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Flashcards in Mining and Railroads Deck (7)
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1

Government provided financial aid and land grants

subsidy

2

A rail line that would connect the Atlantic and Pacific coasts

transcontinental railroad

3

A town that seemed to pop up almost overnight near mining sites

boom town

4

How did the government encourage railroads to expand to the West?

by giving railroad companies large subsidies

5

Which president authorized the construction of the transcontinental railroad?

Abraham Lincoln

6

How did mining and railroads draw people to the West?

provided jobs

7

Created restaurants along the railroads

Fred Harvey