{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

11--A Moveable Feast PPT

11--A Moveable Feast PPT - The West and Historians A...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
3/31/2009 1 A Moveable Feast: W t F ti 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
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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
Image of page 2
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
Image of page 3

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
3/31/2009 4 Can’t find a natural passage across the continent? Build one. But how? Asa Whitney and Theodore Judah each developed ideas for a transcontinental RR Route of the Transcontinental RR
Image of page 4
Image of page 5
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.
  • Spring '08
  • Homestead Act, American Old West, TRANSCONTINENTAL RR, valuable mining sites