Re: Montrei Map
|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 6, 2001, 23:01|
>Very nice! I notice that Los Angeles is not part of Montrei. I guess
>makes me a resident of Alta California...
Well, i thought that the Santa Clara river was a nice natural border,
though i'm not quite sure how big it really is.
>Forgive the questions, but I haven't been following all of this Ill
>stuff very closely: What is Alta California, and how did Montrei and Alta
>California become independent from Mexico? (Or perhaps they were never
>of Mexico, but discrete colonies which got their independence from Spain
Well i'm not sure how Padraic has it set up for Alta California, but i do
know that for a short time, Montreianos and Alta Californios has border
skirmishes. Montreianos wanting their own country, and Alta California
wanting to keep it. However, from what it seems (and i'm sure i'll be
corrected if wrong), Tejas had also been squabbling with Alta California.
A treaty (as yet unnamed) was signed between Alta California and Montrei
that ended the border skirmishes, and allowed Alta California to focus on
keeping Tejas from trying to grab land. So, the treaty was signed, Montrei
was granted independence, and the fighting between the two ended.
I'll put some links here so you can see some of the less obvious natural
- Cache Creek:a bit misleading, it is a river, and has some good
whitewater runs. http://creekin.net/cache.htm . Page shows some shots of
part of it.
- Clear Lake: the oldest lake in Montrei (it's a few million years old).
The bed constantly drops, so it hasnt silted up and become a prairie. It
also has geothermal springs in the lake bed.
- American River - the eastern half of the north border, is similar to
Cache Creek, but flows from the Sierra Nevadas:
- Santa Clara River - a very wide river, and often dry during summer, this
marks the southern boundary of Montrei. It's an effective natural border
when flowing, because it's dangerous to cross.
(not the best image, but the river bed can be seen in the left hand side
of the picture)