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Alta Walker (1888 - 1977)

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Alta Walker
1888 - 1977
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July 1, 1888
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September 1977
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Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio 45177
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Alta Walker was born on July 1, 1888. She died in September 1977 at 89 years old. We know that Alta Walker had been residing in Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio 45177.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Alta Walker passed away in September 1977 at age 89. She was born on July 1, 1888. We have no information about Alta's immediate family. We know that Alta Walker had been residing in Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio 45177.
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In 1888, in the year that Alta Walker was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1898, when she was only 10 years old, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1906, by the time she was 18 years old, author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

In 1949, Alta was 61 years old when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1977, in the year of Alta Walker's passing, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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