With farming they can provide more food which can feed more people and they dont have to go through more trouble. This also provides more jobs for people that need one or just looking for one.
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This help people out in the mines so instead of going back and fourth in small loads they can go in only a couple trips with big loads. This can help with oil company's and other heavy stuff that you need to carry.
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They mining caused boom towns because people were trying to find gold and get rich. So when they heard a town had gold and a mining job they would want to work there.
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Harvey houses are a chain of hotels and restraunts sat close to railroads. this shows how the entrertament is involved as well.
tourism is great for populating a small town because they bring people in and those people might stay. This picture shows how this shop is bringing people into the town
the wild west was a cruel time and you didnt even need a licenses to own a gun. This picture shows how there was a standoff between these 2 people