HIST 350 Exam II

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HIST 350 Exam II
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  1. Open Range Cattle
    • High Profits
    • Expanded quickly
    • Poor Management
    • Bookkeeping & Credit
    • Overstock public ranges
    • No fences
    • periodic roundups for branding
    • Large scale, absentee Owners
  2. Railroad
    • Own a lot of land
    • Went out first before people
  3. Barbed Wire
    • JF Glidden
    • Was expensive til 1900
    • Started fencing public domain to keep settlers out
  4. 1880-7 Winters
    • Big ranches broke up
    • Beef price down
    • Land Grant colleges having useful advice
    • started grain sorghum
    • started to sell to mid-west to finish them on corn
    • Started staking hay
  5. Homestead Act 1862
    • 160 acres to 21 year old, improve in 5 years
    • Rain will follow the plow
    • Had to start dry land farming
    • South didn't like it
    • Settlement happened faster than they thought
    • Dug outs and sod houses

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