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    we are walking along the south side of the Platte River. We are aching like crazy, especially our feet. We are always very tired because it is really hard to sleep, having to sleep under our wagon with one blanket again. Our other blanket that we brought was lost during the storm. I do not even like to talk about the storm because it breaks my heart because of what happened, but it still happened and I am happy that everyone lived. Soon, the Platte River will be dividing and we have to cross it to

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    History of Globeville

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    Globeville’s early history is interwoven with that of both Denver and Colorado’s beginnings. In the summer of 1858 a small amount of gold was discovered in the South Platte River near Cherry Creek and forged the beginnings of the city of Denver (Denver). Hoping to strike it rich, tens of thousands of people rushed into Denver within only one year’s time (H). Denver’s gold rush turned to bust and by 1860 most the miners either headed to gold boom towns, such as Central City, in the mountains or went

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    Analysis of Lucy Gayheart by Willa Cather Lucy Gayheart is a young, spirited, intelligent music student from Havorford, on the South Platte River. In the winters, she attends a conservatory in Chicago, under the tutelage of Professor Auerbach. In Chicago, she lives in a room above a German bakery, where she takes her breakfasts and suppers. These small quarters do not distress her; indeed, she craves the solitude of her own will, her own piano, her own bed. She walks hungrily through Chicago,

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    Poudre River near present day city of Fort Collins in early summer and noted a clear river that was running across clean gravel (Jackson and Spence 1970). At that time native greenback cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki (Richardson) occurred throughout the river, even as far East as Greeley depending on the extent of the water year or sequence of years (Fausch and Bestgen 1997). No doubt dynamic diverse benthic macroinvertebrate communities existed throughout the length of the Poudre River, transitioning

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    Oregon Trail

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    emigrant route in the United States from the Missouri River to the Columbia River country, was the way to travel back in the 1840’s through the 1860’s. In 1843 the "Great Emigration" began and the west would never be the same after the out set of the travelers. The pioneers by wagon train did not, however, follow any single narrow route. In open country the different trains might spread out over a large area, only to converge again for river crossings, mountain passes. In time many alternate

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    A Study of the Changes in River Processes This is a study of the changes in river processes along the long profile of a river. To study this we will use a sample river. The river the study will be based on Loughton Brook, which is a river situated in Epping Forest in Essex and is also a tributary of the river Thames. A journey will be made to the river and measurements will be made at three different sites. The measurements that were taken will be studied so conclusions can be made about

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    One More River

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    One More River Can you imagine having to leave everything you have ever known to live in a country on the verge of war? Lesley Shelby, the main character in One More River by Lynn Reid Banks, knows exactly how it feels. This Jewish Canadian girl has to emigrate to Israel with her family. Through the determination and courage of one person we see how challenges, complications, and differences of the world are overcome. In the story the most important character is Lesley. Lesley is a spoiled, pretty

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    The difference between life on the river and life in the towns along the river is an important theme in the novel ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ by Mark Twain. Twain uses language to draw the contrast effectively as well as through the atmosphere that has been created, the diction, the punctuation and the figures of speech employed. The two paragraphs, which most effectively display this contrast, refer to the peaceful life on the river and the vile nature of the streets and lanes of a town

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    Medicine River

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    Medicine River I enjoyed the book Medicine River, by Thomas King as well as the movie, which was based on the book. Although there were profound differences between the two, they were both pleasantly constructed. Having been instructed to read the book first, I was able to experience the full effect of the story and the message that the author intended for his readers. Although the book and the movie clearly relayed the same story, I would’ve better enjoyed the movie if it had included more incidents

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    Argentina

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    south of the Pampas, the terrain consists largely of arid, desolate steppes. A famed scenic attraction, the Iguaçu Falls, is on the CIguau River a tributary of the Paraná. The chief rivers of Argentina are the `Aparan, which splits the north part of the country. In the area between the Río Salado and the Río Colorado and in the Chaco region, some large rivers empty into swamps and marshes or disappear into sinks. Temperate climatic conditions prevail throughout most of Argentina, except for a

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    Ecology Within British Columbia

