The Evolution of the American West…<br />Megan Munson-Holmgren<br />
Wheat Field: Kearney County, Kansas1890-1900 <br />Courtesy of Kansas Memory [www.kansasmemory.org]<br />
Union Pacific Railroad Company Advertisement: 1920s<br />Courtesy of Kansas Memory [www.kansasmemory.org]<br />http://www....
Caribou Ranch, CO:  Modern Advertisement<br />Courtesy of: “Promised Land” by David M. Wrobel<br />
Denver Subdivision Expansion<br />Courtesy of: http://history.denverlibrary.org/collections/denverparks.html<br />
Say “NO” to “Californication”!<br />Courtesy of: “Promised Land” by David M. Wrobel<br />
Emigrants setting out for Colorado…<br />Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library [http://...
Letter from Dr. A. Venard to Thaddeus Hyatt requesting funds for settler sickness in Kansas.<br />Courtesy of Kansas Memor...
Frontier Associations were/are often looked over…<br />Courtesy of: “Promised Land” by David M. Wrobel<br />
Al-Le-Ga-Wa-Ho:Head Chief of the Kaw<br />Courtesy of Kansas Memory [www.kansasmemory.org]<br />http://www.kansasmemory.or...
Opportunity in the West!<br />Courtesy of: “Promised Land” by David M. Wrobel<br />
From Smoky Cities to the Fresh, Clean Rockies!<br />Courtesy of Kansas Memory [www.kansasmemory.org]<br />http://www.kansa...
A Poster advertising the “Great Things” to be had in Colorado.<br />Courtesy of: “Promised Land” by David M. Wrobel<br />
What’s not to love about Kansas!?<br />Courtesy of: “Promised Land” by David M. Wrobel<br />
The Colorado Resorts:Who wouldn’t want to come to Colorado?!<br />Courtesy of Kansas Memory [www.kansasmemory.org]<br />ht...
Come One, Come All…to the Wild Wild West!<br />Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library [h...
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  • Promoters of westward movement…-didn’t want people to think it was isolated from civilization-wanted people to think western land provided many amenities
  • Promoters of westward movement…-wanted people to see the benefits of traveling west-wanted to spread the popularity of Colorado too
  • Modern Advertising:-Caribou Springs Ranch, Boulder County, Colorado-focuses on “Wild West” feel-”Open Space” meant to be attractive to buyers
  • Denver subdivsions:-making people feel hopeless that the beauty of natural landscape is vanishing-encourages a kind of geographical fatigue in Coloradans
  • People from Colorado did not want…-California Settlers to immigrate to Colorado-the California lifestyle to take affect in their state
  • People in Colorado…-were careful about which immigrants came to Colorado*Many curious about possibilities the West held….
  • Sickness in Kansas…-plagued settlers along the Verdigris River-needed money to help settlers recover-requested aid from the “National Kansas Committee”
  • The Frontier Process…-was often overlooked-was seen as useless-appeared to not be necessary to some
  • Indians & Hispanics…-were rarely given fair treatment by the white man-though settling the land first, did not retain primacy-often were harshly discriminated against
  • Western settlement…-could be seen as a land of promise-was encouraged to ALL people for the most part-was advertised as endless possibilities-appealed to some looking for wealth
  • Many Californians headed to Colorado…-to escape the smog and smoke filled towns of California-were attracted to the fresh feel of the Rocky Mountains
  • -wanted to attract settlers to Colorado with the awesome soil
  • Kansas…-appealed to some because it wasn’t as far to travel as further west areas-attracted those interested in the cattle industry-advertised itself as the land for the farmer as seen here on this poster
  • The Colorado Resorts…-is a place where all want to come-is a great break from the busy eastern life
  • The West…-is an undying trademark of what America is today-is awesome! ;)
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    1. 1. The Evolution of the American West…<br />Megan Munson-Holmgren<br />
    2. 2. Wheat Field: Kearney County, Kansas1890-1900 <br />Courtesy of Kansas Memory [www.kansasmemory.org]<br />
    3. 3. Union Pacific Railroad Company Advertisement: 1920s<br />Courtesy of Kansas Memory [www.kansasmemory.org]<br />http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/210115<br />
    4. 4. Caribou Ranch, CO: Modern Advertisement<br />Courtesy of: “Promised Land” by David M. Wrobel<br />
    5. 5. Denver Subdivision Expansion<br />Courtesy of: http://history.denverlibrary.org/collections/denverparks.html<br />
    6. 6. Say “NO” to “Californication”!<br />Courtesy of: “Promised Land” by David M. Wrobel<br />
    7. 7. Emigrants setting out for Colorado…<br />Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library [http://history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html]”<br />http://photoswest.org/cgi-bin/imager?11003809+Z-3809<br />
    8. 8. Letter from Dr. A. Venard to Thaddeus Hyatt requesting funds for settler sickness in Kansas.<br />Courtesy of Kansas Memory [www.kansasmemory.org]<br />http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/2553<br />
    9. 9. Frontier Associations were/are often looked over…<br />Courtesy of: “Promised Land” by David M. Wrobel<br />
    10. 10. Al-Le-Ga-Wa-Ho:Head Chief of the Kaw<br />Courtesy of Kansas Memory [www.kansasmemory.org]<br />http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/208389<br />
    11. 11. Opportunity in the West!<br />Courtesy of: “Promised Land” by David M. Wrobel<br />
    12. 12. From Smoky Cities to the Fresh, Clean Rockies!<br />Courtesy of Kansas Memory [www.kansasmemory.org]<br />http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/61565<br />http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/51747<br />
    13. 13. A Poster advertising the “Great Things” to be had in Colorado.<br />Courtesy of: “Promised Land” by David M. Wrobel<br />
    14. 14. What’s not to love about Kansas!?<br />Courtesy of: “Promised Land” by David M. Wrobel<br />
    15. 15. The Colorado Resorts:Who wouldn’t want to come to Colorado?!<br />Courtesy of Kansas Memory [www.kansasmemory.org]<br />http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/209728<br />
    16. 16. Come One, Come All…to the Wild Wild West!<br />Courtesy of Western History and Genealogy from the Denver Public Library [http://history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html]”<br />http://photoswest.org/cgi-bin/imager?00105115+NS-115<br />

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