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    The dude ranch sparked her love for animals, especially horses. Once, on the way to the dude ranch, at the time is was a six hour car ride to get to Vermont from New York, she learned how to read. She was only four at the time and had only just learned the alphabet. Jessie also would go to a Jewish Charity Organization Summer Camp where her mother’s sister worked. It was at the age of seven that she learned how to swim from the head lifeguard during his lunch breaks. This sparked her interest in swimming and later she got certified as a water safety instructor. Her first job was also at this camp, where she was a kitchen…

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    brightly. Brayden walked to the passenger side and opened the door as I climbed into his truck. He shut the door before walking to the other side and sliding in the driver's seat. We passed through the town of Cheyenne. The buildings slowly became less crowded and the landscape soon becomes barren of any remains of the city. Eventually after about 20 minutes of driving, Brayden pulls onto a dirt road. Looking around, all I see is acre upon acre of flat grazing land. I look in awe of the…

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    land proved to be a common problem for both. The conditions out in the Midwest were difficult, to say the least. The summers were harsh and dry and the winters were extremely cold. The land lacked nearby water and was not nearly as fertile as the land back in the East. For ranchers, this led to overgrazing land and a large portion of their cattle dying off in the winters in the 1890s (“Western Movement”). Ranchers were primarily located in Texas (Slatta); whereas, most Exodusters were led to…

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    cowboys involved in the strike always ranged from double digits to triple digits. It all depended on the personal circumstances of the cowboys. The strike began to lose momentum when the strike fund had run out of money. Out of work, many of the cowboys asked for their job back. To make it worse, many of the ranchers began to fire cowboys on the spot if they were affiliated with the strike. Some of the ranchers offered a slight wage increase but not one that met the minimum in the proclamation…

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    Biff's Internal Conflict

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    Biff's role is pivotal and affects every main character in story. Biff is the son of Willy and Linda and the brother of Happy. This essay analyzes Biff’s character: his internal conflicts, the relationships with his parents, and his relationship with his brother, Happy. The internal conflict in Biff, between what his father wanted him to be and doing what he feels is right. Willy wants him to be successful and have a sales job cause he thinks this job is a good job when he…

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    The past two summers we worked on a Montana Cattle Ranch. The Stucky Ranch is one of three ranches featured in an Animal Planet documentary series titled, "The Last American Cowboy". This three generation, 20,000 acre family ranch, maintains a traditional old fashioned working lifestyle by preferring to use horses over ATVs, baling hay with buck-rakes and stacking it with beaver slides. After having watched the series, we contacted them and landed ourselves summer jobs. This adventure was…

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    Homesteading In Montana

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    there to greet them with a wagon which would carry their belonging up to the ranch which was 6 miles from the river. Once they had got there and had everything settled in my great grandpa and his siblings went and explored with Old Red Boy. Other homesteads that were nearby was, the Bob Renz place which would be Nathan Hackley’s great uncle and the Colgan outfit which is Chris Colgan’s great grandparents. On their homestead they had a cook named Albert Stowe he was an old Civil War veteran for…

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    Far West Disadvantages

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    After the Civil War, many people moved to the Far West due to its wet and lush territory, high mountains, flat plains, treeless prairies and great forests. These different societies that developed in the “Far West” included the Western Tribes, the Spanish, Chinese immigrants and white settlers. Firstly, the Plains Indians, the most powerful of the Indian tribes, adapted to the new environment of the Far West by hunting buffalo, which was a big part of their livelihood as they used it for their…

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    Speech On Stand Analysis

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    things by standing up for what he believed in and what he wanted for himself, his boys, and his grandchildren when we came into his life. He made many decisions both good and sometimes, not so good. His belief was one bad day or bad decision does not define you. That is for sure. The way you cope with these situations make you who you are. If you can stand up and push through the bad, you will get stronger and life will get better. The metaphor “Life’s like a novel with the end ripped…

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    ride “out where the western fork of the old Comanche road” ran through the westernmost section of the ranch, which symbolizes him ultimately realizing that he can’t pursue his passions on his family’s ranch in Texas (McCarthy 5). John Grady has a strong desire to pursue his dreams even if that means leaving his home. McCarthy suggests that he is willing to do this because he believes that he can achieve the ideal cowboy lifestyle that he so desperately wants.John Grady’s fantasy of finding the…

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