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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Note to the Researcher

University of Texas Arlington

Weatherford, Mineral Wells & Northwestern Railway Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Weatherford, Mineral Wells & Northwestern Railway.
Title: Weatherford, Mineral Wells & Northwestern Railway Records
Inclusive Dates: Approximately 1889-1920
Abstract: The Weatherford, Mineral Wells & Northwestern Railway was chartered on July 2, 1889, to build a twenty-five mile rail line from Weatherford to Mineral Wells, Texas. Capitalized at $500,000, the company maintained its business office in Weatherford. Built on land primarily owned by the Franco-Texan Land Company, the line was completed to Mineral Wells in 1891. The Texas and Pacific Railway purchased the line in 1902 and extended its service an additional eighteen miles to Graford by 1908. In 1988, the Weatherford, Mineral Wells & Northwestern merged into the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, successor to the Texas and Pacific. The City of Mineral Wells bought the line in 1989, leasing it to the Mineral Wells and Eastern Railroad that same year. The Mineral Wells and Eastern ceased operation in 1992. This collection is comprised of two early undated subscription agreements with businessmen in Weatherford, Texas, and a ticket between Fort Worth and Weatherford, Texas, stamped August 22, 1920.
Identification: GA214
Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Weatherford, Mineral Wells & Northwestern Railway was chartered on July 2, 1889, to build a twenty-five mile rail line from Weatherford to Mineral Wells, Texas. Capitalized at $500,000, the company maintained its business office in Weatherford. Built on land primarily owned by the Franco-Texan Land Company, the line was completed to Mineral Wells in 1891. The Texas and Pacific Railway purchased the line in 1902 and extended its service an additional eighteen miles to Graford by 1908. In 1988, the Weatherford, Mineral Wells & Northwestern merged into the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, successor to the Texas and Pacific. The City of Mineral Wells bought the line in 1989, leasing it to the Mineral Wells and Eastern Railroad that same year. The Mineral Wells and Eastern ceased operation in 1992.

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Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of two early undated subscription agreements with businessmen in Weatherford, Texas, and a ticket between Fort Worth and Weatherford, Texas, stamped August 22, 1920.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Organizations
Weatherford, Mineral Wells & Northwestern Railway--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Railroad companies--Texas--History.
Railroads--Texas--History.
Places
Weatherford (Tex.)--History.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Purchased from Georgann Muckleroy, Cottage Classics, 2010.

Citation

Weatherford, Mineral Wells & Northwestern Railway Records, approximately 1889-1920, GA214, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Purchase, 2010.

Accessioned as number 2011-31.

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 Note to the Researcher 

Note: One subscription agreement is oversized and has been removed to box OS209.

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