalkeeper, John Gow from Scottish club Renton. However, he was eventually lost his place to local lad, Rowland Pennington.

Although the defence did slightly improve that year, Blackburn Rovers was not as successful in front of goal and the club finished in 6th place in the league. However, Blackburn had another good run in the FA Cup and beat Middlesborough Ironopolis (3-0), Chester (7-0), Wolverhampton Wanderers (2-0), West Bromwich Albion (3-2) to reach their second successive final.

Notts County were their opponents. Mitchell selected the following players: (G) Rowland Pennington, (2) Tom Brandon, (3) Johnny Forbes, (4) John Barton, (5) George Dewar, (6) James Forrest, (7) Joseph Lofthouse, (8) Nathan Walton, (9) Jack Southworth, (10) Coombe Hall and (11) Billy Townley.

Blackburn Rovers put Notts County under pressure from the beginning and in the 8th minute, centre-half Dewar scored from a Townley corner. Before the end of the first-half, Southworth and Townley added further goals. Jimmy Oswald of Notts County did score a late consolation goal but Blackburn finished comfortable 3-1 winners and won the FA Cup for the 5th time in 8 years.

At the beginning of the 1891-92 season John Barton suffered a serious injury that brought an end to his football career at Blackburn Rovers. Jack Southworth and James Forrest also missed a lot of games that season as a result of injuries. The club also lost the services of Tom Brandon who was transferred to Sheffield Wednesday after an argument with the Blackburn Committee.

Blackburn Rovers also got into trouble with the Football Association after a game against Burnley in December 1891. Joseph Lofthouse was fouled by Alexander Stewart. The two men started fighting which resulted in both men being sent off my the referee. The Blackburn players thought that Lofthouse had been treated too severely and except for the goalkeeper, Herbie Arthur, walked off in protest. Arthur then refused to restart the game with a free-kick and the referee was forced to abandon the game.

Blackburn finished in 9th position in the 1891-92 season. They were also knocked out of the FA Cup in the second round by West Bromwich Albion.

Blackburn Rovers won their first game in the 1892-93 season against Newton Heath. Blackburn then began a bad run hat brought five draws and five defeats from their next 10 League games. Tom Mitchell, the club secretary, once again went to Scotland to recruit players. He signed Scottish international defenders, George Anderson (Leith Athletic) and Harry Marshall (Hearts). Johnny Murray, who had also played for Scotland, arrived from Sunderland.

Blackburn still had problems with the goalkeeping position. Rowland Pennington lost his place after letting in seven goals in two games. Herbie Arthur was brought back into the side but he was dropped after conceding ten goals in three games. Mitchell then made the strange decision of putting inside forward Nathan Walton in goal. That year Blackburn finished in 9th place in the league.

28,000 spectators watched Blackburn Rovers beat Sunderland, 3-0 in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. There was a record gate of £760, the previous best being £454. One Blackburn supporter wrote after the game: "Southworth is the finest centre-forward and Anderson the finest half-back the world has ever seen, or ever will have the luck to see." Unfortunately Blackburn lost 2-1 in the semi-final to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The 1893-94 season saw Blackburn Rovers encounter serious financial problems. The costs of developing Ewood Park had not resulted in the expected higher attendances for marches. Only the visit of Sunderland brought a 10,000 plus crowd. Tom Mitchell was forced to sell his main asset, Jack Southworth, to Everton for £400.

Adam Ogilvie was signed as the new goalkeeper. He joined fellow Scotsmen, George Anderson, Harry Marshall, Johnny Murray, Johnny Forbes, George Dewar, Coombe Hall, Tom Brandon and Harry Campbell in the side.

Blackburn's defence was now completely made up of Scotsmen. However, the club did have three talented Englishmen in the forward line: Harry Chippendale, Jimmy Whitehead and Jamie Haydock. In fact, Chippendale and Whitehead both obtained their first international caps in March 1894 in a game against Ireland. That year Blackburn finished in 4th place in the First Division of the Football League.

