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Web guide : Our Town, 1900
There are more sites available focusing on 20th century public health. A simple search on the Internet will yield many results. The sites below represent good sources from which a student can begin his or her research. The following sites can be bookmarked, downloaded as a page, or put into a web page for future student research.

Turn-of-the-Century Child at Home
http://nuevaschool.org/~debbie/library/cur/20c/turn/ sup/home.html

A Victorian Scrapbook
http://artsci.wustl.edu/~vmlay/index.html

The Transformation of American Society
http://www.britannica.com/bcom/eb/article/2/ 0,5716,121262+1,00.html

A Middle Class Household
http://www.cs.rdg.ac.uk/people/jpb/children/alice/ vicproj.html

The Library of Congress
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/coolhtml/coolhome.html

The Rise of the Small Towns
http://www.historiccharlotte.org/neighborhoods/small-rise.html

Era of Settlers and Emerging Towns 1850-1900
http://www.kent.wednet.edu/curriculum/ soc_studies/text/ grade3/Kent_Hist/kent_histbSaET.html

Urban Population Data
http://www.cohums.ohio-state.edu/history/ courses/hist563/ data/urban_population_table.htm

populations of towns
http://www.sots.state.ct.us/RegisterManual/ SectionVII/ Population1756.htm

Historic Towns
http://www.historictowns.com/page3.htm

Ghost Towns & Back Woods Trails of Chaffee County, Colorado
http://www.vtinet.com/14ernet/album/ ghostown.htm

Ghost Towns
http://www.carizona.com/ghosttowns.html

American Railroad Maps, 1828-1900
http://www.everton.com/FHN/fhn1998/17sep98.htm

Natural Environment In The Eastern Kentucky Cultural Landscape
http://www.coaleducation.org/coalhistory/ coaltowns/ historic_context.htm

A Comparative Chronology of Money from Ancient Times to the Present Day
http://www.ex.ac.uk/~RDavies/arian/amser/ chrono14.html

A & C Archive: Companies: Sears Roebuck
http://www.arts-crafts.com/__d2363fdb/archive/ sears.html

20th century Industry
http://www.wlu.edu/~hblackme/technol/indust.html

The 20th Century - CNN
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/1999/century/

The 20th Century - Time
http://www.time.com/time/time100/index.html

The People's Century
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/peoplescentury/

20th Century America
http://members.aol.com/Tchrfromoz/20thcent.html

20th Century Issues
http://www.saundersbook.ca/20thcentury.htm

Encyclopedia Britannica
http://www.britannica.com/bcom/eb/article/0/ 0,5716,115400+1,00.html

 



Town Questionaire - 1900

Use this graph to help take notes during class discussions and research of your town.

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What made up a town in the 1900's...

Who lived in these towns?






What was the main industry?






Why was the town built?






What kind of jobs did people have?






Why was the town located in a specific place?






How did the town survive?






Did the town perish?






What did people wear?






What did they eat?






How did they survive?






Were there servants?






How did people act?







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