Cattle drives are the name of how they moved cattle. Cattle drives were ways to get cattle ranchers cattle to railroads. Though cattle drives stopped in the 1880s. One reason is because barb wire.
Working in the texas oil field is a rough, dirty, and dangerous job. Work hours were 12 hours shifts. Lawson recalls that workers were sometimes burnt by gas wells that they had no way of controlling.
Farmers used the railroads as cheap and easy way to ship cotton. Railroads also helped in cotton commercial boom. They didn't stop there they also decided to ship fruits, rice, and vegetables