Meriwether Lewis was born on August 18, 1774 in IV Virginia. He was in the U.S army, got enlisted, and later was promoted to captain in 1800. In that same year Jefferson became president and a year after Jefferson became president, Lewis became Jefferson’s personal secretary. Lewis was a part of the expedition and the Louisiana Purchase. The purpose of the Lewis and Clark expedition is to discover the land of the Louisiana territory and to find a route to the Pacific Ocean. After the expedition Jefferson appointed Lewis to be the governor of Louisiana. Lewis was traveling to Washington to settle financial issues. While Lewis was traveling to Washington he was murdered. Some people claim Lewis’s death was suicide caused by depression. The
"It 's a much more compelling argument to rename the mountain here than in Alaska," said Bill Baarsma, former mayor of the city of Tacoma and president of the Tacoma Historical Society. "Why are we continuing to name this mountain after a British admiral that slayed Americans in the Revolutionary War?"
The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and the subsequent burial of Pompeii is one of the greatest disasters known to man. The volcano erupted in 79 BC after a major earthquake in 62 BC woke up the mountain. The towns of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Boscoreale, and Oplontis were buried early morning on August 25, 79.
Mount St. Helens is a massive active volcano right in the heart of Washington. During 1980 from March-May the volcano showed signs of an impending eruption. On March 27, a preliminary thick cloud of steam shot out of the volcano, throughout the following months a visually apparent bulge begin to form on the side of the mountain. On May 18, the volcano erupted with a lateral blast that was the largest in recorded history, and produced a 5.1 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake initiated a flank collapse that caused a landslide producing enough debris to fill 1 million Olympic sized swimming pools. The huge lateral blast formed deadly pyroclastic flows that traveled at 300 mph incinerating everything in their path and lasting 9 hours. The blast also sent ash clouds soaring15
Spotted Lake is a Lake near Osoyoos town, (British Columbia), Canada. The Lake has no input or outlet and contains extremely high levels of various minerals, mainly magnesium sulphate, sodium sulphate and calcium. A priori it may seem that a lake does not give much play beyond its beauty or its geological origin. But it is enough to pose the view on the surface to see that it looks nothing like others. Since during World War I a daily ton of minerals were extracted for the manufacture of ammunition, curiously with Chinese labor. In summer, most of the water evaporates and the remaining provided lots of round puddles. Pools have different colors depending on the minerals they contain and around water accumulations hardens leftover mineral to form natural walking routes. It is fifteen hectares that occupies and its contemplation provokes a sensation similar to that of seeing an abstract painting. It was in the hands of the Smith-Ernest family until in 1979 came the idea of building a spa there.
The colors, they are so fascinating to this work of art that the weather created. The work of art was mad by water on a cotton plantation back in the 1800s. Providence Canyon has an amazing scenery with many different colors on the walls of the canyon. Every time it rained on the cotton field the water would form a huge ditch or trench that kept expanding. In the 1850s the ditches grew up to 5 feet. This park can grab tourist's attention and bring visitors into our state. It has 43 colors of sand that can be a beautiful site to see. It has a camping spot where you can camp and see how beautiful it looks at night. Providence Canyon is located on Georgia, Alabama, line. The canyon has colors from the Alabama clay. The rocks are
People say it is really easy to climb Mount Shasta because of their cross-country, however there is short approach and when you go higher up there is snow which makes it harder to reach the top of the mountain. Mount Shasta is a stratovolcano which means that the volcano is built up of alternate layers of lava and ash. It is the most Voluminous volcano which means the space is really big. It estimated of Mount Shasta volume is 85 cubic miles. There is 7 glaciers on Mount Shasta. One of them is called Whitney Glacier, the Glacier is the longest in california, also the only Glacier in california. It in cascades Mount Shasta is the second biggest volcano but it is the fifth largest volcano in california. Mount Shasta is formed about 8,000 years ago, however Mount Shasta is still active volcano it erupt every 600 to 800
In the few years before the war was declared there were several issues that enraged the Americans.
Denali National Park has about 500,000 visitors a year. Denali is a great place for people looking for adventure. It attracts many climbers, athletes, hikers, and dog mushers. The park was established in 1917 and the Wilderness Act of 1964 made the animals inside the park protected. Denali National Park has a variety of wildlife, a very unique history and many interesting tourist attractions.
The allure of nature has never failed to astonish me. Climbing steep mountains, going through the woods, listen to the water splash and birds sing had always been my dream. On Sunday, September 20, 2015 this dream turned into reality when I went on my first hike to Mt. Rainier. Indeed, I felt a sense of triumph reaching the place where I never thought I could with fatigue and stress of knowing that I have to get back over the same rough trail. My legs were severely sore and my lungs were congested but today when I look back on it as an epic expedition, a wide grin appears on my face and I believe it will continue to do so over the rest of my life.
The central idea of “Mount Vesuvius: Day of Disaster” is about the destruction Mount Vesuvius left on the city of Pompeii in 79 A.D. and the challenges the citizens who lived there faced. The article details that Mount Vesuvius erupted without warning to the townspeople. Although, there were signs of an eruption people didn’t have the advancement to understand them. People ran from their homes to escape the poisonous gasses floating in the air and ran for their lives as the pumice chased behind them. The fortunate ones who made it out were left with nothing but the clothes on their back, while the not so lucky ones were buried alive under the incinerating lava.
The greatest volcano eruption in recorded history is the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora on the island of Sumbawa, Indonesia. Mount Tambora is a stratovolcano, meaning it is a tall conical volcano made of hardened lava and volcanic ash. Mount Tambora lost about one-third of its original height. The eruption also formed a caldera and carder lake. The eruption lasted an entire week and the ash blocked out the sun. Sounds of the eruption was thought to be cannon so armies started to march to the area. It was not until the volcanic ash started to fall until the armies knew it was a volcano eruption. The falling volcanic ash destroyed many homes. The volcanic ash blanket also destroyed 95 percent of the current rice crops so immediately after the
Mt. Vesuvius is one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes. Mt. Vesuvius erupted on August 24,1944. The eruption was catastrophic.
Mount Vesuvius is the only active volcano in the mainland of Europe, and it has produced some of the largest volcanic eruptions to date. Mount Vesuvius, near Pompeii, Italy first erupted in 79 AD (After Death). Within 25 hours after the first eruption most of the nearby Roman cities like Pompeii and Herculaneum were destroyed. Mount Vesuvius has had 8 major eruptions since the first and most famous eruption in 79 AD, with an eruption in 1944 being the most recent. Mount Vesuvius is still considered to be one of the most dangerous volcanoes because of it’s largely populated surrounding cities, like Naples that has an approximate population of 960 000 people. Since 1944, there have been hundreds of minor earthquakes within Mount Vesuvius’s
The night I knew that things would never be the same between me and my mother was the night I moved to Bangor. It was a frigid winter night. I had just returned from my basketball game arriving home around 12am to see all the lights on in the house. Walking in I was met by pungent odor of coffee brandy and the droning of a steady bassline. Stumbling through pools of mixed drinks my mother and her boyfriend made their way out of the kitchen. The two began questioning me on my whereabouts even though I had told them I had a game earlier in the day. I guess they forgot. Getting infuriated with my responses they kicked me out in a drunken rage. I forcibly made my way back in just long enough to snatch a pair of shoes. I made my way 2 miles across town in no more than a t-shirt, gym shorts, and sockless loafers. It was -12 degree below zero that night. I knocked frantically on the door of my close friends