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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


What were the effects of railroads being built out West? (List as many as possible)

Native Americans relocated
Landscape changes
Cattle industry grows
Western settlement increases
More territories gain statehood
Harvey Houses
Increase in the amount of available jobs (i.e. working for he railroads)
Travel becomes easier and faster
Conflict with Native Americans
Development of the Western part of the US