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    Patrick Johnson Engr 597 Tectonics Dr. Gifford 10/14/2016 Formation of the Rocky Mountains Abstract • How did they form? • Sevier orogeny • Laramide orogeny • prevailing theory (flat slab subduction) 1. Very low angle subducting slab 2. rubbing against underside of North American plate 3. first proposed by william dickinson (1978) 4. another good paper Peter Bird (1988) • Alternative theories 1. Craig jones - suction model 2. (maxson, Tikoff 1996) - Hit and run collision model "I 'll come back to it" Introduction Within the North American cordillera there lies an expansive region of mountain ranges, basins, and plateaus, stretching from Mexico through America and Canada all the way to Alaska. This region rises up from the ground like…

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    referred to meetings in the west at a designated place to trade furs and goods. The majority of rendezvous happened in the Rocky Mountain region and frequently occurred in Indian villages. Rendezvous started in the year 1810 and continued throughout the better part of the century up to the 1880’s. Rendezvous lasted anywhere from a couple days to several weeks (Harris 42). Rendezvous impacted the geographical movement of the American people. Rendezvous helped develop the west because they…

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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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    Rocky Mountain Granite

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    Granite is widely known as the hardest building stone in the world. So, just why is this reliable material so strong? Today, the stone countertop experts at Rocky Mountain Granite & Marble in Webster, NY, explain what you need to know: A Sturdy Composition Granite is created when molten rock solidifies under the earth’s crust. Composed of Quartz, Mica, Feldspar, and other strong minerals, it’s only natural the product is so sturdy. In fact, quartz and feldspar are tougher than steel. The only…

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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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    Colorado, a land of exploration, attraction and individuality. A place where you can both walk the active city and experience the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Somewhere you can drive through the fascinating architecture of Metro Denver. Somewhere you can sit and observe the glistening bodies of water, the rushing rivers and still lakes. Somewhere you can wander up trails to discover the top of peaks to find yourself with unbelievable views. Somewhere you will experience and never forget…

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    This gave the Chinese the idea to leave China and go to America. Another factor that was pushing them out was the exceeding population in China. In an article written by Kate Hooper,and Jeanne Batalova she states that “The 1890 decennial census reports a Chinese-born resident population exceeding 100,000”. This showed that the population was growing rapidly. The government had to work fast to accommodate the large growth. The population increase could be the biggest problems that caused China to…

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    Inez has four grids, Spring Creek has three, Tally has nine, and Marcum Mountain has two. We began "Snowshoe Hare School" on June 11, 2016 by setting two of the Inez grids. According to Dr. Mills and his current graduate student, Brandon Davis, Inez is good to learn on before moving further northwest to Tally. Now that I have completed all the grids, I agree. Some of the first things we learned was the gear we needed and how to carry it all through the backwoods of Montana. Apples, alfalfa, bear…

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    John Colter is one of the greatest explorers of all time. He traveled with Lewis and Clark, hiked 500 miles across Yellowstone, and got attacked by Indians! Tom Murphy is also a great explorer. Just like Colter, he too traveled across Yellowstone, braved out nights sleeping in Yellowstone with the constant threat of predators, and was prepared for anything. Except there's one small detail that separates these two famous explorers. They lived 200 years apart. Although we have explored and know…

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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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