Homesteaders

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When was the Homestead Act and what did it entail?
1862 - 160 acres of land for free if lived on for 5 years
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When was the Timber and Culture Act and what did it entail?
1873 - and extra 160 acres of free land if 40 acres of trees are planted
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When was the Desert Land Act and what did it entail?
1877 - right to buy 640 acres cheaply in low rainfall areas
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When was the American Civil War?
1861-65
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What was the solution to lack of fuel?
Burned buffalo chips (dung)
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Give an example of a drought on the plains
No rain fell in Kansas from January 1859 until November 1860
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When were there plagues of grasshoppers on the plains?
1871, 1874 and 1875
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Who invented the windmill pump?
Daniel Halliday
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What is the process called when land is ploughed after rain or snowfall to trap moisture?
Dry farming
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What wheat was introduced because it was better adapted and by whom?
Turkey Red Wheat, by Russian immigrants
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Who invented barbed wire and when?
Joseph Glidden in 1874
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Who invented which new plough?
John Deere invented the Sod-buster
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What 3 types of machinery were invented and when?
Reapers, binders and threshers in 1880s
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When was the American Civil War?

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What was the solution to lack of fuel?

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