Name __________________________ Class __________________________ Date __________________________ Teacher _________________________ The New West (1865 - 1914) – Lesson 1 Objective: To examine the causes and effects of the boomtowns and ghost towns of the West. Gold and Silver Strikes - The CA __________ __________ began in 1849, attracting thousands of gold hunters known as __________-__________. - Gold and silver __________ were discovered throughout the __________. - Thousands of miners from the __________., Europe, Mexico, and __________ flocked to the West. _______________ - towns that grew up near major mining sites - Some boom towns developed into __________, such as _____________, CO, and _____________, NV. Boomtown - The General Store, Corinne, Boxelder Co., Utah - Many of these new towns became abandoned ____________ towns when the ______ disappeared. Ghost town – Silver City, Idaho - Mexican and _______________ miners faced severe ____________________.