Railroads and Farming

Railroads and Farming

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  • Many Texans eagerly awaited the arrival of rail lines, hoping they would spur economic growth. Rail roads promised cheap, fast and reliable transportation.
  • I'm so excited for the railroads!
  • Most Texas rivers were to shallow, dirt roads turned into wet mud during wet whether; therefore, railroads promised cheap, quick, and reliable transportation.
  • Only if we had trains...
  • Threshers- machines that separate grain or seeds from plants-made harvesting crops faster and easier. John Deere's deep steel plow helped West Texas farmers break through hard soil.
  • Now that I have John Deere steel plow it makes work easier!
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