In 1894 Blackburn Rovers signed Patrick Gordon from Liverpool. Gordon replaced Jamie Haydock in the team. This upset the supporters and one man wrote to the local newspaper and claimed "Gordon is scarcely worth his place in the team after all. The wiseacres on the Rovers' committee think him a dashing outside-right. But he is not. Haydock is the best they have had for a long time."

Gordon's form was not good and Haydock eventually got his place back. On May, 1895 Patrick Gordon was sacked from the club for what was described as "refractory conduct" during a tour of Scotland. It was also stated that he refused to play for the reserve team after he was replaced by Jamie Haydock.

Blackburn continued to have trouble balancing the books and in 1895 the club made a public appeal for £1,500. A club bazaar raised £1,200 and all the players decided to contribute a week's wages to the fund.

The 1895-96 season was a major disappointment. New signing Peter Turnbull, a centre-forward with a good goal scoring record when he played for Glasgow Rangers, Bolton Wanderers and Burnley, only managed seven in 25 games for Blackburn. The all-Scottish defence played well but the lack of goals resulted in the club finishing in 8th place in the league.

Blackburn also lost the services of James Forrest, a man who had played in five winning cup finals for the club. Forrest left the club in October 1895 after he refused a request from the Blackburn Committee to register as an amateur in order to avoid paying him a wage.

In October, 1896, Tom Mitchell, resigned as Blackburn's secretary/manager. His replacement was Joseph Walmsley, a local cotton mill manager. It seemed Blackburn missed Mitchell as they slumped to 14th place in the First Division of the Football League.

Thomas Mitchell died in Blackburn in August, 1921. His coffin was carried by four former players, James Forrest, Johnny Forbes, Nathan Walton and Herbert Fecitt.

After an opening day win (in the 1892-93 season), a narrow 4-3 victory over Newton Heath at Ewood Park, the Rovers then began on a sequence that brought five draws and five defeats from their next 10 League games. It was during the later stages of this sequence that Tom Mitchell was again dispatched to Scotland to find players of genuine quality. Within a matter of a month the club had made several significant signings. George (known as Geordie) Anderson was signed from Leith Athletic to occupy the centre-half position, while Harry Marshall, an outstanding Scottish international half-back, was signed from Hearts.

Mr. T. B. Marshall, who for a long period was an important figure in the football world... Mitchell was a prime mover in the establishment of the Football League. A noted referee.. among his engagements were an international match at Glasgow, two final ties in the Irish Division of the Association Cup competition when clubs other than those in England and Wales were allowed to enter; and a final for the Welsh Cup Fond of all kinds of sport, Mr. mitchell was a dead shot with a gun, and as an owner of greyhounds met with more than average success at club meetings. On his appointment as secretary, a position he held about 12 years, he gave whole-hearted service to the club, which during his regime twice carried off the Association Cup.

Part 2, 1903-1915

Early career: Samuel Willis Tucker Lanham was the last Confederate soldier to serve as governor of Texas. He immigrated to Texas in 1866 with his wife, settling in Red River County, and then in Weatherford in Parker County. Teaching school while he studied law, Lanham was admitted to the bar in 1869. He was soon appointed district attorney for the 11th District, covering most of West Texas. His early career was marked by the successful prosecution of the Kiowas Satanta and Big Tree. He served as U.S. Congressman from the 11th District, 1882 to 1892 and 1896 to 1902.

Accomplishments: Twice elected governor, in 1902 and 1904, Lanham presided over the creation of two reform election laws, which required filing of campaign expenditures (Lanham spent only $20 on his 1904 campaign) and provided uniform primaries for major political parties. An important anti-trust law was passed, and two schools of higher education opened: the College of Industrial Arts at Denton, and Southwest Texas Normal School at San Marcos.

Later years: Lanham died on July 29, 1908.

Panama Canal Zone leased to U.S.

