Flashcards in Settlement Deck (14)
When did Jedidiah Smith publicise the Oregon Trail?
What percent of people in the East lost their jobs?
How much did the government spend on an expedition to properly map the Trail
When did the Mormons migrate to the West?
What was the impact of the 1854 invention of the windmill?
It’s now easier to water out of the ground, therefore easier to farm on the Plains
When is the Railroad Act founded?
When did John Illiff ranch his sickly cows on the Plains?
When does John Illiff buy his ranch in Wyoming?
When is the Goodnight-Loving Trail established from Texas to Fort Sumner?
Why was Abilene established in 1867?
Abilene acted as a midpoint between the South and Chicago, making the meat trade easier for all
By 1876, how many acres of land had been sold to homesteaders?
Where did 40,000 freed black slaves migrate to in 1879?
Kansas and Missouri
When was the Great Die Up wherein at least 15% of open range herds died?