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Chapter 8, Lesson 1, Farming Takes Hold (pp. 184-187)

I. Changes in Land Use

II. The Growth of Wheat

    A. Wheat became a favorite crop grown on bonanza farms in the Central Valley and was shipped around the world.

    B. In time, wheat farming proved to be harmful to the soil.

III. The Move to New Crops

    A. Ah Bing developed a new variety of cherry and Luther Burbank experimented to make fruits and vegetables taste better and stay fresh longer.

    B. California's crops began to be shipped by refrigerated railroad cars across the country.

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