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  • Cattle
  • lets get you to the stockyards
  • Oil Boom
  • I am going to find me oil 
  • 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  
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