Texas Oil, Cattle, and Railroad!

Texas Oil, Cattle, and Railroad!

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  • How did the development of the oil industry lead to urban growth in Texas?
  • Want to bet?
  • Its's filthy here!
  • There's no oil!
  • What influence did the Spanish have on Texas cattle ranching?
  • Her's a tip!
  • What are some advantages of railroads over other types of transportation in Texas?
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  • The big oil boom in texas caused substantial urban growth due to the uproaring boomtowns flooded with young farmers looking for a way into the oil business. These little towns started to pop up everywhere developing urban areas. Most of the time the towns were mainly populated with men, while women and children rarely moved there, for everyone was more concerned with oil then the town, so it was often filthy.The new businesses unlike in other towns were geared toward workers, offering gambling and drinking; leading to violence.Before the oil boom Spindletop Beaumont was a small town with 9,000 residents. But within two years in had grown to 50,000.
  • Spanish practices in ranching have been used since       . Spanish were one of the first to start ranching in Texas. Many of their techniques can be seen in todays everyday cattle, such as cattle branding. Issued by the goverment to keep track of who's cows where who's, cattle branding is a method where a iron rode of a specific shape is heated  and stamped on the cow for permenate marking.
  • Railroads were more efficent than other modes of transportation such boat and carrages. Railroads are faster than boats because they can travel through the land on almost any terrain, where as boats have to go around. Carrages can't hold as much as  trains because they can only hold what will fit in the wagon, but trains can connect on hundreds of carts allowing more cargo space. Therefore, it made railroad trains the ideal way of transportation.
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