Texas ranchers were mostly located far from towns. When these ranchers face a challenge, they had to rely on their own resources to do it. The female rancher has many tasks. Including herding, branding livestock, operate households, and they raise their children.
The workers of the oil fields mostly live in tents or wooden shacks. When it rains, the dirt streets make a mud river. The population kept growing and so did the businesses. Some of the businesses were typical, like stores, bars, and hotels. Bars often lead to violence making some of the boomtowns a dangerous place to live.
In the Panhandle, the soil is very rich, but has a hard surface. To break the soil, the Texans use a John Deere deep steel plow. This type of plow just plows the top of the soil so the plants will grow and get moisture. A few of these farmers in the 1880s, began to use windmills to pump the water for crop irrigation.