tallgrass prairie

tall·​grass prairie | \ ˈtȯl-ˌgras- How to pronounce tallgrass prairie (audio) \

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Denton Prairie is a part of the Prairie Corridor on Haines Branch, a tallgrass prairie passage that connects Pioneers Park Nature Center to Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center. USA TODAY, "‘Molly of Denali,’ saloon discourse, ashes by mail: News from around our 50 states," 10 July 2019 In the field's center, there are even hints of the kind of tallgrass prairie that once covered 170 million acres of North America like a thick carpet. Ryan Smith, Chicago Reader, "Neighborhoods / News / Politics Chicago's next great park? Hardly," 21 May 2018 The hundreds of acres of farmland surrounding it were sold to the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, which restored them to tallgrass prairie. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "May 20 tour of Wright-designed Muirhead Farmhouse to benefit D301 music programs," 12 May 2018 The daylong event rotates between new and old sites in the large expanse of tallgrass prairie. Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, kansascity, "Tickets on sale Saturday for Symphony in the Flint Hills, featuring Americana singer | The Kansas City Star," 1 Mar. 2018

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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