Darling it's so rich in resources and job opportunities in the mines. We have to move here!
(Homestead act 1862. 160 acres of land was given to anyone who agreed to live on it and improve it. They would live on the lot for five years). Business man is seen giving a rancher a plot of land for betterment and improvement.
How may we help you?
(The railroad impacted New Mexico by connecting towns and making trades easier. They would help transport goods such as, crops and/or gold. It was also used as faster transportation). Two boys are photographed whilst playing in an empty cargo.
I should've left them at home...
(Boom town were towns that sprung up quickly in population because of mining. Gold and coal was a big asset for towns such as these. The towns population consisted of many miners). A couple is depicted in the photo arguing about leaving their own town.
(Harvey Houses only hired females to work because they were typically nicer. Fred Harvey founded Harvey Houses. Employees would sleep upstairs.). Three women are shown in the photo . Two work as waitresses and one is ordering from the establishment.
(Tourism was huge and many came to see the mines and gold that it produced. It made lots of profit and provided more jobs. Tourist were also attracted to the unique adobe housing and jewelry). A family is seen touring the town of its mines.
Oooh Daddy what's that!?
(The Wild West was full of violence and cowboys. Lawlessness was on every street corner and ruled the town. Disputes were usually settled by duels). Two men are seen to be settling their disagreement by dueling.