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- California - 1,064 words
California California was the 31st state, which received its statehood on Sept. 9, 1850 , and nickname is the Golden State. The bird is the California Valley Quail; the flower is the golden poppy; the tree is the California Redwood; and the state motto is Eureka (I have Found It). There are many sights to see in the state of California. Besides all the big metropolitan cities, there is the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, and Fishermans Wharf in San Francisco. Also there is the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Yosemite and Sequoia National Park, and any of the mountains in the northern part of the state. In addition to that, you can see Disneyland and the countless numbers of television and movie stu ...
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- Costa Del Sol - 1,218 words
... usian handicrafts are an excellent reflection of the rich cultural traditions of this autonomous region. The ceramics and pottery have gained a great name as well as the artistic metal and jewelry workmanship, shoes and saddles, and textiles including blankets, shawls and embroidery. This display of skill includes furniture making, bookbinding, stone and marble work and musical instruments amongst other items. Natural Habitat In Andalusia there is an environmental protection agency that observes the European laws on health and environment. The region has more that 80 protected areas. In total 17% of the surface is classified as parks and reserves. Included in this list is the National Pa ...
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- Glacird - 848 words
Glacird Topic 1 Glaciers 1.What is a Glacier? A glacier is a big moving mass of ice; it is formed in high mountains or high latitudes where the amount of snowfall is higher than the melting rate of snow. 2. How do glaciers differ from ice shelves, icebergs and sea ice? Glaciers are huge and they also have a granular structure. Glaciers change the shape and the land though theyre slow but significant movement. Ice shelves are floating masses of ice that are attached on at least one edge of the coast. Sea ice is seasonal ice during, during the summer there is less than in the winter. Icebergs are huge chucks of glaciers; they are also seasonal so they change with the climate. 3. How much glaci ...
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- Japanese Immigration Parading With Pride - 557 words
Japanese Immigration - Parading With Pride A 1949 parade was Los Angeles's first post-World War II event to celebrate Japanese-American culture. It honors the Nisei, second-generation Japanese-Americans, who descended from the Issei, the first generation of Japanese to come to America. Japanese immigration to America began in 1882 with the Meiji Restoration. The Meiji Restoration in Japan marked a time of Westernization and change. For the first time in two centuries, foreigners could enter Japan and Japanese citizens could leave. So, when America's Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 barred Chinese from providing America with cheap labor, the Japanese arrived to fill the void. Many rice farmers i ...
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- Jedediah Smith - 412 words
Jedediah Smith Body: Jedediah Smith, was born on June 24, 1798, at Bainbridge, New York. He was the first American to cross west over the Continental Divide, rediscovering South Pass, and the American to traverse California's rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains. He was also first to open the coastal trade route from California to Fort Vancouver on the Columbia River. Jedediah Smith was the first American to enter California overland from the east and first to cross the Great Basin Desert and return east, overland from California. Jedediah and his party of trappers spent the winter of 1823-24 with a band of Crow Indians who told him how reach Utath's Green River. In mid March 1824, his company red ...
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- John Muirexplorer, Writer, And Conservationistwas Born On April 21, 1838 In Dunbar, - 968 words
John Muir--explorer, writer, and conservationist--was born on April 21, 1838 in Dunbar, Scotland. Until the age of eleven he attended the local schools of that small coastal town. In 1849, the Muir family emigrated to the United States, settling first at Fountain Lake and then moving to Hickory Hill Farm near Portage, Wisconsin. Muir's father was a harsh disciplinarian and worked his family from dawn to dusk. Whenever they were allowed a short period away from the plow and hoe, Muir and his younger brother would roam the fields and woods of the rich Wisconsin countryside. John became more and more the loving observer of the natural world. He also became an inventor, a carver of curious but p ...
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- Lake Tahoe On West Coast - 1,798 words
Lake Tahoe On West Coast An Introduction Lake Tahoe is the pristine jewel of the West Coast, known around the world for its beauty. The Lake Tahoe area was even in the spotlight for the winter Olympic Games at Squaw Valley in 60's. Over the decades we have learned, by mistake, what needs to be done to protect the lakes' beauty and character. The lake is foremost known for its color and clarity, and has been capitalized on for these qualities. However, upon enjoying the lake and creating a tourist and recreational draw we have jeopardized the lake for all the features that we most enjoy and treasure. Simply put the clarity, color and beauty of the lake are in trouble, and the transparency is ...
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- Owens Valley - 1,503 words
Owens Valley Two hundred and fifty miles north of the busy streets of Los Angeles, in Inyo County, lay the serene Owens Valley. The Owens Valley is a vast terrain that is bounded by the towering Sierra Nevada mountain range at one end and the barren Death Valley desert at its other end. As the snowfall from the peaks of the Sierra Nevadas annually transforms itself into water, the Owens River drains the downpour and flows profusely through the valley. The Owens Lake would routinely capture this stream and store the rivers yearly deposits, but the route of the stream was redirected. In 1905, an avaricious project was contrived by the political agendas of the powerful moguls behind the Los Ang ...
