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Great Plains geography 3

Great Plains geography 3

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The High Plains: You know 'em when you see 'em.Comparing the seven maps that follow shows the challenge of defining the Great Plains. The first map is the most vague; the last map, the most specific. Using different criteria, each map locates the region's boundaries differently, e ...
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Great Plains – history

Great Plains – history

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Approach: through five additional themes. Photographs and illustrations to punch the major points.See Ian Frazier, Great PlainsWalter Prescott Webb, The Great PlainsTheme #2 Historic  Our world heritage has been reenacted on the Great Plains. Although the idea that ontogeny rec ...
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Great Plains geography 5

Great Plains geography 5

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The High Plains, where they have escaped the bulldozing effect of continental glaciers, are hardly flat, as this rolling landscape in South Dakota shows.As I drive from east to west on I-70 from Missouri into western Kansas, or on I-80 from Iowa into western Nebraska, or on I-90 from Minnesota into ...
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Great Plains geography 4

Great Plains geography 4

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The loneliness of the land: Rick Dunn's photograph of the Pawnee Buttes, east of Fort Collins, Colorado. Although Colorado is regarded as the Rocky Mountain state, almost half of it extends into the Great Plains. (See Rick Dunn's essay that accompanies this photo.)The best synonyms for the "Great P ...
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Great Plains geography 3

Great Plains geography 3

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The High Plains: You know 'em when you see 'em.Comparing the seven maps that follow shows the challenge of defining the Great Plains. The first map is the most vague; the last map, the most specific. Nevertheless, each map locates the region's boundaries differently, especially it ...
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Great Plains geography 2

Great Plains geography 2

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Jefferson & Trains In a land whose reference is the horizon, it is difficult to grasp dimensions. These western grasslands, no respecter of the longest international boundary in the world, extend north into Canada's Prairie Provinces. If you were to drive from southwest Texa ...
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Great Plains geography 1

Great Plains geography 1

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Stephen Weaver 's photograph of an archetypal Great Plains scene -- sunset over a rolling sea of grass.Sand Hills of western Nebraska"North Dakota is a punch line.... I'm surprised, then, driving up out of the Black Hills and along the Etch-a-Sketch lines that are North Dakotan roads, to find the s ...
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