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Western Region Flash Cards
Salt Lake City
A tree line
A large, shaggy animal with short horns and a hump on its back
A show that has contests in horseback riding, roping, and other similar skills
The technology that allows people to send messages and images long distances quickly
A hot, underground spring from which steam and hot water shoot into the air
A shaking of the earth
A person who supports the wise use and protection of natural resources
In what western state are these sites located: Sequoia National Park, Mojove desert, San Francisco, and Hollywood?
In what western state is John Day Fossil Beds located?
In what western state is Kilauea located?
In what western state is Glacier National Park located?
In what western state are Lake Mead and Las Vegas located?
In what western state is the Great Salt Lake located?
In what western state are Yellowstone National Park and Devil's Tower?
In what western state are the Space Needle and Mt. St. Helens?
What three large rivers start in the Rocky Mountains?
Rio Grande, Colorado, and Missouri Rivers
What is the highest mountain in the Rocky Mountains?
Name 3 kinds of land forms found in this region.
Volcanoes, mountains, deserts, islands, tropical rain forest...
How are the Rocky Mountains believed to be formed?
Two huge plates of land colided and one plate pushed the other upward.
Name the large city and state known for its movie productions in this region.
In what large city is China Town located?
This "mountain man" helped find the South Pass through the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming and later helped pioneers across the mountains.
This gentleman found gold on his property in Jan. 1848 which brought many miners out to California during the "gold rush".
This is the world's largest active volcano.
What is America's largest Mountain Range?
Which volcano erupted violently in 1980 in Washington?
Mount St. Helens
A place in the middle of a plate where magma reaches earth's surface.
This is a national park in Wyoming and it has hot spots, geysers, water falls, and lots of wildlife to see.
Yellowstone National Park
The higher you climb a mountain the colder it gets because ______ effects climate.
Wyoming's most important industry is the production of...
oil and natural gas
How does Alaska transport its oil from the frozen grounds in the Arctic to the ice-free prots of Valdez?
Wyoming is also the leading producer of _____ in the U.S.
Where are most of the fruits and nuts and vegetables produced in almost the whole world?
Central Valley in California
Which state is known for its potato production?
This state leads in the production of pineapples and sugarcane.
San Jose and Santa Clara, California produce this to be used in computer chips.
Who owns 2/3 of the land in Utah and more than 3/4 of the land in Nevada?
The federal government
In 1830 to 1840 many pioneers came to this state for rich farmlands
Some of the first settlers in Alaska were eskimos. What is the "real" name for this group of Native Americans?
In 1879 African Americans came to this region to find freedom from unfair treatment. They were called by this name
In 1869 this made it much easier for people to come to the Western Region.
The transcontinental railroad