Homesteading: Homesteading was when someone when you accept land from The Homestead Act. The Homestead Act is when the government gave 160 acres of land for free, as long as the person took care of it and lived on it for five years. Ranching: Ranching at the time prospered in the 1880s.
The Santa Fe Railroad was the first railroad company to built in New Mexico. After the railroad was built,many people got more jobs because they could travel across the territory. The trains brought machinery into New Mexico, which could be used in mining. Railroad were were built through out New Mexicp from 1880-1915.
Boomtowns mostly prospered throughout the 19th century. Boomtowns were towns who sprung up quickly. An example would be some towns like Silver City,White Oaks,and Lake Valley sprung quickly after the gold and silver was discvered in New Mexico.
Harvey Houses were houses were houses owned by Fred Harvey and was founded part of the Fred Harvey Company in 1875. Tourist traveling through New Mexico, mostly when to go eat at restaurants and sleep in hotels owned by Fred Harvey, called Harvey Houses.
Tourism was one of New Mexico's most successful business. Tourist paid railroad, food, and souvenirs. What really attracted the tourist was the Southern western culture and all that came with it, but not everyone appreciated New Mexico. Thought it was ugly with the adobe architecture.