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In 1860, the first few miles in Texas were being created especially during the Civil War that´s when it increased fastly. Also, they were made for transporting goods, so transporting goods was challenging, so railroads were made for an easier transport rather than using cattle or walking
Railroad Development In Texas
Since railroad were starting to be created in 1830, they were barely 23 miles long.Then about 3 decades later the railroads were very compacted in the east side of the United States while the very west side were beginning to create railroads, as well that came in the trains. Also, that was the year the very first railroad in Texas was also in 1860. Another 3 decades later, more than 70,300 miles. At least 5 states were covered with railroads & can find anywhere you go
The Growth Of Railroads 1860-1890
Since the cowboys found that the railroads can send cattle through the railroads they became ranchers & started paying for the cattle. Small-scale drives in Texas took place in the early 1830´s. Ranchers could sell their animals in New Orleans for twice the price they could get in Texas.
Influence of Railroads on the cattle industry
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