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Landforms
Rocky Mountains
The Coast Ranges
Sierra Nevadas
Cascade Range
Mount Denali, highest
mountain in the U.S.
Central Valley
Willamette Valley
Mojave Desert
The Great Basin Desert
Death Valley
Rain Forest
Alaskaàtundra, cold, flat
treeless
Hawaiiàeight islands made
by volcanoes
Products
Fishing
Ports
Dams for electricity
Fruits and vegetables
Aircraft
Ship-building
Technologyà Silicon Valley

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Water
The Great Salt Lake

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Natural Resources
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Pacific Ocean
Fish
“America’s Fruit and Salad
Bowl” more than 150 fruits
and vegetables frown here
Apples from Washington
Wood
Potatoes from Idaho
Pineapples from Hawaii
Salt
Oil from Alaska
Copper, gold and silver from
Rocky Mountains

Climate
Many different climates
Cold and rainy and
extremely hot and dry
Alaskaà cold and wet
Hawaiià sunny and warm
all year round as it is near
the equator
Danger of earthquakes

Landmarks
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Yellowstone National Park
Old Faithful
Devils Tower
Golden Gate Bridge
Alaska’s glaciers
Hawaii’s volcanoes
Disneyland

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Culture of the West
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Salmon, oysters, cioppino (stew made from fish and shellfish), Asian foods are popular because of
immigrants
California Roll invented in Los Angeles
Hawaiian favorite local food is Saimin (a kind of ramen noodle soup)