In the 1880s, Dakota Territory would see the first Dakota Boom. Populations grew in towns and cities by the thousands. Citizens from the United States, along with immigrants from Germany, Russia, England, Ireland, and other countries heard of the chances they had to prosper in Dakota. People from the east rapidily jumped on trains and ventured to Dakota Territory, where they tried to begin to farm and make a living on their claims. Life was not easy for the new citizens in Dakota Territory, it was a huge turning point for the new settlers.
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