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  • Cattle / ranching
  • Are all longhorns this valuable?
  • Oil
  • Oil manufacturing is is so important in Texas
  • Railroads
  • Wow this weather is really bad
  • The longhorns were significant  to the cattle industry because of the benefits they portrayed. The cattle were well suited for Texas, lean and strong animals, long legged for traveling, and protected Texans from other dangerous animals.  Longhorns, in the late 1850s, were very valuable as cattle ranching grew. As Civil War broke out, the need for beef increased rapidly and the Confederate army needed to provide food for their troops. Sense the number of cattle grew rapidly in Texas, Texans looked for markets to sell their cattle, which benefited them also.
  • I have been herding all day!
  • Pattillo Higgins found under a salt dome a place called Spindletop and he believed that oil would be found under this feature.   Higgins and some friends worked as a team to create an Oil Manufacturing Company attempted to drill three wells at Spindletop ( the spindletop is located around Beaumont in Jefferson County),, however it didn't strike oil. Not able to give up an advertisement when an engineer named Anthony F. Lucas responded.  Lucas believed that there was oil under the salt dome so he experienced with the feature but failed to retrieve oil. After around a year, the strike arrose occuring on January 10, 1906. The huge plume of oil shooting into the air at Spindletop could be seen from miles away (around 800,000 barrels of oil poured out well before workers could cap the gush)  . The significance of this oil boom lead to better Texas economy and created many jobs. Also Spindletop marked the beginning of an oil boom in Texas oil industry.
  • Most advantages Railroads have is that there cheap, fast, and reliable type of transportation. Railroads are also quicker and more efficient, while other terms of transportation might endure or have unreliable shipping, bad weather, expensive to maintain, and time consuming. Characteristics of this include wagons. Riding a wagon is roughly two times as expensive as traveling by rail and the wagons most likely have to conquer different types of weather trains don’t have to worry about.
  • All these foods and crops are making me hungry!
  • To move cattle from one place to the other, Texans used cattle driving as an advantage.   As the Texas cattle industry gradually expanded through cattle drives, many Counties and states had ranch holdings worth more than 30,000 dollars , (or about 700,000 dollars today). On top of that, East Texas was relatively close to cattle markets.
  • After the discovery of oil at Spindletop, Texas economy boomed rapidly and created many jobs. Some of the positive effects include, many oil companies were operating, the companies drilled new wells, population increasing ,and every street is cheering with excitement. Finding the huge oil field soon affected oil prices. National oil prices were quickly dropping and extremely low with only three cents a barrel. The boom also helped Texas oil companies grow in to major businesses leading to appreciative impacts on the economy.   
  • Wow, oil has really affected the nation!
  • When railroads opened up new areas for commercial farming,  cotton extended in regions it could be grown in. Railroad companies offered lower rates for shipping cotton and built large cotton platforms, which helped the farmers. Rail lines also brought to the table other positive attributes in transporting fruits, rice, vegetables, cotton, and other important crops.
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