Homesteader's Problems on the Plains

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Lack of wood
Built sod houses. Cattle and buffalo dung was used as fuel
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Ploughing the land
1880's stronger and affordable machines were mass produced. Homesteaders would buy machinery in a group
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Lack of Water
Dry Farming- When it had rained or snowed the land would be ploughed straight away to cover over the moisure and trap it straight away
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Reaching water supplies
Wind pumps- Water deep below the surface could be pumped to the surface
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Landholding too small (they didn't support a family)
The governement passed new acts that allowed more land to be claimed
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Wrong crops
1874, a new variety of wheat(Turkeu Red) was bought from Russia and survived the Plain's climate
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Cost of fencing
Barbed wire in the 1890s by Joseph Glidden meant land could be fenced quickly
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Fire
No Solution
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1874-77 Rocky Mountain Locusts
No solution
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Card 2

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1880's stronger and affordable machines were mass produced. Homesteaders would buy machinery in a group

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Ploughing the land

Card 3

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Dry Farming- When it had rained or snowed the land would be ploughed straight away to cover over the moisure and trap it straight away

Back

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Card 4

Front

Wind pumps- Water deep below the surface could be pumped to the surface

Back

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Card 5

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The governement passed new acts that allowed more land to be claimed

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