Exploring the Delaware Colony (Exploring the 13 Colonies)

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Still, miners continued to try and recover as much of the last few bits of gold as they could find. Please take a moment to "Like" my page on Facebook for updates, giveaways, links and more! But, when the expansion of the Ottoman Empire caused disruption along these routes, Europeans were forced to seek alternative ways of importing these goods. These Moundbuilders seem to have been part of a complex trading system of ornaments and weapons from as far off as the Great Lakes, the Far West, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Jacques Cartier (Exp-New) (Explorers of the New Worlds)

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S.-based deep-diving submersible, and has now made over 4,400 descents and led to numerous ocean floor discoveries. The probe passes too close to Mars and burns up in the atmosphere. Those trade routes were long, dangerous, and quite fragile. During the last decades of the 19th century, a growing interest in Native cultures led to a number of field studies among the Alaska Natives. They now decided to abandon her and to drag their boats over the ice to the wreck of the Fury, replenishing their stores and trusting to some whaler to take them home.

Life Then - Applies Today

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At the close of 1848, high water ended the first mining season, but there were approximately 5,000 miners still working, and new strikes were being made every day. And he was very willing to have help; and so, high rewards were advertised, for any who would go unarmed with him. John Rut - set sail from Plymouth, England on June 10th. To use the title of historian of science Paul Farber's book, the best classification will reflect "the order of nature," and nature has made Pluto different from the other planets in our solar system, but similar to the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt objects.

What Is It? A Young Reader's Guide to Pirates (What Is It?

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Priests and conquistadors alike both justified their cultural assaults as a means to save these peoples from themselves. Distressed beyond measure at the desertion of Henry Hudson, the Muscovy Company had dispatched Sir Thomas Button with our old friend Abacuk Prickett to show him the way. The building was funded with 3,000,000 acres of land in north Texas. 20 January 1891 -- Based on a campaign platform calling for the regulation of railroads and big business, James Hogg took office as the first native-born governor of Texas. 10 January 1901 -- The discovery of "black gold" at the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont launched Texas into a century of oil exploration, electronics, and manned space travel.

Discoveries of the 18th Century! A Picture History Book for

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The sight of it was enough; they knew they had found that mighty stream which the Indians called the "Father of Waters." A party of Scott, Shackleton and Wilson reached 82°17'S on December 31st 1902 at which point, they turned back due to the effects of scurvy and a lack of food. They were gathered together in little settlements on neighboring islands, and paternally cared for by the Government, and instructed in religion, and deprived of tobacco, because the superintendent of the Sunday-school was not a smoker, and so considered smoking immoral.

Meriwether Lewis: Boy Explorer (Childhood of Famous

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This program tells their amazing story how they crawl into forbidden military installations, and use night vision goggles to avoid being detected as they pursue their mission and discover over a dozen significant remnants still remaining at the site. Maybe you're one of the sailors who stayed behind in la Navidad... Warm in the sun, cold in the shade--an icy breeze blowing out of the south. The art seems to support Menzies' theory.

The Vikings (Landmark Books)

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Central to Menzies' theories about Australia is a master world map produced in 1542 by Jean Rotz, a French-born cartographer from the Dieppe school, who became map-maker to Henry VIII. His journal continues: The vessels were hove to, waiting for daylight; and on Friday they arrived at a small island of the Lucayos, called, in the language of the Indians, Guanahani. Later versions, the redonda, replaced the main lateen sail which required a large crew by a square sail which also made for more speed when running offshore.

Hudson River

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Because of this and other Eurasian diseases, native American populations would be devastated over the following centuries to possibly less than ten per cent their numbers in 1500. In 1923 Britain handed over part of their claim, the Ross Dependencies, to New Zealand. Their report, Discovering Earth's Final Frontier: A U. At midnight on January 25, 1774, at high tide, Father Juniper Serra presided over a Salome ritual blessing of the Santiago and watched in anticipation as it dropped its sails and then eased out of its original harbor home on an expedition that Spain kept as a closely guarded military secret.

The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of

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While many of the tribes remained nomadic hunters and food gatherers in wandering, egalitarian communes, others began to live in more settled communities where there was more food, larger populations, more divisions of labor among men and women, more surplus to feed chiefs and priests, more leisure time for artistic and social work, for building houses. It shows real knowledge and scientific insight in one of the gloomiest of the "dark ages" of Europe. Although the wealth allured them, there were many who viewed with dismay the idea of the long and dangerous march into the heart of a hostile land.

The Young Investigator's Guide to Ancient Aliens

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In 1498, Columbus left port with a fleet of six ships. The landscape was so vast and indescribably beautiful that even Columbus had trouble articulating its splendor. But with Owyhees along, there would be excellent swimmers to save men and recover goods from the bottom of rivers. A vision of the great Roman—determined, resolute—rises before us as, standing on the deck of the galley, he looks out on to the dark waters of the unknown sea bound for the coast of England. For this great achievement he received the Victoria Gold Medal of the Geographical Society, and when he visited England in 1856 he was received with distinguished honors.