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American River
The American River
American River
(Río de los Americanos during the period before 1847 ruled by Mexico) is a 120-mile-long river in California
California
that runs from the Sierra Nevada mountain range to its confluence with the Sacramento River
Sacramento River
in the Sacramento
Sacramento
Valley. Via the Sacramento
Sacramento
River, it is part of the San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay
watershed
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Hydroelectric Power
Hydroelectricity
Hydroelectricity
is electricity produced from hydropower. In 2015 hydropower generated 16.6% of the world's total electricity and 70% of all renewable electricity,[1] and was expected to increase about 3.1% each year for the next 25 years. Hydropower
Hydropower
is produced in 150 countries, with the Asia-Pacific
Asia-Pacific
region generating 33 percent of global hydropower in 2013. China
China
is the largest hydroelectricity producer, with 920 TWh
TWh
of production in 2013, representing 16.9 percent of domestic electricity use. The cost of hydroelectricity is relatively low, making it a competitive source of renewable electricity. The hydro station consumes no water, unlike coal or gas plants. The average cost of electricity from a hydro station larger than 10 megawatts is 3 to 5 U.S
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Placer Gold
[1]Placer mining (/ˈplæsər/[2] or /ˈpleɪsər/) is the mining of stream bed (alluvial) deposits for minerals. This may be done by open-pit (also called open-cast mining) or by various surface excavating equipment or tunnelling equipment. [3]Placer mining is frequently used for precious metal deposits (particularly gold) and gemstones, both of which are often found in alluvial deposits—deposits of sand and gravel in modern or ancient stream beds, or occasionally glacial deposits
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Hudson's Bay Company
The Hudson's Bay Company
Hudson's Bay Company
(HBC; French: Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson), is a Canadian retail business group. A fur trading business for much of its existence, HBC now owns and operates retail stores in Canada, the United States, and parts of Europe, including Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany. The company's namesake business division is Hudson's Bay, commonly referred to as The Bay (La Baie in French).[7] Other divisions include Galeria Kaufhof, Gilt, Home Outfitters, Lord & Taylor, and Saks Fifth Avenue. HBC's head office was in the Simpson Tower in Toronto, but it relocated northwest of Toronto
Toronto
to Brampton, Ontario.[8] The company is listed on the Toronto
Toronto
Stock Exchange under the symbol "HBC". The company was incorporated by English royal charter in 1670 as The Governor and Company of Adventurers of England trading into Hudson's Bay
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Ebbetts Pass
Ebbetts Pass, named after John Ebbetts, (el. 8,736 ft or 2,663 m) is a high mountain pass through the Sierra Nevada range in Alpine County, California. Ebbetts is the eastern of two passes in the area traversed by State Route 4. The western pass is the Pacific Grade Summit (el 8,050 ft or 2,450 m). The pass is registered as a California Historical Landmark.[3] The Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile (4,260 km) long National Scenic Trail crosses State Route 4 at Ebbetts Pass.Contents1 History 2 Current usage 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] Ebbetts Pass was used by the Miwok and Washoe Indians in the area to cross the mountains,[4] and it was most likely the route taken by Jedediah Smith in late spring of 1827 when leaving California at the end of his first exploratory journey, the first crossing ever of the Sierra Nevada by a non-native
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Marsh
A marsh is a wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species.[1] Marshes can often be found at the edges of lakes and streams, where they form a transition between the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. They are often dominated by grasses, rushes or reeds.[2] If woody plants are present they tend to be low-growing shrubs
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Gabriel Moraga
Gabriel Moraga (1765 – June 14, 1823) was a Spanish army officer in the Viceroyalty of New Spain, an Alta California
Alta California
explorer, and son of the pioneer José Joaquín Moraga.[1] Although born in Fronteras, Sonora, Mexico, Moraga spent most of his life in Alta California. He died in Santa Barbara.Contents1 De Anza expeditions 2 Early career 3 Central Valley 4 Legacy 5 References 6 External linksDe Anza expeditions[edit] The elder Moraga was a member of both expeditions of Juan Bautista de Anza to explore and consolidate the north-western limits of Spain's colonial claims in Alta California. The first expedition in 1774 established a new overland route from Sonora, Mexico
Sonora, Mexico
to Mission San Gabriel
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Roundhouse (dwelling)
A roundhouse is a type of house with a circular plan, usually with a conical roof. In the later part of the 20th century modern designs of roundhouse eco-buildings started to be built[where?] using techniques such as cob, cordwood or straw bale walls and reciprocal frame green roofs.Contents1 Europe1.1 British Isles1.1.1 Modern British roundhouses1.2 Ireland 1.3 Italy 1.4 Spain1.4.1 Galicia – Asturias1.4.1.1 Pallozas 1.4.1.2 Castros2 Africa 3 North America 4 Oceania4.1 Raun Haus, Papua New Guinea5 References 6 External linksEurope[edit] British Isles[edit]A reconstruction of a British Iron Age
