3rd Period. By: Amanda Harvey
After the Civil War ended the most important crop grown in Texas was the cottom. In the 1800s the value of cotton was greater than the combined value of all other crops. Because of this most people were not ranchers, but cotton farmers. More than 3,500,00 bales were produced in the year 1900 alone. Rail roads were very helpful to farmers because they allowed the harvested cotton to get to the market faster.
Family Harvesting their cotton in the 1800s
Slaves were popular in Texas in the 1800s. This photo shows slaves with barrels of cotton.
Slaves with barrels of cotton.