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Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)
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In 1882, the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway made its way to
Dalhart, and by 1901 two railroads crossed tracks in the northwest
corner of the Texas Panhandle. The twist of tracks was located at
what is now the intersection of Highway 87, running north and
south, and Highway 54, running east and west, in Dalhart. The
second railroad, the Rock Island and Chicago Railway, along with
the first, gave rise to Dalhart's first name, Twist Junction, but
right away a new name was chosen and Dalhart was soon established
as a center of commerce at the beginning of the 20th century.
Dalhart flourished with only a short interruption in growth during
the Dust Bowl years. Many families left Dalhart during those years
but returned later to dig the city out from the devastation of the
1930s and begin again. Dalhart quickly recovered and thrived as it
once had and continues as a main thoroughfare for travelers
crossing the United States, whether by rail, semitruck, or
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