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Map Activities: Charleston Maps


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Charleston Maps

Look at the 1898 map of Charleston. Where is the railroad in relation to the town boundaries?

What about the courthouse? 

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Now look at the 1923 map. Which directions has Charleston grown?  Why do you think development has spread in this direction?  What other signs of progress do you see on this map?

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