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The Farmer’s Frontier While silver and gold were being discovered in NV, CO, Montana, and Idaho, farmers were having a tough time. The Homestead Act of 1862 allowed a settler to acquire as much as 160 acres by living on it for 5 years, improving it, and paying a nominal fee of about $30… Farming was tough on the rain-scarce Great Plains… Then the new “dry farming technique worked for a while, but then after a few generations
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Unformatted text preview: pulverized the soil and would leave to the Dust Bowl several decades later Joseph F. Glidden in 1874 solved the problembarbed wire New states joined the Union between 1876 with CO and six others in 1889-90 ND,SD, MN, WS,ID,WY, UT in 1896, after it banned polygamy....
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course AMH 2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Spring '11 term at Broward College.

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