The livestock and livestock product industry is one of the largest in New Mexico producing over $3.0 billion in 2007. The dairy industry brings in the most money annually at $1.3 billion while the beef industry is second at $951 million.
Railroads have an important place in New Mexico's history. When the railroad arrived from the north it immediately took up rapid transport of goods and passengers such as had previously come in along the Santa Fe Trail, fueling a new prosperity and growth in the Territory. A wider variety of people more readily moved into the area, including homesteaders.
Although New Mexico has had the lowest historical gold production among the western states, it has still had a long and varied mining history. The state has had significant mining of many resources - silver, copper, gold, coal, and is the largest uranium producer in the United States.
Harvey House Foundation. Incorporated on January 16, 1992, the purpose of the Foundation is to promote development of the Harvey House site as an historic site and work to improve, renovate, maintain and repair articles of historic significance including but not limited to railroad memorabilia.
tourism was very significant for New Mexico. When New Mexico opened its national parks, it got many many tourists going there to see things like: the pueblos, White Sands, Carlsbad Caverns, Elephant Butte, etc. It helped New Mexico pay for things to help our community and to give the money to chairity
A walk down Lincoln, New Mexico's Main Street is a step back into the Wild West . It was here that such men as Billy The Kid and Patt Gerret left their marks; here, that Indians, Mexican American settlers, gunfighters and corrupt politicians made themselves known; it was in this small settlement that the violent Lincoln County War erupted, which resulted in the deaths of a number of men and made Billy the Kid a legend