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Locating the Site

Map 1: Hopkins Howard County Atlas 1878

Hopkins Howard County Atlas 1878
Questions for Map 1:
  1. Why do you think the B&O Railroad located its track through Ellicott City in the specific location indicated by the map?
  2. Which do you think came first, the railroad or the town?  Why would a railroad purposely want to go through a town, and conversely, why might a town arise as a result of the railroad’s location?
  3. What impact do you think the building of the B&O tracks through Ellicott City had on the town and its residents?   



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