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    Front Page: The Rocky Mountain National park in is Colorado. The elevation differences are vast and vary between 8,000 to 14,259 feet. The park is open year round. One of the most popular activities in the park is to observe the vast number of species. The park was created in 1915 and its area is 415 square miles. Carbon Cycle: The carbon cycle is the processes by which carbon is transferred throughout an ecosystem. In a typical carbon cycle, carbon is released in the form of carbon dioxide through both plant and animal respiration. Carbon is released into the ground in animal waste products and when organisms die, which can create fossils which contain a large amount of carbon. Auto and factory emissions also contribute carbon to the cycle. When fossil fuels are burned in…

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    had to cross the Sierra Mountains which was a huge and dangerous task. The only solution to the frightening task was a great deal of manpower, which quickly turned out to be in short supply; probably because of the danger and sacrifices that were going to be made. The Central Pacific turned to the Chinese-American community as a source of labor. However, their hard work and abilities quickly alleviated any fears that the railroad would not get completed. In fact, at the time of completion the…

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    Sami Lenox Dr. Dryer Biology 157 Greater Prairie Chickens Illinois use to be one of the largest states for Prairie Chickens. Prairie chickens didn’t only dominate the Illinois state but reached out into the entire Midwest, States in this premotor included Arkansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming. Midwest flourished in these creatures. Illinois use to be top contender, with nearly 20 million acres of birds. Boomers (also known as prairies chickens) are a slight larger…

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    Estes Park

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    Like much of this area of the country, Estes Park was heavily influenced by the gold rush of the 1850’s. this town was one of the many places prospectors and explorers came to in search of riches. Most of these individuals came from out east when they saw the news about all the gold out west. Estes Park is a small mountain town in western Colorado, located in Larimer County. The town is part of the Rocky Mountain National Park, one of the country’s 58 national parks. It is located 22.3 miles…

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    Ones the miners start to move up to the mountains into Golden, Blackhawk and Central City those are were the place where the miners would be more successful on finding more gold. The author’s state: As many 25,000 entered the mountains between April and October by ear-ly about 10,000 remained in Colorado by early August 2,000 in Denver a few hundred in Golden, and most of the remainder engaged in the moun-tain placer operations or ever deepening lode mines. As late as September more than 2,000…

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    improved respiratory function. Gregg explains the other complaints that could be eased: “Most chronic diseases, particularly live complains, dyspepsia, and similar affections, are often radically cured; owing no doubt, to the peculiarities of diet, and the regular exercise incident to prairie life, as well as the purity of the atmosphere to those elevated…regions.” This demonstrates the variety of ailments that plagued nineteenth century people and therefore the reasons people wanted to travel…

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    The Transcontinental Railroad, first built in 1829, had a seemingly simple purpose. It provided jobs for over 200,000 people and allowed easy access to expansion westward. Looking at the construction of the railroad through the lense of ‘Manifest Destiny’, the Transcontinental Railroad was a great enterprise into maximizing profits. The negatives of the railroad however, outweigh the supposedly beneficial factors. The Transcontinental Railroad is detrimental to the American society and causes…

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    Trends In Wyoming

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    In the summer of 1842, Mountain Man Jim Bridger said he was building a trading post. From its beginnings as a trading post, Bridger's "fort" matured into a modern military post. It later turned into the town of Fort Bridger, the only town in Wyoming with roots to the Oregon Trail. Ft. Casper’s military post evolved from the Mormon Ferry Post and, after the 1,000 foot log bridge crossing North Platte River. The post was named after Casper Collins who was killed while protecting a supply train…

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    curried his horse beneath the huge cottonwood shade tree near his home on the Montana Indian reservation. At 10 years old, Shamus had become a good horseman and responsible owner of his brown quarter horse gelding, Two-Gun. Often times he and Two-gun would spend the hottest part of a prairie day under the tree. Both liked the occasional breezes that would blow gently across the buffalo grass plain and bringing the cool air to them under the tree. Both enjoyed the quiet relationship. Behind…

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    “How dare you try to hog all the continent!” by Rocky Mountain News, 1866. The transcontinental railroad ran through the continent like a steel horse. The railroad was a massive event that happened in American history, and encounter and exchange occurred in this situation. For Chinese immigrants and Native Americans the transcontinental railroad was a series of tragic encounters. However, the transcontinental railroad allowed goods and services to be exchanged across the United States allowing…

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