20 Objects That Shape Oklahoma

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Photo courtesy Historic Roger Mills Preservation Foundation.
Photo courtesy Historic Roger Mills Preservation Foundation.

SANTA FE RAILROAD DEPOT

Historic Roger Mills Preservation Foundation
Cheyenne

The Clinton & Oklahoma Western Railroad was constructed between 1908-1912. The terminus of the railroad is located five miles northeast of Cheyenne at a town called Strong City. The residents of Cheyenne used municipal funds to build a railroad that connected Cheyenne to Strong City. At that time, Cheyenne was the only town in the U.S. to own its own railroad line. In 1928, the Santa Fe Railroad bought the track and extended the railroad service to Pampa, Texas, greatly expanding development in western Oklahoma.