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Water in the West

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On March 5, 2023
When I teach my environmental history courses, I tell my students that if they want to work for the rest of their lives, go get a degree in water law and move to the West. The fighting over diminishing water is never-ending and one amazing year of rain and snow in California doesn’t change that […]
This is the grave of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, as well as others who died with them when the Cayuse struck against the missionary colonialists in 1847. Born in 1802 in Federal Hollow, New York, Marcus Whitman mostly grew up in Massachusetts after the death of his parents. His uncle raised him. He moved back […]
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