Prairie Sentence Examples
This increase was almost wholly in the prairie parishes.
It lies on a rolling prairie at an elevation of 975 ft.
The remainder consists of the uplands of prairie and forest.
Cattle, horses and sheep are largely reared in the southern prairie region on ranches or smaller holdings.
The state lies on the borderland between the Prairie Plains and the Alleghany Plateau.Advertisement
Farther west two narrow belts of timber, consisting mostly of stunted post oak and black jack, and known as the Eastern and Western Cross Timbers, cross the prairies southward from the Red river, and a low growth of mesquite, other shrubs and vines are common in the eastern half of the Prairie Plains.
After studying law, he practised for some years in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.
To the bison of the prairie it is a few inches of palatable grass, with water to drink; unless he seeks the Shelter of the forest or the mountain's shadow.
In summer months it turns purple with prairie fields of sea lavender.
The appearance of the prairie section of the province is that of undulating meadows, with rounded sloping ridges covered with shorter grasses, which serve for the support of great herds of cattle and horses.Advertisement
So butchers rake the tongues of bison out of the prairie grass, regardless of the torn and drooping plant.
Parallels may be found in "Prairie oyster," the yolk of an egg with vinegar, pepper, &c. added; or "Scotch woodcock," a savoury of buttered eggs on anchovy toast.
The Grand Trunk Pacific railway, backed by the Canadian government, forms a new transcontinental line; the prairie section from Winnipeg to Edmonton was in 1908 under contract.
The increase of the arable land has been effected partly by the reclamation of the marshes, but mostly by the transformation of large tracts of puszta (waste prairie land) into arable land.
The traveller on the prairie is naturally a hunter, on the head waters of the Missouri and Columbia a trapper, and at the Falls of St. Mary a fisherman.Advertisement
From the southern boundary line for two and a half degrees north the prairie is dry, but of good soil, which grows excellent crops when irrigated.
Nothing can surpass in beauty the rank grasses and bright flowers that grow on the lowlands and rolling uplands of a virgin prairie - now hardly to be found in the state.
Four athletes from Prairie View A&M University were killed when the driver swerved to miss a car.
There is a newer outlet mall in Kenosha - the Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets -- which local residents often refer to as the Kenosha Outlet Mall.
The outlet mall was enclosed and slowly fell out of favor with Kenosha shoppers in light of newer outdoor facilities such as Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets, before it was demolished in 1996.Advertisement
Pleasant Prairie's address is 11211 120th Avenue, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158.
The next time you're looking to plan a group outing either with family or friends, look into group tours at Pleasant Prairie Outlet Mall.
While Kenosha's Original Outlet Mall is no longer in existence, the Kenosha Outlet Mall lives on for residents through the Pleasant Prairie Outlet Mall, which is a great destination to bring the entire family.
The Pleasant Prairie Outlet Mall is part of the network of Premium Outlets owned by Simon Property Group.
Formerly, this mall was known as Prime Outlets - Pleasant Prairie.Advertisement
This cattery, located in Bush Prairie, Washington, is actually within driving distance of Portland, Oregon.
He was one of the pioneers of "Prairie Style," but was also an urbanist and designed furniture and fabrics.
Another Mission design feature is known as the prairie style top that has a clean lined corbel supporting a shelf-like top.
If you want to add a countrified, prairie aesthetic to a room, look for something like a stagecoach wheel mirror with a distressed wood or log-style frame.
Rustic, country decor comes in a wide range of styles and motifs, so your options are almost as boundless as the prairie sky.
These classes were developed along with Prairie Bible School in Three Hills, Alberta and also vary by grade level.
After appearing in a number of TV commercials, Bateman landed his first television role in 1981, at the age of 12, on the television series Little House on the Prairie.
Selena Marie Gomez was born on July 22, 1992, in Grand Prairie, Texas.
You don't have to live in the country or be part of a particular religion to appreciate the charm of prairie dresses for girls.
This may be true for a particular denomination, but prairie dresses for girls can also come in handy for parents who want their daughters to wear modest dresses or for girls who take part in re-enactments for frontier or colonial times.
The term "prairie dress" doesn't have to automatically conjure images of long, unflattering dresses and girls in bonnets.
