christopher houston kit carson mountain man guide for john c fremont l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Christopher Houston “Kit” Carson: Mountain Man & Guide for John C. Fremont PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Christopher Houston “Kit” Carson: Mountain Man & Guide for John C. Fremont

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 14

Christopher Houston “Kit” Carson: Mountain Man & Guide for John C. Fremont - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 194 Views
  • Uploaded on

Christopher Houston “Kit” Carson: Mountain Man & Guide for John C. Fremont. John C. Fremont. Fremont’s Contributions to our area: Realized water in Nevada drained inward, named Great Basin Named Pyramid Lake due to large rock formation

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Christopher Houston “Kit” Carson: Mountain Man & Guide for John C. Fremont' - azize


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
john c fremont
John C. Fremont
  • Fremont’s Contributions to our area:
  • Realized water in Nevada drained inward, named Great Basin
  • Named Pyramid Lake due to large rock formation
  • Named Truckee River after a Chief who helped leaded him to California
  • Named Carson River after his guide, Kit Carson
  • Named Las Vegas, which means “the meadows” in Spanish
james jim beckwourth african american mountain man and scout
James “Jim” Beckwourth: African-American mountain man and scout

Not so Fun Fact:

Beckwourth died by eating poisoned food from the Crow Indians, who had named Beckwourth a chief. They allegedly killed him so his spirit would always be with them.

peter skene ogden canadian fur trapper
Peter Skene Ogden:Canadian Fur Trapper

Fun Fact: While Trapping along the Humboldt River, Odgen and his men trapped up to 60 beaver PER DAY!!!

jedediah smith famous fur trapper
Jedediah Smith:famous fur trapper

Fun Fact:

After a Grizzly Bear ripped part of Jedediah’s scalp and ear, he had it sewed back on by one of his men!!!

Fact #2:

Jedediah Smith died at the age of 32 after being attacked by Indians!!

comstock lode
COMSTOCK LODE

Large SILVER strike discovered on Gold Hill near what became Virginia City in 1859. Led to the Rush to Washo that brought thousands to Virginia City and made it the 2nd largest city west of the Mississippi.

I Found the Silver

And they named it after me!

Comstock took credit for finding whaat two men (McLaughlin and O’Riley) actually found

Henry Comstock

sarah winnemucca
Sarah Winnemucca*

A Paiute Indian, who fought for Native American rights throughout her life. She also opened numerous schools for Native Americans in Nevada.

Translator

Author

Life of the Paiutes:

Their Wrongs and Claims

Spoke 5 Languages

Did You Know:

Sarah gave over 400 speeches around the

country about Native Rights

Statue of Sarah

Winnemucca in Capitol

Building in Wash. DC

mormon station
Mormon Station*

First permanent white settlement in Nevada, Mormon Station was a stop for settlers traveling on the California Trail and is located in present day Genoa at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains

I can make some $$ selling goods to emigrants!!

John Reese took 10 wagons of goods to sell from Salt Lake

square set system or square set timbering
Square-Set System(or square-set timbering)

Square-set timbering helped to prevent mine

cave-ins. It framed wood in rectangular cubes to which more cubes could be added above and to the sides. Allowed Comstock miners to dig deeper than ever before!

Philipp Deidesheimer invented

The Square Set System

Did you Know:

Lake Tahoe’s Trees

built the Square Sets

Used NO NAILS!!

silver kings
Silver Kings

Four businessmen and miners who came to dominate Virginia City and the Comstock Lode after striking the “Big Bonanza,” a huge vein of silver and gold. In all, the four shared about

$75 million.

-Included

John William Mackay,

James Graham Fair,

James Clair Flood and

William Shoney O’Brien

The

KINGS!

John Mackay gave $$ to UNR and his statue is on the Quad

Virginia City . .Then & Now

boom bust cycle
Boom & Bust Cycle

Rhyolite, Nevada 1908

GOLD

Term used to describe the cycle of mining towns: a quick boom when gold or silver is found (BOOMTOWNS) leading to a large population, followed by an economic downturn when the Gold & Silver run out, and the population collapses (Ghost Towns)

Rhyolite, Nevada

1998

NO Gold

Virginia City Example

Population in 1867 = 30,00 Population Today = 1,000

james warren nye
James Warren Nye
  • First territorial Governor of Nevada, later became a Senator for Nevada
  • Nye County is named after him

I appointed him!

Nye County

william morris stewart
William Morris Stewart
  • Nevada’s first Senator, famous for having written the final draft of the 15th amendment to the Constitution, which said that right to vote could not be denied on account of race

First

Senator

of

Nevada