HIT 109 Mining Farming and Ranching Shape the Development of SW

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How did decisions regarding mining, farming, and ranching shape the development of the Southwest?

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With farming, ranching and mining in the southwest, there was the need for construction
of transcontinental railroad which not only did it increases the economic growth of the region but
also population growth. The new railroad helped in the growth of businesses as there was the
development and raising of western timber companies, as the miners, the ranchers, and farmers
shipped woods, metals, meat, grains and other commodities using the railroad. Due to the
development, the west sold their land which led to the settlers buying the land and hence
promoting the growth of the region.
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