Prairie dress hems typically fall well below to knee, either calf-length or longer.
It might not be "authentic" Little House on the Prairie, but it should be close enough for parents or girls who like this particular style.
One online vendor who offers a large selection of pre-made or custom-made prairie dresses for women and girls is TMDK Handmade Designs.
Walnut Grove carries a small selection of Little House on the Prairie inspired accessories and dress sets, perfect for school character day, pioneer days or dress up.
Graceful Threads is another retailer offering custom-made and pre-made dresses that will fit right into a prairie theme.
Instead of buying a prairie dress for your little girl, you may enjoy making one, especially if you live a more pared-down lifestyle where handmade crafts factor into how your family lives.
Modest Handmaidens offers a good selection of girls' patterns, including several prairie dresses that are adorable and modest.
Whether your lifestyle calls for modest dresses or you simply want a prairie dress for your girl for school or play purposes, you can still find this style even today.
The Pacific Stream formula uses real smoked salmon, and the Prairie formula uses roasted bison (lean meat) and roasted deer (venison).
Prairie Clover (Petalostemon) - Pretty clover-like perennials, mostly from the western states of America, and not much grown, though well worthy of cultivation in warm open soils, coming readily from seed.
S. terebinthinaceum (Prairie Dock) has stems 4 to 10 feet high, panicled at the summit, and bearing many small heads of light yellow flowers.
Sweet Gum (Liquidambar) - A very beautiful summer-leafing maple-like tree from Florida westward to the prairie states, often reaching 100 feet in height, the leaves turning an intense deep purplish red in autumn, fine in effect.
Organic Prairie is located in Wisconsin, but ships all over the United States.
Recently, Organic Valley Natural Meats became Organic Prairie Meats.
It did not change the way the product is produced or the company policies and ethics.The animals raised for Organic Prairie Meats have been raised on family farms.
The chickens that are raised for Organic Prairie are free range.
Like the chickens, the turkey raised on the farms that are affiliated with Organic Prairie are able to free range and enjoy a diet which is completely certified organic.
Many natural foods stores carry Organic Prairie Meats.
Gothic, Prairie style and adobe style homes are a perfect compliment for Mission style furniture.
I have written the unit studies, The Prairie Primer and Where the Brook and River Meet, and compiled and edited the companion poetry resource, Anne's Anthology.
She had planned to complete a study on the Little House on the Prairie books, but it was not available.
My favorite study in the Prairie Primer is "Plum Creek".
Anything goes from gunslinger to dance hall girl to Little House on the Prairie look.
Shannen Doherty's career began with the role of young Jenny Wilder on Little House on the Prairie.
If you're wondering how you know these sisters, your familiarity may have started back in the 1970's when Kim and Kyle both appeared on the popular television show Little House on the Prairie.
The Mesozoic sediments were almost entirely laid down to the west and south-west of the protaxis, upon the fiat-lying Palaeozoic rocks, and in the prairie region they are still almost horizontal; but in the Cordillera they have been thrust up into the series of mountain chains characterizing the Pacific coast region.
The treeless part of the plains, the prairie proper, has a triangular shape with an area twice as large as that of Great Britain.
It has been proved, however, that certain kinds of trees if protected will grow also on the prairie, as may be seen around many of the older farmsteads.
The prairie provinces have in most parts a distinctly continental climate with comparatively short, warm summers and long, cold winters, but with much sunshine in both seasons.
In the ravines the eastern flora continues for some distance, and then disappearing gives place to that of the prairie, which is found everywhere between the Red river and the Rocky Mountains except in wooded and damp localities.
About the saline lakes and marshes of the prairie country are found Ruppia maritima, L., Heliotropium curassavicum, L., natives of the Atlantic coast, and numerous species of Chenopodium, Atriplex and allied genera.
There are several varieties of grouse, the largest of which is the grouse of British Columbia and the pennated grouse and the prairie chicken of Manitoba and the plains, besides the so-called partridge and willow partridge, both of which are grouse.
While the pennated grouse (called the prairie chicken in Canada) has always been plentiful, the prairie hen (or chicken) proper is a more recent arrival from Minnesota and Dakota, to which states it had come from Illinois and the south as settlement and accompanying wheatfields extended north.