London's Call of the Wild

1 million immigrants to U.S. each year

Ford Motor Company founded

Cohan's "Give My Regards to Broadway" and "Yankee Doodle Boy"

Einstein presents Theory of Relativity

Jan 7 1905 Humble oil field discovered

Cohan's "You're a Grand Old Flag"

O.Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"

Meat inspection law passed

Bill for prosecution of Gregorio Cortez

Report on the 1906 "Brownsville Raid"

Born: 1856 in Cherokee County (second native Texan to become governor)

Early Career: Campbell was a boyhood friend of Jim Hogg. He attended Rusk Masonic Institute and spent a year at Trinity University before being admitted to the bar in 1878 at Longview. In 1891 Campbell was named receiver for the International and Great Northern Railroad, and in 1893 he became the line's general manager. Conflict with the owners over policies toward employees and the public caused him to resign in 1897 and reenter private law practice.

Endorsed by former Governor Jim Hogg, Campbell ran for the Democratic nomination for governor in the state's first primary in 1906. He received a plurality but no majority, and since the law did not yet provide for a primary run-off, the issue went into party convention. The last-minute support of U.S. Senator Joe Bailey may have guaranteed Campbell's nomination. In 1908 he was easily reelected.

Accomplishments: Among the reform items passed during Campbell's administration were stronger anti-trust laws, a pure food law, lobby regulation, municipal regulation of utilities, increased tax support for public schools, and insurance reform. Other changes included the creation of the Department of Insurance, Banking, Statistics, and History, the creation of the Texas State Library and Historical Commission, stock quarantine laws, reorganization of the state banking system, the establishment of irrigation and drainage districts, and the abolition of contract leasing of prison labor.

Later years: Campbell returned to private practice in 1911, and was defeated in a 1916 race for U.S. Senate. He died in 1923.

Discovery of blood groups

Sep 8 1907 Neiman-Marcus opens in Dallas

Great White Fleet shows U.S. muscle

Nov 20 1908 Rock drill bit revolutionizes oil drilling

Grahame's The Wind in the Willows

Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables

Dec 25 1908 Jack Johnson of Galveston wins world heavyweight title

Peary reaches the North Pole

Feb 10 1910 First irrigation pump in the High Plains

Mar 2 1910 First military air flight in San Antonio marks beginning of U.S. Air Force

O. Henry's "Ransom of Red Chief"

1910-1920 Mexican Revolution leads to problems along the border with refugees and banditry

Jan 9 1911 Slanton water well struck in West Texas

Letter on the convict lease system

Letter on an irrigation device in Wheeler County

Born: December 16, 1861 at Camilla, Georgia

Early Career: With his family, Colquitt moved to Daingerfield, Texas in 1878. Colquitt owned and published several newspapers from 1884 to 1897. He served as state senator from 1895 to 1897 and authored delinquent tax laws. Colquitt acted as a paid lobbyist for several corporations during the sessions of 1899 and 1901. During this time he also practiced law, having been admitted to the bar in 1900. While serving as a railroad commissioner from 1903 to 1911, Colquitt lost a race for governor in 1906. In 1910 and 1912 he was elected and reelected governor of Texas.

Accomplishments: Colquitt's administration was known for reform of the prison system, improvement in the physical plants and in the management of eleemosynary institutions, advancements in the education system, and a number of labor reform measures.

Later years: Following his two terms as governor, Colquitt ran for the U.S. Senate and lost to the incumbent, Charles A. Culberson. He served as president of an oil company and in several appointed offices before his death on March 8, 1940.

Berlin's "Alexander's Ragtime Band"

20,000 U.S. troops on Mexican border

Triangle Shirtwaist factory disaster

Nov 4 1911 Colonel Edward House of Houston becomes top advisor to future president Woodrow Wilson

Tom Mitchell - History

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History Is a Nightmare

IT is not unheard of for a novelist of exceptional talent to write a deliberately difficult book. This urge does not necessarily result in novels with nameless characters, mutating typography or unpunctuated attempts to explore the aphotic realm of human consciousness. It is also not an urge unique to modernism or experimentalism. Some novelists just seem to say, What the hell. John Updike's odd (and wonderful) early novel ''The Centaur'' seems to have been written from this impulse, as do Philip Roth's equally bizarre novel ''The Breast,'' Norman Mailer's ''Why Are We in Vietnam?'' and Kazuo Ishiguro's ''Unconsoled.'' Among this crowd, the young British novelist David Mitchell stands out. Deliberately difficult novels are the only novels he seems to be interested in writing.

