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Elena Paolini

Rocky Mountians 303
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diane pelton

on 14 January 2013

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Rocky Mountains Location:
The range goes from Canada to the edge of the US in New Mexico. It is at the edge of a Tectonic Plate boundary. Important dates:
First non-native “discovered” the mountains in the 1500s.
First settlement was in 1847. A over look of the peaks at Emerald Lake
When two plates collided one Tectonic Plate was forced under because it was heavier. This is called subduction. The other plate was pushed up to make the Rocky Mountains. This is called a folding mountain. Why is my topic important?:

My topic is important because it has the second tallest peak in the U.S.A. Plus it has natural resources like coal, copper, iron, zinc and natural gases which are very important. A look at the snowy peaks. It is so cold they stay snowy all year. 5 Cool Facts
Once the Rockies had 50 inches of snow in one night
In total the Rocky Mountains are 3,000 feet long
The Rockies form the Continental
Divide
The water from the Rockies provides about 1/4 of the water in the U.S.
The weather in the Rockies can change rapidly A frozen lake on the border of the tree line. A river running through the Rockies. It will only be cold here in the winter. The Rocky Mountains are sometimes called the Rockies.
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