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What were the natural resources of the New England colonies?


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Answered 2012-08-25 05:02:56

The New England colonies offered a combination of seacoast, forest and river valleys. The seacoast made transportation from colony to colony relatively easy and provided salt water fish. The forests contained large trees that Great Britain was eager to import, as well as many game animals and birds. The rivers provided clear drinking water, falls and rapids that powered mills to grind flour and corn, and fresh fish. The valleys along the rivers provided farmland so that the colonists could grow their own food.

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