Farmerville & Ruston Railroad

The Gazette
October 24, 1900

The project of constructing a railroad from Farmerville to Ruston is being talked on our streets. Parties familiar with the topography of the country between those two points claim that the road could be graded at a minimum expense. By crossing the D’Arbonne at the point. where Stowe creek empties into it, and then building up that creek, a comparatively level route could be had almost to Ruston. The only heavy expense would be the building of a draw bridge across the D’Arbonne, but it is believed a bridge company could be induced to put the structure for the tolls and a special tax.

All of our enterprising and public spirited citizens show a willingness to assist liberally to get this road; and a right respectable subscription list, in the way of cash donations, lands and timber, could easily be gotten up. Our people realize more forcibly than ever the necessity of a railroad. Something must be done to invigorate new life in Farmerville, or she will soon “sleep that sleep that knows no waking.” Let the proposed Farmerville & Ruston railroad be properly pushed and success will crown the efforts of its promoters.

Tell Us What You Think About It

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s