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Captain Henry Wirz
Born Zurich, Switzerland, 1822
Sentenced to death
and executed at Washington D.C.
Nov. 10, 1865.
To rescue his name from the stigma
attached to it by embittered prejudice.
Habitat for Humanity has built houses in more than 20 countries in the Asia/Pacific region.
Two thirds of the world's more than 6 billion people live in Asia and the Pacific.
One third of the area's people live in substandard housing.
The Cinva-Ram Brick Press makes the kind of blocks used in many houses built by Habitat for Humanity. Bricks are made on the build site with locally available materials. Here's how it works:
1) A mixture of soil and cement is placed in the meta…
Habitat for Humanity has built houses in more than 20 countries in the Africa/Middle East region.
The continent of Africa is larger than the United States. China, India and Argentina combined, and to home to nearly 1 billion people.
Habitat for Humanity has built homes in virtually every country of Latin America and the Caribbean. The first Habitat house in the region was built in Guatemala in 1979.
More Habitat homes have been built in Mexico than in any country except th…
Reduviid—or "kissing"—bugs live in the walls and cracks of houses in South and Central America. By depositing feces on a person's skin, the kissing bug transmits a deadly disease know as Chagas.
An estimated 16 to 18 million people …
An estimated 1.2 billion people in the world today live on less than $1 per day.
Nearly 3 billion people—close to half of the world's population—live on less than $2 per day.
Home, for many families, looks something like the stru…
In 1951, the Carter Warehouse office was built on this location. Over the years the business grew to include a peanut shelling plant, a cotton gin and a processing plant. In 1962, Billy Carter came home from the Marines to enter the business with …
This section of the original Oliver McDonald Building was owned and operated by John and Katie Oliver as a grocery store in the 1930's and 40's. The store was sold to C.L. Walters, Jr. in 1943 and was renamed Walters Grocery Company. C.L. and his …
Plains Bank was organized in 1901 by R. S. Oliver, who served as president. W. L. Thomas, vice president, and C. C. Lunsford as cashier. The Plains Bank belonged to a chain of eighty three banks operated by Banker's Trust Company of Atlanta. The b…