Essays Tagged: "Sierra Nevada"

The Donner Party. The mistakes and mishaps

cision to go on the unnamed, unheard-of trail. The Donner brothers thought they would arrive at the Sierra mountain range by at least September, and at most late October. Most of the families brought ... lly connected back into the California trail. They moved along the Humboldt river straight into the Sierra Nevada mountains. It had already snowed in the mountains, so the party was worried they would ...

(9 pages) 56 1 2.6 Mar/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History


el sudeste parte de España. Granada esta situar en el rio Genil cercano las montañas Sierra Nevada. La ciudad es 225 millas sur de Madrid (Encyclopedia Americana, 159). La provincia tie ...

(2 pages) 47 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Gold! Gold! Gold! The California Gold Rush was the biggest and the richest of them all.

and been considerably more comfortable.Let there be no misunderstanding, though the gold across the Sierra Nevada was rich beyond belief, and many miners made strikes that deserve the adjective "fabul ... ass on the prairie was green and high enough to provide food for teams, and they had to be over the Sierra Nevada in California before snow began to fall in the high passes, which meant the last wagon ...

(22 pages) 655 8 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

California's Tourist Attractions, State Bird, State Flower, State Flag, Climate, Topography, Population, History, famous people, Major Cities, Agriculture, and Industries.

d coastal, valley, foothill, mountain, and desert.TopographyCalifornia landforms are central valley Sierra Nevada on the east, southern desert basins, rugged mountains in the north and a long mountain ... iscovered at Sutter's mill. California becomes 31st state in 1850. In 1851 Jim Beckwourth discovers Sierra Nevada pass. First transcontinental telegraph line connected in 1854. In 1869 transcontinenta ...

(7 pages) 158 1 3.9 Mar/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Great Awakening.

from Georgia and Alabama into Canada)2.The Rockies (New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana)3.Sierra Nevada (eastern Cal.)4.Cascade (Oregon and Washington)5.Brooks (northern Alaska)oPlains: Grea ...

(3 pages) 99 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Bankruptcy of Our Natural Resources.

h bureaucratic red tape. It is the red tape that is keeping old-growth forest safe. A report by the Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project (SNEP) found that "old growth forests in the Sierra Nevada have been ... the Sierra Nevada have been significantly reduced." They estimated that "55 percent or more of the Sierra's mixed conifer forests were historically in an old growth forest condition." By 1996 "only 1 ...

(7 pages) 118 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Reno/Tahoe evaluation for new market in Irish Skiing Holiday Brochures.

own for its mineral wealth hence its subtitle "the silver state". The state takes its name from the Sierra Nevada, meaning, "snow covered "Nevada is the seventh largest state in the union with an area ... s only one hours flight from Los Angeles It is surrounded on all sides by the saw back peaks of the Sierra Nevada, which provides some of the best skiing runs on the American market. It is an area of ...

(19 pages) 79 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The Wonder of the Giant Sequoias

seventy-five groves of the giant sequoia that exist today are located on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada from Placer County to southern Tulare County, California. The groves occur between ele ... few forests left with these Sequoias. Today the only Sequoia species left are Giant Sequoias in the Sierra Nevada's in central California. The trees were believed to have been named after a famous Ame ...

(3 pages) 27 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Examples of Scapegoating in History, what is a modern example of scapegoating?

rea bordering the Pacific coast into 10 wartime communities constructed in remote areas between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Mississippi River. The American government saw these people as a thr ...

(3 pages) 20334 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

This is an essay on Goler Wash and many areas nearby

Park, as well as the nearby Owen's Valley area, the Mojave desert to the south, and the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains. While I don't claim to know as much about Death Valley as others, I did get ... Repair (Recommended, Lone Pine, 760-876-4600 or 760-876-4643).NEARBY ATTRACTIONS Mt. Whitney & Sierra Nevada Mountains, Alabama Hills, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Trona Pinnacles, Manzanar R ...

(22 pages) 82 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

What I See Must Be What Is True

solely on what we know of them through pictures and drawings. For example, there is a valley in the Sierra Nevada that was carved millions of years ago by a glacier. This valley is world renowned for ... phs or special books and videos of this Valley because it is deep within the roughed terrain of the Sierra Nevada and its only entrance is a long strenuous hike on foot. Sontag would say that because ...

(6 pages) 44 0 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Donner Party

The Donner Party was put in a very tough situation, being stranded deep into the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, without food for weeks at a time. The people had few options dealing w ...

(1 pages) 660 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Monet, Bierstadt, And

w approaches and techniques. Two paintings that exemplify this diversity are Bierstadt's "Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains", and Monet's "Le Bassin d' Argenteuil".At first glance, one would never exp ... influence on these obviously well planned montrous paintings.The mythic approach can be seen in his Sierra Nevada Mountains which give the viewer the sense of an open area by leading the eye upward to ...

(4 pages) 7 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

La Morenita Restaurant

ls, and shooters in the area. They have all of the hard to find imported beers from Negra Modelo to Sierra Nevada. They also have the common draft beers from Budweiser to Gordon Biersch Marzen. The al ...

(3 pages) 13 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Cultural anthropological study of Sequoia National Park

nd and appreciate the culture of the Indian natives of this and surrounding regions. He stated that Sierra Nevada population has a history that is around 7,000 years old; however, only 10 percent of i ...

(4 pages) 13 0 3.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Donner party

Although The Donner Party of 1846-1847 is the most famous of the immigrant parties to cross the Sierra Nevada along the "Truckee Route," they were not the first. Where the Stephens Party succeeded ... ames Reed was banished from the party. The party was badly demoralized before they ever reached the Sierra. Due to the short cut the party took they arrived at the Sierra late, out of provisions, and ...

(2 pages) 718 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Granada, spain

lthough every few years there are spells when it rains very heavily. Granada is located next to the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalusia in the south of Spain. It is about 70km from the coast. Granada ... the south of Spain. It is about 70km from the coast. Granada is located just at the point where the Sierra Nevada mountains meet the fertile plain of the vega. Behind it are steep mountains and in fro ...

(2 pages) 590 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays


d intimate detail. Adams' photography is synonymous with the landscape of the American West and the Sierra Nevada. Adams was born in 1902 and was raised to become a concert pianist. His attenti ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Expansion of American Industry: Transcontinental Railroad

on to work on the railroads. When these laborers were laying the tracks on California’s rugged Sierra Nevada mountain range, they had to blast the mountains to build tunnels; the laborers blasted ... s in charge of locating and constructing the transcontinental railroad throughout California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. He also took part in the construction of the most difficult section of the ...

(2 pages) 22 0 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Survival of the Donner Party

caught up in the westward excitement. Traveling on the California Trail, over Hastings Pass and the Sierra Nevada’s, the majority of the Donner Party stopped to wait out the snow storms while the ... h the stranded companions but are forced back by the snow. The Donner party began its ascent of the Sierra Nevada’s in October and had the bad luck of being caught near the summit during the  ...

(7 pages) 12 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History