Category Archives: railroad lines

Where the Southern Cross the Dog

Back a number of years ago, I first read about where the Southern Cross the Dog in a Farm Bureau magazine quiz.  I had never heard of it, and it was an intriguing story about the town of Moorhead and … Continue reading

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First Street, Delhi LA

As I mentioned earlier, I made an unexpected stop in Delhi, Louisiana last week on my travels back to Mississippi.  One never knows when making stop to a place never visited if it will be a delightful little detour or … Continue reading

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Grain Elevator, Delhi, LA

Ever since I began reading Our Grandfathers’ Grain Elevators: The men of slip-formed concrete and the buildings they created in North America, they have taken on a new significance for me.  I always admired the structures, and many of them … Continue reading

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Rayville Light and Water Plant

The city of Rayville, it is reported, is asking for bids for a franchise for installation of an electric-light plant and waterworks system.  For further information address C. A. Smith, secretary of Progressive League. (The Electric World, v. 61, January 1913 … Continue reading

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Como Methodist Church

John Gaisford was the architect for this building which houses the Como Methodist Church (MDAH Historic Resources Inventory database).  It was built in 1912 by architect/builder J. G. (or J. E.) Bridger, who also built the St. John the Baptist … Continue reading

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Hushpuckena on old highway 61

Hushpuckena, located between Duncan and Shelby, was once a “flag stop” for the Delta Express train operated by the Illinois Central Railroad.  While searching for the Andrew Jackson Donelson House near Duncan, we passed through this town.  From Highway 61, … Continue reading

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Fayette High School

The old Fayette High School was built in 1928, based on the marker at the top of the building.  The building was still in use in 1956, but that is the only information I can locate. The 1956 annual shows … Continue reading

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Train Stations: Baird, Throckmorton, and Graham

The Texas and Pacific (known as the T & P throughout Texas) built its first station in Baird in 1881, with the construction of the original train depot pictured here.  Two story depots were not common in Texas’ small towns … Continue reading

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