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  • Rocky Mountain Scout Ranch

    Last Summer Heather Youmans went to Cimarron, New Mexico to backpack through the wild. She went to Philmont Boy Scout Ranch ,“Born in 1938 as Philturn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp, today’s Philmont Scout Ranch is a bustling center for high adventure and training. Youth and adults take advantage of the Ranch’s camping, training and work programs.” (Scouting.org). She was spending 10 days in the backcountry without electricity and carrying her essentials on her back. Heather went on practice hikes but she felt it was unnecessary to attend other classes because Heather’s family is well experienced with going on these kinds of trips. “It has 34 staffed camps and 55 trail camps that provide an unforgettable adventure in the high country along hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails”(Scouting.org). Heather would be outdoor hiking for ten days in “Tent City”, she started off packing her clothes, tent, first aid kit, and tons of food. “Food is very heavy”, she said. She went with Christian, who is a classmate, some of her close friends, and her older sister. Unfortunately, they were camping during flood season which was a constant threat to their safety and the camp had lost a camper from another group. It was wet, rainy and cold but the group kept carrying…

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  • Homesteading In Montana

    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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  • Role Of Maria Mitchell In The Odyssey

    How can three different people from different times and backgrounds be the same? Maria Mitchell, Shane, and Odysseus are all heroes in some way. Maria Mitchell was the first independent woman to find a comment using a telescope. Shane came into a town and had to save the people who help him out. Odysseus went on many adventures to make it home after twenty years and take back his kingdom and wife. They do not seem to share many qualities, but they do. Before you can compare these heroes’…

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  • Far West Disadvantages

    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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  • The Romanticization Of The West

    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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  • Ranch Style

    Ranch style house plans were first built in the United States in the 1920's, and became very popular in the post-World War II era when GI loans, and Americans taking to automobiles and commuting to work, fueled a building explosion in the suburbs. This style was particularly associated with inexpensive tract housing developments since these homes are cheap to build and maintain. The house is marked by a long, low profile, and the minimal use of interior and exterior decoration. These houses fuse…

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  • Myth Of The Frontier Analysis

    One of the great mysteries of the modern world is why and how America became such an economic and democratic success. The most salient explanation for this distinctive economic and democratic success of America is the Myth of the Frontier. As debatably the lasting of American myths, with roots in colonial times and a commanding enduring presence in modern culture, the Frontier Myth instilled Americans with the ideas of the perennial rebirth, fluidity of life, new opportunities, and continuous…

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  • Ranching Essay

    are not a lot of benefits. Ranching is a low education job with little vacation time that a person must be devoted and have experience to do. In order to have a ranching career a person needs little education. This involves a high school diploma or something of equivalent value(Livestock Rancher:Job Description,Duties,and Requirements). However in order to be a foreman or someone higher up this will involve more education. Some ranchers even require a person to go to college to learn…

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  • Jessie Farrington Short Biography

    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…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Ranch

    I grew up on a large open property somewhat out in the country in Healdsburg. My family and I called it (and still do) “The Ranch”. Though all in separate houses, most of my family lived there; my grandma and grandpa in one house, my aunt’s family in one, and my mom and I in another. We all were very close; my cousin on my aunt’s side was practically a sister, and my aunt and uncle a second set of parents. It was rare for one of us to not be at the others house. We’d pretend to be characters…

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