This is to the good the tree of literature drops its best fruit after being shaken with conviction and intelligence. Mitchell is neither abstrusely arch nor a wizard of scenic dislocation. One does not sense that -- unlike, say, William Gaddis, Carole Maso or Walter Abish -- Mitchell is trying to chop down the tree of literature in order to replace it with something treelike. On the contrary, his prose is straightforward and, quite often, magnificent. Mitchell is as good at aphorism ('⟺ith, the least exclusive club on earth, has the craftiest doorman'') as he is at description (''Now and then goldfish splish and gleam like new pennies dropped in water''). The difficulty comes in how Mitchell chooses to construct his novels -- or rather, how he does not choose to construct his novels.

''Ghostwritten,'' his first, involves nine characters (a musician, a terrorist, a host-seeking poltergeist and so on) and nine different locales that have no formal connection to one another. The book's meaning is the readerly equivalent of an inkblot test. ''Number9Dream,'' his second, largely follows a single character through Tokyo and beyond, but the story fractures along so many stress lines of the possible and impossible -- confusion the book does almost nothing to repair -- that the novel becomes little more than a beautifully expressed fantasia. With 'ɼloud Atlas,'' Mitchell has returned to the rather nutty method of ''Ghostwritten'': the novel gives us six separate stories, spanning the planet, that cover roughly 1,000 years of time. On one hand, Mitchell's strategy is boldly antithetical to what most narrative-driven novels have been up to since Cervantes. On the other hand, what Mitchell is doing is basically James Michener's 'ɺlaska'' with an I.Q. transplant.

'ɼloud Atlas'' has already been published in England. The reviews have been messiah-worthy. (One critic wrote that the novel makes 'ɺlmost everything in contemporary fiction look like a squalid straggle of Nissen huts.'') In The Observer of London, Robert McCrum called 'ɼloud Atlas'' 'ɺ remarkable new novel by a significant talent,'' and made its Booker Prize nomination (''Number9Dream'' was a finalist) sound inevitable -- although The Sunday Telegraph caused a brief stir when it disclosed it would not review 'ɼloud Atlas'' because its critic found the novel ''unreadable.''

'ɼloud Atlas'' imposes a dizzying series of milieus, characters and conflicts upon us: a ship sailing amid some islands around New Zealand during the mid-19th century, wherein an American notary named Adam Ewing befriends, at risk to himself, a stowaway Moriori named Autua a Belgian estate called Zedelghem in the 1930's, wherein a sexually indecisive aspiring composer named Robert Frobisher serves as amanuensis to an older, more accomplished composer California during the 1970's, wherein a plucky journalist named Luisa Rey attempts to disclose an 'ɾrin Brockovich''-style industrial conspiracy London during the here and now, wherein a 60-ish book editor named Tim Cavendish finds himself accidentally imprisoned in a home for the elderly Korea in the (just) foreseeable future, wherein a genetically engineered '𧾫ricant'' named Sonmi-451 is interrogated for her crime of wanting to be fully human and Hawaii in some distant and thoroughly annihilated future, wherein a young goatherd named Zachry bears unknowing witness to the final fall of humanity into superstition and violence and war.

With the exception of Zachry's tale, the book's thematic centerpiece, we visit each of these stories twice, in the following order: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Each story is written quite differently -- so much so that 'ɼloud Atlas'' feels like a doggedly expert gloss on various writers and modes. The archaic Ewing section, rendered in journal form, becomes Defoe, possibly Melville. The epistolary Frobisher story is, perhaps, Isherwood or some other sturdy English master. The Luisa Rey section, written in breathlessly lousy prose, is some species of sub-Grisham. The urban comedy of Tim Cavendish's antics is well within Martin Amis's city limits. The plight of Sonmi-451 is Huxley (or 'ɻlade Runner''). And the daymare of Zachry's postapocalyptic world is something out of William S. Burroughs in a 'ɼities of the Red Night'' mood. Taken as a whole, 'ɼloud Atlas'' seeks to give the novel a steely new rigging of the possible. It is an impressive achievement. Unfortunately, impressive is usually all that it is.

