TEXAS HISTORY STORYBOARD

TEXAS HISTORY STORYBOARD
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  • CATTLE
  • I love my longhorn. He's so useful. 
  • OIL
  • Oh No we made too much oil I guess we have to drop the prices.
  • RAILROADS AND FARMING
  • Time to ship all this cotton to a national market.
  • MOOOOOOOO
  • You could store gunpowder in hollowed out horns and they couldn't get Texas fever, a cattle disease. Long legs allowed them to travel longer distances and the horns helped them defend themselves. Not many animals were as useful as the longhorn was.
  • CATTLE
  • The discovery of this eventually led to oil prices being affected. With so much oil being made the prices had to be dropped. Barrels of oil had reached 3 cents by 1902. The price changes were part of the boom and bust cycle.
  • OIL
  • YOU LITTLE JERK
  • QUIT BEING SO MEAN! 
  • Farmers were glad when railroads arrive in Texas. It provided cheap transportation. With the railroads the farmers could ship cotton to national markets. This really helped the boom in commercial cotton farming.
  • RAILROADS AND FARMING
  • Now we wont get stuck in the mud!
  • On cattle drives they would go for 24 hours straight and sleep on their saddles. They faced lots of dangerous things like blizzards, floods, and stampedes. Most salaries were only $300 per year.
  • If you worked in the oil field you normally lived in a boomtown. Boomtowns were dangerous especially for women and children because of violence and crime. Most of the men would stay up for 24 hours or more.
  • -  Railroads provided reliable and cheap transportation. Other transportation systems took a long time. The rivers would be too shallow or the dirt roads would turn to mud so it was harder to transport people and goods.
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