cattle oil railroads and farming.

cattle oil railroads and farming.

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cattle oil railroads farming

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  • Cattle 
  • I have them all put up. finally!!
  • Oil
  • oil, oil, oil I want some oil!!!
  • Railroads/ Farming
  • This is a lot easer to ship goods.
  • The longhorns are a mixture of spanish breeds mixed with english cattle. They were suited for life in Texas, with its native grass. They could handle hot and cold weather, ate prickly pear cacti during droughts, could survive on little water, and were resistant to cattle diseases commonly known as TEXAS FEVER.
  • Cattle
  • Scientist developed kerosene in the mid 1800. Kerosene could be formed into fuel for lighting that was made from coal or petroleum. It helped humans because it was less expensive and less dangerous to use.
  • Oil
  • I got me some oil.
  • There were a lot of transportation problems. The rivers were either to shallow or unreliable for shipping anything. The dirt roads were flooding with mud when it rained. A trip that could take a half a day took only 2 hours on the railroads. It was also cheaper to carry goods.
  • Railroads/ Farming
  • It only took a couple of hours for us to receive the goods.
  • The cattle industry grew larger and larger. As it grew they needed a way to transport the cattle. They used the cattle drive and the Tejanos were the first to try to cattle drive.
  • Time to rake.
  • A lot of the oil was coming from the spindletop( 20 percent ). Because there was so much oil the prices dropped. The more and more oil there was the more the prices dropped, until the prices dropped so much they were 3 cents a barrel.
  • They used the John Deere deep steel plow ripped through the soil. They also used windmills to pump water for the crops. They had some new tools like two-row planters, threshers, steam power threshers, and tractors.
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