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The Transcontinental Railroad
Transcript of The Transcontinental Railroad
Attracting new immigrants & settlers
Railroad companies sold thousands of acres of land to settlers along tracks to fund the building of the Railroad
This fostered TRADE and ECONOMIC Growth! How?
Railroad tracks that connect the WEST to the EAST.
That's RIGHT! The transportation of the agricultural products from the WEST and the Farmers to markets.
"Cash Crops" - Corn & Wheat
Cattle and Hogs
Major Industries Developed: Flour milling and meat processing.
What is it?
Tunnels dug through mountains
Coal burning engines, needed more fuel, so more mining
- Factory Smoke
- Processing Plant Waste