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  • Homesteading/Ranching
  • Moo
  • These are my cattle!
  • Impact of the Railroad
  • I'm so glad to be here with my horse and my money, time to take over New Mexico!
  • Boomtowns/Mining
  • We got gold, silver, whatever you can think of, come visit and see what else we got!
  • Cattle ranching was the practice of getting cattle to a certain size and weight them killing them for food. It became important in New Mexico after the Civil War since there was a great demand for beef. Homesteading was a lifestyle of self-sufficiency.
  • Harvey Houses
  • Welcome to our Harvey House!
  • In the 1800s, the railroad became the major mode of transportation. Not just people were on it, goods were also moved around on the railroad. It became important in New Mexico because it was seen as a great transportation method to help people move and move goods.
  • Tourism
  • This is New Mexico?
  • Boomtowns were towns growing rapidly due to gold and silver being discovered. The gold and silver were discovered because of mining. This was important because they required each other to be something and it helped New Mexico grow.
  • Wild West
  • You'll never catch me alive!
  • Stop right there!
  • Harvey Houses was a chain of restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality industry businesses alongside railroads in the western United States. It was created in 1876 by Fred Harvey to cater to the growing amount of train passengers. In 1883, a policy was created where the requirements were being white, young, smart and pretty.
  • Tourism was where people visited New Mexico to see what the railroad, food, and lifestyle was like. Some tourists enjoyed New Mexico, while others disliked it. Tourists usually bought souvenirs, like Indian pottery and rugs.
  • Where's the meat?
  • I wonder what boomtowns are like.
  • The Wild West was a time of lawlessness and violence in the west. Outlaws would do want they want and kill who the wanted, while the law just tried to stop them, the law even got involved with the violence sometimes. If an outlaw was caught and captured, they were either killed or thrown in a jail.
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