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  1. “A Trip to the Yo-Hamite Falls” 1855 • Thomas Ayers

  2. Why West? • Romantic image of the “Frontier”. • Rail • Cattle • Gold and mining • Science • Farming (Homesteaders) • Economic Opportunity • Problems: • Great Plains “Indian Country” by the government in 1834… • Frontier life