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Lindsay CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 107 North Main | P.O. Box 504 | Lindsay, OK 73052 | 405.756.4312 The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce exists to advance the civic, economic, and business interests of Lindsay by promoting commerce, leadership, and education. The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce in- 2015 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE vites you to our community which was BOARD OF DIRECTORS once described by General John C. Fre- President: Debbie Hassler mont, in his report to the U.S. Government in 1849, as the “Garden of Eden.” Fremont Vice President: Toni Smith said, “If there is a garden of Eden in the Treasurer: Barbra Kelley western hemisphere, it is in the Washita Lester Grumbles Sara Simonton Valley,” this valley being the third most fer- Tray Williams Kelli Lindsey tile valley in the world. Come visit our town, John Noblitt meet our people and revel in the quality of life that has become our heritage. We look EX-OFFICIO OFFICERS forward to making your acquaintance! Nicole Perry Amanda Polk Paula Barker Todd Hinckley Lacy Curry Chamber Manager OFFICE STAFF Facebook: Lindsay, OK Chamber of Commerce Violet Henderson lchamber@oriok.net Lindsay SANTA FE RAILROAD DEPOT The Lindsay Santa Fe Depot, located at 107 North Main Street in Lindsay, OK was constructed in the year 1903. It’s present day whereabouts were at one time the property of Mr. Lewis Lindsay. Mr. Lindsay donated the fertile Washita Valley agricul- tural region acreage to the Santa Fe Rail- road Company. At the time that the Santa Fe started lay- ing their tracks west from Pauls Valley, the The Lindsay Depot handled freight and Rock Island Railroad Company started lay- passenger service. The depot retained it’s ing east toward Lindsay, where the two role as a shipping/receiving center until it’s lines met. In 1942, The Rock Island tracks closing in the spring of 1985. were removed. The Lindsay Santa Fe Railroad Depot is This depot was established to provide listed on the Nation’s Register as one of connections with the rich fertile areas of the two oldest Santa Fe Depots in present day Pauls Valley, Chickasha, and South-Central Oklahoma. It is one of the other surrounding areas for shipping goods best two remaining examples of vernacu- such as broomcorn, cotton, and agriculture lar architecture as applied to railroad sta- products to various markets in Oklahoma. tions in the early 1900s. 2


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