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Cattle Production in the American West, 1867-1935
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Cattle Production in the American West, 1867-1935

Authors: Jeremy Zallen, Erik Steiner, and Richard White

The Shaping the West project seeks to discover how the railroads shaped the Western conception of space and place at the turn of the century. This is an example of the animated visualizations created in the lab to show how things change over time. This animation shows the changing populations of cattle in the West over seventy years. Interesting patterns emerge when the fluctuating cattle populations are compared with the spread of corn as a major agricultural product.
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