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The homestead act gave 160 acres of free land to any person who had agreed to live there for at least five years and improve it. They worked well with regular rainfall and good fertile soil. It was very hard for the people to farm in eastern New Mexico.
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The Santa Fe railroad was the first railroad was the first railroad company to build tracks into New Mexico. More than 3,000 miles of tracks were built across New Mexico in 1880 to 1915. They employed many new arrivals especially immigrants from Europe and Asia.
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Explorers have been searching for gold and silver since 1540. Gold miners had increased because many people had bad luck in California. Also silver mining had increased because people had discovered it in the 1860s and 1870s.
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This is where tourists often went because they could get Good food and good prices unlike the bad food they had on the train. The Harvey house was also a key helper in the railroad success. The Harvey houses were named after a man named Fred Harvey which is a business man from England.
One of New Mexico's largest new businesses. The tourists would spend money on train tickets, food, lodging and souvenirs. The tourists liked to learn about southeastern culture especially Indian pueblos and ancient pueblo ruins.
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Full of guns, violence, outlaws, and law-abiding citizens. Life was often dangerous, Dishonest men would come to New Mexico and try sealing things. Men would resort to using weapons to solve their disputes. Violence would be committed by individual outlaws or whole gangs.