Texas industry boom

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  • The Oil Industry
  • The Cattle Industry
  • The Railroad Industry
  • Before Spindletop Beaumont had only 9,000 residents within two years the population swelled to 50,000 .Also due to most the population being there for oil drilling most facilities were turned towards the workers to make money some examples are gambling and drinking.
  • Because demand for beef outpaced the supply in the northeast but because the supply of cattle was greater than the demand this led texas to start selling heads of cattle for 38$ to 80$ instead of the texas 3$ to 6$ to the northeast this convinced ranchers to start selling for the eastern markets.
  • Railway businesses began to show up such as railway car repair shops to support the railway industry. The railway industry began making transportation easier raising city populations way past there original point.
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