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wautoma history wal

Walstrom History at Wautoma set 1

strike many people finding gold
lode large deposit of ore
boom town a city that springs up because of the discovery of gold
open range land without fences that is widespread
railheads major railroad ports where cattle was driven, to travel to Chicago
cattle drive the drive of cattle from Texas to the railheads
Homestead Act Federal government offered 160 acres to farm for 5 years
sod thick grass and roots that was used to build houses on the plains
technology the advancement of tools or objects that helped society<br><br>steel plows were invented to improve farming<br><br>barb wire was used to mark land lines and keep livestock on the land
dry farming cutting deep ditched between rows of plants so the roots or the plants could receive the water more easily
nomad people that traveled from place to place without a permanent home
reservations land given to the Native Americans by the government
Americanize attempts by the government to make Native Americans assimilate to our culture
The Dawes Act gave a family 160 acres and individuals 80 acres - it was an attempt to americanize Native Americans
land grants gift of land to railroad companies to build tracks of railroads
transcontinental railroad railroad that traveled coast to coast, across the United States
rail lines railroad tracks - along the lines, cities grew
time zones standard boundaries that divided time in a given area. The US was divided into 4 different time zones.
mechanization the process of companies to expand by using machines to produce goods
industry businesses involved in manufacturing, transportation and communication
Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and the use of central power stations
Andrew Carnegie invested and helped the steel industry grow
corporations business that sells stock and invests its money in its company
John D. Rockefeller founder of Standard Oil, which held a near monopoly on the oil market
monopoly a company that controlled all of the products or service of a given commodity - had no competition
Created by: meronek