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    than ever the artist and a love of the beautiful are needed to temper and counteract the sordid materialism of the age . . . When science has undertaken to declaim against the soul and spiritual nature of man, and when commerce is ruining beautiful rivers and magnificent woodlands and the glorious skies in its greed for gain, the artist comes forward as a priest and prophet of nature to protest (8). It is important for writers to address the dismal state of ecology. The newspaper article by Stuart

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    A Separation of Life

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    appropriate balance. Water, signifying the line between the spiritual and physical, played an important role in my secular teachings. Cutting through the center of town it was the very phenomenon that I had grown to love, the river. Soul restored and imagination stirred, the words of the river echoed the marks of God. Although by nature I stood alone, untutored and untouched, the waters of life left me free to understand the natural side of God’s order. With its flowing properties and unbridled passion to

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    adopt are the ones that they find the most useful. Societies have not developed different technologies by accident: the criteria for determining “usefulness” is culturally based. The Near East is not a particularly fertile area. Dry land and large rivers that periodically flood characterize the landscape. Obtaining sufficient food was not easy. “The most vital need of early man in regions of scanty rainfall such as the Near East is water.” (Drower, 520). Because this was the most difficult challenge

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    Big Dams

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    Big Dams In their decisions about using resources from rivers, governments are facing issues of land use, energy production and extraction of natural resources. Dams reveal the dilemmas that are faced while trying to meet numerous conflicting needs of humanity, and planning strategies such important projects must strive for ecologically sustianable systems that can support the earth's growing population. Introduction Recent years have seen the removal of a number of dams across the United

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    A River Runs Through It, A Perfect Storm, Urban Legend and Party of Five Authors and writers of novels and screenplays are often faced with a very difficult task. They must produce a work which will capture a person’s attention and hold it throughout the work. Norman Maclean and Paul Junger do this in their novels A River Runs Through It and A Perfect Storm, respectively. As do the writers and producers of Urban Legend and Party of Five. There are countless ways to keep a person’s interest.

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    Religion in Pat Barker's Regeneration

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    Barker's novel Regeneration, one of the main characters, Dr. Rivers, is presented with a patient who is not mentally ill at all, but very sane. In trying to "heal" this patient, Rivers begins to have an internal conflict about the job he is doing and the job he should be doing. He is fighting with himself until on page 149, he is in a church where they are singing a very popular hymn, "God Moves in a Mysterious Way." At this point, Rivers is able to begin resolving his conflict. By using this hymn

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    underworld. In the Greek myth, Orpheus has to travel through the five rivers of Hades (Phlegethon, Acheron, Lethe, Styx, and Cocytus) to retrieve Eurydice from the overseer of the underworld, Hades. In Black Orpheus, Orpheus does not travel through the actual rivers, but in my opinion, symbolic representations of them. The obstacles that Orpheus faces while trying to find Eurydice, could possibly be the representation of the rivers. In the scene following Eurydice’s death, Orpheus does not believe

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    Ford Motor Company: The River Rouge Manufacturing Complex The first piece of material I gathered was a picture via the internet. This picture is of the River Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Michigan. This picture shows the manufacturing of the fender for a Ford Motor Company product. It also shows the facilities of the Rouge plant and how the plant itself was state of the art. This plant was the largest of its kind at the time of its construction. The Ford Motor Company at the time

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    The Significance of the River in Siddhartha In the book Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse the significance of the river is displayed throughout the experiences that Siddhartha has next to the river and the things that by listening to the sound he comes to understand. Siddhartha is learning something from the moment he rides the ferry to the time when Govinda lays on the ground with tears flowing uncontrollably. Siddhartha admits to having no money to pay for the voyage, but the Ferryman says that

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    Symbols and Symbolism in Siddhartha - The Snake, the Bird and the River In Herman Hess's, Siddhartha, Siddhartha's constant growth and spiritual evolution is elucidated through the symbolism of the snake, the bird and the river. As a snake sheds it's skin in order to continue its physical growth, Siddhartha sheds the skins of his past: " he realized that something had left him, like the old skin a snake sheds/ Something was no longer with him, something that had accompanied him right through

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