The Cattle Industry

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How many cattle did Charles Goodnight gain during the Civil War?
Left 180, returned to 5,000
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When was the Goodnight-Loving trail created?
1866, from Texas to Fort Summer - avoided the homesteaders land
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Which tribe of Indians killed Oliver Loving?
Comanche Indians
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When did beef become popular in the East?
1850s
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How many Texas cattle were there and when?
Roughly 5 million in 1865, after the civil war
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When did Joseph McCoy create which cattle town?
Abilene in 1867
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How much more is cattle worth in Abilene than in Texas?
$5 in Texas, 10 times as much in Abilene
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When were the peak years of the cattle industry and how many cattle passed through cow towns in this time?
1867-85, nearly 4 million cattle
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How many cattle did John Illif have?
35,000 built from buying lame and footsore cattle
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When was the transcontinental railway completed?
10th May 1869
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When was Chinese immigrant labour employed by the Pacific Railway Company?
1863
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How far was covered each day on the Long Drive?
24km a day
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What were the racial percentages of cowboys?
63% white, 25% black, 12% Mexican
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Who developed refrigerated railway carriages?
Gustavus Swift
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When was the new breed of Longhorn developed?
1870s, put on meat easier and tasted nicer
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When was the severe winter and how did this effect cattle numbers?
1886-7, 15% of herds died in worst hit areas
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What was the average wage for a cowboy?
$25-40 a month
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When was the Goodnight-Loving trail created?

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1866, from Texas to Fort Summer - avoided the homesteaders land

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Which tribe of Indians killed Oliver Loving?

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When did beef become popular in the East?

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How many Texas cattle were there and when?

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