the west

the west

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  • The transactional railroad had the be build through the Sierra Nevada mountains. to get through these mountains, nitroglycerin had to be used to blow through mountains. This job was very dangerous and normally the Asian immigrants were assigned to this job because it very often resulted in death. This is an image of two Asian immigrants. the one on his knees is using the nitroglycerin to blow the mountain through and the one standing up is afraid of the outcome.
  • During the homestead act, people in the united states were given up to 160 acres of land to live on for free, as long as they lived on it and improved it by farming/ raising cattle. This is an example of a few homesteaders on their land with animals and their houses off in the distance.
  • during the mining rush/building of the railroad, many boomtowns were created. not all of the people had the money to go back east when they didn't find any gold, so many stayed and populated the west. This Is an example of housed a long the railroad and the families living in theme
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