Visual Vocabulary

Blair Kingsley

Placer Mining...

...is the mining of valuable minerals from a placer by washing or dredging the mineral deposit.
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Quartz Mining...

...is the extraction of gold ore from quart reef veins.
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The Vigilance Committee...

...was an unauthorized committee made up of Southern citizens, who used unlawful means to control blacks and abolitionists during the Civil War.
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The Open Range...

...is a large, open area without fences or other barriers.
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A Long Drive...

...is a long track, where cowboys herded cattle from their ranches, to rail lines to sell.
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Barbed Wire...

...is a type of wire with clusters of short, sharp spikes, that's used for fencing or as an obstruction of sorts.
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