Arkalon - was founded in 1888 at the Cimarron river crossing of the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska railway, a part of the Rock Island. Town lots were cheap, and people flocked in by the hundreds. However, the deep sand of the area was a serious handicap to the movement of horse-drawn freight, and the town never succeeded in establishing itself as a profitable marketing point. It was sustained for years by the large stockyards but by the 1920's most of the population had gone.
RailPictures.Net Photo: BNSF 8754 BNSF Railway EMD SD70ACe at Belmont, Nebraska by Nick Smith
RailPictures.Net Photo: BNSF 9024 BNSF Railway EMD SD70ACe at Crawford, Nebraska by Nick Smith
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