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Visual Evidence

Image 1: Pre-Railroad Travel

Prior to the railroad, most Americans traveled by way of horse-drawn vehicles or by boat. This image illustrates a typical stagecoach being pulled by a team of horses.

 
Prior to the railroad, most Americans traveled by way of horse-drawn vehicles or by boat. This image illustrates a typical stagecoach being pulled by a team of horses.
 
Questions for Image 1:
 
  1. What do you think riding on a stagecoach through this type of landscape would be like?

  2. What obstacles is this stagecoach facing?

  3. What do you think it would be like to travel between Baltimore and Frederick in this stagecoach?
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