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  •           cattle kingdom 
  • lets go boys were almost there
  • get out or face the wrath of my barbed wire
  • cattle kingdom
  • mooooooooo  (i'm out of here)
  • oil
  • gota get that oil now!!!
  • i need money
  • the town grew so fast
  • What system did Texans use to move cattle from one place to another to make money? Cowboys made cattle drives. Cattle drives were herds of cows plus a lot of cowboys leading the herd through a trail called the chisholm trail.that trail went through the north of texas all the way to the railroads in the north.
  • oil
  • please don't hurt me
  • give me all your money 
  • What technological innovations came to the open range? How did this affect the cattle industry?Barbed Wire was introduced and lots of farmers used it to keep out the cows.Some ranchers changed from beef to sheep so lots of cattle drives disappeared.Overgrazing also damaged the cattle industry because it was killing all the grass.
  • farming industry
  • How did the development of the oil industry lead to urban growth in texas. Boomtowns were created when oil was found near a town. Boomtowns had thousands of residents in them. Most farmers and young people traveled to these towns which were usually dirty and dangerous places to live. Many of the residents were just people who worked in the oil fields.
  • farming industry
  • i could've finished a lot faster if i had a plow or a tractor
  • Describe what life was/is like in the oil fields. The fields were disgusting and dirty and filthy. Workers usually lived in whatever they could like would shacks or tents. There was usually violence because people only went there for money and lots of people were drunk.
  • What are some advantages of railroads over other types of transportation in Texas? Most rivers in texas were shallow so people couldn’t really put boats in it. Dirt roads got muddy in rain. Railroads were fast and cheap and it was less work to ship items to different places.
  • I don't have to travel in water so I can make it
  • I cant travel in shallow water i'm never going to make it
  • How did new technology help farmers adapt to farming in West Texas in the 1840s?Deep steel plows helped break through hard soil at the top of the ground. Threshers separate seeds from grains which made less work. The farmers also used windmills to get water for the crops.
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