the leadership of Samuel Lazarus (1855-1926), the Quanah, Acme & Pacific Railroad
contributed much to Motley County's economic development. One of the townsites
along the line, Roaring
Springs was platted in 1912, one year before the tracks reached this point.
This brick mission revival style depot was completed within a year, and handled
passenger and freight traffic until 1971. Roaring
Springs' oldest structure, it was purchased by the city in 1972.
is behind the depot looking southwest; taken from the abandoned ROW. I believe
Missouri Pacific pulled the tracks in 1971."|
is cotton on the right behind the depot. The cotton harvest this year in the Panhandle
was a bumper crop and may be the greatest in history.....There is a gin nearby."