frontier

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Forest Frontiers

The history of the tropical forests of Latin America and the Caribbean goes well beyond the much discussed deforestation that gathered such momentum starting in the 1960s and 70s. The extraction of timber and other resources, such as rubber, has altered the structure of some forests by depleting the species of precious woods and multiplying rubber trees. But despite efforts to nationalize these vast forested domains, their incorporation remains elusive.

Development of Nebraska and Wyoming

This is Chapter 4 of the virtual exhibition “Promotion and Transformation of Landscapes along the CB&Q Railroad” by environmental historian Eric D. Olmanson. The chapter focuses on “Buffalo Bill” William Cody and the development of Wyoming.

Railroads and the American frontier

The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad played an important role in the transformation of settlement, agriculture, commerce, and recreation in North America. This is the introductory chapter of the virtual exhibition “Promotion and Transformation of Landscapes along the CB&Q Railroad” by environmental historian Eric D. Olmanson.