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  • Butterfield Stage Line

    The Butterfield Overland Mail Company operated in Texas from 1858 to 1861, when the route was moved further north due to financial reasons and Civil War unrest. In the meantime…

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  • Coal, Oil & Gas

    Soon after the toll-bridge was built, coal was discovered nearby during the drilling of a water well. Mines resulted, which brought a wave of immigrant families to the area, making…

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  • Rock Island Railroad

    In 1893, the Rock Island Railroad laid tracks between the Oklahoma border and Ft. Worth. The railroads used coal as fuel and chose the path through this area to take…

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