The Railroad Arrives

The railroad transformed America.  People could now transport goods across the country in days instead of months.  This meant a market economy could rise, with people investing more of their land in money crops to be sold abroad.

How did this change their goals and how did their land management practices change as a consequence to these changed goals?

A picture of the development of Ben Lomond circa 1887

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