Memories from Hereford, Texas June 13 2009

1244949857750March 1943. "Hereford, Texas. Passing the depot on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad between Amarillo, Texas, and Clovis, New Mexico."Shorpy comment of the day: "I've got personal photos taken from this same spot, only facing the other way to capture a nice view of the co-op elevator instead of the old depot. I'm not sure what my interest in the grain elevator was other than the huge 'Hereford Grains' sign on the side of it. I wish I'd turned around and snapped a photo of the old depot to present you instead but the Google version is also okay.

"When I was in Hereford, a container train passed through town every 20 minutes all day and night long. It's a busy railroad town. It's also a busy feedlot town with all the aromatic scents that go with it. You folks on the east coast miss out on so many olfactory experiences that go with where your BigMac started from."

- Posted by missouri mule on Cow Town: 1943