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Colorado’s Great Plains

Added by yongli on 03/04/2016 - 10:12, last changed on 08/06/2020 - 10:33
Eastern Colorado, bordered by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the west, Kansas on the east, and the corners of Nebraska and Oklahoma, constitutes a portion of the Great Plains. It is the agricultural heartland of Colorado. This semiarid region is characterized by silty and sandy loam soils...

Kent Haruf

Added by yongli on 01/26/2021 - 16:38, last changed on 01/26/2021 - 16:38
Kent Haruf (1943–2014) was a novelist best known for Plainsong (1999). Set in the fictional town of Holt in northeast Colorado, Plainsong and Haruf’s other novels examine the lives of ordinary people on the high plains . Often praised for his unadorned style and humane outlook, Haruf is generally...

The Dust Bowl

Added by yongli on 05/09/2016 - 10:53, last changed on 10/29/2019 - 10:51
In the 1930s, eastern Colorado experienced the worst ecological disaster in the state’s history. Unsustainable farming practices and widespread drought transformed the once fertile Great Plains into a barren landscape, inhospitable to both humans and animals. The experience of the Dust Bowl...
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