Cowboys were mostly young men Mexican Americans and African Americans. Cowboys became an important part of American Culture. Some people believe cowboys were worry free, happy, and fearless. Although, in reality, cowboys lives were trenches.
The typical jobs in cattle-driving were the drover, who operated the cattle drive, a trail boss, who was the leader, a wrangler, who cared for the extra horses, a camp cook, who cooks, 2 cowboys, called point men, who guided the herd, and then there is the drag men, who followed the herd and ate dust the whole ride.
advantages of railroads
UNION STAYS STRONG
Thousands of Texans hoped to work in the oil fields. Oil workers often lived in tents and wooden shacks. Boomtowns were risky places to live.
Labor Union And its Decline
In 1902 the oil prices were greatly affected. The cost had hit an all time low. Alouth the price was low the citizens still couldn't afford it due to the depression.
Railroads fixed multiple transportation problems. Railroads not only made it cheaper but also easier. It also was a more reliable way of transportation.
Labor unions grew in supporters. There was workers from various jobs that joined the union to get better hours, wages, and working conditions. Although, the Knights were defeated in the Great Southwest Strike Against the Gould’s Texas and Pacific railroad