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Hardships of the Great Plains Settlers
Lack of building materials Few trees Lumber shipped in: expensive
How did they adjust? Used Sod that busted up for houses Used Barbed Wire for fencing in crops When money was made from crops/ bought wood.
How did people adjust? Windmills helped to get water to areas Steel Plow helped break through sod
Natural Geography Mountain range both sides Hard to travel out Water was not always available. Land near rivers and streams taken quickly.
Climate Conditions Winter- blizzards Spring – tornadoes, hail, floods Summer- extreme heat Fall- dry grass/fires spark
Isolation *Travel between settlements difficult Communication not available. Made them independent.
Lack of revenue Farming only way to make money Far away from industry If had bad year for crops/ disaster for farm.
Rail Road How do you think the railroad helped the settlers overcome some of these hardships?
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