Go West with Merchants and Traders

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117342

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Go west to see how people in the towns lived, selling goods to the settlers, miners, and prospectors. Some became hugely successful, such as Levi Strauss, who began selling overalls and tents to prospectors in the California gold rush. Others scraped out a living by selling essential goods in the local general store, or by running stables, saloons, hotels, or newspapers. Some merchants made their money by shipping goods west or east across the continent. In some places, groups of settlers from different countries formed townships, such as the Chinese in San Francisco and the Mormons in Salt Lake City.

Reading Level
Lexile
900L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
S
ATOS
5.9
DRA
50
Categories
Genre
History Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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