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

Ropes Depot

1918

 
 
Ropes Depot and Rail Car House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
1. Ropes Depot and Rail Car House Marker
Inscription.  The wood-frame depot was built by the Santa Fe Railway in Hockley County, Texas. Railroads were essential to the settlement of West Texas and eastern New Mexico for transporting cattle, people, manufactured goods, supplies and lumber. The Ropes Depot held an office, receiving area, ticket window, scale for weighing freight, passenger banches, safe and telegraph key, It represents the importance of the railroad to the growth of the ranching industry.

Rail Car House
c. 1917


A rail car house stored track tools and supplies. It was home base for a section gang and handcar loaded with tools for track repairs.
 
Erected by The Diamond M Foundation and National Ranching Heritage Center.
 
Location. 33° 35.313′ N, 101° 53.096′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker can be reached from 4th Street west of Flint Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Located within the Ranching Heritage Center Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3121 4th Street, Lubbock TX 79409, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Ropes Depot and Rail Car House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
2. Ropes Depot and Rail Car House Marker
marker. Hoffman Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); 6666 Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); JA Oat Bin/Monitor Vaneless L Model Windmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Picket and Sotol House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Matador Office (about 300 feet away); Barton House (about 400 feet away); The Pitchfork (about 400 feet away); Los Corralitos (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
 
Also see . . .  National Ranching Heritage Center. Texas Tech University (Submitted on July 8, 2019.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Ropes Depot and Rail Car House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
3. Ropes Depot and Rail Car House Marker
Rail Car House image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
4. Rail Car House
Inside Ropes Depot image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
5. Inside Ropes Depot
Inside the Rail Car House image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
6. Inside the Rail Car House
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 6, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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