Lynn

Lynn

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Chadwick, Lynn, 1914-, English sculptor. After studying architecture, Chadwick began his career as a sculptor in 1945. He first produced wire mobiles, and after 1955 he turned to triangular works of great mass that are largely abstract. Several of his works are in the Museum of Modern Art, New York City.
Fontanne, Lynn: see Lunt, Alfred, and Lynn Fontanne.
Thorndike, Lynn, 1882-1965, American historian, b. Lynn, Mass. He taught history at Northwestern Univ. (1907-9), at Western Reserve Univ. (1909-24), and at Columbia (1924-50). Among his books on magic and science in the Middle Ages are A History of Magic and Experimental Science (8 vol., 1923-58) and Science and Thought in the Fifteenth Century (1929). Thorndike also wrote The History of Medieval Europe (1917, 3d ed. 1949).
Lynn, Loretta, 1935-, American country singer and songwriter, b. Butcher Hollow, Ky. One of the most successful singers in modern country music, she has a distinct voice and a style reminiscent of earlier traditional country singers. She had her first hit, "Honky Tonk Girl," in 1960 and remained on the popular music charts with a string of 22 top-ten hits in the period 1962-71. Her autobiography, Coal Miner's Daughter, was made into a film in 1980.
Lynn, city (1990 pop. 81,245), Essex co., E Mass.; inc. as a town 1631, as a city 1850. Lynn is an old industrial center. The first ironworks (1643) and the first fire engine (1654) in the country were built there. Formerly the shoe industry was important, but jet engines, marine turbines, and electrical instruments have become the major products. The home of Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, is in Lynn.

(born Jan. 31, 1947, Refugio, Tex., U.S.) U.S. baseball pitcher. Ryan was signed to a New York Mets minor league team in 1965. He played for the Mets (1968–71), California Angels (1972–79), Houston Astros (1980–88), and Texas Rangers (1989–93). In 1983 he became the first pitcher to surpass Walter Johnson's 1927 record of 3,508 career strikeouts, and he retired in 1993 at the advanced age of 46 with an astonishing 5,714. He also set records for most strikeouts in a season (383 in 1973) and most no-hit games (7).

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(born Jan. 31, 1947, Refugio, Tex., U.S.) U.S. baseball pitcher. Ryan was signed to a New York Mets minor league team in 1965. He played for the Mets (1968–71), California Angels (1972–79), Houston Astros (1980–88), and Texas Rangers (1989–93). In 1983 he became the first pitcher to surpass Walter Johnson's 1927 record of 3,508 career strikeouts, and he retired in 1993 at the advanced age of 46 with an astonishing 5,714. He also set records for most strikeouts in a season (383 in 1973) and most no-hit games (7).

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Deep fjord, southeastern Alaska, U.S. An important gateway to the Klondike region, it is 80 mi (129 km) long and 6 mi (10 km) wide. The northernmost fjord to penetrate the Coast Mountains, it was named in 1794 by Capt. George Vancouver for his birthplace, King's Lynn, Eng.

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Lynn is a town in Winston County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 597.

Geography

Lynn is located at (34.040688, -87.540827).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 597 people, 259 households, and 184 families residing in the town. The population density was 91.2 people per square mile (35.2/km²). There were 291 housing units at an average density of 44.4/sq mi (17.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.32% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, and 1.01% from two or more races.

There were 259 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,125, and the median income for a family was $32,955. Males had a median income of $30,357 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,932. About 13.2% of families and 21.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.5% of those under age 18 and 26.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Lynn High School is the home of the Bears and a member of the Winston County School System.

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