We have to get this cattle out of the barn and make our way to forts, reservations, and towns
Impact of the Railroad
We have to get this railroad finished!!
I know,but I am exhausted we have been working all day
How come we cannot find any gold?
I do not know.
This picture show's how the New Mexicans made a living off of ranching. This picture also shows the high demand for beef throughout the nation. Cattle ranching became increasingly important in New Mexico. The Railroads did not reach Reach New Mexico until the 1880's so ranchers had to find a way to market at forts, reservations, and towns.
Hi!!! welcome to our fine diner.
This picture shows how the opening of the railroads employed new arrivals especially immigrants from Europe and Asia. Workers had to lay track, operate and repair trains, collect tickets, and take care of luggage. Trains and the railroad were important because they brought heavy machinery, so minerals can be mined because the mining industry was getting popular. The trains also brought equipment to be used on New Mexico farms and ranches.
Looks like we have to go on this train.
This picture shows how the explorers had been searching for gold in New Mexico since the 1940's and most explorers found very little gold or silver over the next several years. The first major gold strike in New Mexico occurred in the 1830's in the Ortiz Mountains. Silver and gold mining has grown with the arrival of new miners, then eventually in the 1860's and 70's gold was discovered, Sirocco, Grant, and Sierra counties.
What kind of man does not carry a gun?
This picture shows a tourists traveling through New Mexico stopping at a restaurant called a harvey house, this also shows that every employee there is a female. Harvey houses were named after Fred Harvey who was a businessman in England. Harvey houses were able to to provide good food at a fair price at railroad stops throughout the southwest. Men who worked at a harvey house were sometimes unreliable, messy, and rude to costumers so Fred Harvey decided to only hire females, the female employee's were called harvey girls.
This picture shows tourists in New Mexico spending money on train tickets. Tourism was one of the largest businesses in New Mexico at the time. Tourists that visited spent money on train tickets, food, lodging, and souvenirs. The tourists enjoyed learning and experiencing the southwestern culture. But some tourists believe New Mexico's art was primitive and ugly and were not appreciative.
This picture shows the lawlessness of the wild west and the violence. Violence spread because most men carried guns to hunt and to protect themselves. But when people carried guns they would use it to commit crimes, like wound or kill someone. Because almost everybody had a gun simple disagreements could turn into gunfights.
Im am sorry please don't shoot i dont have a gun!!!