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  • Cattle
  •                             Oil
  • All this oil work is making me tired!
  •    Railroads/Farming
  • Why were longhorn cattle important to the Texas cattle industry? (pg. 442) ~Many Texans were fed off of longhorn beef in the 1800s.The longhorn was resistant of a common cattle disease called the Texas fever.These animals could survive and fit well into the life in Texas.For example,this animal could withstand the typical hot weather in Texas.
  • Describe what life was/is like in the oil fields. (pg. 481) ~The Texas oil fields were dirty,dangerous, and rough for the Texan workers.Long shifts were given to laborers, Lawson said that some workers were even burned by the gases from gas wells that lacked control.Some gases could even kill or terribly harm those working.
  • What are some advantages of railroads over other types of transportation in Texas? (pg. 463) Unlike other forms of transportation,railroads allowed Texas farmers many advantages in using this new form of transportation.For example, Texas farmers could now ship goods to markets faster and cheaper.The railroads would now carry imports of supplies used for western parts of the state and constructional materials.
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