How Ranching, the Railroad, and Oil Changed Texas


Charles Goodnight Cattle Trail


Cowboy Museum


Spindletop - oil drill

Life on a Cattle Trail


Texas Railroad History


Early Texas Oil Fields

Chisholm Trail went through Georgetown!


The Orphan Train


Modern Day interactive oil rig


Railroads changed Texas, because where the railroad went, towns appeared or grew.  Look at the map, do you notice how all the towns are on railway lines?                                      
     
How The Cattle Industry Changed Texas
Helped the cattle industry                  
What hurt the cattle  industry                     
1. price of meat
2. Railroads
1. windmills
2. barbed wire
3. less grazing land
4.  Drought
5.  Sheep and Goat Ranching
                                                                      


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