Cattle Industry: The Gilded Age

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Jacob Patterson Mr. Smith 09/21/2015 U.S. History Cattle Industry The Gilded Age was a period of time about the rich and the poor. If you were black or a woman you had no prosperity. During the gilded age, cattle ranching originallyu from Mexico came to America and became a major part of our society and economy as Americans came to depend on the beef that could easily be shipped anywhere with new railroads. As early as the 1690s the Spaniards brought in stock with their entradas. Ranching as such dates from the 1730s when herds were loosed along the San Antonio River to feed missionaries soldiers and civilians in the San Antonio and Goliad areas. At first Spain severely restricted commerce but during the brief Spanish rule of Louisiana

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