The longhorns were well suited for the hot weather as well as cold weather.They were also well suited for the Native grass that Texas had.When they even had droughts the longhorns could even feed off of cacti.
People started to introduce windmills so farmers and their crops went to the plains.In this region with dry climates ranchers turned to sheep hearding.So many cattle ranchers resented the changes.
The strike at Spindletop happen in January 10th,1901.An oil field near Beaumont,oil would be found under a salt dome place called Spindletop Hill.Higgins and his friends worked to form the Gladys city oil and they drilled 3 wells and couldn't find any oil,so they hired Anthony F. Lucas to help and finally they found some and then 800,000 barrels of oil shot out of the spindletop well.
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Most were concerned with drilling so boomtowns were crowded, dirty, and rough.Often lived in tents or wooden shacks.Most were often gambling and drinking and with doing so it led to violence so boomtowns were often dangerous.
Railroads were cheaper and less expensive rather than other transportation.It was also way faster because moving people and goods were time consuming.They were more reliable because rivers were either to shallow or unreliable.
Workers joined because it supported the interests of workers.The Knights of Labor supported skilled and unskilled workers.The Knights were open to hiring women and african american workers