Plainview in Hale County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Santa Fe Railroad in Plainview
Once or twice a week, land agents arrived with trainloads of prospective settlers. Local builders constructed a courthouse, new schoolhouse, new city hall, an electric plant, an opera house, residences and business buildings. Soon the Wayland Literary and Technical Institution was under construction.
Railroad service made a major contribution to the economic development of Hale County, opening acreage to settlement and agricultural expansion.
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5424.)
Location. 34° 11.638′ N, 101° 42.198′ W. Marker Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plainview TX 79072, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Lake Plainview (a few steps from this marker); Plainview Daily Herald (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Baptist Church of Plainview (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blasingame Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas Land & Development Company (approx. half a mile away); Schick Opera House (approx. half a mile away); Colonel C. C. Slaughter (approx. 0.6 miles away); General Ranald Slidell MacKenzie (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Plainview.
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