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  • I love Longhorns
  • Cattle
  • Oil
  • Yayyyyy oil
  • Railroads & Farming
  • I'm going to sell so much cotton
  • Longhorns were/are very strong animals/cattle. They could/can endure hot weather and cold weather to. They can survive with little water and they also ate/eat prickly pear cacti during droughts. Longhorns are also resistant/doesn’t get the cattle disease also known as Texas Fever.
  • Oil boomtowns were very dirty, crowded, and rough places. Many women and children didn’t live in these towns because of how dangerous they were. Oil workers usually lived in tents or small wooden shacks. Since these towns were mostly dirt the roads became rivers of mud when it rained. Some new businesses opened to serve the growing population and some involved gambling and drinking. This usually led to violence in the boomtowns which is why it was so dangerous.
  • Railroads were a cheap way of shipping cotton to national markets. They also opened up new areas for commercial farming. Railroads companies built large cotton loading platforms at each railroad stop. Cotton shipping tripled over time and commercial farming boomed.
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