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  • Donner Party Essay

    During the winter of 1846 and 1847, the Donner Party, a large group of settlers headed to California, became trapped in the Sierra Nevada for months with few supplies. As food became scarce and tempers shortened under the brutal winter weather, the settlers resorted to cannibalism to soothe their aching stomachs. Modern renditions of the Donner Party’s plight, such as the movie Donner Pass (Donner Pass, 2011), emphasize the occurrences of cannibalism within the Donner camp. Firsthand accounts from survivors and relief party members depict horrific scenes of body mutilation and moral ambiguity, yet many accounts were exaggerated or the information muddled due to informal accounts given by witnesses. Furthermore, archeological and forensic evidence suggests that little or no cannibalism occurred at…

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  • Desperate Passage Analysis

    The Donner Party a story about eager emigrants traveling to a destination where they can start a new life, but with territory still unexplored they faced tragedy and death. Ethan Rarick the author of Desperate Passage, displayed the factual events from the journey of the Donner party, but also mentions his own scenarios where the Donner Party went wrong. The book captivated the inner circle of the Donner party with their best moments and their worst moments. A destination to California for a…

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  • Ordeal By Hunger Summary

    The novel Ordeal by Hunger was written by George R. Stewart. Stewart was a professor, novelist, and American historian. Ordeal by Hunger was written about the Donner party and their westward movement. Environment and nature played a huge role in what happened to the people traveling. The Donner party is the most famous westward movement tragedy ever. The narrative was written to inform people about the tragedies and truth about westward expansion. It was written from an outside perspective,…

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  • Donner Party Narrative

    The people on the Donner party are from the plains of Illinois, they are farmers. They don’t really have experience with the new terrain of the west. In order to reach California they had to pass by deserts, canyons, and mountains. It was difficult for them to go through these land features, there whole life they had been farmers, these lands were new to them. Before this tripe they didn’t know that there was such thing as a salt lake. What made things worse was that they had no guide, and…

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  • George Donner Research Paper

    Ahmet Cevher Sancaktutar Arthur Easlon World History date George Donner was born in North Carolina in March 7th 1784.George Donner had three brothers and three sisters altogether He lived in Kentucky. Later he moved to Sangamon County, Illinois. In hopes of a new life, Donner wanted to move to California. In April, 1846 Donner , Tamsen (his third wife) and his five daughters, later, his brother, Jacob Donner, Elizabeth ( Jacob Donner’s wife) and their seven child also joined. James Reed was the…

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  • Conger Lumber Company Case Study

    The culling of white pine on Blackstone Lake began in the late 1880s with the arrival of the Conger Lumber Company. Once the commercially viable pine had been fully exploited the process of stripping hemlock trees of their bark for the leather tanning process began on the lake in the spring of 1900. At the time the Rankin Bros., headed by James Rankin on Blackstone, were supplying the Conger Lumber Co. Another sawmill operator in the region was the Mitchell Lumber Co. set up by Thomas Mitchell…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Salton Sea

    Salton Sea is the largest inland body of water in California, measuring at 35 miles long and 15 miles across. Its salt level is fifty percent saltier than the ocean itself. The Salton Sea is beneficial to more than four hundred and twenty different species of birds. The species range from “white and brown pelicans to eared grebes, curlews, ibis, avocets and snowy plovers. It also supports millions of fish and a host of invertebrates, important food sources for the birds.” (Blogger, 2015) Salton…

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  • Loughberry Lake Lab Report

    This experiment was designed to test what the limiting nutrient was in Loughberry Lake, as well as examine the trophic state of the lake. In order to find out what the limiting nutrient was, we performed a few different tests. We began with a secchi disk test to see the transparency of the water. Then, we took water samples that we later used to test the turbidity levels of the water after adding varying amounts of phosphorous and nitrogen. Phosphorous was the limiting nutrient in the lake,…

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  • Short Story: Merlin

    persisted on the grass within the shadows thrown by trees and buildings. Arthur watched silently as Merlin stopped on the small rise before the bank fell down to the water and removed his boots. Socks were peeled off, and his serviceable brown trousers were rolled up to his knees. "I've never done this before. But it feels like I should be in contact with the Lake if I am to summon Freya." Merlin commented. Arthur simply nodded: he had no knowledge at all about such things. If Merlin wanted to…

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  • El Nino Effect

    Conclusively, our research cruise information turns out to fall in general terms. However, there is factors that effect the results. One factor that influences the data results is El Nino. What is El Nino? El Nino is "A southward-flowing, nutrient-poor current of flowing, nutrient-poor current of warm water off the coast of western South America, caused by a breakdown of trade-wind circulation."(Oceanography: An Invitation). Specifically, El Nino influences seawater temperature, density, and…

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