I'm so glad there are trains to transport my crops.
Most cattle drives had 8-12 cowboys working and normally 2,000-3,000 cattle. A wrangler cared for the horses. Point men were the ones to guide the herd, while others rode on the side. Drag men stayed at the back of the herd pushing slower cattle forward, they got a lot of dust in their faces, this was the worst job, the trail boss was in charge of everyone. Swing riders rode on the side of the herd to make sure the cattle didn’t get out the side and finally, the flank riders rode near the end of the herd, they back up the swing riders.
The strike happened in Beaumont, Texas in Jefferson County. Anthony Lucas started drilling here in June of 1900 after he took up an ad for drilling. He found SOME oil, but his equipment wasn’t strong enough to keep going. When he found business owners willing to get new equipment, he continued. Then the strike happened January 10, 1901, it was so big people could see it from 10 miles away and people came from all over and in 9 days it collected 800,000 barrels of oil.
Railroads were a cheap way of shipping crops out of state. Railroads also made new places for farming. Railroads shipped all kinds of crops, so farmers could ship any crop they needed to. The railroads caused agricultural goods to shoot up in price. The prices (in total) went to hundreds of thousands of dollars to even millions.