The Gilded Age: “Go West!” America’s Last Frontier


Mining towns would be abandoned suddenly and everyone would leave



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Mining towns would be abandoned suddenly and everyone would leave

  • In other mining towns, big companies would come in with heavy machinery and would dig for underground resources

    1. Alienated individual miners

    2. Brought in skilled at mining

  • Cattle Kingdom

    1. Only lasted twenty years

    2. After Civil War, several million wild cattle roamed the Great Plains

      1. decided to drive them north to the nearest railroad

      2. Cattle then shipped to to be slaughtered

      3. Then cuts of beef were shipped to cities in NE

    3. Driving cattle to the railroad took about three months – “

    4. Cattle grazed on short grasses of the “ ” – public lands that don’t belong to anyone and weren’t fenced

    5. did the driving

      1. 20% African Americans




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