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By the time there was anyone settling the Great Plains in the 1800's few were European immigrants. The settlement of the plains came as small homesteads and farms. The plains still exist as it did over a 100 years ago. Great expanses of grasslands still exist and the ruts of covered wagon wheels can still be seen. Most of the people were heading to California , Oregon, or Washington instead of staying in the plains area. Life in,the plains was hard with no trees, little water, and the weather could range from hot days to blizzards.

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The settlers made railroads across the great plains, and it was the first transcontinental train track.

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How did settlers change the great plains

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