Cowboys were young men who were mostly 24 and needed money so they decided to herd cattle and became ranchers. They were paid 300 dollars per year. The cowboy era lasted around 30 years.
The oil workers usually worked 12 hours. The oil workers had to have strength and agility. Oil rig workers had to pass a test called the bosiet stands for Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training.
The railroads brought a lot of people witch had a major impact. The railroads helped the businesses because they wanted to invest in business. They also transported goods for texas.