Unformatted text preview: Apache, Navajo, and Hopi. A mere quarter-century later, virtually all this country had been carved into states and territories. Miners had ranged over the whole of the mountain country, tunneling into the earth, establishing little communities in Nevada, Montana, and Colorado. Cattle ranchers, taking advantage of the enormous grasslands, had laid claim to the huge expanse stretching from Texas to the upper Missouri River. Sheep herders had found their way to the valleys and mountain slopes. Farmers sank their plows into the plains and closed the gap between the East and West. By 1890 the frontier line had disappeared....
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- Fall '10
- frontier line, Great Plains tribes, wooded coastal ranges, Pacific Ocean. Apart, vast inland region, River. Sheep herders