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Locating the Site
Map 2: Major Railroad Lines, 1870-1890
Question for Map 2
Examine the four time zones on the map and consider the different obstacles presented by each. Which part of the country do you think would have been the most difficult through which to build railroads during the period of time from 1830 (when they started west from the eastern cities) until 1890 when the entire continent was connected by rail?