August 20, 1909
It was announced that railroad tracks were to be laid from Murfreesboro (Pike County) to Hot Springs (Garland County), allowing passengers to travel by rail from Hot Springs to Texarkana (Miller County). The train also hauled freight and lumber. The rails were taken up from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs by 1926, though the daily run from Murfreesboro to Nashville (Howard County) continued until 1951. The demise of the railroad hurt pulpwood contractors, who had to drive farther to get unloaded, and the lumber mill had to hire or buy trucks to ship their lumber.