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Family-owned date farm in Southern California, with retail mail orders to U.S. addresses
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Each week, we highlight a historic or famous person named James. This week's famous James is:
|James Buchanan Eads
(born May 23, 1820 - died March 8, 1887) American civil engineer, mostly known for building the Eads Bridge in 1874; it was the first road and rail bridge to cross the Mississippi River. Eads Bridge is the world's first all-steel arch bridge, the biggest bridge then built (its three tubular steel arches are over 500 feet long), and the world's first important steel structure of any kind. Also, it involved the first significant use of pneumatic caissons. Prior to building the bridge, James Eads salvaged sunken steamboats, using "bell boats" from which he descended in a diving bell he had designed. Also, he built 14 ironclad, steam-powered gunboats for the Union during the Civil War. He held more than 50 patents. TRIVIA: he was named for his mother's cousin, President James Buchanan.
The name "James" is the English equivalent of Jacob; the first Jacob in the Bible was the patriarch of the 12 tribes of Israel. "James" is consistently among the most popular names for boys in the U.S.
Plural form of James: According to the Carnegie Mellon Style Guide, "Form plurals of family names that end in 's' by adding 'es.' Right: The Jameses live in Edgewood." See also StackExchange.com.
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