King Cotton

Peyton Randell 5th Period

Farming After the Civil War

After the Civil War,there were thousands of settlers that travled west in search of cheap land and peace.The farmers dicovered that there were new techniques that were more effeective than the ones they were using.This is new technique was called "Dry Farming".Dry Farming alloowed farmers to make a more profitable year.

Texans Rely on King Cotton

Cotton Around the World

A normal Texan in the late 1800's was not a a rancher,but a cotton farmer.In Texas,the sale of cotton was twicem that of all of the other crops.In the 1900's,Txas farms sold 3,500,000 to 7,200,000 bales to other countries or states.