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Branson

(Encyclopedia)Branson, city (2020 pop. 12,638), Taney and Stone cos., SW Mo.; inc. 1912. Located in the Ozark mountains, the town was originally established when Reub...

Branson

(Encyclopedia)Branson, city (2020 pop. 12,638), Taney co., SW Mo.; inc. 1904. The primarily residential city's economy is based on tourism, especially to theaters off...

Branson, Edwin Bayer

(Encyclopedia)Branson, Edwin Bayer, 1877–1950, American geologist, b. Belleville, Kans., Ph.D. Univ. of Chicago, 1905. He taught at Oberlin College (1905–10) and from 1910 was professor of geology at the Univ. ...

Branson, Sir Richard

(Encyclopedia)Branson, Sir Richard (Richard Charles Nicholas Branson), 1950–, British business mogul and adventurer. He left school at 16 to start his first business, the magazine Student. In 1970 he began a mail...

Rogers, Roy

(Encyclopedia)Rogers, Roy, 1911–98, American Western film star, b. Cincinnati, Ohio, as Leonard Franklin Slye. The guitar-strumming Rogers succeeded Gene Autry as America's favorite singing cowboy in movies of th...

Chopin, Frédéric François

(Encyclopedia)Chopin, Frédéric François frādārēkˈ fräNswäˈ shôpăNˈ [key], 1810–49, composer for the piano, b. near Warsaw, of French and Polish parentage. His lyrical, often melancholy, compositions ...

Milošević, Slobodan

(Encyclopedia)Milošević, Slobodan slôbôˈdän mēlôˈshəvĭchˌ [key], 1941–2006, Yugoslav and Serbian political leader, president of Serbia (1989–97) and of Yugoslavia (1997–2000), b. Požarevac, Serbi...

Missouri, state, United States

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Missouri mĭz&oobreve;rˈē, –ə, one of the midwestern states of the United States. It is bordered by Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee, across the Mississippi River (E), Arkansas (S), O...

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