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Texas was a frontier state far from the large cities and markets of the U.S., transportation was slow and expensive, Texas lacked valuable raw materials that industrial centers in the North had.
What three details support the fact that modern manufacturing came slowly to Texas?
John Henry Kirby
Who was known as the Prince of Pines and help make lumber one of the leading industries in Texas at the start of the twentieth century?
Some lumber companies became so large that they each established a _______________ near the property where employees could live, work, shop, worship, and play together.
Big Thicket National Preserve
Over the years, the lumber industry leveled many forests, and in 1974, the ___________________ was created to protect more than 84,000 acres of forest.
free land grants
The Texas goverment paid for the contruction of the railroads by issuing ______ _______ _______ along the path of the tracks.
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