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         As railroads pushed further into the wilderness, they opened up huge areas which would have otherwise lain fallow. The railroads help established countless towns and settlements, paving the way to abundant mineral deposits and
fertile tracts of pastures, farmland and created markets for Eastern goods.

Choride Train station, Arizona, 1910

    Many small towns and settlements were created around the lay of the track. It spelled success and growth  for the towns and nearby settlements. It also meant an easier form of travel, faster and more comfortable than the old covered wagons. The railroads also brought many more people to the western wilderness, of which new settlements and towns were springing up like wildflowers. 

            These railroad stations, many are now ghost towns, are beautiful works of architecture. Preserving historic railroad stations, you will be saving an important piece of history, the growth of the United States of America.