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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|
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
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.