Homesteaders

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  • Homesteaders
    • Inventions
      • Water pump to find the water buried deep in the earth
        • Sod houses for living space
          • Inventions
            • Water pump to find the water buried deep in the earth
              • Sod houses for living space
                • Sod buster plough
              • Barbed wire for keeping cattle
              • The railroad - this was the single most important invention in the development of america. this helped transport heavy goods from one side of america to the other
              • Dry farming technique. this was used to help grow crops. when it rained, the farmers would then run out onto the land and spread dust everywhere to lock the moisture into the ground so that the crops can have some precipatation to help them grow.
            • Sod buster plough
          • Barbed wire for keeping cattle
          • The railroad - this was the single most important invention in the development of america. this helped transport heavy goods from one side of america to the other
          • Dry farming technique. this was used to help grow crops. when it rained, the farmers would then run out onto the land and spread dust everywhere to lock the moisture into the ground so that the crops can have some precipatation to help them grow.
        • Problems
          • Lack of water - this was solved by dry farming and the wind pump
          • Dirt and disease - they has no way of keeping cleen so they were highly prone to diseases and infections
            • isolation - no doctors no shops no telephones to call people and speak to them
          • Lack of building materials to build any kind of decent houses so they resorted to living in mud shacks called sods

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