An almost equal number are found in the three prairie provinces.
The prairie lands of Manitoba and Saskatchewan produce wheat of the finest quality.
Meanwhile, till adequate means of transportation were provided, it was seen that city and prairie alike must wait for any large inflow of population.
North of this is the inner lowland of the Coastal Plain, or the "Black Prairie," which includes some 13,000 sq.
The trade from the wide extent of three-quarters of a million of square miles of prairie and woodland, becoming more populous every year, must flow as through a narrow spout at Winnipeg; every railway must pass through Winnipeg.
Colorado Springs is superbly situated where the Rocky Mountains rise from the great plains of the prairie states, surrounded on all sides by foothills save in the south-east, where it is open to the prairie.
It is similar in colour and quality to the prairie fox and to many kinds from the warmer zones, such as from Turkey, eastern Asia and elsewhere.
Besides the wolf proper a large number of prairie or dog wolves from America and Asia are used for cheaper rugs.
Physiographically, the state (except the extreme southern point) lies wholly in the Prairie Plains region.
Great numbers of grasses and flowering plants which once beautified the prairie landscape are still found on uncultivated lands, and there are about 80 species of trees, of which the oak, hickory, maple and ash are the most common.
To the south-west of Caen, the Orne is joined by the Odon, arms of which water the "Prairie," a fine plain on which a well-known race-course is laid out.
El Reno lies on the rolling prairie lands, about 1360 ft.
By far the larger part of the country is covered with natural forest and prairie land, but such portions as have been brought into cultivation are highly fertile.
Lewis's prairie dog, the cottontail rabbit, the coyote, the grey wolf and the kit fox are all animals of the plains.
The prairie rattlesnake is common in the dry plains country.
At high altitudes the mountain plover is found; the dusky grouse haunts the forests above 8000 ft.; the white-tailed ptarmigan is resident in the alpine regions; and on the plains are found the prairie sharp-tailed grouse and the sage-hen.
Large tracts of these uplands have never been adequately explored, and consist cif virgin forest and prairie.
Besides numerous articles in the Memoirs of the Royal Society of London, the Memoires de l'Institut, the Memoires de la Societe d'Agriculture de Caen, and in other periodical collections, he published separately Essais historiques sur les Bardes, les Jongleurs, et les Trouveres normands et anglo-normands (3 vols., 1834), and Recherches historiques sur la Prairie de Caen (1837); and after his death appeared Memoires historiques sur le palinod de Caen (1841), Recherches sur la tapisserie de Bayeux (1841), and Nouveaux Essais historiques sur la ville de Caen (1842).
The first, like the other ranges abutting from north to south upon the region of the prairie, rises abruptly from the plain and has a fine, bold outline.
An account of Colorado agriculture would not be complete without mentioning the depredations of the grasshopper, which are at times extraordinarily destructive, as also of the "Colorado Beetle" (Doryphora decemlineata), or common potato-bug, which has extended its fatal activities eastward throughout the prairie states.
A regular gentle slope leads from these hills to the Gulf of Bothnia (Osterbotten), forming vast prairie tracts in its lower parts.
As freighters for the Hudson's Bay Company many of these settlers made, with their ox or pony carts, the long journey over the natural prairie roads to Fort Garry, fording or swimming the streams, carrying furs for a thousand miles or more on the eastern trip, and returning brought loads of merchandise for the company.
The prairie species (C. ludovicianus) makes a raised, funnel-shaped entrance to its burrow.
Late successes in the novel has been those of Hilma, Angered-Strandberg (On the Prairie, 1898) and Gustaf Janson (Paradise, 1900).
More than one-half of the cereal crop in 1905 was produced in the prairie and plateau region of Nez Perce and Latah counties.
Osage, Liberty, Sibley, Lexington, Independence and Westport had successively been abandoned as terminals, as the transferpoint from boat to prairie caravan was moved steadily up the Missouri.
The surrounding country varies in character from mountains to rolling prairie.
