Flashcards in Cattle, Farming, Mining And Railroads Deck (5)
What caused the growth of the cattle industry?
New railroads allowed ranchers to transport cattle to the east
What was the Homestead Act?
Offered free land to those willing to farm it
A land grab in 1889 brought tens of thousands of settlers to this location
What contributed to the end of the cattle drives?
Rail lines extended into Texas