Carolina Rosado-Bruno 7th
Boom of Sheep Industry
Sheep raising had a big boom before the Civil War. George Wilkins Kendall encouraged people to come to Texas to raise sheep. Sheep ranchers came in from Northern states and Europe. After the Civil War, more sheep ranchers came into Texas because there was a big demand for wool. At that time, (1870's) ranchers north and west of San Antonio began to acquire big herds.