The boundary between the prairie and Ozark regions follows the Missouri river from its mouth to Glasgow, running thence south-westward, with irregular limits, but with a direct trend, to Jasper county at the south-east corner of Kansas; and the boundary between the Ozark and embayment regions runs due south-west from Cape Girardeau.
Prairie chickens (pinnated grouse), pheasants and wild turkeys, all very common as late as 1880, are no longer to be found save in remote and thinly-settled districts.
Indian corn and abundant grasses give to Missouri, as to the other central prairie states, a sound basis for her livestock interests.
In the neighbourhood are the Alachua Sink, Payne's Prairie, Newman's Lake, the Devil's Mill Hopper and other objects of interest.
Three physiographic regions may be distinguished within the state - the first, a small portion of the Ozark uplift in the extreme south-east corner; the second, the Prairie Plains, covering approkimately the east third of the state; the third, the Great Plains, covering the remaining area.
The gently rolling prairie surface is diversified by an endless succession of broad plains, isolated hills and ridges, and moderate valleys.
Extremes of heat and cold occur, but as a rule the winters are dry and mild, while the summer heats are tempered by the perpetual prairie breezes, and the summer nights are usually cool and refreshing.
The wild turkey, once abundant, was near extermination in 1886, and prairie chickens (pinnated grouse) have also greatly diminished in number.
The jack-rabbit is characteristic of the prairie.
The lessened ravages of prairie fires have facilitated artificial afforesting, and many cities, in particular, are abundantly and beautifully shaded.
Buffalo and bunch, and other short native prairie grasses, very nutritious ranging food but unavailable as hay, once covered the plains and pastured immense herds of buffalo and other animals, but with increasing settlement they have given way generally to exotic bladed species, valuable alike for pasture and for hay, except in the western regions.
But with the establishment of prairie commerce to Santa Fe (New Mexico), the waves of emigration to the Mormon land and to California, the growth of traffic to Salt Lake, and the explorations for a transcontinental railway, Kansas became well known, and was taken out of that mythical " Great American Desert," in which, thanks especially to Pike and to Washington Irving, it had been supposed to lie.
This trade is one of the most picturesque chapters in border history, and picturesque in retrospect, too, is the army of emigrants crossing the continent in " prairie schooners " to California or Utah, of whom almost all went through Kansas.
The song-birds are well represented in the hermit thrush, wood thrush, Wilson's thrush (or veery), brown thrasher, robin, blue bird, bobolink, meadow lark, gold finch, &c. Among the game birds are the ruffed grouse (partridge), quail, prairie hen and wild turkey.
Railway building in Wisconsin began in 1851, when a track was laid from Milwaukee to Waukesha (20 m.), which was extended westward in 1854 to Madison and in 1857 to the Mississippi at Prairie du Chien.
When American troops occupied the posts at Green Bay and Prairie du Chien in 1816, thirty-three years after it had become a part of the territory of the United States, the region was still almost exclusively French in manners, customs and population; and so it remained for nearly two decades.
They halted at De Pere, set off down the Fox-Wisconsin route, followed the Wisconsin to its mouth and came out upon the Mississippi near the site of the present city of Prairie du Chien, on July 17th, exactly two months after they left St Ignace mission on Mackinac Island.
This pro-British spirit, however, did not dominate the whole Wisconsin region, and while De Langlade was harassing the Pennsylvania and Virginia frontier, Godefrey de Linctot, a trader of Prairie du Chien, acting as agent for George Rogers Clark, detached several western tribes from the British adherence, and personally led a band of French settlers to his aid.
During the second war with Great Britain, the Wisconsin Indians and French settlers generally sided with the British, and in 1814 many of them participated in Major William McKay's expedition against Fort Shelby at Prairie du Chien.
In 1816 Fort Howard was built at Green Bay, and Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien.
Wisconsin then comprised two counties, Brown (east) and Crawford (west), with county seats at Green Bay and Prairie du Chien.
In 1695 Le Sueur built a post on Prairie Island, in the Mississippi, about 8 m.
In 1830 a final treaty was signed at Prairie du Chien, by which all title to the lands of the Sauk and Foxes east of the Mississippi was ceded to the government, and provision was made for the immediate opening of the tract to settlers.
