Austin Hidalgo 7th
The most important crop grown in Texas was cotton. The typicial Texan in the late 1800's was not a rancher but a cotton farmer. In most years the value of the cotton crop in Texas was larger than the combined value of all other crops grown. In the year 1900 alone, production of cotton on Texas farms surpassed 3,500,000 bales from nearly 7,200,000 acres.