Daily Bread for 11.3.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Tuesday in town will be sunny and warm, with a high of seventy. Sunrise is 6:32 and sunset 4:44, for 10h 12m 03s of daytime. The moon is in its third quarter, with 49.7% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Zoning Code Committee meets at 6 PM, and Common Council at 6:30 PM.

Walker Evans, 1936.
                                                                                         Walker Evans, 1936.

On this day in 1903, a photographer of American life, notably during the Great Depression, is born:

Walker Evans (November 3, 1903 – April 10, 1975) was an American photographer best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) documenting the effects of the Great Depression. Much of Evans’s work from the FSA period uses the large-format, 8×10-inch camera. He said that his goal as a photographer was to make pictures that are “literate, authoritative, transcendent”.[1] Many of his works are in the permanent collections of museums and have been the subject of retrospectives at such institutions as The Metropolitan Museum of Art or George Eastman House.[2]

On this day in 1804, it’s millions of acres for a thousand dollars per year :

1804 – Treaty at St. Louis

On this date Fox and Sauk negotiators in St. Louis traded 50 million acres of land in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois for an annuity of $1,000. The treaty allowed the tribes to remain on the land until it was sold to white settlers. However, Chief Black Hawk and others believed that the 1804 negotiators had no authority to speak for their nation, so the treaty was invalid. U.S. authorities, on the other hand, considered it binding and used it justify the Black Hawk War that occurred in the spring and summer of 1832. [Source: Along the Black Hawk Trail by William F. Stark, p. 32-33]

Here’s the Tuesday game from Puzzability:

This Week’s Game — November 2-6
All Is Lost
This is a week of all or nothing. For each day, we started with a word containing the letter chunk ALL and removed that chunk to get a new word or phrase. The answer phrase, described by each day’s clue, is the longer ALL word followed by the shorter word.
Example:
Young, inexperienced Holstein
Answer:
Callow cow
What to Submit:
Submit the two-word phrase, with the longer one first (as “Callow cow” in the example), for your answer.
Tuesday, November 3
Automated computer system for counting every vote

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