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Chapter 14 - Towns Have Lives, Too, 1870 - 1920


Online textbook: Chapter 14 - (.pdf)

Worksheet 1: Comparing Buildings - (.pdf)

Worksheet 2: Map Your Community - (.pdf)

Learning from Historical Documents:

"Report of Investigation of Sanitary Condition in Mines, and of the Conditions under Which the Miners Live in Silver Bow County"

Interesting Links

Google Earth offers satellite images of Montana and the world. (To view them, you will need to download the free software.)

How did your town get its name? Find the answer here. features photographs of towns across Montana.

Use this interactive map to discover ghost towns near you.


Sheep in Sheridan, MT, 1942, photo by Russell Lee, courtesy Library of Congress, USW3-009659-D

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