Small-Town Mayor Stops Railroad In Its Tracks

Emerging from an all-day meeting with representatives of the Fort Worth & Denver on May 25, 1949, Mayor T. Leo Moore refrained from declaring victory but did insist the train would continue to stop at Electra.

This rarely told story is the subject of the “This Week in Texas History” column for Wednesday, May 21 through Tuesday, May 27.  If your local newspaper does not carry this one-of-a-kind series, you can still read it each and every week with a private email subscription available on this web site.

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