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  1. “The roadside culture of camp followers that catered to the construction workers…” reminded me that the term “hell on wheels” was coined to describe [from Wikipedia] “the itinerant collection of flimsily assembled gambling houses, dance halls, saloons, and brothels that followed the army of Union Pacific railroad workers westward as they constructed the American transcontinental railroad in the 1860s.”

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