Matador, TX: Historic Motley County Jail
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Matador: LONG GONE CAFE is long gone, but two restaurants on Main Street are open for business.
Matador: MATADOR RANCH, established in 1882. At its peak, the ranch owned 90,000 cattle and had title to 879,000 acres of land in parts of four Texas counties. In the later part of the last century the land was broken into smaller ranches.
Matador: MOTLEY COUNTY CLINIC provides local services in affiliation with Hardeman County Memorial Hospital.
Matador: BOB'S OIL WELL, located at the intersection of US 70 and Texas 70, was constructed in the early 1930s by Bob Robertson, a World War I veteran and former gas station attendant, as a way of promoting his new Conoco station and separate grocery, cafe and garage. In 1939, he replaced the original wooden oil derrick replica with a steel one that soared eight-four feet in height. The business closed in the 1950s but the structure is maintained as a popular state landmark.
Matador: Entrance to the Matador Ranch
Matador: U.S. HWY 70, which ran from the Pacific coast in California to the Atlantic coast in North Carolina before the construction of the interstate highway system, was sometimes referred to as the "Broadway of America" because it was one of the main east-west thoroughfares in the nation. The western terminus is now in central Arizona.
Matador: DOWNTOWN MATADOR. Long a commercial center for cattle, quarter horses, and farm produce, the population of Matador has slowly eroded to about 600 residents from its 1940 high mark of 1,302 residents.
Matador: City of Matador Water Tower
Matador: Main Street Cafe
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