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History and Prehistory in the
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The Thematic Framework
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I. The Thematic Framework

XIV. Transportation

This theme covers the transportation of persons and goods by land, water, air, and space, encompassing vehicles, vessels, roads, canals, systems, and structures used as well as the history of the activities themselves.

A. Early Turnpikes, Roads and Taverns East of the Mississippi
B. Ships, Boats, Lighthouses, and Other Structures
C. Canals
D. Overland Travel West of the Mississippi (i.e., Stagecoaches), after 1840
E. Railroads
F. Urban Transport (Trolleys, Streetcars, and Subways)
G. Automobiles, Buses, Wagons, and Highways
H. Airplanes and Air Travel

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