Growth and Change Comic

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  • Homesteading/Ranching
  • Welcome to our farm!
  • Impact of The Railroad
  • All aboard!
  • Boomtowns/Mining
  • Ya!
  • Soon as we get all the silver and gold lets get the heck out of here.
  • I'm definitely coming back to eat here.
  • Ranching started in around 1820 when agriculture started to become more popular. Agriculture played a big role in N.M history, and still does.Ranching and farming is still a big part of New Mexico. After the Civil War there was a great demand of beef throughout the New Mexico Territory.
  • Harvey Houses
  • The Santa Fe Railroad was the first railroad company to build tracks into New Mexico. The trains brought heavy machinery into New Mexico so that valuable resources could be mined and removed.
  • Tourism
  • That pottery is beutiful.
  • I know.
  • Boomtowns were towns that sprung up quickly around a single industry, often mining. Most of those towns became ghost towns after all the gold and silver was mined. Other mining activities in New Mexico included the mining of turquoise, copper, and coal.
  • Wild West
  • Shoot on three. One! Two! Three!
  • Tourists traveling through New Mexico often ate at restaurants and slept in hotels along the Santa Fe Railroad. The most famous of theses restaurants and hotels were called Harvey Houses named after Fred Harvey. Harvey Houses were one of the few places along the railroad that had good food to eat at good prices. The Harvey Houses became a key part in the Santa Fe Railroad's success.
  • You and me both,
  • Tourism was one of New Mexico's largest new businesses. The railroad brought in lots of visitors.  Tourists from around the world spent money in New Mexico on train tickets, food, lodging, and souvenirs such as Indian pottery and rugs. Many tourists liked to learn about the Southwest culture, especially the Indian pueblos and the pueblo ruins.
  • The Wild West was full of outlaws, guns, crime, and violence. A majority of New-Mexican's were good but thee will still law-abiding citizens. Dishonest men came to steal cattle, gold, silver, and valuable possessions. Violent men often resorted to using weapons to solve their disputes.
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