This ranch has many animals and it's free if I keep it up!
Impact of the Railroad
This railroad takes me to work everyday!!
I can travel almost everywhere on this train.
Mining is a great job!!
I love to mine for gold!
Farming and Ranching became necessary because of a high demand of meat. Meat was used to feed the soldiers and workers in mining communities. Homesteading was also loved because people could keep a place for free if they kept up the land.
Me too. It's my first time at this house though.
The railroad brought machinery so farmers could use to grow crops. It also allowed immigrants to have a job and keep working. The trains also made it possible to get around.
Well, I can show you around.
Mining was a huge part of communities. Boomtowns started when towns had mining jobs and gold.Once towns didn't have any more gold or silver, they became ghost towns.
The Harvey Houses was a hotel and restaraunt that was affordable, so tourists and workers could stay. They also vowed to only hire women to work there.
I'm a Harvey Girl.
Tourism was one of the largest business's.People would go to spend money on souveniers, lodging, and trains. A lot of the people enjoyed it, but some people thought it was ugly.
I'm a tourist here to see everything this town has!!
The wild west had many wars. It was a time where Billy The Kid was a huge outlaw. He was also one of the main attractions in New Mexico.