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Locating the Site
Map 1: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1860
The goal of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was to connect Baltimore, Maryland with the Ohio River near Wheeling, Virginia (now part of West Virginia). By 1860 the B&O’s track had reached the Ohio River and provided service to many towns located in Maryland and Virginia (portions of West Virginia today).
Questions for Map 1
- Where did the B&O Railroad reach the Ohio River?
- Name five towns or cities where the B&O stopped in Maryland?
- How is this map different from a map you use today?