Cities and Trade

Ayuntamiento means city council.

A sawmill is a building or factory where wood is cut into usable peices.

Imports are items bought from other places.

Exports are items that are sold in other places.

Barter means trade.

William Goyens of Nacodgoches, like many others in early Texas, became wealthy by running a blacksmith shop and other businesses.

Most early Texans were farmers.

The oldest civil settlement in Texas, San Antonio, was also the largest in the begginging of the Mexican period.

Although Texas buisness increased in the Mexican period, rain made the small paths that linked towns together into muddy swamps, and made transportation difficult.

Most people in early Texas lived in small, rough log cabins.


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