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Great Plains

A vast grassland region of central North America extending from the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba southward to Texas. Much of the area is used for cattle ranching and wheat farming.

Great Plains

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(Placename) a vast region of North America east of the Rocky Mountains, extending from the lowlands of the Mackenzie River (Canada), south to the Big Bend of the Rio Grande

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a semiarid region E of the Rocky Mountains, in the U.S. and Canada.
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Noun1.Great Plains - a vast prairie region extending from Alberta and Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada south through the west central United States into TexasGreat Plains - a vast prairie region extending from Alberta and Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada south through the west central United States into Texas; formerly inhabited by Native Americans
dust bowl - a region subject to dust storms; especially the central region of United States subject to dust storms in the 1930s
Llano Estacado - a large semiarid plateau forming the southern part of the Great Plains
North America - a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
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Contract Awarded for Managed services contract to support and maintain the information system used by Utah, Colorado and Wyoming, three states within the Mountain Plains States Consortium (MPSC) of Women, Infants and Children (WIC) agencies
This central location in the Denver area will give Bristol an expanded presence in the area, which includes the Rocky Mountain and Plains states, and will allow both current and future clients in the region to experience the customer-focused client service for which Bristol is known.
United Airlines will waive fees for any customers scheduled to fly through Thursday to or from eight airports in the Midwest and Great Plains States, including Chicago O'Hare.
The drought affecting Midwest and Plains states has put a further drag on the regional economy.
More than 100 reported tornadoes touched down in the Plains states last month.
This book presents stories, expressions, beliefs, and folk arts documented over a 33-year time span (1977 to 2010), from people in the Northern Great Plains states, especially North Dakota, and the Canadian prairie provinces.
Currently, the AFS British Columbia Chapter is in first place, the AFS Plains States Chapter is in second and the AFS Penn-York and AFS Northeast Indiana Chapters are tied for third.
Study finds drivers in the Plains states most likely to purchase by Q1 2011
Norfolk Wind Energy will be the seventh wind energy project managed by National Wind in Minnesota and is one of 13 families of community-based wind projects currently being developed by National Wind across the Midwest and Plains states.
The Eastern States covers the Old Southwest, New England, Mid-Atlantic States, the Old South, the Old Northwest, and the Central Plains states.
They cover a prodigious amount of travel: while his compatriots were fighting the war, Cooke drove through (or on his second tour, took public transport through) the Northeast, Washington, the South, the West, the plains states and the old Northwest.
An autumn marked by adequate rainfall across much of the Central Plains states, and no hint of a return to drought conditions in the near future, could lead to an abundant spring 2007 harvest of hard red winter wheat, point out meteorologists from AccuWeather.