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Historical Context

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Illustration 1
Drawing 1
Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 4
Photo 5
Photo 6

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Visual Evidence

Photo 3: Cadet Area.[Photo 3] with link to larger version of photo.
(USAFA)

Photo 3 is a view to the south with the Rampart Range in the background. The topography of the Academy site required extensive preparations including the construction of concrete retaining walls and earthen embankments to create artificial terraces at the crest of the ridge where the Cadet Area was placed.

Questions for Photo 3

1. Using the Chapel as a guide, match Photo 3 to Drawing 1. Does the photo help you to understand the contour lines shown in Drawing 1? If so, how?

2. How does this photo add to your understanding of the site and the setting? What evidence can you find of "terracing"? Why was this necessary?

* The photo on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 3, but be aware that the file will take as much as 35 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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