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  • What technological innovations came to the open range? How did this affect the cattle industry?
  • How did the development of the oil industry lead to urban growth in Texas?
  • How was the arrival of rail lines in Texas important to farmers?
  • Newly made refrigerator cars (Train cars with ice on top of it) cut down the need for cattle drive dramatically, adding to that harsh winters and droughts also cut down the cattle population which was the end of cattle drives.
  • Boomtowns were created within tx which lead to urban growth, which also lead to more jobs in the oil industry, which lead to more jobs, which lead to more urbanization, so on and so forth.
  • The arrival of railroads did destroy the culture of  cattle drives almost entirely, but this did bring, faster transportation of cattle from farm to market, which also lead to the development of  a car with ice on top of it which won its name as “refrigerator car” which all it did was keep meat cold for a very limited amount of time.
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