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rail roads & farming
What system did Texans use to move cattle from one place to another to make money? (pg. 441) Tejano ranchers Staged the first cattle drives in texas,herding groups of cattle south of the rio grande to supply beef to spanish military outpost. During the revolutionary war, cattle from texas supported spanish and american armies in the mississippi river valley and gulf regions.
Describe what life was/is like in the oil fields. (pg. 487) Oil-feild workers often lived in tents or wooded shacks.the dirt streets of these towns became rivers of mud when it rained.new businesses opened to serve the growing population.
How did new technology help farmers adapt to farming in West Texas in the 1840s? (pg. 468) New machinery, the increase in the number of farms, and the avalibility of railroads to ship products all encouraged agiculture growth in texas.
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