The Railroad Comes to Cameron County

In 1885, the San Antonio and Arkansas Pass Railroad (S.A&A.P.) hired Uriah Lott to construct a railroad from San Antonio to the Arkansas Pass area.

Lott hired Benjamin F. Yoakum (1859-1929) as his chief clerk. Lott soon promoted him to general manager. In 1886, Lott completed a branch to what is now Alice, Texas.





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Photo from "Rio Grande Heritage"