Brogan Ross 4th Period
How did cotton farming start?
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.
Cotton was the highest selling crop in the 1900's
Cotton being shipped
These were the kinds of trains they used to get the cotton to the market.
This is a gragh on the sales;they went up in the 1900's and slowly got lower.