They finally finished the railroad to take me to santa fe
impact of the railroad
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Homesteaders got free land and found it difficult to work in new mexico because very little rainfall.They worked easier with regular rainfall and fertile soil.Families had to haul water from miles away.
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the railroad was more than 3,000 miles long from 1880 to 1950.The santa fe railroad was the first railroad company to build railroad tracks into new mexico. The trains brought equipment to help the new mexico famers .The railroads connected new mexico to other west and the nations
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A boom town is a town that springs out quickly around a single industry often mining. Most of these towns become a ghost town when most of there gold and silver is mined.some cities such as silver city are still growing with people.
The most famous restaurants and hotels were called harvey houses. they were named after Fred Harvey.The harvey houses tourist returned to travel on the santa fe railroad and suggested others to do the same.
tourist from around the world spent money in new mexico on pottery, rugs, train tickets,lodging,and souvenirs.Many tourist like two learn southwestern cultare.
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Much of new mexico was considered pert of the wild west. The wild west was filled with guns,crimes,outlaws,violence.Dishonest men would come to new mexico to steal cattle from ranchers. Violence was committed by individual outlaws and by whole gangs.