Additions and Subdivisions

The growth of the town of Albuquerque along the railroad tracks west of Old Town led to the absorption and annexation of several of the Hispanic villages along the Rio Grande


The arrival of the railroad in Albuquerque spurred eighty years of often explosive growth from 1880 to 1960. Major drivers for the rise in population were the railroad itself and the accompanying shops, the people seeking relief from tuberculosis and other diseases whom the railroad transported to Albuquerque and the genesis of the air force base and national laboratories that came to the region during World War II.

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