Island Dig



Island Explorers Team: . . . . Wed, Apr 2, 6:40AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Discover Santa Rosa and San Miguel Islands Dig we are going to uncover some ancient mysteries on these northern most island in the Channel Island train. We will learn about the people who lived and worked they and the amazing discoveries they made that have changed the history of the western hemisphere!

Island Explorers Team: . . . . Wed, Apr 2, 6:41AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG DISCOVER #1 Santa Rosa Island has been steeped in legal battles since it was first granted to Mexican citizens under a Mexican Land Grant. What are the last Spanish names of the Mexican families and Governors who influenced the islands early fate ? Many of these early California family names are now street names in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles in memory of these early settlers and law makers. button

Island Explorers Team: . . . . Wed, Apr 2, 6:41AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG DISCOVERY # - 2 the Mexican owners of Santa Rosa gave title of the island to their daughters who had married Americans. These men brought what types of animals to the island to try to establish a ranch ? button

Island Explorers Team: . . . . Wed, Apr 2, 6:41AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG DISCOVERY # - 3 These two ranchers got into a legal battle over the island, and in the end sold their shares to a Mr. Moore, who became the owner during the first years of California Statehood under US Government rule. He then sold the island to his brother, Alexander Moore. What terrible crime did Mr. Moore commit ? button

Island Explorers Team: . . . . Wed, Apr 2, 6:41AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG DISCOVERY # - 4 The next owners were Vail and Vicker who held the island as a ranch until forced to sell to the US Government in 1986 to turn the island into a national park. During their ownership several amazing things were found on the island by archeologists and paleontologists. What was found there ? button button

Island Explorers Team: . . . . Wed, Apr 2, 6:41AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG DISCOVERY # - 5 What do the discoveries on Santa Rosa tell us about early life on the Channel Islands and how did these discoveries change our understanding of pre-history in North America ? button button

Island Explorers Team: . . . . Wed, Apr 2, 6:42AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG DISCOVERY # - 6 San Miguel Island is the island furthest north and most exposed to the fierce weather off the Pacific. What type of ranching took place there and what impact did it have on the native plants on the island ? button

Island Explorers Team: . . . . Wed, Apr 2, 6:42AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG DISCOVERY # - 7 In what way is the history of San Miguel tied to the discovery of the Lone Woman of San Nicolas ? button

Island Explorers Team: . . . . Wed, Apr 2, 6:42AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG DISCOVERY # - 8 In 1940 a discovery was made on San Miguel that tied it to discoveries made on Santa Rosa Island. What was this discovery (hint look at the short time line near the bottom). button

Island Explorers Team: . . . . Wed, Apr 2, 6:42AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG DISCOVERY # - 9 What year did San Miguel become a part of the National Park System ? button

Island Explorers Team: . . . . Wed, Apr 2, 6:42AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG DISCOVERY #10 What five Islands are now part of the Channel Islands National Park formed in 1980 ? button button

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