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The Western Frontier: Modes of Transportation 1858-1896 Mountain Gap Middle Sixth Grade Huntsville, Alabama INSERT PICTURE.

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1 The Western Frontier: Modes of Transportation Mountain Gap Middle Sixth Grade Huntsville, Alabama INSERT PICTURE

2 Western Frontier Modes of Transportation Wagon Stagecoach Transcontinental Railroad Horse

3 Introduction The early settlers walked from place to place in order to travel. Horses were used as a form of transportation during the mid s. A wagon was attached to the horse or stagecoach to carry people and cargo.

4 HORSES Horses were used to travel. They were also used to herd cattle to market. Horses were used to pull stagecoaches and wagons. INSERT PICTURE

5 WAGONS Wagons were used as a form of transportation for settlers to travel. Wagon trains were formed for groups of people to travel together. INSERT PICTURES

6 STAGECOACHES Stagecoaches were used to transport people and cargo. Some stagecoaches were equipped with special features such as curtains and padded seats. INSERT PICTURES

7 Transcontinental Railroad Settlers worked together to prepare areas of the country for railroad tracks. areas of the country for railroad tracks. Railroads were used to ship cattle and other goods to market. and other goods to market. Trains were used to carry passengers to various destinations. to various destinations. INSERT PICTURE

8 Conclusion Early settlers used various modes of transportation to settle the western frontier. They worked together to develop better modes of transportation. Banks used a stagecoach to transport money from the bank. This was the first Wellsfargo. INSERT PICTURES


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