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Locating the Site


Map 1: The Cotton Belt, 1930.

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Questions for Map 1

1. On a map of the United States, find and name the “Cotton South” states shown on Map 1. Why do you think these states were called the “Cotton Belt” in 1930?

2. Given their location, what characteristics do you think these “Cotton Belt” states share? Does your state share these characteristics?

3. States in the “Cotton Belt” get an average of 60 inches of rain a year. How does the average rainfall in your area compare with the “Cotton Belt” states?

4. Is cotton grown in your state? What factors can you think of that might explain why cotton is or is not grown in your state?


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