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The Rockies

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Definition the chief mountain range of western North America; extends from British Columbia to northern New Mexico; forms the continental divide
  • We started in the foothills of the Rockies as we left Yellowstone, and all day we climbed up and down.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
The Rockies = the chief mountain range of western North America
  • Our plan was to curve across the lower part of Wisconsin, veer into Minnesota, and then barrel straight on through Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wyoming, sweep up into Montana, and cross the Rocky Mountains into Idaho.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • Rocky Mountains = the chief mountain range of western North America
  • That name was then given to all the country west of the Mississippi as far as the Rocky Mountains.
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • Plus stuff bout the desert and the Indians and the rocky mountains.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • "Why, the Rocky Mountains," Augustus said.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • This letter of many pages was concerned with events that were happening in Colorado, in a part of the Rocky Mountains very little known.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • They pointed out the window directly at a mountain which looked like a spare part from the Rockies.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • After the Rockies, Mount Diablo didn't look very large, nor was it covered in snow.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • "Frank here and I met in '84, in McQuire's camp, near the Rockies, where Pa was working a claim.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • I recognized the Rocky Mountains in the distance.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Or, like a trapper in a Northern Canada movie, plunge through the forest, make camp in the Rockies, a grim and wordless caveman!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • The choice to go east of the Rockies or to Japan was presented without time for consultation with separated parents and children.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • At the far end of the boulevard, looming like an escarpment in the Rockies, stood the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The sunlight is fading but still warm as the president speaks in the open-air dirt arena, the Rocky Mountains towering in the near distance.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The Appalachian Mountains rose beneath us, not as high and not nearly as pointy as the Rockies.
    James Patterson  --  School's Out - Forever
  • More from stubbornness than hope, she did a scan of the Midwest, heading toward the Rockies.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • The Rocky Mountains are too big, too long, too important to have to be imposing.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Everywhere we turned, the Rocky Mountains seemed to be staring at me, like a tidal wave about to crash into the city.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Welcome to the Overlook Dining Room, Pride of the Rockies.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • But black-faced Mount Zion, across the tracks in Texana, North Carolina, was as different as the Rocky Mountains are from the Sahara.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America

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