Western_Ecological_Transformation

Western_Ecological_Transformation - 11/15/10 The to...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 11/15/10 The West The last ecological transformation American Progress by John
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11/15/10 The spanish in the West
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11/15/10 The Spanish and the Environment Little impact in Texas • New Mexico • Transformation of Indian life • Sheep, weaving, new crops • Spanish land
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11/15/10 California: Widespread Transformation Missions: Indians decimated • Sheep, grapes, olives, orchards, wheat • Land grants: Photo by Carleton Watkins
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11/15/10 Russians Down the coast from Alaska to California • Following furbearing sea mammals • Virtual extinction of otter
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11/15/10 Intermountain Transformation
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11/15/10 Mormons in Utah To Utah, beginning 1840s • Religion and stewardship • Millennium: making the desert bloom • Cooperative irrigation under church leadership • Overgrazing
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11/15/10 Gold and silver rush Show a map Silver ghost town
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11/15/10 Hydraulic Mining
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11/15/10 Washing away of mountain topsoil Floods in spring • Silt and boulders in farmers’ fields
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11/15/10 Carleton Watkins, Nevada County, 1871
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11/15/10 Dams for the dry months
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11/15/10 Flumes to deliver water
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11/15/10 Mining Debris floods towns & farms
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11/15/10 Smelters
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11/15/10 Homestead gold mines and Mills, lead http://www.zazzle.co.uk/lead_cit y_mine_mill_sd_1889_poster-
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11/15/10 Tailings
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11/15/10 Timber needs: mining supports
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11/15/10 Barriers to settlement
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