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- Relocation Centers Of Japaneseamericans - 550 words
Relocation Centers of Japanese-Americans (1942-1943) Throughout the spring and summer of 1942, the United States Government planned and carried out without serious incident, one of the largest controlled migrations in history. This was the migration of almost 110,000 men, women, and children of Japanese decent from their homes on the Pacific coast into ten wartime communities constructed in remote areas between the Sierra-Nevada Mountains and the Mississippi River. According to the United States Government, relocation centers were never intended to be internment camps or places of confinement. Under United States law at that time, Aliens of enemy nationality who are found guilty of acts or i ...
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- Spain - 891 words
Spain Physical Geography Land forms The entire area of Spain is 504,750 sq. km. Spain is about the size of Arizona and Utah combined. Spain has high plateaus surrounded by low coastal plains. The most famous mountain range in Spain is located in the north. It is called the Pyrenees. Other mountain ranges are the Cantabrian, Sierra Moreno and the Sierra Nevada Mountain ranges. Climate In the north, the climate is moderate with year-round rainfall. The south and the east have a mediterranean climate. The southern and eastern part of spain has long dry summers and mild winters. Water systems There are nine major rivers in Spain. These rivers drain into the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean. The ...
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- Spain All In Spanish - 1,210 words
Spain (All In Spanish) Espaa se localiza el este de Portugal y el oeste del sur de la Francia. Es el oeste del Mar y el sur Mediterrneos de la Baha de Biscat. Es el este del Ocano Atlntico y el oeste de las Islas de Balearic. Espaa es separada de la Francia por las montaas de Pyrenees. Ms que la mitad del pas se compone de montaas. All desiertos de seres y wetlands en Espaa. Es generalmente un clima caliente aunque las montaas puedan obtener la nieve. Espaa tiene una monarqua constitucional. El Rey sirve como jefe del Estado. El no tiene un papel directo en las operaciones del gobierno pero l tiene un papel en normas de gobierno. El primer ministro es llamado al presidente del gobierno en Es ...
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- The Beer Industry - 1,622 words
The Beer Industry Industry & Competitive Analysis CHIEF ECONOMIC TRAITS OF THE BEER INDUSTRY The market size of the beer industry is incredible. The wholesale volume in the beer industry is approxiametly $13.7 billion. The industry employes almost 40,000 people. The average worker is paid about $18.27 an hour. As you can see, this is a very large industry which provides many jobs to the american workforce. The market consists of many competitors, some being very large and some operating on a very small scale. The competitive rivalry is broken up into three segments, Natiional, Regional , and Microbrewers. National competitors have a wide market coverage and generally a large company. Regiona ...
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- The Donner Party - 1,194 words
The Donner Party Winter of Entrapment A New Look At The Donner Party Joseph A. King King, Joseph. Winter of Entrapment: A New Look at the Donner Party. P.D Meany Publishers, 1992 Winter of Entrapment tells the story of the Donner Party in a way that it has never been told before. Unlike many other books written on this story of hardships, cannibalism, and survival, it is written mostly in regards to the experiences of the Breen's, a large family that was part of the Donner Party. The author of this book, Joseph A. King, wanted to write the story as accurately as possible without bias or fictitious legends. Many of the books written previously on the events of the Donner Party have been heavi ...
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- The Donner Party - 1,408 words
... eberg claimed hanging was the rightful punishment for such a crime. Reed was last seen riding off towards the west. Another example of the harshness of the Donner party occurred on October 7, when Lewis Keseberg turned Mr. Hardcoop, a Belgian traveling with him, out of his wagon. Mr. Hardcoop went around knocking on the wagon doors, but no one would let him in. He was last seen sitting by the roadside, unable to walk. On October 12 another tragedy occurred. The Piute Indians killed twenty-one oxen with poison tipped arrows, which made a grand total of one hundred animals dead on the trip. On October 16, they reached the Truckee River, the gateway to the Sierra Nevada. On October 19, when ...
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- This Is A Report For History On The Country Colombia - 1,663 words
This is a report for History on the country "Colombia" The Republic of Colombia The Republic of Colombia is the fourth largest country in South America. It is located at the north-western tip of the continent. Its neighbors are Brazil and Venezuela to the east, Panama to the north-west, and Ecuador and Peru to the south. Colombia is the only South American country that's coast is on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. There are eight islands under Colombian rule, and they are San Andres, Providencia, San Bernado, Islas del Rosario, Isla Fuerte, Gorgona, Gorgonilla, and Malpelo. Colombia's terrain is about 45% mountainous. The major mountain chain is the Andes, which is the longest and s ...
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- Us Landforms - 660 words
US Landforms The Coastal Plains are covered with swamps and estuaries. Piedmont is covered with hard rocks, which meets softer coastal plains. The Appalachian Highlands offers gaps and thin, stony soil for farmers. h Bodies of Water: The East and Southern United States' bodies of water are none other then the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. h Climate: The climate of this area offers hotter and longer summers and the winters are colder and harsher. Precipitation is fairly even. Heavier precipitation is found in the warmer months. h Plants: The plants found in this part of the United States are mostly needle-leaf and hardwood. Here are the examples of needle-leaf plants listed in our bo ...
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