change in West

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  • homesteading and ranching
  • impact of the railroad
  • boomtowns and mining
  • This panel reflects the history of homesteading and ranching. Homesteading was most dominant in the U.S when the government  offered land with no tax in the west.  Hundreds of thousands of people accepted the offer and obtained the land to farm. 
  • harvey houses
  • This panel reflects the impact of the railroads in the 1800s. During the early 1800s the fastest form of transportation were wagons until trains and railroads were placed in the west. Thousands of jobs were gained from the railroad systems through have to construct them. They were also much more superior in shipment compared to wagons.
  •                       tourism
  • This panel reflects the history of boomtowns and mining. Boom towns were small towns that populations inflated tremendously after some form of valuable material was discovered. These towns would soon abandoned after the certain material was drained completely, to which people would move to the next boomtown. 
  • wild west
  • this panel reflects on the history of Harvey Houses. Harvey Houses were restaurants and hotels most prominently around the Sante Fe railroads.  Harvey Houses were named after the British businessman Fred Harvey.  
  • This panel reflects the history tourism in New Mexico.  Tourism has often been a flourishing business New mexico, consisting of  crafting local pottery and blankets.  This very business is still flourishing . 
  • This panel reflects the wild west in the 1800s. The West was often considered a "lawless territory" because of the lack of lawmen.  The lack of lawlessness was created through the fact that that New Mexico was such a barren and open land which created many hiding spots for bandits and criminals. 
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