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Location DB > United States > Texas > Orla > Orla and Vicinity
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Orla and Vicinity
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created by Jonsered on 1/15/2015 7:35 PM
last modified by Jonsered on 1/15/2015 7:42 PM
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 Overview
 Description
About 10 buildings scattered along the East and West sides of the road, including gas station, bar, general store and more.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
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Orla, Texas
United States
Owner: Mostly Abandoned
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • snakes
  •  Interesting Features
    Just a shadow of our petroleum past, slowly sinking back into the desert.
     Security Measures
  • none
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1890
    Closed: 0
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     History
    Orla was founded in 1890 and served as a section house for the newly built Pecos Valley Railroad, incorporated by John J. Hagerman, an American Industrialist, to link Eddy, New Mexico (now Carlsbad) with Pecos, Texas. The population remained small until World War II when the town's population finally grew and the number of businesses increased to two to serve the population of nearly 60 residents. The population reached a high of around 250 people when oil, gas, and sulphur activity brought more workers to the region in the 1960s. It has more temporary activity due to the oil boom, and some of the old buildings are being repurposed.
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     Future Plans
    It may get caught up in the new energy boom and be reborn. If not, nothing will ever happen here again.
     Stories
    Changing Times
    Thu, Jan 15th, 2015
    posted by Jonsered


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    Thu, Jan 15th, 2015
    posted by Jonsered
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     Moderator Rating
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    Category Rating
    Photography 7 / 10
    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 9 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 1/17/2015 1:17 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 17 15 at 13:17, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Jan 15 15 at 21:10, Jonsered made this location public
  • on Jan 15 15 at 21:10, Jonsered made this location available
  • on Jan 15 15 at 21:09, Jonsered updated gallery picture safe.jpg
  • on Jan 15 15 at 21:09, Jonsered updated gallery picture walk in.jpg
  • on Jan 15 15 at 21:08, Jonsered updated gallery picture DSC02088(1).JPG
  • on Jan 15 15 at 21:08, Jonsered updated gallery picture DSC02075.JPG
  • on Jan 15 15 at 20:58, Jonsered added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jan 15 15 at 20:55, Jonsered added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jan 15 15 at 20:54, Jonsered updated gallery picture DSC02088(1).JPG
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