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1

What did the Texas cowboys do when Texas became independent from Mexico in 1836

Herded the cows on long drives to the north

2

What issues did the Texas cowboys face when Texas became independent from Mexico in 1836

Texas fever and quarantine laws

3

How much could you get for a cow in Chicago

$40

4

How much could you get for a cow in Texas

$5

5

Where were the cattle drives going to

The north

6

What did Kansas farmers prevent the cattle drives doing/going

Going through there due to Texas fever

7

When was the goodnight loving trail founded

1866

8

Who founded the goodnight loving trail

Charles goodnight and Oliver loving

9

What did the goodnight loving trail find (reason for going west)

New markets in the west near fort sumner

10

How much did goodnight and loving make on there first trail

$12,000

11

How much land did Joseph McCoy purchase in 1867

450 acres

12

Where did Joseph McCoy purchase the land

Abilene

13

What did joseph McCoy use the land for

Transit point

14

How much cattle was driven along the Chisholm trail to Abilene by the end of 1867

35,000

15

Where did John iliffe buy land in 1866

Near Denver

16

What did John iliff use the land for

Ranch

17

What was the consequence of ranching

Cattle barons

18

Why did cowboys have to get jobs in bars

Because they weren’t employed over winter