Growth and Change Comic

Growth and Change Comic

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  • Oh thank you!
  • This land here is yours for the making
  • Howdy y'all!
  • Howdy Pete!
  • Darling it's so rich in resources and job opportunities in the mines. We have to move here!
  • But why?
  • (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.  
  • DRAW!
  • (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. 
  • Hmmm...
  • (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.
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