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1800's Life

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       There were many different jobs during the 1800's such as working on the railroads, charcoal making, farming, and much more. In the early 1800's machines were just coming into production. The machines helped people get jobs done faster and cheaper. Charcoal making was usually a full time job because they cleared about an acre of woodland each day to put in the furnace. It provided fuel for both the furnaces that produce the iron and the forges of the blacksmiths who shaped it. Most farms during this time used livestock to help them do work. They thought that the bulls were the best. The bulls would pull a plow to cultivate the ground. Working on the rail roads included jobs such as building the tracks, keeping the tracks in good shape, building the steam engines, and keeping the engines in good condition.

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This story by Paul G.

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