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Kansas Chapter 7

Growing Economy phrase describing Kansas' economy after the Civil War due to its' growing population of skilled and trained work forces, large industries, and small businesses
Cattle Industry term describing the buying and selling of cattle which were driven from Texas to Kansas in order to load them up onto trains in order to ship them to consumers in the East
Chisholm Trail term referring to the major trail blazed by Jesse Chisholm which cattlemen followed in order to take their cattle from Texas to railroad heads in Kansas
Cowboys term referring to the men who drove cattle from Texas to Kansas in order to make a profit
Cowtowns term referring to the towns in Kansas that were located on a railroad line and served as major shipping points of cattle
End of Cattle Drives phrase describing the stoppage of cattle being driven into Kansas due to the deaths of many Kansas cattle from "Texas Fever," resistance from Kansas ranchers and farmers, and the extension of railroads into Texas
Railroad Land Grants phrase referring to the giving of public land by the government to railroad companies in order to promote the expansion of railroad lines to the West
Cyrus K. Holliday man who was one of Kansas' most prominent businessmen through the development of the city of Topeka and the creation of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad
Railroads and Town Development phrase referring to the relationship that railroads and towns had when it came to the development of communities within Kansas
Town Site Associations phrase referring to the groups that developed towns through surveying and platting, selling shares, and promoting the town site in order to turn a profit
Town Planning phrase describing the thought process that went into designing and developing a community where the residential lots were large enough for homeowners, streets large enough for traffic, and business lots the correct size to encourage business owners
Fred Harvey man who was responsible for the improvement of eating establishments for train passengers through creating Harvey House Restaurants in or near train depots and on passenger trains where the passenger could experience good food with respectable surrounding
Town Life phrase referring to what life was like in towns in Kansas during the late 1800's where people primarily relied on business or labor jobs for income and also had easy access to many of the goods and services that were available in large supply in the East
Country Life phrase referring to what life was like in the country in Kansas during the late 1800's where people primarily acquired food through gardens and hunting and relied on crop production for income
Farming Dependence phrase referring to the situation where the success or failure of the state's economy relied on the success or failure of the state's farmers
Kansas Tall Tales phrase referring to the exaggeration of stories from the success of farming, resources available, or, in general, the greatness of life within Kansas
Kansas Crops phrase referring to the various crops that Kansas farmers relied on in the late 1800's which included corn and wheat but also included oats, cotton, tobacco, rye, barley, flax, castor beans, hemp, broomcorn, grapes and other fruits
Crop Production phrase referring to the planting, growing, and harvesting of crops which primarily relied upon horse or man power to do the work required
The Grange term referring to the association of farmers where they could share crop information and education, advocate politically for themselves, and gain buying and selling power
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