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Gates, John Warne

(Encyclopedia)Gates, John Warne, 1855–1911, American financier and promoter, known as Bet-a-Million Gates, b. near Chicago. He discovered a market for wire fencing on the Western plains, began the manufacture of ...

Port Arthur

(Encyclopedia)Port Arthur, city (1990 pop. 58,724), Jefferson co., SE Tex., on Sabine Lake; inc. 1898. A deepwater port of entry on the Sabine-Neches Canal, it is an extensive oil port, with many large refineries, ...

Gates, Bill

(Encyclopedia)Gates, Bill (William Henry Gates 3d), 1955–, American business executive, b. Seattle, Wash. At the age of 19, Gates founded (1975) the Microsoft Corp., a computer software firm, with Paul Allen. The...

Gates, Horatio

(Encyclopedia)Gates, Horatio, c.1727–1806, American Revolutionary general, b. Maldon, Essex, England. Entering the British army at an early age, he fought in America in the French and Indian War and served in the...

Gates Foundation

(Encyclopedia)Gates Foundation: see Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Iberian Gates

(Encyclopedia)Iberian Gates, pass, Georgia: see Daryal.

Cilician Gates

(Encyclopedia)Cilician Gates slsh´n [key], Turk. Külek Boazi, mountain pass, S Turkey, leading across the Taurus range. Known to the ancients as the Pylae Ciliciae, it follows the gorge of the Gökoluk Ri...

John Wild River

(Encyclopedia)John Wild River: see Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.

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