King of Cottan

People rely on King Cottan

Cottan was the most importaint crop to grow in Texas. Most Texans in the late 1800s were cottan farmers instead of a rancher. In the year 1900 alone, the production of cottan with Texan farmers was about 2,500,00 bales.

Cottan Growing

The cottan industrey started to grow rapidly through out the state. Proceso Martinez introduced cottan to the Rio Grande Valley. In most years the value of all opther crops had grown too.

Railroads coming into the Cottan Industrey

As the railroads did in the ranching industrey, they played an importaint role in the cottan farming. When trakes were being built westward, farmers were provided with cheap and efficient means.