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"Railroads in Iowa" Essay from The Goldfinch, November 1983

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Courtesy of State Historical Society of Iowa, "Railroads in Iowa," The Goldfinch, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 2-3, November 1983


This essay from The Goldfinch explains how the railroad impacted people in Iowa during the age of industry.

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  • How did people travel in Iowa before the railroad?
  • What evidence from the text supports how the railroad helped people?