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1

When did Jedidiah Smith publicise the Oregon Trail?

1825

2

What percent of people in the East lost their jobs?

25%

3

How much did the government spend on an expedition to properly map the Trail

$30,000

4

When did the Mormons migrate to the West?

1846-47

5

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

6

When is the Railroad Act founded?

1862

7

When did John Illiff ranch his sickly cows on the Plains?

1861

8

When does John Illiff buy his ranch in Wyoming?

1867

9

When is the Goodnight-Loving Trail established from Texas to Fort Sumner?

1866

10

Why was Abilene established in 1867?

Abilene acted as a midpoint between the South and Chicago, making the meat trade easier for all

11

By 1876, how many acres of land had been sold to homesteaders?

6 million

12

Where did 40,000 freed black slaves migrate to in 1879?

Kansas and Missouri

13

When was the Great Die Up wherein at least 15% of open range herds died?

1886-87

14

When is the Oklahoma Land Rush?

1893