Texas Life By Adeline

Cattle ranchers in the Republic supplied townspeople and farmers with hides, food, and other materials

Most Texans were farmers and ranchers

A few ranchers, like Taylor White, drove their cattle to New Orleans and sold them in markets there

Only people living in towns cities had jobs that were not directly related to farming or ranching

Towns like Houston, Galveston, and Dallas grew quickly because their founders had chosen locations that were good for trade

Land speculators were people who brought large amounts of land in hopes of making profits

Some citizens, like Theodore Gentilz, enjoyed literature and art. Gentilz was known for his scenes of Texas life

Academics were schools that offered classes at the high school level
Denominations are organized groups of people with similar beliefs

Traveling preachers are called circuit riders

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