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Ghost Towns & Abandoned Mines in Alaska, Arizona and Arkansas

The Ghost Town of Rush, Arkansas. In the 1890s this town was home to thousands of people and a booming zinc mining operation. The town died in the 1950s and is now a true American ghost town. In fact, it is the only ghost town listed on the National Register of Historic Places!

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11 National Parks That Are America's Best Kept Secrets

Channel Islands National Park, California. Channel Island National Park consists of five islands off the coast of southern California. The islands are so isolated that they house over 150 unique species of plants and animals that are not found anywhere else in the world.

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Mineral Springs at Manitou Springs, Colorado, 1872-1880 by Byron H.Gurnsey. From Pikes Peak Library District

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Orcas off the coast of Sitka, Alaska. The only performance I want to see from an orca is as it glides freely across the surface of the sea.

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Kids love word searches. They help students pay attention to letters and letter sequence and to help practice their decoding skills.You can either print on paper for students to use (great for morning work or centers), or place in a pocket protector sheet/laminate and have students use a dry erase marker to circle the words (great for a literacy workstation).I hope you enjoy this cowboy themed freebie!You may also be interested in my Wild West Literacy and Math Centers unit for k-1 :)

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This picture was taken in the early 1900's near Seward, Alaska. It shows a gold prospector and his pack dog. He is preparing to leave for the summer prospecting season. He, and his dog, appear to be well equipped.

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