established in 1850 as a midway point of an east-west
(Dallas, TX to Shreveport, LA) cattle and cotton economic travelway to
the Red River in Louisiana, some 20 miles (32 km) east. In
became a main railroad station between Dallas and Shreveport to the
west and east respectively and Texarkana to the north. A major railway
still travels through Waskom. Today Waskom sits on I-20 that connects
the Carolinas to southwest Texas and Mexico.
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