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19 Th Century Sierra Nevada
1,000 wordsAlbert Bierstadt's Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California is a scenic canvas oil painting on display at the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC. Created in 1868, this enormous painting is approximately six by ten feet in size (Honour and Fleming, 2000). The subject matter of this piece is typical of Bierstadt, who is known for his detailed landscapes, especially those of the Rockies and Sierras of the American West. Collectively, Alberts works are manipulated and slightly ...
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Lewis And Clark Sierra Nevada
1,248 words... lt and slow going due to the fact that the river level had fallen significantly, and navigating it by boat was incredibly difficult. On October 15 th, he found Clark, and so began the expedition, the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The expedition decided to spend that winter at Camp Wood, along the Missouri river in Present day Illinois. Throughout the next two years, the expedition made significant scientific discoveries, and mapped much of the Missouri river as well as much of the western half...
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Great Salt Lake Men Women And Children
4,456 wordsDAVID McCULLOUGH, Host: Good evening and welcome to The American Experience. I'm David McCullough. At the start of spring in the year 1846 an appealing advertisement appeared in the Springfield, Illinois, Gazette. ''Westward ho, '' it declared. ''Who wants to go to California without costing them anything? As many as eight young men of good character who can drive an ox team will be accommodated. Come, boys, you can have as much land as you want without costing you anything. '' The notice was si...
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Sierra Nevada Donner Party
4,544 words... everyone who still could walked beside the wagons now to spare the exhausted oxen. They were racing against time and the weather, desperate to get over the mountains and into California before snow blocked the heights. There was no sign of Stanton or McCutcheon or of the relief they promised to bring from Sutter's Fort. With the death of Snyder and the banishment of James Reed, the Donner Party was coming apart. On October 7 th, Lewis Keseberg turned an aging Belgian emigrant named Hard koop...
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Declining Clarity Of A Jewell Exploring Lake Tahoe
2,172 wordsFigure One -- Tahoe Region Map Page 3 A Lake Clarity -- Introduction to Causes Page 5 Figure Two -- Sec Depth Chart Page 6 A Figure Three -- Population Graph Page 7 A Water Inflow and Algae Growth Page 9 Figure Four -- Water Cycle Flow Chart Page 10 A Maps and Graphs -- References Page 17 Lake Tahoe is the pristine jewel of the West Coast, known around the world for its beauty. The Lake Tahoe area was even in the spotlight for the winter Olympic Games at Squaw Valley in 60 's. Over the decades w...
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Marriage In The Colombian Kogi Tribe
709 wordsMarriage rituals exist in all types of societies whether it is in todays society or past societies. Researching this particular topic, the Colombian Kogi Tribe, the role of women and their marriage rituals are very different in todays post-modern society. This tribe is found in Santa Marta Colombia. They reside primarily in the Sierra Nevada, a place where snow can only be found in this South American country. Residing in the rainforest the Kogi Tribe migrated towards the Sierra Nevada for lack ...
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Donner Party Sierra Nevada
2,849 wordsThe Donner Party Its one of the greatest tragedies of all time, yet few of us know the whole story. The story is of the misled, inexperienced Donner Party. It is the story of eighty-one emigrants who traveled in hopes of reaching the land of California. Forty-seven, whose hopes were crushed by many contributing factors. The most horrible and misleading factor of all was the human mind and its persistent need to explore and conquer everything, whether within reach or not in the shortest and faste...
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Sierra Nevada Sierra Club
976 wordsJohn Muirexplorer, writer, and conservationist was born on April 21, 1838 in Dunbar, Scotland. Until the age of eleven he attended the local schools of that small coastal town. In 1849, the Muir family emigrated to the United States, settling first at Fountain Lake another moving to Hickory Hill Farm near Portage, Wisconsin. Muir's father was a harsh disciplinarian and worked his family from dawn to dusk. Whenever they were allowed a short period away from the plow and hoe, Muir and his younger ...
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Achieve This Goal Lewis And Clark
2,426 wordsBy the late 1700 s, the young United States began to look westward and dream about the possibilities it presented. They wondered if there was in fact an all water route from the Mississippi to the Pacific, what the whole continent actually looked like, and really, what was out there. There were many individual and groups of people that helped pave an opening for the eventual settlement of the American west. Two of the most recognizable and important groups that opened up the west were the Lewis ...
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Time In His Life Sierra Nevada
933 wordsThe short story " Sanchez, " written by Richard Dokey, is a story about Juan Sanchez and his family. " Sanchez" is told in many different settings, which are all unique and represent various feelings that Dokey portrays to his readers. The settings are described realistically; they affect Juan and Jesus in personal ways. The settings vary from a small village in Mexico to the Sierra Nevada in California. At first the story is set in Stockton in the San Joaquin Valley. Jesus, ...
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