The Wild West

The Wild West

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  • Homesteading/Ranching
  • lets start right here so we can get it over with
  • okay    
  • Impact of the Railroad
  • The weel is broken and stuck in between the rail tracks
  • Boomtown/Mining
  • but its hot and we cant get a break!
  • come on, we can do this!
  • Cattle ranching became increasingly important to New mexico after the Civil War. Sheep ranching from the colonial days,many new mexicans made a living rasing sheep. This picture shows the cowboys farming and taking out all the crops from the ground and will sell them to the people and to the soldiers.
  • Harvey Houses
  • welcome to the Harvey Cafe!
  • The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad, better known as the Santa Fe railroad, was the first railroad company to build tracks into New Mexico. It entered the territory more or less following the Mountain Branch of the old Santa Fe trail. the Railroad employed many of the new arrivals, especially immagrants from Europe and Asia. workers were needed to lay track. operate and repair trains, and collect tickets. 
  • Tourism 
  • this is cool
  • wow
  • right here this is where it happened...
  • Explorers had search gold and silver in New Mexico since 1540's. gold-mining increased with the arrival of more and more miners, some of whom had first tried they're luck in California and failed. Silver mining also increased. in the 1860's and the 1870's, sliver was discoverd in Socorro, Grant, and Seirra counties. A boom town is a town that spring up quickly around a single industry, often mining.
  • Wild West
  • give me all your money
  • HAHA you cant stop me!
  • Tourist that traveled through New Mexico often ate at resturants and slept in hotels along the Santa Fe railroad line. They were named after Fred Harvey, a buisness man from England. the most famous of these resturants and hotels were called Harvey Houses.
  • Tourism was one of New Mexico's largest New businesses. Tourist from around the world spent money in New Mexico on train tickets, food, lodging, and souvieners, such as Indian pottery and rugs. many tourist like to learn about the southwestern culture, especially the Indian pueblos and the ancient pueblo ruins.
  • The Wild West was full of outlaws,gins,crime, and violence. While the majority of New Mexicans were good, law-abiding citizens, life was often dangerous in the Territory. Dishonest Men came to New Mexico to steal cattle form ranchers, gold and silver from miners, and valuable possession from travlers on stagecoaches and trains.
  • look at all this loot i can get!
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