Quitting America for Europe he published at Paris The Prairie (1826), the best of his books in nearly all respects, and The Red Rover, (1828), by no means his worst.
With the exception of these isolated clusters of hills the western portion of the state consists almost entirely of rolling prairie.
Fauna and Flora.-Of wild animals the most characteristic are the black bear, puma, prairie wolf, timber wolf, fox, deer, antelope, squirrel, rabbit and prairie dog.
Hawks and turkey buzzards are common types of the larger birds, and the wild turkey, prairie chicken and quail are the principal game birds.
Among the Papagos, on the eastern side of the Gulf of California, the coyote or prairie wolf is the creative hero and chief supernatural being.
The state lies partly in the physiographic province of the Great Plains (covering more than four-fifths of its area) and partly in that of the Prairie Plains, and slopes gently from the N.W.
There are three physiographic subdivisions; the foot-hills (and Bad Lands), the sand-hills and the prairie - all three being portions of three great corresponding regions of the Great Plains and Prairie Plains provinces.
Save in rare instances, however, they have long ceased to be shifting dunes; for, with the cessation of prairie fires and the increase of settlement, they have become well grassed over and stable; although sand-draws, and even occasional " blow-outs" scooped by the winds in the summits or sides of the hills are still characteristic landmarks.
Stream valleys and bottom lands are the conspicuous modifying feature of the prairie region; but in general, owing to the gentle slope of the streams and the great breadth of the plains, erosion has been slight; and indeed the streams, overloaded in seasonal freshets, are building up their valley floors.
Almost all that remain are black bears, foxes, coyotes (prairie wolves), mink, musk-rats, raccoons and prairie dogs (or gophers).
Wild, salt and prairie grasses make up the bulk of the forage acreage, but the cultivated crops - especially millet and Hungarian grasses and alfalfa - are more important.
It won't be as easy to visit your local department store and find a prairie dress as it is to find a frilly and modern girl's dress, but if you're simply looking for a prairie-type style, you might be able to shop locally and get it.
The Wisconsin-based vessel offers overnight cruises to Winona, Minnesota; Lansing, Iowa; and Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, with passengers spending nights at hotels on shore.
Their small car didn't have room to haul the container across the prairie.
I wonder if this is what it was like for the pioneers crossing the prairie.
It is chiefly a prairie region, with treeless plains of from 5 to 40 m.
The city is laid out regularly on a high, undulating prairie.
Irrigation is almost entirely confined to rice farms. In the prairie region there is abundant water at depths of too to 400 ft.
A few years later (1694) Le Sueur, who had as early as 1684 engaged in trade along the upper Mississippi, established a trading post on Isle Pelee (Prairie Island) in the Mississippi between Hastings and Red Wing, and in 1700 he built Fort L'Huillier at the confluence of the Blue Earth and the Le Sueur rivers.
He was assigned for duty to Jefferson Barracks at St Louis, and on reaching this post was ordered to Fort Crawford, near Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
At the time of the Red Bird rising in 1827, Governor Lewis Cass of Michigan 'Territory made Prairie du Chien his temporary headquarters.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul railroad was completed to Prairie du Chien in 1857.
Thence westward to the Tooth meridian are the prairies, the south-westward extension of the Prairie Plain province.
The flora of the Great Plains region, consisting principally of nutritious grasses, enters the north-western portion of the state and extends south to the Edwards Plateau and east into the Prairie Plains region.
Grasses representing several species also cover most of the Great Plains, the uplands in the southern portion of the Coastal Plain, and the treeless portions of the Prairie Plains and the Trans-Pecos region.
For the most part the surface is that of a prairie tableland, moderately rolling, and with a general but scarcely perceptible slope, which in the eastern two-thirds is from N.W.
With the exception of the Black Hills district in the south-west, the state is a wide rolling plain, with its eastern portion a part of the Prairie Plains region, and its western portion a part of the Great Plains.
From these hills southward the ridge gradually becomes less abrupt until in Walsh county it vanishes into prairie.
Prairie fires or spontaneous combustion have ignited many coal seams. Some have already burnt out; others still emit smoke and sulphurous fumes from the crevices in the hillsides, and through the fissures may be seen the glowing coal and rock.
