11--A Moveable Feast PPT

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Unformatted text preview: 3/31/2009 1 A Moveable Feast: Western Frontiers The West and Historians _____________________________ Definition Place? Period? People? Climate? Place? Period? People? Climate? Significance Frontier? Exploitation? Conquest? Frederick Jackson Turner: the “frontier” = open space 3/31/2009 2 The West and Historians _____________________________ Definition Place? Period? People? Climate? Place? Period? People? Climate? Significance Frontier? Exploitation? Conquest? Trans-Mississippi West Henry Comstock bought one of the most valuable mining sites in history—then went insane and killed himself Comstock Lode Gold Silver $350 Million, 1879 3/31/2009 3 This 2-story cabin was luxurious-- most mining towns were little more than tent cities Virginia City, Nevada c. 1880 Mining Dangers ___________________________ Fire . . . Cave-ins . . . Floods . . . Suffocation . . . Explosions . . . Mining Innovation ___________________________ Roof supports . . . Escape hatches . . . Ventilation shafts . . . Drains Philip Deidesheimer’s tunnel supports and Adolph Sutro’s massive tunnel system improved the safety and efficiency of mining 3/31/2009 4 Can’t find a natural passage across the continent?...
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