. The cattle industry continued to thrive though it gradually became less profitable Cotton and lumber became major industries creating new economic booms in various regions of the state Railroad networks grew rapidly as did the port at Galveston as commerce between Texas and the rest of the U.S (and the rest of the world) expanded As with some other states before the lumber industry quickly decimated the forests of Texas such that by the early 20th century the majority of the forest population in Texas was gone (later conservation efforts restored some of it but never to the level it once was). 3.3 Other famous and notable East Texans Allison (2001) Space Shuttle Independence replica covered in snow 2017. ; Main article: John F Kennedy Assassination Beaumont Place Hitler believed that the United Kingdom's refusal to end the war was based on the hope that the United States and the Soviet Union would enter the war against Germany sooner or later. He therefore decided to try to strengthen Germany's relations with the Soviets or failing that to attack and eliminate them as a factor in November 1940 negotiations took place to determine if the Soviet Union would join the Tripartite Pact the Soviets showed some interest but asked for concessions from Finland Bulgaria Turkey and Japan that Germany considered unacceptable on 18 December 1940 Hitler issued the directive to prepare for an invasion of the Soviet Union. .
; The Astro Spiral car jump was performed January 12 1972 by Chick Galiano of J.M Productions' Hell Drivers This stunt was later performed in the 1974 James Bond film the Man With the Golden Gun. Main article: Battle of Gonzales.