It is a devious writer indeed who writes in such a way that the critic who finds himself unresponsive to the writer's vision feels like a philistine. So let it be said that Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel's every page. But 'ɼloud Atlas'' is the sort of book that makes ambition seem slightly suspect.

The novel is frustrating not because it is too smart but because it is not nearly as smart as its author. Running across its muscularly told tales are two obvious connectors. The first is that every story is in some way ''read'' by a character in another (Ewing's journal is found by Frobisher, Frobisher's letters are read by Rey, Rey's story is submitted to the editor Cavendish, Cavendish's story becomes an old film watched by Sonmi-451, one of the gods worshiped in Zachry's world is Sonmi-451 herself). The second is the strongly implied notion that every central character is a reincarnation of a previous character, a philosophical conceit that in its basic elegance could have flapped from the pages of ''Jonathan Livingston Seagull.'' Cavendish himself addresses this as he mulls over the novel about Luisa Rey that was submitted to him: ''One or two things will have to go: the insinuation that Luisa Rey is this Robert Frobisher chap reincarnated, for example. Far too hippy-druggy -- new age.'' Self-mockery as self-protection is a very old gambit, certainly, but it is beneath a writer as brilliant as Mitchell.

To write a novel that resembles no other is a task that few writers ever feel prepared to essay. David Mitchell has written such a novel -- or almost has. It its need to render every kind of human experience, 'ɼloud Atlas'' finds itself staring into the reflective waters of Joyce's ''Ulysses.'' Just as Joyce, in the scene that takes place in the cabman's shelter, found the hidden beauty of cliché-filled prose, so Mitchell does with his Luisa Rey story. Just as Joyce, in the late scene in which Bloom and Dedalus finally sit down together, explored the possibilities of a narrative driven by interrogation, so Mitchell does with his ruthlessly grilled '𧾫ricant,'' Sonmi-451. 'ɼloud Atlas'' is friendlier than ''Ulysses'' but far less fallibly human. If Mitchell's virtuosity too often seems android, one suspects this says less about his achievement and more about the literature of formal innovation. This is a book that might very well move things forward. It is also a book that makes one wonder to what end things are being moved.

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Fabrinet was founded in 2000 by David T. (Tom) Mitchell, one of the co-founders of Seagate Technology.

Mr. Mitchell founded Fabrinet as a low-volume, high-mix service provider for the manufacturing of complex optical components. The company set out to serve original equipment manufacturers on a contract basis.

The initial funding of $1 million dollars was from Mr. Mitchell’s own capital. Hambretcht & Quist Asia soon added another $20 million dollars through its Asian Pacific Growth Fund. Fabrinet took over Seagate’s lease of the Chokchai manufacturing site. Seagate then became one of Fabrinet’s first customers.

Fabrinet continued expanding its Asia-based manufacturing hubs over the next 10 years. With the 2005 transfer of JDS Uniphase’s manufacturing operations to Thailand, the company focused on manufacturing components and modules for optical communication systems as well as industrial lasers and sensors. Fabrinet introduced the “factory within a factory” operation module, creating a system where customers provided the equipment needed to build their products while Fabrinet provided the labor, logistics, manufacturing, and a supply chain.

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Pioneer Mitchell featured in video history on Web

Palmetto Bay will post on its official village website links to a video interview featuring Tom Mitchell, the South Florida pioneer whose role in the community resulted in the naming of Mitchell Drive (SW 144th Street) for him and his family.

The interviews with Mitchell were completed not long before he passed away on June 16 and were part of a project coordinated by the village’s Historic Preservation Board. In the video, Mitchell relates anecdotal stories of his youth in the South Dade area, interspersed with rare vintage photographs and a musical background.

Julie Richardson, Mitchell’s niece, was very close to him and also had interviewed him earlier when she was researching an article she wrote on her family history that was published in the 2004 Tequesta of the Historical Association of Southern Florida — “The Mitchells of South Dade: A Pioneer Saga.”

“My Uncle Tom was a very special guy,” Richardson said. “He lived life to the fullest and enjoyed it — a good long life. He was a great resource for the early history of Cutler and Kendall as he was born on a dairy farm in 1919 in what is now Pinecrest. I loved listening to his entertaining and interesting stories of the early days. I miss him.”

