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Title: Geography

  • 5th grade Social Studies

Salton Sea
  • The Salton Sea is an inland saline lake, part of
    the larger Colorado Desert in Southern
    California, USA.

The Salton Sea
  • It was created by accident in 1905 when increased
    flooding on the Colorado River allowed water to
    crash through canal barriers and for the next 18
    months the entire flow of the Colorado River
    rushed downhill into the Salton Trough. By the
    time engineers were finally able to stop the
    breaching water in 1907, the Salton Sea had been
    born- 45 miles long and 20 miles wide-equaling
    110 miles of shoreline.

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Chisholm Trail
  • The Chisholm trail was a dirt trail used in the
    latter 19th century to drive cattle overland from
    ranches in Texas to Kansas railheads. The trail
    stretched from southern Texas across the Red
    River, and on to the railhead of the Kansas
    Pacific Railway in Abilene, Kansas, where the
    cattle would be sold and shipped eastward.

Chisholm Trail
  • The trail is named for Jesse Chisholm who had
    built several trading posts in what is now
    western Oklahoma before the American Civil War.
    He died in 1868, too soon to ever drive cattle on
    the trail.

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Jesse Chisholm
The Great Western Trail
  • The Great Western Cattle Trail-also known as the
    Dodge City Trail and the Old Texas Trail-was
    utilized from 1874 for the movement of cattle to
    markets East. The trail began at Bandera, Texas
    and ended, most often, in Dodge City, Kansas.
    The entire trail extended from southern Texas to
    the Canadian border. Between 10 and 12 million
    cattle were driven north from Texas into Dodge
    City. It was the western branch of the Chisholm

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Grand Canyon
  • The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided gorge carved by
    the Colorado River in the U.S. state of Arizona.
    It is largely contained within the Grand Canyon
    National Park-one of the first national parks in
    the U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was a
    major proponent of preservation of the Grand
    Canyon area, and visited on numerous occasions to
    hunt and enjoy the scenery.

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Great Salt Lake
  • Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of
    Utah, is the largest salt lake in the western
    hemisphere, the fourth-largest terminal lake in
    the world, and the 37th largest lake on Earth.

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Mojave Desert
  • The Mojave Desert, locally referred to as the
    High Desert, occupies a significant portion of
    southern California and smaller parts of central
    California, southwestern Utah, southern Nevada,
    and northwestern Arizona, in the United States.
    It is named after the Mohave tribe of Native
    Americans. The Mojave Desert receives less than
    10 inches of rain a year.

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Kitty Hawk
  • Kitty Hawk was made famous on December 17, 1903,
    when the Wright brothers made the first
    controlled, powered airplane flights four miles
    away near the sand dunes known as the Kill Devil

1901. Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Wilbur Wright
and glider just after landing. The fogging of the
negative at the bottom of the frame, combined
with the skid marks in the sand from an earlier
landing, create the illusion that the glider is
still flying.
  • The growth of Pittsburgh and its economy was
    caused by the extensive trade of steel. The
    American Civil War boosted the citys economy
    with increased production of iron and armaments.
    Steel production began by 1875, when Andrew
    Carnegie founded a company, which eventually
    evolved into the Carnegie Steel Company. During
    World War II, Pittsburgh produced 95 million tons
    of steel..

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