Didn't you hear there is no more lets go to the next boom
Railroads & Framing
why are we doing this
cause it why faster and more reliable
The demand of beef was way high in the North, because if high population. In Texas cattle only sold for 3 or 6 dollars a head but in New York it was 80 dollars. Stockyards or huge holding pens where made so they could all the cows until shipped.
The oil industry made a lot of people go to Texas, causing boomtowns and Texas to grow. This are people who were looking for work. Most of them were dirty, crowded, and rough.
Railroads were faster, more reliable, cheaper, and way easier. By wagon it took a day and a half for 35 mile trip but, by railroad it took 2 hours. 1870s wagon would charge 1 per 100 pounds and 100 miles