How the west was won



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HOW THE WEST WAS WON:



Trains and the Transformation of Western North Carolina

WORDS TO KNOW:

Transformation: change

Denuded: stripped bare

Lumber baron: a person who made a great deal of money from cutting and selling trees

Ravaged: severely damaged

Extraction: take something out

Natural Resources: things found in nature that have great value

Burgeoned: expanded or increased rapidly

FOR YOU TO DISCOVER:

What is the nickname for Western North Carolina area that was the title of an 1875 novel and a term that was promoted by the railroad to attract tourists?



When did the first train arrive in Asheville?


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