Here are found the lynx, the " mountain lion " or puma, the prairie and timber wolves, the jack rabbit, the prairie dog (gopher), the black, the brown and, occasionally, the grizzly bear.
The prairie dog is found everywhere.
Other prairie birds are the prairie chicken, and there are a great many birds that sing while flying; among them are the horned lark, bobolink, Smith's longspur and chestnut collared longspur, lark-sparrow, lark-bunting and Sprague's pipit.
High winds are frequent, and prairie houses are often protected by rows of trees called " wind breaks."
They have also adopted the policy of selecting favourable town-sites on the uninhabited prairie, erecting grain elevators at such points, and furnishing transportation facilities by means of branch roads tapping the main lines of travel.
Minor operations moreover, especially in Arkansas and southern Missouri, were continually undertaken by both sides during 1862-1863, of which the battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas (December 7, 1862), was the most notable incident.
While the prairie tribes of America lived under the loose sway of chiefs and councils of old men, the settled nations of Mexico had attained to a highly organized government.
The upper Mississippi and some of the Ohio basin is the prairie region, with trees originally only along the watercourses; the uplands towards the Appalachians were included in the great eastern forested area; the western part of the plains has so dry a climate that its herbage is scanty, and in the south it is barren.
The Prairie States.The originally treeless prairies of the upper Mississippi basin began in Indiana and extended westward and north-westward until they merged with the drier region described Leyond as the Great Plains.
The moraines are of too small relief to be shown on any maps but those of the largest scale; yet small as they are, they are the chief relief of the prairie states, and, in association with the nearly imperceptible slopes of the till plains, they determine the course of many streams and rivers, which as a whole are consequent upon the surface form of the glacial deposits.
All of these features are easily recognized in the prairie region.
A more probable cause is found in the fineness of the prairie soil, which is inimical to the growth of young trees in competition with the grasses and annual plants.
Prairie fires, both of natural and artificial origin, are also a contributive cause; for young trees are exterminatedby fires, but annual plants soon reappear.
This valley in the coastal plain, with the much narrower rock-walled valley of the upper river in the prairie states, is the true valley of the S3ississippi river; but in popular phrase the Mississippi valley is taken to include a large central part of the Mississippi drainage basin.
Most of the plain is treeless prairie, but the sandier belts are forested; two of them are known as cross timbers, because their trend is transverse to the general course of the main consequent rivers.
An inland extension from the coastal plain in north-central Texas leads to a large cuesta known as Grand Prairie (not structurally included in the coastal plain), upheld at altitudes of 1200 or 1300 ft.
Then comes the East Texas timber belt, broad in the north-east, narrowing to a point before reaching the Rio Grande, a low and thoroughly dissected cuesta of sandy Eocene strata; and this is followed by the Coast Prairie, a very young plain, with a seaward slope of less than 2 ft.
Near the Colorado river the dissected cuesta of the Grand Prairie passes southward, by a change to a more nearly horizontal structure, into the dissected Edwards plateau (to be referred to again as part of the Great Plains), which terminates in a maturely dissected fault scarp, 300 or 400 ft.
From the Colorado to the Rio Grande, the Black Prairie, the timber belt and the Coast Prairie merge in a vast plain, little differentiated, overgrown with chaparral (shrub-like trees, often thorny), widening eastward in the Rio Grande delta, and extending southward into Meico.
Although the Coast Prairie is a sea bottom of very modern uplift, it appears already to have suffered a slight movement of depression, for its small rivers all enter embayments; the larger rivers, however, seem to have counteracted the encroachment of the sea on the land by a sufficiently active delta building, with a resulting forward growth of the land into the sea.
The grizzly bear, cougar, coyote, prairie dog and antelope are still found in several of the Western states, and the grey wolf is common in the West and in northern Minnesota, \Visconsin and Michigan.
Of the nine provinces of Canada only two have no coast line on salt water, the western prairie provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan; but Manitoba and Ontario have a seaboard only on Hudson Bay and its southern extension James Bay respectively, and there is no probability that the shallow harbours of the latter bay will ever be of much importance for shipping, though Churchill Harbour on the west side of Hudson Bay may become an important grain port.
