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Map 3: Major Railroads, 1860.

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1. Note how abruptly the rail lines stop at or near the Mississippi River. What does this indicate about the extent of European American settlement in the West by that time?

2. Why do you think St. Louis was so eager to become the starting point of a railroad that would run all the way to the West Coast?

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