This here gold is headed to the other side of the country.
Homesteading and ranching was a big part of the Wild West. Homesteading provided land that people made farms and ranches out of. Then, the land was already worked and was good.
Thank you my dear!
The railroad had a large impact on the west. It allowed access to tourists and could carry valuable items from one side of the country to another.
did you find anything you liked Caroline?
Faster Chip! we have to get home!
Mining was a large part of the Old West. If miners found gold, a boomtown would spring up. this provided easy access to the site and was habitable.
Sounds like another gunfight, eh John?
Harvey Houses were like hotels. They had rest places and great service. First, only men could work there, but because they were rude and unhelpful, women started doing all the service. These girls were called Harvey Girls.
Tourism helped the west in several ways. It provided a steady flow of people to purchase things and kept the railroad moving.
The Wild West had many things to offer. It had gold, land and tourist attractions. Many people would work on their ranch and go to the Saloon. There they could hang out with friends and drink.