Oil Cattle Railroads and farming

Oil Cattle Railroads and farming

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  • Cattle 
  • Wow these cows are doing so well here!!!!!
  • Oil
  • Hurry up and dig before all those filthy men get here
  • I know isn't it amazing
  • Railroads and Farming
  • wow we have gotten so much cotton lately
  • Why were longhorn cattle important to the cattle industry?  Longhorn cattle were important to Texas cattle industry because they were a main idol of cattle driving. The longhorns were breed between 2 different cattle animals in the cattle industry. They are also best suited for Texas because of the climate and the fields of grass.
  • Cattle 
  • What was the significance of the strike at Spindletop? The strike at the spindletop was amazing because the oil shot out up to more than 50 feet high. The strike filled up 800,000 barrels of oil till it was finally topped off. The strike happened in 1901 shocking many. The location of the strike was in the southern part of Beaumont.
  • Oil
  • since the big oil boom the oil prices are now DROPPING
  • I've never gotten my cotton so fast this is amazing 
  • How was the arrival of rail lines in Texas important to farmers? They helped the farmers receive their crops faster and transport them to others way quicker.railroads had given the farmers a cheap and easy way to ship their cotton crops out to make money faster.They also had opened up a new commercial farming to the farmers.
  • Railroads and Farming
  • What system did Texans use to move cattle from one place to another to make money? They took cattle to rail heads because after traveling to long with the cattle they would lose weight. If the cattle lost weight they would be worth less when they finally reached the marketing place.Cowboys worked in shifts , and they would also travel less and less each day till they finally reached the end of the trail.(cows would lose less weight)
  • lets take a rest 
  • How did the oil boom affect national oil markets and local communities? Their was so much oil being produced it out placed the actual demand for oil. This soon made the cost for oil drop. Many people started to drill near the spindletop and it started only producing 10,000 barrels a day!!!! The companies that had wells soon had dried up and had to shut down however the ones that survived grew into large well producing businesses.
  • YEAH
  • That are some advantages of railroads over other types of transportation in Texas? The state economic development was having to be slowed because of the slowness of the transportation ways.Moving people and their stuff was too expensive and time consuming .So the making of railroads was hopped to be a better  way to bring the people into texas. The railroads were way faster and less expensive.
  • Before the rail roads it took almost forever
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