Around five hundred thousand people went on it, and their calamities still be sensed. The people on the Oregon Trail faced the most hardships due to the weather, loss of resources, and diseases. To begin with, the people on the Oregon Trail faced the most difficulties because of the weather. First off, even the most common weather had drastic impacts on their journey. Including rain, which was difficult because, “there was no shelter on open plains and covered wagons leaked” (Lemke).
As the postmaster from 1914 to 1935, James Martin decided to send a response to these letters. To honor his work and the work of the community too, Ripley’s Believe it or not awarded Martin and the town with the largest postcard ever mailed. In 1930, the postcard was sent from New York to Santa Claus. (12-13) To this day, the town responds to every letter they receive; the entire community helps out, but even with the help of the American Legion, in 1957, the Santa Claus Post Office received approximately five million pieces of mail addressed to Santa. Spread among Santa Claus’ 63 residents at that time, each individual had 79,366 letters to respond to.
Despite this, the U.S. Mint keeps churning out a billion pennies a month.” The complete waste of time and money spent producing these pennies just to be forgotten in the couch cushions is astounding. If every penny is 1.8 cents to produce than the government is giving away 800 million USD every single year. The same article says, “...10 million new useless items punched out by government workers who could be more usefully employed tracking counterfeiters.” In other words, the government isn’t only wasting money on penny production but, also a working staff. U.S. currency could be more protected if it wasn’t for the pesky penny. To sum up, if people took the time to research how the penny was affecting us as a nation we could be closer to the
His scatter blades were faulty, leading to a terrible fall that would keep him in hospital for a number of days. Since the accident came just a few days to Christmas Eve, it meant that he would not recover in time to deliver the gifts. To say Santa was gutted would be an understatement. He just could not stomach the idea of letting down all those kids around the country. The thought of their day being ruined because of his absence made him feel even worse, and he contemplated delivering the goods on a wheelchair.
Jason 5 The Worst Hard Time The Worst Hard Time The Worst Hard Time, written by New York TImes’s Timothy Egan in 2006. The book takes place during a time called “The Dirty Thirties” or “the Great American Dust Bowl” a time which spanned about 10 years with very severe dust storms and drought, which estimated to have caused over $30 billion dollars worth of damage by today’s standards. The dust storms, however, were not the result of mother nature but rather the result of the industrializing world and surplus of crops which flooded the market, soon after farmers were unable to make the profit from selling their crops and slowly lost money until they could not afford to keep their land fertile. Thus causing a barren wasteland where their crops were. The timing of the Dust Bowl was also rather untimely since it occurred during the Great Depression, the longest lasting economic slump in the history of the United
When the Dust Bowl hit people automatically panicked. It was a time of multiple dust storms which created a big impact on agriculture. It lasted about a decade. Little did people know it was partly man made. The Dust Bowl was created by severe drought and many years of farmers not rotating their crops (Teisch).
“Food, water, and wood were always scarce, and travelers often encountered contaminated water holes” (Johnson and Lamb). Pioneers would be lucky if they completed the trip without a near death experience. Another reason that the pioneers experienced difficulties was due to weather conditions. Some pioneers would have to travel through the Rocky Mountains, which was plagued
He called his father to tell him that “the staircases collapsed… we are stuck here”(Dwyer and Flynn 111). Unfortunately, hundreds of people shared the same experience as Milanowycz and had nowhere to go as a result of blocked staircases. In addition to the design and staircases, the lack of fireproofing in the Twin Towers further supports the claim that the inadequate construction of the tower was the greatest contributing factor to loss of life. The fireproofing was not sufficient to begin with and had never even been tested. After the 1993 bombing, the Port Authority began to replace it but had
Hernandez 1 Hector Hernandez ENGL V01A February 6, 2018 The World of Plenty Our vast population growth is asphyxiating our world. Over the past century alone the population has gone from 1.5 billion to over 7 billion. We as human beings have evolved to the point to where a once fatal broken leg is means little to us. Advances in technology have helped us survive for longer periods of time, which is a blessing and a curse. Many scientists believe the maximum carrying capacity of earth is around 10 billion, and this number is based on the number of resources available to us and the limited availability of fresh water (Wolchover).
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