Southern Pacific Valentine depot and train symbol LAHOT

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The Southern Pacific reached Valentine on February�14, 1882. Valentine (milepost 668) had been a crew change point as it was about half way between Sanderson and El�Paso. As an interesting side note, there was a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Valentine on August�16, 1931. Fortunately there were no fatalities, but there was major damage to the adobe structures in town and the surrounding communities. This was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Texas.

Southern Pacific Valentine depot and train symbol LAHOT

The LAHOT pauses breifly at Valentine to pick up some officials on December 4, 1977. Disk 100