All of these are rapid and shallow, affording navigation only for canoes; but the largest of them, Nelson river, drains the great Manitoban lakes, Winnipeg, Winnipegosis and Manitoba, which are frequented by steamers, and receive the waters of Lake-of-the-Woods, Lake Seul and many others emptying into Winnipeg river from Ontario; of Red river coming in from the United States to the south; and of the southern parts of the Rocky Mountains and the western prairie provinces drained by the great Saskatchewan river.
The very flat and rich prairie near Winnipeg is the former bed of the glacial Lake Agassiz; but most of the prairie to the west is of a gently rolling character and there are two rather abrupt breaks in the plain, the most westerly one receiving the name of the Missouri Coteau.
When not too deep the river channels may be traced from afar across the prairie by the winding band of trees growing beside the water.
But the predominance in wheatgrowing has now shifted to the new prairie regions of the west.
In the NorthWest Provinces there are vast areas of prairie land, over which cattle pasture, and from which thousands of fat bullocks are shipped annually.
It has been yearly observed by the public schools of the state, and no state has done more than Nebraska for the forestation of its waste and prairie lands.
The native prairie grasses have been in considerable part displaced by grasses introduced from more humid regions.
The common sunflower (the most conspicuous weed of the state) and allied flowers, which spring up in myriads even in the midst of unbroken prairie wherever this is disturbed, line the roads with yellow bands from horizon to horizon, enclose the broken fields and choke waste places.
It is on an elevation from the rolling prairie, which commands a fine view over the valley of the Arkansas.
The city is regularly laid out on a fairly level prairie bench, considerably elevated above the river and about 890 ft.
Rodents including ground and rock squirrels and prairie dogs are the natural hosts.
I think today i have earned a prairie muffin award for my kitchen endeavors!
Also debuting over the weekend were horror remake The omen and A Prairie Home Companion.
The prairie marmot and the burrowing owl come into neighborly contact with the rattlesnake, but the acquaintance does not quite amount to friendship.
An isolated canyon nearby contains Indian petroglyphs, and we will also stop at an abandoned White-tailed Prairie Dog town where Mountain Plovers nest.
The wetlands were dotted with a few species and individuals, but nothing in comparison to my visits to the prairie potholes farther west.
Against a backdrop of majestic snow capped mountains and rolling prairie the history of the region is set.
The training area consists of a treeless undulating prairie where weapons, including tank guns, can fire live ammunition.
Together the two young people worked the land and explored the glorious prairie.
Alec was a real character and left in the early 1900s to farm in the Canadian prairie.
In the first year some of the cows already in calf gave birth in the open prairie.
Hiking is great, lots of space and varying terrain from steep canyons to flat rolling prairie.
It is now one of the largest remaining areas of short grass prairie in North America.
I now realize that pressure is being brought to bear for me to eat prairie oysters and blog my experience.
In mountain, prairie and desert hunting the shooting sling is a great asset.
Its crucial role in sexual bonding has been observed by North American scientists studying the prairie vole.
In the arid valleys coyotes (prairie wolves), rabbits and badgers are found.
Long bar-like " islands " (conspicuous high land rising above the marsh and prairie) - Orange, Petite Anse, Grand Cote, Cote Blanche and Belle Isle - offer very interesting topographical and geological problems. " Trembling prairies "- land that trembles under the tread of men or cattle - are common near the coast.
A pair of prairie burrowing owls (Speotyto) are almost invariably inhabitants of a viscachera (see RODENTIA).
Its most characteristic animals and birds are the white-tailed jack-rabbit, pallid vole, sage hen, sharp-tailed grouse and greentailed towhee; the large Columbia ground-squirrel (Spermophflus columbianus) is common in that part of the zone which re west of the Rocky Mountains, but east of the Rockies it is replaced by another species (Cynomys) which closely resembles a small prairie dog.
The "culture" or "apricot" zone is followed by the prairie belt, in which black-earth plants (Stipa and the like) struggle for existence against invading Central Asian forms. And then come the lowlands and deserts with their moving sandy barkhans, shors and takyrs (see Transcaspian Region).
Hay is made of the native prairie grasses, which grow luxuriantly.
