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Trains made circuses more profitable.
W.C. Coup partnered with P.T. Barnum in 1871.
Some circuses used to have more than 600 horses.
Elephants travel on a circus train too.
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Circuses grew larger by making more money.
Trains made it easier for circuses to travel.
Circuses made more money using trains.
W.C. Coup is credited as one of the first to use a circus train.
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Small towns are not a great place to bring your circus.
Circuses grew larger because of trains.
Moving a circus to another town is fast and easy.
P.T. Barnum was a magnificent showman.
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April 3rd, 2007 was a historic day for trains.
TGV trains move so fast that they are dangerous.
TGV trains have set many speed records.
TGV is short for 'Train a Grande Vitesse'
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Petrol powered trains can travel pretty fast too.
Electricity powers TGV trains.
TGV are French passenger trains.
TGV are the fastest trains in the world.
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A TGV test train reached speeds of up to 357.2 MPH.
The TGV, a French passenger train, is the fastest in the world.
The French have no translation for the phrase 'Holy Cow.'
Electricty is much safer and more efficient that petrol fuel.
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Cows used to graze on the open range.
The Yankees lived in the Northeast, far from the Southwest.
Cowboys fought with cattle rustlers to protect their herds.
Trains allowed cowboys to ship cattle across the country.
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Cowboys brought cows to train stations.
Facing extreme weather was one of the greatest risks of being a cowboy.
Trains brought cows to the East.
Easterners paid high prices for beef.
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Trains helped to grow the beef market and create cowboys.
Cowboys robbed trains and stole easy money from passengers.
Cowboys lived a very dangerous life but made a lot of money.
Barbed wire ended the open range and the cowboy lifestyle.
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Busses can drive anywhere but a tram has to stay on a track.
Auto companies tried to destroy the public tram system.
Labor strikes helped to end the public tram system.
Trams require electric tracks and cables to run.
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The Great Depression was another reason the tram system ended.
Car companies worked together to destroy the tram system.
The trams were replaced by busses.
Trams used to be the main form of public transportation.
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Electric trolley cars were inconvient due to needing cables and tracks to run.
The Great Depression was a very hard time for most Americans.
Car companies made public transportation worse to boost their sales.
The bus system was a great improvement over the electric trolley system.
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