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Hawaii was created from
Volcanoes
Continental Divide
a line where rivers flow West into the Pacific Ocean and rivers flow East into the Atlantic Ocean
Thomas Jefferson
purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million dollars
Western economy includes
ranching, logging, oil and gold
Death Valley
is the driest place in our country, it is known as the "Ground of Fire"
Old abandoned gold mining towns are known as...
Ghost Towns
Trancontinental Railroad
this railroad connects the eastern part of the United States with the western part of the U.S.
49ers
named given to gold miners who came west seeking gold
Central Valley
very large agricultural valley in Nevada and California
Western tourist attractions
Hollywood, Hawaiian Luaus, Alaskan Iditarod, Aspen, Colorado - skiing and snowboarding.
Mt. St. Helens Vocanoe
erupted in Washington State in 1980. Many plants, animals and people died.
Hawaii is known as a melting pot
many immigrants from around the world have come to Hawaii
Gold Rush
Many people came to California and Alaska between 1849 - 1900
Dangers faced by pioneers
1. Indian attack 2. storms 3. lack of food 4. wild animals 5. lack of water