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  • Willa Cather
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    Sara Orne Jewett, a local colorist from Maine, once suggested that Willa Cather write from her own background. Cather followed that advice and became famous for her stories of the American frontier; especially those about heroic women who struggled to tame the prairies of Nebraska and the Southwest. Cather's first novel was published in 1912 and was called Alexander's Bridge. In 1913 came O Pioneers! which took its title from a poem by Walt Whitman. My Antonia, published in 1918, is probably her...
  • Honduras Culture
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    Honduras Located in middle Central America, Honduras is a tropical country named after the depth of the water along the northern border of the Caribbean Sea (Lexis Nexis). Nicaragua to the South and Guatemala and El Salvador to the West border Honduras. The climate in Honduras varies depending upon the region. Along the coast the weather is hot and dry, yet, in the mountain ranges it stays cool the whole year round. Honduras is the third poorest country in the world. There are few corporations, ...
  • Short Time In My Life
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    Distractions In Life' I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps, it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spare any time for that one. ' -Henry David Thoreau Many times I would find myself in a state of mass confusion. It was asif I had no perception of where I would go with my life. I was trapped in a realm of things which were unfamiliar to me. When I tried to experience these new adventures I ended up back where I started in a slow state of dea...
  • 983 People Live In New Zealand
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    The Geography of New Zealand By Clayton Brown Kirkpatrick Period 7 February 25, 1996 The well-known country of New Zealand is a small, resourceful nation located 1,000 miles off Australia's south east coast. New Zealand has an impressive economy that continues to grow, a physical landscape that attracts people from around the globe, and although small, New Zealand is a respected nation for its advanced civilization and stable government. The geography of this prestigious nation can be described ...
  • New Lives With New Laws
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    What was an American? Rough Draft Western Europeans came to America to start new lives, with new laws, a new social system but all in all to become new men. In contrast African emigrants were brought to America to tend to the needs of the settlers from Europe. They were brought over to be slaves. Each of these views are views of St Jean de Crevecoeur and Fredrick Douglass. St Jean de Crevecoeur, was an emigrant of Europe. Crevecoeur, had no desire to go back to the land in which his forefathers ...
  • Early Renaissance Period
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    THE EARLY RENAISSANCE The early Renaissance period was a time of new awakenings. It was a slow emergence of self-awareness and human potential. Where exactly the period began is debated, both then and now, and truly does not have a clear and distinct division between the Middle Ages. However, it was after the bubonic plaque, or "Black Death" as it was called, had wiped out half of the population of Europe. And, the population decrease had led to an economic depression. Once the incidence of the ...
  • Lives In New Prague
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    Clayton Schoenecker My Grandfather, Clayton Schoenecker, was born on December 14, 1924. His parents were Hildegard and Henry Schoenecker. He was born in Jordan, and his family later moved to New Prague. He attended grade school at St. Wenceslaus. He only spoke German when he was young. At school the majority of the children spoke Czech, and when he served in church he had to speak Latin. Throw in English to the mix, and he was speaking a little of four languages. As a child, Clayton was a very a...

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