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12_13_Class_Notes - 12&13 Class Notes LA 1203 Views of the...

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LA 1203 – Views of the American Landscape Grand Canyon Colorado Plateau •John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) •Colorado and Green River (1869) •John Wesley Powell - “A Report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States with a more Detailed Account of the Lands of Utah”, 1878 –Homestead Act 1862 - 160 Acres - A. Lincoln –Land west of the 98th Meridian - Arid –80 Acres with Water –2,560 Acres needed to support a family through stock-raising –160 Acres too Much or too Little - 1 Section = 640 Acres •1908 Theodore Roosevelt Grand Canyon National Monument - Antiquities Act of 1906 The Grand Canyon is a World Heritage Site. It exposes some of the oldest rock formations in the world with dating going back 1.7 billion years. The Canyon is one mile deep and 277 miles long covering 1,904 square miles. 1908 Theodore Roosevelt Grand Canyon National Monument - Antiquities Act of 190 Under the Antiquities Act of 1906 President Theodore Roosevelt established National Monuments as historic relics or natural wonders totaling 1.4 million acres of public land including Arizona’s Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest and Alaska’s Mount McKinley. The joining of the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific Railroads. Photograph : A. J.
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course LA 1203 taught by Professor Fryling during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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