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Inquiry Question

Historical Context

Map 2




Table of

Locating the Site

Map 1: Great Lakes Region.

[Map 1: Great Lakes Region; from the Library of Congress Historic American Engineering Record collection] with link to larger version of map.
(Library of Congress, HAER Record)

Questions for Map 1

1) Circle or point to identify the American states, countries, and bodies of water in Map 1.  Where is Quincy Mine?

2) Use a map of the United States and identify what part of the country Map 1 shows. How far away is Quincy Mine from New York City? Use a ruler and the scale to measure distance.

3) What natural features can you find on Map 1? How do you think an immigrant in the 1870s might travel to Quincy Mine from Europe? How do you think Quincy Mine transported goods to the east and south?

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Comments or Questions

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