The people of New Mexico began to trade with the United States during the Mexican Era. After New Mexico became a U.S. territory, business enterprises grew rapidly with the arrival of the railroad.
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This Month in New Mexico History
|April 4, 1879 - The first Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway locomotive steams into Las Vegas, N.M., bringing prosperity to that town and diminishing commerce on the Santa Fe Trail.|
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