Magnificent Western Region Of U.S.A

By:Laynie Russell

Inside Western America

In the west the scarcity of water is the major factor shaping the wests natural vegetation, economic activity, and population density. The west does not get a lot of rain year round. Beneath the jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada lies an immense storehouse of minerals-gold, silver, uranium, and other metals. Most of the regions wealth was way underground, out of reach. The growth of Western cities first spiked when the first transcontinental railroad was created; this was back in 1869. All in all the West is a magnificent region, even though there is a scarcity of water, and that the most lavish resources lies way underground out of reach.

Washington, the evergreen state

Washington was the 42nd state admitted, on November 11, 1889. The largest city in Washington is Seattle, as of 2013 Seattle has a population of 652,405. Washington has many interesting physical features, such as the 159 cliffs, 126 basins, and the amazing eight arches. Natural resources in Washington are a large supply of water, large reserves of timber and fertile soil.


Colorado was the thirty-eighth state admitted, on August 1, 1876. The United States Air Force Academy is located in Colorado Springs. Also, Denver claims the invention of the cheeseburger.
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