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Unformatted text preview: 2. Little or absolutely no organization 3. Eventually, some become real established cities & look more like the East cities b. Cattle i. Grow your livestock, and then drive them to market for selling 1. Many of the techniques were adapted from Mexican tradition ii. Cowboys= young man who just wanted to make a bit of $ 1. Romanticized, but rough job iii. Railroads, fences, and droughts began to kill off the cattle driving business 1. Now you just open a ranch, grow your livestock and then drive them to the railroad in town. c. Agriculture i. Typically built houses of dirt, and short grass ii. Great plains were originally considered as an inhospitable, awful area to farm in. iii. Debt was the biggest problem that farmers ran into 1. caused very disgruntled farmers, who need relief from gov. iv. Large companies become some of the only people who are capable of making a good profit. 1. corporate structure takes over the west....
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- Spring '08
- Homestead Act, Livestock, Cowboy