Homesteading in the 1892, are people that are granted land by the Homestead Act, if they live on that land for 5 years, the land is granted theirs for free. They have to learn to get food by ranching, hunting, etc.
The Harvey Girls
Railroads didn't reach New Mexico until the 1880's. Until then the ranchers had to find a way to get their cattle to markets at forts, reservations, and towns. But then railroads came and made a huge impact, allowing supplies, people, etc. to travel a lot faster.
This is New Mexico's Railroads....
A boom town is a town that is bombarded with a ton of people because, of on finding that is there that they want. These towns that get more people are mainly because, of a finding in mining.
The Harvey Houses were, things such as, hotels, restaurants, and many other hospitality businesses.
Tourism in New Mexico, was a very big business back then. The railroads brought many visitors. The more visitors came the more money is being used on tickets, food, lodging, and souvenirs.
The wild west was, full of outlaws, guns, crime, and violence. But, the majority of citizens were good and law-abiding citizens.