By:Reality, Esmeralda & Alex
In 1875 there were 1,650 miles of railroad track in Texas. The railroad system brought enormous benefits to Texans. The railroads system was really poor, but soon they fixed it up. The improvements to the railroads soon introduced streetcars. Streetcars made living in one place and working in another possible.
By the late 1800s were very exciting because there was a dramatic growth in a lot of different industries. Cottonseed oil contributed to the industrial growth in Texas. By the end of 1800s Texas industries was the second largest in the state.
Cottonseeds were made into many different products such as, salad oil, mayonnaise, cosmetics, furniture batting, and livestock feed.
steam engines were the first method of transportation for widespread use.
How it all begin
Railway systems benefits
1.An increase in farming = Crops shipped to far markets
2.Increased settlers = In West Texans
3.Growth of railroad hub towns = Fort Worth,Houston,San Antonio
the railroad expansion
In the late 1887 San Antonio had 49 miles of paved streets and some used mesquite trees as sidewalks to ,later there were Street cars and would run on steam or electricity. Street cars helped towns run faster and the people that lived in one área could work in another área.In 1878 colonel A.H: belo Publisher of Galveston News became the first Texan to have a Telephone.