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  • Cattle 
  • Man i am sure glad that we got the cattle herd to fit it the barn. 
  • Oil 
  • Even though my life out here in the Texas Boomtoom is hard i make it through every day. 
  • Railroads & Farming 
  • It's been a long day 35 miles!!!
  • The system they used was called Cattle drives. There was always the chance of thieves, but a bigger hurdle was access to the markets. There was a demand for Cattle in Texas but it was very limited due to to the regions small population. Ranchers would herd their  stock and sell them outside of Texas for money, but it was a very dangerous process.
  • Cattle 
  • Hello there I'm the cook
  • Texas boomtoom were dirty, crowded, rough, horrible conditions. Oil fields employee’s lived in wooden shack or tents. The streets of these towns were made of dirt, so whenever it rained they would turn to river of mud.
  • Oil
  • where did that explosion come from. 
  • Texas rivers were too shallow or too unreliable to ship good and plus, dirt roads would turn to mud when wet. Railroads showed cheap, reliable and fast transportation. A 35 mile trip that took a day and a half by a horse, took less than 2 hours by railroad. It’s also cheaper to ship goods by rail  than by wagon
  • Railroads & Farming 
  • Man i am glad the steel plow got the job done so the windmill can start pumping water for the crops
  • First up there is the TRAIL BOSS. he is the leader he also makes the most money.  Then there is the DRAGS they have the worst jobs. They make sure that no cattle gets stuck behind. They have to deal with the poop and gas. The Swing has the most active job they were on the side of the herd. The Point were two people on each side of the trail boss, pointed where to go. The Flank had the same job as the Point. The Wrangler is the person who is in-charge of the Remuda. The Cook is the person who cooks all the meals. The Scout is the person that went ahead of everyone to look for danger.
  • Year 1901 Location Spindletop Describe the event  All the sudden, a chunk of mud came out of the six-inch hole… with an explosion just like a common popping off… i walked over and looked down in the hole there…. This frosty oil was coming up… each flow a little higher and a little higher and a little higher. Finally it came up with such momentum that it just shot up clear through the top of the derrick…
  • John Deere’s steel plow helped West TX farmers break through the soil easily. This plow also left a layer of loose soil on the top for crops to absorb moisture from the air. They also used windmills to pump water from aquifers for crops irrigation. Another big tool that helped them was THRESHERS. They were machines that would separate seeds or gain from plan which made harvesting crops faster and easier
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