Maps - Westward Expansion
Frameworks for America's Past
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The map below shows wagon trails to the West before the building of the
Transcontinental Railroad in the 1860s.  It is not a map page in your study guide.

"The Great Plains" map, the "Growth to the Far West" map, and the
 "Railroads and Cattle Trails" map are by David Burns.
The Indian reservations map is from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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   Copyright 2009, 2016 by David Burns.  All rights reserved.  As a guide to the Virginia Standards of Learning, some pages necessarily include phrases or sentences from that document, which is available online from the Virginia Department of Education.  The author's copyright extends to the original text and graphics, unique design and layout, and related material.