Richardson said that Mitchell’s great grandmother, Fanny Near, had settled on the Perrine Grant in 1896, the year Miami was incorporated as a city. Mitchell worked on the family dairy farm, lived through the Great Depression, after which he turned to farming tomatoes and other vegetables. After serving as an Army paratrooper in World War II, Mitchell returned to his job as an electrical worker, even helping to build FPL’s Turkey Point facility in 1968.

Following a disability, he joined with his brother Ed in 1975 to launch the largest mango production operation in the United States, Mitchell Mangoes.

Mitchell was 92 when he died, had stayed as active as possible throughout his life and was greatly involved in the community. His funeral service was at Christ Fellowship Church in Palmetto Bay on June 25.

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In the Dark (2019– )

A young, blind woman tries to solve her friend’s murder.

Wayne (2019– )

Wayne, a 16-year-old Dirty Harry with a heart of gold, sets out on a small two-stroke road bike from Boston to Florida with his new friend Del to get back the shit-hot 79′ Trans-Am that was stolen from his father before he died.

Saving Hope (2012–2017)

A supernatural medical drama that centers around the lives of the doctors and nurses of Hope Zion Hospital.

Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )

In the 1890s, William Murdoch uses radical forensic techniques for the time, including fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders.

History of Mitchell

The first known residents of the Mitchell area were a farmer-hunter Indian tribe now known as the Pre-Mandan. They settled on the banks of Firesteel Creek. It is now the location on Lake Mitchell known as the Prehistoric Indian Village. They occupied this area from 1000 A.D. to 1100 A.D. Archeological research tells us they left this area mainly because they exhausted the available supply of trees necessary for lodge construction. The site has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. Subsequent tribes in the general vicinity were the Arikara from circa 1600 to 1750 when the Lakota (Sioux) occupied the area.

Early Beginning

H.C. Greene and John Head settled at the confluence of the James River and Firesteel Creek, lived in dugouts during the winter of 1872-73 and built homes during the summer of 1873. They chose this particular site because they were convinced the Milwaukee Railroad would choose this site to cross the James River. Their conviction proved rewarding. The railroad was coming. The town called Firesteel had its beginning.

Settlement Period

Several families of hardy pioneers including Greene&rsquos brother, Israel, arrived in Firesteel having traveled from the Rochester, Minnesota area to Yankton, Dakota Territory and up the James River to their new home. In 1874, Davison County, named for Henry C. Davison, was formed. Firesteel was the county seat. By 1879 the town boasted 32 buildings.

From Firesteel to Mitchell

A visit by the Milwaukee Road Surveyor determined the town of Firesteel sat on a dangerous flood plain. The railroad felt the crossing site was still the best choice but the routing would be changed slightly and the railroad&rsquos facilities would be located a mile to the west of the river brakes. Both H.C. and Israel Greene, being civil engineers and surveyors, saw the potential flood danger, as did the other residents. By buggy, by wagon and by foot, everything, including all the buildings, was transported to the new town site. The first building moved to the new town was a 12&rsquo x 16&rsquo frame structure, which would later house the post office and the Weekly Capital, a local newspaper.

Mitchell Platted and Surveyed

The platting of the original town site of Mitchell was done by A.M. Rowley in 1879. The town was named in honor of Alexander Mitchell, then President of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad. The town site covered 75 acres.

Early School

The first school was in the H.C. Green residence in Firesteel. The teacher was Mrs. Israel (Edmonia) Green, a well-educated and experienced instructor. When Mitchell was established in its present location, a school system was established under the direction of a superintendent with six women teachers.

The Coming of the Railroad

In the spring of 1880, the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad was completed through the town and Mitchell became bound to the rest of the world by ribbons of steel. The population at the end of the first year was 320 hardy souls.

A City is Born

Mitchell was incorporated in 1881 and the population climbed to 1,000 by 1883. The first city election was held and Chauncy S. Burr was named the first mayor. The directory of 1884 lists a population of 4,000 and notes 200 places of business. Today Mitchell&rsquos population is 15,254 (2010 census).

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