Homesteaders were people who were gifted land to live on. Part of their contract was they would have to make the land better and they would have to farm or ranch on it. My picture illustrates a man being given land from an official to make it better.
Here you go sir.
Oh! Thank you
The invention of the train and railroad were very big for the country. They allowed them to move things very easily and to move people very easily. Often times miners would use railroads to transport themselves and gold and minerals out of the cave. My picture shows someone on the train riding to a new destination in New Mexico
Look. The Harvey House
Boomtowns were towns that sprung up quickly to mine gold in another part of the country. A lot of times it would be populated for a week and then left to mine somewhere else. My picture illustrates two people mining in the caves of a mountain. They represents how they would move there only to mine
Put yer' hands in de air
Harvey houses are restaurants for the people who traveled on the railroads. Since the food was not very good on the trains most people would stop to get food at local restaurants. The owner decided to only hire women to work because he thought that men were unreliable to work for him. My picture illustrates a waiter serving one of the men who was riding on the railroad
Tourism was a big part of New Mexico. Many travelers would come and spend money on food, lodging and other things like Indian pottery and souvenirs. My picture represents 2 tourists walking around the town. And since many of them paid a lot for food they are talking about Harvey Houses
The wild west was a time in New Mexico where many people didn't obey the laws. They did this for many reasons such as many towns lacked a sheriff or police department. Or for the reason that there were so many places to hide in New Mexico. My picture illustrates a man being held at gun point. I made this because the bandits would often shoot people to get their money and food