farming,oil,and railroads

farming,oil,and railroads

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  • farming
  • oil
  • trains
  • Why were longhorn cattle important to the Texas cattle industry? During the mid-1800s the longhorn appeared in texas.The longhorns were well suited for the texas environment.They ate prickly pear cactus and could survive on little water during droughts. Longhorns were also resistant to texas fever.  
  • How did the development of the oil industry lead to urban growth in Texas?                 People came to texas because they wanted to search for oil.before the spindletop There was 9,000 residents.within two years there were 50,000 residents. Such fast growing towns were boomtowns.boomtowns were busy places where everyone was trying to make money.1000 of texans arrived in these boomtowns looking for work.
  • What are some advantages of railroads over other types of transportation in Texas? It took 2 hours to travel 35 miles by train compared to a whole day by horse.By wagon it cost a $1 for every hundred pounds shipped 100 miles.But railroads charged 50 cents for the same amount over the same distance. In 1861 there were 470 miles of rail line.The civil war interrupted the plans for the railroads.
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