King Cotton

Brogan Ross 4th Period

How did cotton farming start?

Cotton farming started when people realized that the farms were dry and that they needed to produce a dry plant.This was known as dry farming. People used cotton because it didnt need very much water at all. The cotton buisness was booming; ever ybody wanted to grow and sell cotton.

How did Texas grow from cotton farming?

In the year 1900 alone,production of cotton on Texas farms surpassed 3,500,000 bales from nearly 7,200,000 acres. The cultivation had and still was cultivating throughout the state of Texas. As railroad tracks were built westward, farmers were provided with cheap and efficiant mean of getting their cotton to market. Better access to markets offfered the chance of higher profits.