The southern part of Alberta is covered by a short grass, very nutritive, but drying up in the middle of summer until the whole prairie is brown and unattractive.
North Dakota lies in the Prairie Plains and Great Plains physiographic provinces.
A few rodents have increased in numbers; the prairie dog especially is a pest in the alfalfa fields of the arid lands (as are pocket-gophers at places in the east).
That its storage has very greatly increased as cultivation has been extended (the prairie sod sheds water like a roof) is true; moreover, the spread of scientific principles of farming has increased the advantage derived from the ground-water stored.
The Alleghany Plateau is the north-westernmost division of the Appalachian system; it is an eroded mass of sedimentary rock sloping north-westward to the Prairie and Lake Plains and reaching south-west from the south-western part of New York state through Tennessee and into Alabama.
There are annual spring bird, wildflower and fall prairie guided tours.
The eastern part of the Prairie Plains is a belt known as the Black Prairie, and it has a rich black soil derived from Upper Cretaceous limestone; immediately west of this is another belt with a thinner soil derived from Lower Cretaceous rocks; a southern part of the same plains has a soil derived from granite; in a large area in the north-west the plains have a reddish clay soil derived from Permian rocks and a variety of soils - good black soils and inferior sandy and clay soils - derived from Carboniferous rocks.
But the most marked departures from the prairie surface are in the N.E.
Very interesting to ornithologists are the few heath hens, the eastern representative of the prairie hen (pinnated grouse), which are found on the island of Martha's Vineyard, and are the sole survivors in the eastern states of one of the finest of American game birds, now practically exterminated even on the western plains.
Previous to this, however, in 1851, the first train ran over the Chicago Milwaukee & St Paul railway to Waukesha, and in 1857 through trains were run over the same road to the Mississippi at Prairie du Chien.
The timid viscacha (Lagostomus trichodactylus), living in colonies, often with the burrowing owl, and digging deep under ground like the American prairie dog, was almost the only quadruped to be seen upon these immense open plains.
But there are long stretches of pine loam in the South where branch lines can be, and are, built and equipped for £2400 or less per mile, while the construction of new main line in the prairie region of the West ought not to cost more than £4000 per single-track-mile, under present conditions.
Prairie du Chien was formally surrendered in 1796 to the United States.
The city is situated on the border of a rolling prairie about 770 ft.
The cotton-wood timber, though soft and perishable, is of value in its prairie habitats, where it is frequently the only available wood either for carpentry or fuel; it has been planted to a considerable extent in some parts of Europe, but in England a form of this species known as P. monilifera is generally preferred from its larger and more rapid growth.
Below this river prairie areas become increasingly common, constituting the entire S.W.
Its hold upon the delta region is, however, almost unchallenged, especially since the rice farmers have found in the prairie lands that excel the delta for their purposes.
Prairie du Chien is one of the most interesting places, historically, in Wisconsin.
Coyotes or prairie wolves (of which there is a local sub-species, Canis nebracensis texensis), grey wolves, prairie dogs (gophers), and jack rabbits are common on the plains; less common are the grey wolf or lobo (Canis griseus) and the timber wolf; and there are several species of foxes, including the swift.
Probably the foremost among them is Sigismund Justh, who died prematurely in the midst of his painful attempt at reconciling French " realistic " modes of thought with what he conceived to be Magyar simplicity (A puszta konyve, " The Book of the Puszta," prairie of Hungary; A Peitz legenddja, " The Legend of Money "; Gdnyo Julcsa, " Juliet Ganyo "; Fuimus).
In the broad river valleys of the eastern part of the Prairie Plains region are forests and isolated groves consisting principally of pecan, cypress, cottonwood and several species of oak.
Slight ridges along the streams and bayous which traverse it, and occasional patches of slightly elevated prairie, relieve in a measure the monotonous expanse.
In 1892 a new form of land tenure was introduced, under which large areas of crown lands were leased for 999 years, at an unchanging rent of 4% on the prairie value.
The north-east part of the state is included in the Great Lakes Province, and the southern and western parts are in the Prairie Plains Province.
There are collegiate institutes for more advanced education at Winnipeg, Brandon and Portage la Prairie, with a total of 1094 pupils enrolled.