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Sierra Nevada

(Encyclopedia) Sierra Nevada syā´rä nāvä´ᵺä, chief mountain range of S Spain, in Granada prov., running from east to west for c.60 mi (100 km), parallel to the Mediterranean Sea. The range's…

Sierra Nevada

(Encyclopedia) Sierra Nevada sēĕr´ə nəvä´də, mountain range, c.400 mi (640 km) long and from c.40 to 80 mi (60–130 km) wide, mostly in E Calif. It rises to 14,495 ft (4,418 m) in Mt. Whitney, the…

Sierra Nevada de Mérida

(Encyclopedia) Sierra Nevada de Mérida syā´rä nāvä´ᵺä ᵺā mā´rēᵺä, mountain range, NW Venezuela, a spur of the Andes extending c.200 mi (320 km) NE from the Colombian border to the Caribbean coastal…

Mulhacén

(Encyclopedia) Mulhacén mo͞oläthān´ or Muley-Hacénmo͞olā´-äthān´, peak, 11,411 ft (3,478 m) high, Granada prov., Spain; highest point of the Sierra Nevada and of Spain.

Mother Lode

(Encyclopedia) Mother Lode, belt of gold-bearing quartz veins, central Calif., along the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The term is sometimes limited to a strip c.70 mi (110 km) long and…

Squaw Valley

(Encyclopedia) Squaw Valley, valley, NE Calif., in the Sierra Nevada Mts., NW of Lake Tahoe. A well-known ski and winter recreational resort, it was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Ski lifts…

Paradise

(Encyclopedia) Paradise, town (1990 pop. 25,406), Butte co., N central Calif., located along a broad ridge in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range, inc. 1979. It is mainly residential with a…

Whitney, Mount

(Encyclopedia) Whitney, Mount, peak, 14,494 ft (4,418 m) high, E Calif., in the Sierra Nevada at the eastern border of Sequoia National Park; the highest peak in the contiguous 48 states (Denali [Mt…

American

(Encyclopedia) American, river, 30 mi (48 km) long, rising in N central Calif. in the Sierra Nevada and flowing SW into the Sacramento River at Sacramento. The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill…

Kings

(Encyclopedia) Kings, river, 125 mi (201 km) long, rising in three forks in the Sierra Nevada, E Calif., and flowing SW to Tulare Lake in the San Joaquin valley. Its middle and southern forks flow…