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Matador in Motley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Motley County Railroad

 
 
The Motley County Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. The Motley County Railroad Marker
Inscription.  Pioneer carrier for cattle and farm goods. Chartered June 20, 1913 by 92 people of Motley and nearby counties. One man is said to have invested $50,000. Matador Land & Cattle Company also provided bonus funds.

Original directors were J. C. Burleson, A. B. Echols, J. N. Gaines, T. E. Leckie, I. E. Martin, R. P. Moore, J. D. Morriss, J. E. Russell, and A. C. Traweek.

Trains used cattle sweepers, as 8-mile track ran through unfenced ranches. Line joined Quanah, Acme & Pacific tracks near Roaring Springs. The M.C.R.R. ceased to operate in 1936.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5382.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is June 20, 1913.
 
Location. 34° 0.81′ N, 100° 48.793′ W. Marker is in Matador, Texas, in Motley County. Marker is at the intersection of Dundee Avenue and Wood Street, on the right when traveling west on Dundee Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Matador TX 79244, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the
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crow flies. Quanah Parker Trail (approx. half a mile away); Motley County Jail (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Traweek House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bob's Oil Well (approx. 0.9 miles away); Motley County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Matador Ranch (approx. 1.4 miles away); Whiteflat (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matador.
 
The Motley County Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. The Motley County Railroad Marker
The Motley County Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
3. The Motley County Railroad Marker
View west on Dundee Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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