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