tx history project

tx history project

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  • Cattle
  • Oil
  • Railroad
  • The longhorn was important because cattle rancher ranchers would kill the animal for materials such as hamburger,clothing,buttons cups,furniture,decorations and many other things.One interesting fact about the ranchers was that they would take there gunpowder in put it in the longhorns horns.They were also used alot in the civil war for food and materials.
  • The strike of spindletop happened on January 10,1901.This strike was located in corsicana,Texas.This was an amazing thing because the first three wells at spindletop didn’t  strike any oil,but he refused to give up and finally it striked.This was the beginning of the Texas oil boom and the age of oil in Texas.
  • in 1861 there were about 470 miles of rail lines in texas.however the civil interupted plans for new railroad construction.Texas lagged behind in the railroad building.The amount of miles they were behing was 53,000 miles!
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