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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



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Visual Evidence

Photo 2: Raton Pass.[Photo 2] with link to larger version of photo.
(National Park Service, Ray H. Mattison, photographer)

Questions for Photo 2

1. How does this landscape compare with the one shown in Photo 1? Based on the readings and the photo, what difficulties would a wagon train have had in getting through Raton Pass? Which kind of area do you think would have been more difficult to navigate?

2. How do you think the 400 Colorado volunteers managed to cross here in the deep snow? How might the fact that many of the volunteers were miners have made a difference?

* The image on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 2, but be aware that the file will take as much as 35 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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