Conestoga Wagon A large covered wagon that westward-bound settlers used to carry themselves and their belongings; the wheels were 6-10 inches wide, canvas cloth was stretched over wood staves, and the ends of the wagon bed were higher to keep goods from falling out.
Toll A fee charged for the use of a road
Turnpike A road that travelers had to pay a fee (tool) to use: the swinging barrier called a pike was turned when the toll was paid to allow access
Stagecoach A large covered wagon that carried passengers, luggage, and mail along the roads
Navigable Suitable for a boat to sail on; able to be traveled
Ford A shallow place to cross a stream or river
Ferry A large boat used to carry people and cargo across a river
Canal A waterway that joins one river or body of water to another
Flatboat A raft guided with an oar used to transport people and goods downstream; a flatboat was moved by pushing poles into the river bottom
Keelboat A boat that had a bow and a keel and that was powered by pushing long poles into the water; could travel upstream
Steamboat A large boat carrying huge cargoes and many passengers that was powered by a steam engine
Financier One who provides the funds for an undertaking
Flange A rim on a rail that kept the wheels of locomotives and cars on the track
Terminus The last station at the end of a railroad line
Review Activity Directions- Answer the following questions by writing down the correct term that matches the definition.
1.One who provides the funds for an undertaking is a … 2.A large boat carrying huge cargoes and many passengers would be a… 3.Canvas cloth was stretched over wood staves in order to protect the goods of those traveling westward on this type of wagon… 4.A waterway that joins one river or body of water to another is a…
5.A road that travels had to pay a fee to use is a… 6.The fee charged to those traveling on this road is a… 7.A large covered wagon that was used to transport people, mail, and luggage is a… 8.A shallow place to cross a stream or river is a… 9.If a waterway or road is suitable for travel it is….
10. The last station at the end of a railroad line is a… 11.A rim on a rail that kept the wheels of locomotives and cars on the track was a… 12.A large boat used to carry people and cargo across a river is a… 13.A raft guided with an oar used to transport people and goods downstream is a…
14. A boat that could carry goods both up and downstream was a…