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What jobs were typical on a cattle-driving crew? What were their responsibilities?
What was the significance of the strike at Spindletop?
How did railroads encourage business in some Texas cities? What effects did this have on city populations?
Each cattle drive usually consisted of 8 to 12 cowboys each with unique jobs and roles. Arguably the most important job was the drive operator this role had a lot of responsibility considering he had to lead 2000 to 3000 cattle a long ways.
It was one of the biggest oil finds ever. And it attracted the public and a whole bunch of oil miners. Soon derriks and and boom towns where everywhere around and on spindletop.
The railroad industry affected towns and texas itself dramatically. Tows moved and entirely new ones were made. It even made some people leave towns and move in to new ones. It also made texas connected with all the other states.
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