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cattle oil railroads

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  • Cattle
  • Oil
  • Railroads
  • What system did Texans use to move cattle from one place to another to make money? (pg. 441)        Texans gathered herds of cattle and started south of the Rio Grande river. That’s how they supplied Spanish military outposts with beef, and started to make money. Cattle became important to the region’s economy. It supported American and Spanish armies during the Revolutionary War.
  • How did the Spindletop oil boom affect the local economy and national oil prices? (pg. 481)        The Spindletop oil boom affected oil prices. The price of oil dropped because of how much oil was being produced. In 1902 the prices were the lowest it has ever been.
  • What are some advantages of railroads over other types of transportation in Texas? (pg. 463)        About $2.4 million dollars were issued for Texas railroads. Received land from every mile of track that was complete. In the end, millions of acres of land were gave to Texas 40 railroad companies.
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