After the Civil war longhorn cattle was the major thing that saved Texas. Longhorn cattle were important because the longhorn beef fed thousands of texans and kept them from starving. Many Texans used them for furniture,decorations,household utensils and many more valuable uses.
Being a cowboy is hard work
The development of the oil industry brought thousands of people to Texas by the promise of breath-taking fortunes. Within a matter of months small villages became cities with populations of 10,000. Fast growing towns were called boomtowns, boomtowns were busy places where everyone tried making money.
im exausted, at least i get good pay
The arrival of rail lines was tremendously important to Texas farmers. They allowed farmers to ship goods faster and at less cost. Rail lines also carried supplies that needed to go to the western parts of the state and construction materials.
Railroads & Farming
im so thankful for railroad transportation now i can get to my job on time
Cowboys face many challenges in there daily life. Such as floods, stampedes, and blizzards. During trail drives some cowboys slept in their saddles for 24-hours at a stretch.
Life in the oil-fields was not the best, even though most make good wages. Workers in the oil-field commonly lived in wooden shacks or tents. Labor was very overwhelming and exhausting.
There were many advantages of railroad travel. Such as, rail travel was cheap, a lot faster and more reliable than other types of transportation. Also railroads brought businesses and trade to numerous towns.