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WHy was ccalifornia hard to reach?

Because deserts and mountains

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for years ships were the best way to reach California, what changed in 1820's?

Trappers needed beaver fur and started to move west

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How did trappers discover new routes to west?

They found trails by looking for beacers

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what were beaver furs used for?

They were used to make hats and clothing

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What does demand mean?

It means desire to get something

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WHat item was in high demand?

Beaver Fur

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What does supply mean?

Is the amount of a good or service that is offered for sale

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what happened to the beaver fur supply?

It was nearly used up

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what happened to fur prices? Why?

They went up
Because the demand was hogh

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WHat was the frontier?

The land beyond the settled parts of the us

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who was traveling into the frontier? why?

Trappers
For beaver fur

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what is a trailblazer?

A person who makes new passes for other people

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WHo is Jedediah Strong Smith?

A trailblazer

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Where did Jedediah Strong Smith's trapping expedition go?

California -\he left great lakes area-utah-headed south west to colorado river then to Mojave desert

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who helped guide the trappers?

Indians

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how did Jedediah Strong Smith describe the land?

I travelled... Over a country of complete barrens... From morning till night

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Jedediah Strong Smith expedition was the first group of people to do what?

Pass the Serra Nevada's
1st people from US to travel by land to california

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WHy was Jedediah Strong Smith ordered to leave California?

Because they thought he was a spy

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Where did Jedediah Strong Smith trap in California?

The San Joaquin Valley

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WHat route did Jedediah Strong Smith expedition take back?

He went over the Serra Nevada
(Right were we are now at 1:39 pm)

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James Ohio Pattie and Sylvester Pattie were also Trail blazers. What happened to them in California?

They were put in jail

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Why was Ewing Young's travels important?

Because he developed the old Spanish Trail

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Why was Joseph Reddeford Wlakers Trailblazing important? important?

Because he found a pass through the Serra Nevada

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What is a Pass?

An opening through a mountain

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Why was James Beckwourth'sTrailblazing important? important?

Because he found a new pass that was later called Beckwourth Pass