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  • What system did Texans use to move cattle from one place to another to make money?
  • Howdy! Here we are on today´s cattle drive! Only 16 more miles to go!
  • What jobs were typical on a cattle-driving crew? What were their responsibilities? 
  • I am the wrangler! I care for the horses. Good horse!
  • Describe what life was/is like in the oil fields.
  • Well i'll be darned, there oil everywhere! So messy!
  • The Texans used a system called a cattle drive. Cattle drives are a form of herding animals in order to transport them. Cattle ranching soon became an important part of the Texas economy.
  • How did the Spindle top oil boom affect the local economy and national oil prices? (pg. 481)
  • Here I've got one barrel of oil. Only 9,999 to go!
  • On a cattle drive there are many jobs that need to be filled. For example, there is the wrangler ,who cares for the crews horses, the cook, who made food for the cowboys, the point men, who guided the herd, and the drag men, who kept the horses going all day.
  • How was the arrival of rail lines in Texas important to farmers?
  • Good mornin' pardner! This here rail line carries crops across the border to Mexico. 
  • Life in the oil fields was pretty messy. There's giant plumes of oil shooting out of the ground left an right! People constantly trying to figure out which drill bit to use? How many barrels of oil have we made?
  • How did railroads encourage business in some Texas cities? What effects did this have on city populations?
  • The discovery of oil BOOMED Texas economy! By 1902 more than 500 companies were operating at Spindle top. Because of the large amount of oil being produced, the local prices for oil dropped.
  • Rail lines in Texas were a great advantage to farmers allowing them to get more crops. Rail lines also led to trades between Texas and Mexicans through rail lines that crossed the border.
  • Railroads in Texas really helped out the population in some rural cities. Many people wanted to live where they could trade their crops and sell them without having to travel.
  • Ah. There's a fork in the road. Looks like there's a town not too far!
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