The Influence of the Railroad in the History of San Benito

Entire text taken from Buddy Dosset's "Application for CCID Historical Marker" for a student project

by Brenda G. Martinez

8th Grader, Berta Cabaza Middle School, San Benito, Tx.

Background
  • Breakup of Monopoly
  • Cattle Market Collapse
  • Sheep

Railroad tracks at Resaca crossing in San Benito.

Photo by Brenda G. Martinez

Demand for Farmland

  • Spindletop

The Railroad Comes to

Cameron County
  • Failed Attempts
  • Success with Hill's Help
  • Begin the Survey

Spiderweb
  • Population Plan
  • Spiderweb Railroad Historical Marker

Credits

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