Details for Medicine Mound Depot, 1910 (Atlas Number 5197003312)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5197003312


Marker Number 3312
Atlas Number 5197003312
Marker Title Medicine Mound Depot, 1910
Index Entry Medicine Mound Depot, 1910
City Quanah
County Hardeman
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 433527
UTM Northing 3794091
Subject Codes railroad depots; railroads
Marker Year 1964
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Highway 287, Quanah at intersection of Highway 282 (SH 6) & Highway 297-Quanah
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built by Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway as passenger and freight station, in area where Chief Quanah Parker's Comanches prayed and rolled in gypsum, believing it was healing dust. Later, Santa Fe Station. Site of holdups and shooting. Has bullet holes, but escaped a 1935 fire that burned entire town. Retired from use, 1959; was moved via Highway 287 to its present site. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1964