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  • Cattle
  • wow these railroads are growing really fast!
  • oil
  • you can find the closest oil field 5 minutes down the highway! 
  • farming/ranching
  • all abord  next stop fort worth texas!
  •  What was “The Cattle Kingdom” in Texas?            The cattle industry grew a ton after the civil war about 2 decades ago.Moving into western kansas,and Nebraska,Colorado,Wyoming,Montana,and the Dakotas in the 1870s and 1880s with the growing of railroads.   
  • Describe what life was/is like in the oil fields. It is a place with a bunch of oil wells taking out petroleum from below the ground. it can be very dangerous so they need good protection .they also need to have a home lose to the wells because they are at the site for several months at a time.more than 40,000 oil wells are scattered across the globe.
  • How was the arrival of rail lines in Texas important to farmers?the railroad mileage in texas was 2,440 by the end of 1879.texas was unable to  support the construction  of railroads.some of the railroads were closed.some had to be rerouted.although building was continued some towns didnt have a train track.
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