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What did people see the Great Plains as treeless wasteland
Used by settlers in place of wood to make fences on the Great Plains barbed wire
New, harder plow that could cut through the tough sod of the Great Plains steel plow
Shelter built of tough, prairie sod by settlers of the Great Plains sod house
Used to pump water from deep wells on the Great Plains windmill
Railroad line completed in 1869 that linked the east and west coasts of the US and helped to move people, products, and raw materials across the continent Transcontinental Railroad
Wheat is a grass crop that is raised successfully on the Great Plains wheat farming
What development changed people’s perceptions of the Great Plains? dry farming
Settlers raised cattle on the grasslands of the Great Plains beef cattle raising
A rock or mineral from which iron can be used to get metal that can then be sold for money iron ore
A factory that uses iron ore to produce steel which is a metal steel mill
An example of where the textile industry was located New England
An example of where the automobile industry was located Detroit
An example of where the steel industry was located Pittsburg
What linked resources, products and markets? transporation
Where were areas of manufacturing clustered? centers of population
How are states grouped? political regions
What serves as centers of trade and have political, economic and /or cultural significance? cities
study all 50 state capitals, abbreviations, and locations. Yes, I will!
Know the location of all major cities. Yes, I will!
Created by: Mrs. Estes