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Life in Floyd County Texas 1800 - 1950
Building the Clarity Tunnel in Floyd County in 1927

Building the Clarity Tunnel in Floyd County in 1927

The Quitaque Railway Tunnel or Clarity Tunnel is a 582 feet railway tunnel in Floyd County, Texas about 10 miles southwest of Quitaque. Construction started in 1927, and the tunnel and associated railway line were completed and opened for use in 1930. The tunnel cuts through sandstone of the Caprock Escarpment, about 50 feet below its ridge of about 2,800 elevation. The Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railroad Company built the tunnel and it was 790 feet long. After a train wreck in the tunnel in 1973, the line was closed for eighteen months while the tunnel was shortened to its current length, and the rails were upgraded to handle heavier traffic. As of 1976, it was one of very few railway tunnels still in use in Texas. The line was abandoned in 1989. In 1993, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department acquired the abandoned right-of-way, and the tunnel is now part of Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway.

 

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Floyd County Unclaimed Estates

Floyd County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Floyd County Left a total $10,925 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Please share this with your family and friends from Floydada and Lockney to let them know how to claim their inheritance from the Texas Comptroller's Office. . . see the list

 

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