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This is my seventh year at Halstead which is also where I live with my wife and my soon to be two year old daughter.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Richmond Chapter 7: The Development of Railroads

The development and spread of the railroad is not only important in the state of Kansas but the entire nations. In Kansas many individual towns knew that their future was based on whether or not they had a railroad going through. The book gives interesting information on some of the different railroads that were developed starting with the Elwood and Marysville and spreading to the Union Pacific and the Atchison-Topeka and Santa Fe. The material and spread of the railroad can spur a lesson of how the railroad changed the economy of Kansas as it spread. Students could come up with both the positive and negatives aspects that came from the new industry and how it influenced so many parts of life, not just transportation.

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