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Roscoe in Nolan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Railway

 
 
Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, January 20, 2015
1. Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Railway Marker
Inscription. The Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Railway was one of the country’s most successful short-line railroads. Chartered on Oct. 1, 1906, by General F.W. James and a group of Abilene businessmen, it ran from Roscoe to Snyder and Fluvanna, though in 1941 the Fluvanna line was discontinued. Once it was completed, Ed S. Hughes and H.O. Wooten took over the operation. Wooten saved it from a financial crisis by making deals with California produce shippers and with the Santa Fe and Texas & Pacific railroads to use the line as a link between them. In 1967, the company was sold to the Murchison Brothers of Dallas and Roger Mize of Snyder. The deregulation of railroads in 1980 resulted in its closing in 1984. Nevertheless, it was a major factor in Roscoe’s settlement and growth.
 
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17217.)
 
Location. 32° 26.759′ N, 100° 32.313′ W. Marker is in Roscoe, Texas, in Nolan County. Marker is at the intersection of Cypress Street and Broadway Street, on the right when traveling north on Cypress Street. Click for map. Marker is located in Memorial Park at the northeast corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Roscoe TX 79545, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Railway Marker in Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, January 20, 2015
2. Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Railway Marker in Memorial Park
are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roscoe Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); George Parks (a few steps from this marker); The Bankhead Highway (a few steps from this marker); Roscoe Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); W.A.S.P. Training Base: Avenger Field (approx. 3.9 miles away); Women Airforce Service Pilots (approx. 4 miles away); Sweetwater Cemetery (approx. 6.8 miles away); Trammell House (approx. 7.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Roscoe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Roscoe, Snyder and Pacific Railway. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on January 28, 2015.) 

2. The Roscoe, Snyder and Pacific Railway: “R-S Pacific Route”. (Submitted on January 28, 2015.)
 
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Markers and Memorials in Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, January 20, 2015
3. Markers and Memorials in Memorial Park
Park is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Broadway Street and Cypress Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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