Settling the West. 1865-1890 Miners & Ranchers Guiding Question: What economic opportunities did miners and ranchers seek?. Growth of the Mining Industry. Boomtowns. Mining played an important role in settling the American west
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Miners & Ranchers
Guiding Question: What economic opportunities did miners and ranchers seek?
Think about the miners that returned home unsuccessful at Pikes Peak. What other actions might you taken instead of just returning home?
When the U.S. acquired the southwest region from Mexico in 1848 it also acquired the people living in that region
When California achieved statehood in 1850, many Hispanics served in state and local offices
Look at the primary sources on page 164. Where some of the skills of the vaquero?