Canadian Free Press. (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 7, 1887 Page: 1 of 6
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CANADIAN, HEMPHILL CO., TEXAS, SEPT. 7.
Canadian, the Great,
Grand and Famed
City of the Pan-
Timber, Water, Grass
The Song of the Ham-
mer is Heard all Over
the City, and is
Resounding and Re-
echoing Over 900
Square Miles of
OF WHICH CANADIAN
IS THE COUNTY SEAT
Hemphill Now and
Forever the Leading
County of the
The Largest Stock
Yards Built in Years
Now Beint Erected
by the Santa Fe
of Cattle Ready for
Canadian, the great, grand and
famed city of the Great Southwest, is
making gigantic strides, and has taken
her place at the head of the column of
the booming cities of the United
Having some of the richest farming
lands in the Union, an abundance of
excellent timber growing within half a
mile of the door—an inexhaustible
supply of the purest spring water—
water of which the Gods might well
feel proud, being in the heart of the
largest cattle country in the world—a
country which produces the finest cat-
tle in the land—and more of them than
any other five states, all being attrib-
uted to the excellency of the nutricious
glasses which grow all over the state—
the county seat of Hemphill county, a
county containing 900 square miles,
nearly 600,000 acres, which is the best
watered in the Panhandle, a place des-
tined to be the greatest cattle shipping
point in the world, no wonder that the
citizens of so grand and prosperous a
city feel so proud. A town but sixty
days old, has only had a railroad a few
days, and now contains 500 people,
with more pouring in upon us every day.
The Santa Fe Railroad Company
have a large force of men at work
erecting stock yards at this point.
They are to be the largest ever built
by that company, for enormous herds
of cattle will be driven from Mexico,
the southern part of this state, and
from many other places to this point
to be shipped.
The broad Canadian river, nearly a
mile in width, and the beautiful Red
point, which will be^thF^Mt^wate
place for cattle within hundreds of
miles. There is a strong probability
that the railroad company will make
this the division headquarters.
Numerous buildings are being erect-
ed as rapidly as possible, and the song
of the hammer is heard from early
morn until late at night, its melodies
floating over our handsome city and
reaching over Hemphill's broad ex-
Lumber heretofore was always
freighted from Dodge City and Kiowa
to points in the Panhandle, it costing
from $90 to $140 per thousand feet.
This is the reason that there were not
more people in the Panhandle. Now
that the road is in the midst of us
lumber is very cheap, people are flying
in here by the hundreds, filing on the
cheap Texas lands and building homes.
Lands can be taken within eight miles
of this city at the present time, but
there will be none to file on shortly.
Now is your time, come and file on a
section of the finest land in the world.
One has the privilege of taking four
sections (four square miles—two miles
square—or 2,560 acres of land), for
which you have forty years to pay for
it, or any amount of land can be pur-
chased from the railroad companies,
who own each alternate section. It is
all being rapidly taken up, and in but
a few years will be out of the state*s
There are elegant openings in Cana-
dian for all branches of business, no
other place in the Panhandle having
so many natural advantages. The ele-
gant $10,000 hotel will be completed in
about twenty days. A bank composed
of some of the leading wealthy cattle-
men of the country has been organized
and will soon be open for business.
Another hotel is to be erected at once,
four new buildings are being put up
on Main street, while a large number
are under contract, waiting for lumber.
The county court house, costing $3.000,
which is to be a temporary affair, is to
be completed in forty days.
On account of Canadian being a rail-
road point supplies are cheap, and the
city is drawing trade from all the
western counties. There is room for
everybody and plenty of work.
0. W. p
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
Staple and Fancy
Carries the largest stock and best
Groceries at cheapest prices of any
firm in the Panhandle.
Canadian, - Texas.
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Harm & Ludwick. Canadian Free Press. (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 7, 1887, newspaper, September 7, 1887; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth183615/m1/1/: accessed March 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.