British Iron Age
Celtic roundhouse.Roundhouses were the standard form of housing built in Britain from the Bronze Age throughout the Iron Age, and in some areas well into the Sub Roman period
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Americans
Americans
Americans
are citizens of the United States
United States
of America.[47] The country is home to people of many different national origins
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Spaniards
Spain
Spain
Nationals 41,539,400[1] (for a total population of 47,059,533) Hundreds of millions with Spanish ancestors in the Americas especially in the Hispanic
Hispanic
colonies Nationals Abroad : 2,183,043[2] Total abroad: 2,183,043,[3] which of them: 733,387 are
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Swiss
Switzerland
Switzerland
(/ˈswɪtsərlənd/), officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern
Bern
is the seat of the federal authorities.[1][2][note 1] The country is situated in Western-Central Europe,[note 4] and is bordered by Italy
Italy
to the south, France
France
to the west, Germany
Germany
to the north, and Austria
Austria
and Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
to the east. Switzerland
Switzerland
is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi) (land area 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi))
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San Francisco Bay
San Francisco
San Francisco
Bay is a shallow estuary in the U.S. state of California. It is surrounded by a contiguous region known as the San Francisco Bay Area (often simply "the Bay Area"), and is dominated by the large cities of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. San Francisco
San Francisco
Bay drains water from approximately 40 percent of California. Water from the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, and from the Sierra Nevada mountains, flow into Suisun Bay, which then travels through the Carquinez Strait
Carquinez Strait
to meet with the Napa River
Napa River
at the entrance to San Pablo Bay, which connects at its south end to San Francisco Bay. The Guadalupe River
River
enters the bay at its southernmost point in San Jose. The Guadalupe drains water from the Santa Cruz mountains and Hamilton Mountain
Mountain
ranges in southern most San Jose
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Mountain Range
A mountain range or hill range is a series of mountains or hills ranged in a line and connected by high ground. A mountain system or mountain belt is a group of mountain ranges with similarity in form, structure and alignment that have arisen from the same cause, usually an orogeny.[1] Mountain
Mountain
ranges are formed by a variety of geological processes, but most of the significant ones on Earth
Earth
are the result of plate tectonics. Mountain
Mountain
ranges are also found on many planetary mass objects in the Solar System
Solar System
and are likely a feature of most terrestrial planets. Mountain
Mountain
ranges are usually segmented by highlands or mountain passes and valleys. Individual mountains within the same mountain range do not necessarily have the same geologic structure or petrology
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New Spain
New Spain
Spain
(Spanish: Nueva España) was a colonial territory of the Spanish Empire
Spanish Empire
in the New World
New World
north of the Isthmus of Panama. It was established following the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire
Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire
in 1521, and following additional conquests, it was made a viceroyalty (Spanish: virreinato) in 1535
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Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidalgo
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
(Tratado de Guadalupe Hidalgo in Spanish), officially titled the Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement between the United States
United States
of America and the Mexican Republic,[1] is the peace treaty signed on February 2, 1848, in the Villa de Guadalupe Hidalgo (now a neighborhood of Mexico
Mexico
City) between the United States
United States
and Mexico
Mexico
that ended the Mexican–American War (1846–1848). The treaty came into force on July 4, 1848.[2] With the defeat of its army and the fall of its capital, Mexico entered into negotiations to end the war. The treaty called for the U.S. to pay US$15 million to Mexico
Mexico
and to pay off the claims of American citizens against Mexico
Mexico
up to US$5 million
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Mexican-American War
American victoryTreaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Mexican recognition of U.S. sovereignty over Texas
Texas
(among other territories) End of the conflict between Mexico
Mexico
and Republic of TexasTerritorial changes Mexican CessionBelligerents United States California
California
Republic[1] MexicoCommanders and leaders James K. Polk Winfield Scott Zachary Taylor Stephen W. Kearny John Drake Sloat William Jenkins Worth Robert Field Stockton Joseph Lane Franklin Pierce David Conner Matthew C. Perry John C. Frémont Thomas Childs Henry Stanton Burton William B. Ide Edward Dickinson Baker Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia José María Flores Mariano G
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