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					Effects of Barbed Wire
            1880 s
     in the 1880’s
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     Angie Cerda
    Christina Drake
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    Melody Johnson
       Cattle Drive
       C ttl D i
         1860’s
• In the 1860 s Longhorns sold
  for:
  –$4 each in Texas
    $40     h in the E t     iti
  –$40 each i th Eastern cities
• Started in Texas and ended in
  towns along the railroad.
 Why did Cattle Drives come to an
              end?

•Invention of Barbed Wire
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•Expansion of Railroads
•Homesteaders fencing in land
                  Range Wars
Cattle Ranchers                Farmers (Homesteaders)
• Did not like barbed wire     • Liked barbed wire
     Unable to drive cattle 
   – Unable to drive cattle         Kept their livestock in
                                  – Kept their livestock in
     to railroads                 – Protected crops from 
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   – Injured cattle in              being destroyed by 
                                        g         y    y
     barbed wire                    herds of cattle
   – Limited water sources        – Protected their water 
                                    sources
 Invention of Barbed Wire




Joseph Glidden

                 Barbed Wire Patent
                 (Glidden)
Varieties of Barbed Wire
                Dilemma
                           1880’s.
• You live in Texas in the 1880 s. There is a
  growing conflict between the homesteaders and
  cattle ranchers over the use of barbed wire.
• Who are you, a homesteader or a cattle
  rancher? Tell us about yourself and your family.
• How has your life changed since the invention
  of barbed wire?
  What do           i the f t      f
• Wh t d you see in th future for your way of  f
  life?
•   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Range_wars
•   http://www.barbwiremuseum.com/barbedwirehistory05.htm
•   http://www.usgennet.org/usa/co/county/prowers/hist/ranches.html
•   http://www.cottonsmithbooks.com/Learnin'.htm
•   http://xroads virginia edu/~CLASS/am485 98/cook/develp2 htm
    http://xroads.virginia.edu/ CLASS/am485_98/cook/develp2.htm
•   http://www.geocities.com/cliffgolden/barbed‐wire.htm
•   http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/barbed‐wire/

				
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