The Mountains: Their Capital And Meaning Of Their Name By Ginny

Montana’s capital is Helena
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Created out of the Idaho Territory in 1864, the name Montana is a derivation of the Latin word “montaanus” which means mountainous.
Nevada’s is Carson City
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This state was named after the mountain range in the west.
From out at sea Spanish sailors gazed upon the beautiful mountain ranges of California. They called these mountains Sierra Nevada (snowy range). Sierra Nevada seemed an apt name for the new territory that was being carved out of Utah, but when the deed was done in 1859, the name of this new territory had been shortened to Nevada.

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Jigzone’s View of Arles

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JigZone’s Van Gogh’s Self

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A 19th-century painter, Van Gogh is almost as famous for his mental instability as for his vivid paintings. His career as an artist lasted only 10 years and coincided with frequent bouts of depression and anguish; in a famous 1888 incident he slashed off his left earlobe with a razor. He is closely associated with the town of Arles in the south of France, where he created many of his greatest paintings.
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Grammar Lesson 31~Adjectives

Adjectives, another part of speech, give us a great deal of terminology. I will share it with you, but all that is really important is that adjectives modify or affect the meaning of nouns and pronouns and tell us which, whose, what kind, and how many about the nouns or pronouns they modify. They generally come before the noun or pronoun they modify, but there are exceptions to that rule. How and why they are different will be explained in later lessons. They still tell us which, whose, what kind, and how many.
There are seven (7) words in the English language that are always adjectives. They are the articles a, an, and the and the possessives my, our, your, and their. (The possessives are from the possessive pronoun list but are always used with nouns as adjectives.) Being only seven in number, one should memorize them so they are immediately recognized as adjectives.
Examples: The neighbor girl likes chocolate ice cream. Mr. Johanson is tall, dark and handsome.
Some authorities like to distinguish between what they call true adjectives and determiners, but both still just tell which, whose, what kind, and how many. Those words are the key to adjectives and should be memorized to make adjectives easy.
Pick out the adjectives in the following sentences.
1. The heavy red dress of Queen Elizabeth weighed over fifty pounds.
2. My sister chose two shirts for my graduation present.
3. That small Mexican restaurant in the next block serves fresh meals.
4. The little black dog barked at the well-dressed stranger.
5. An old wood fence had caught several discarded candy wrappers.
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Great Lakes: Their Capital And Meaning Of Their Name By Ginny

Michigan’s capital is Lansing
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The word Michigan originally referred to a clearing on the lower peninsula and was derived from the Chippewa Indian word “majigan” which means clearing. Lake Michigan was named after this clearing by European explorers in the area in the 1670’s. The state later took the name of the clearing as well.
Wisconsin’s capital is Madison
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This state was named after the Wisconsin River. Wisconsin means “grassy place” in the Chippewa language.

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Tenderly

This short romantic story gave me a smile with only one word. My sons will need to put it’s truth into practice someday. (:
Taken from Back to the Bible, this is a devotion by Elizabeth Elliot.
There isn’t a man or woman anywhere, I am convinced, who does not long for tenderness.
When I was in college, a girl who lived on my floor in the dormitory was pursued by a number of ardent young men on the campus.

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