Blog 3
July 13, 2019

Tulia has so many great local businesses like our Tulia Rural Health Clinic. It has helped so many people in our community and the surrounding area with great medical knowledge and the doctors are great referrals to a specialist if needed. It is ran by so many wonderful doctors, nurses, and receptionists like Lee Ann Basaldua and Megan Basaldua who I was interning with this week. They showed me how to answer the phone and make appointments with the patients doctor of choice. The importance of getting accurate information from the patients and especially their insurance. It also taught me the importance of being patience to everyone. It’s the same with our local pharmacy Moore Than Medicine it have help so much with aiding many people with their medicine. 

For 100 years, the Santa Fe Depot on the south end of Broadway Street has served as a place to buy tickets to ride the train to different towns, the last passenger train was 1965. People used the train to ship packages, livestock, and supplies to different areas. Kids loved riding the train to Plainview for end of school picnics. The depot was to be demolished in 1987 but the citizens of the county raised $30,000.00 to have it restored and refurbished. The depot is rich with history according to local residents who have lived in Tulia for decades. The first train to stop in Tulia was in December of 1906. The original Tulia depot was built of wood and was destroyed by a fire in 1915. The depot is used for Swisher County Historical Commission meetings which are held every other month, It is also rented out to parties and for showers and many other occasions. Recently, it is being rented for family and school reunions. The Tulia Depot is built in prairie style brick and stucco with red tile roof. Donations from the community helped pay for having the tile roof repaired.  These two entities are a vital part to Swisher County and the surrounding areas and have played a vital part in the history of Swisher County.