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Marfa was founded in the 1880’s as a water stop for steam engines in need of water re-fueling before continuing on their route.
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Over time, some water stops developed into cities and towns.
Conversely, remote, secluded stops were commonly used by robbers to ambush trains.
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Water spots were located directly adjacent to the railroad tracks with spigot arms that swung out over the track to refill the steam engine boilers.
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19th century slang crudely referred to small towns with water stops and not much else as “Jerkwater town”. This was a reference to how spigots were jerked from their rest spot and over the railroad track.

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