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Railroad and Farming
Tejano ranchers did the first cattle drives. A cattle drive is the process of moving a herd of cattle from one place to another, usually moved and herded by cowboys on horses.
Year? 1901. Location? Spindletop Hill, south of Beaumont. They started drilling and they had to stop because their equipment was not strong enough. Then found business leaders who gave them new equipment so they could start drilling. After that the big oil strike happened in January 10, 1901.
The arrival of rail lines was important to farmers because it provided a cheap way to transport cotton. Also it brought profit faster
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