As cattle ranching grew in the 1850’s longhorns became more valuable. About 5 million cattle roamed on the prairies of Texas by the end of the Civil War. Longhorns were one of the few that animals.
Spindletop strike marked the beginning of the boom of oil in Texas. Oil at Spindletop led the Texas economy in a boom. Operating there by 1902 about 500 oil businesses were booming there.
Areas to commercial farming opened up railroads. Shipping cotton from railroad businesses sometimes offered lower rates, and built platforms at each railroads for cotton. 1874 to 1878 the shipped cotton bales the Pacific Railway and Texas more than tripled.