Quanah is becoming a ghost town
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in the town

Van Nuys, CA

#21 Mar 10, 2012
in the town wrote:
No no no. We cannot prosper until the courthouse restoration is finished. People will come from miles around to see it and they will get thirsty.
They will stop at allsups to get them a coke,pop,or whatever you call it. A portion of that money will go toward taxes. Those taxes will be what stimulates the economy. DUH.
All this potential for a little less than 1,000,000.00. Can we really afford to bypass such a wonderful oppurtunity?
And lets not forget if they buy a burrito its double the tax stimulus for Quanah.If they choose to buy a lottery ticket then our kids education will be through the roof,better start saving to support your Harvard student.
Kalamazoo

Fort Worth, TX

#22 Mar 11, 2012
Watch what happens when the hospital closes. You think it is bad now...people laugh at all of you in Quanah! Glad I don't live there!
GhostsGremlin

Spur, TX

#23 Jul 20, 2013
Lots of ghost in Quanah and Medicine Mounds. There was an old doctors house with a basement it has torn down for years. One of my best friends was a girl named Belinda she had several brothers. Her oldest brother lived un that house, it had a basement, was very large. Apparently, the old doctor performed surgeries, and other things in that basement. Several times strange things occurred while we all together, so its not like other people didn't see it. Theres probably other people that know about the ghosts in that house thats why they tore it down!
Shadee

Sherman, TX

#24 Jul 21, 2013
...."They will stop at allsups to get them a coke,pop,or whatever you call it. A portion of that money will go toward taxes. Those taxes will be what stimulates the economy. DUH."....

You sound like one of those folks who just knew that selling liquor would send the tax base spiraling upward in Quanah....that's all it would take to get the town on its feet. Well, how's that working out for you?
dogtac69

Dallas, TX

#25 Jan 6, 2014
Storage wrote:
I am not one to defend the city but if they were to give those houses away then they would instantly become storage units for people.
Quanah is becoming a ghost town because of the politics and the better than thou attitudes.
A vigilant plan is in the makings by a few honest men to incorporate growth as well as equality to our fair city. This plan will only work with your support. When you enter the voting booth then you need to vote for any and all Feltys,Tallants,Nelsons,Tabors ,Sparkmans,Akers,
Ingrams,and Newsoms. All of these names are synonymous with pride,honesty,fairness,and loyalty.
After you have voted then there is only one more thing you can do to ensure great things for our future. That is to remember that perfection takes time so regardless of how many years or decades it takes to achieve greatness you can never ever question their leadership or complain about anything.
Thank you for your support.
Quanah is becoming a ghost town because the oil drilling played out. There is no way for people to earn a living in Quanah, except the plant at Acme. And only so many people can be employed there.
baby bear

Tampa, FL

#26 Jan 7, 2014
This town could have had Jr college. And Walmart and prison but hell no let's have to drive out of town to work. And our kids to go to college else where.
acmescatter

Albuquerque, NM

#27 Feb 23, 2014
Quanah originated in 30’s and saw its heyday in 1950’s when local farming boomed. From that point onward it suffered a steady decline caused by typical urbanization of following factors;

1. Interstate highway system: No need to travel secondary roads.
2. Lifestyle change: Baby boomers fled to larger towns.
3. Local economy change: Big-box stores and e-commerce.
4. Aging of infrastructure..

Quanah is not alone in the decay of small-town America. Look at what is happening across the USA, especially in places like Detroit. Even larger infra-structures like the railway system, highways, and bridge systems are in decline.

But could there be a hope of revitalization for Quanah, since there are a few cases of small towns reversing their losses? And there are still over 30 million business’ in the US.

But such revitalization would have to come a strong and visionary leadership (which Quanah sadly lacks). Quanah will go down in history (if anyone is left to care) of a once thriving township ‘hoisted by
its own petard’. As an example how long did the county stay dry when areas all around were benefiting from liquor sales taxes.? And this area could have had its own Junior College, and Walmart, and also served as a medical hub (county seat) for surrounding counties.

The brain-dead zombies responsible for such previous demise need to be cleaned out—-people like the Feltys, Tallants, Nelsons, Tabors, Sparkmans, Akers, Ingrams, Newsoms, Drakes, etc—- who have
absolutely no idea of how to administer a town-ship. A fresh transfusion of new blood desperately needs to be injected into this dying and already stinking corpse—-from a visionary new thinker who can clear the fog of past and visualize future possibilities. Even at that it would probably be too late.

RIP old Quanah, and I can still visualize the ghost of the young chief Q-Parker while camping on this very site almost 200 years ago, as he moved his small tribe northward toward the crossing of Red River and
onward to internment at the Fort Sill compound—-having a vision that someday this spot of ground might bear his name——and it did. But only if his vision were still alive today.

My opinion comes from being an architect and urban planner for the past 40 years, and having intimate knowledge of the area---and possessing the panoramic vision of a world traveler. And to those who still have a nostalgic attachment my recommendation is to help it die a natural death, aid in the cremation, and see what rises (if anything) from the ashes---maybe the spirit of an old half-breed indian chief.
Quoteme

Wichita Falls, TX

#28 Mar 31, 2014
50 years ago there were a lot of people here.. There was the mill at Acme. The mill is still here. Why no people?Everyone went out of town to save a few pennies until the businesses went broke.Now we have to go out of town to get stuff because the stores are gone. We had two hardware stores. several grocery stores.many other businesses. It is a shame.
Ukla

United States

#29 Mar 31, 2014
I tell ya whats wrong with quanah....cant keep businesses open...there are some who open downtown and i think one is closing..its a kids store i think..heard its nice.
Former Resident

Ardmore, OK

#30 Apr 9, 2014
Didn't Quanah have an opportunity to land a prison, Walmart, and a long while back a College?

Without jobs and businesses the town will slowly decline as it has been for years.

If GP shutdown, Qtown would be just like Goodlett.
amen

Wichita Falls, TX

#31 Apr 9, 2014
we the people of quanah dont support the new businesses........ 6 new business opened last summer and within one year 3 have closed. its because the town dont patronize those stores. they are happy going to united for everything or driving to walmart instead of giving new businesses a chance. how can a barber shop for men in a town full of men struggle to make it???? because people dont go to new businesses. how can a kids clothing store in a town full of kids struggle to make it???? because people dont try new businesses. the picture taking place closed, the pizaa restraunt is struggling, fashion depot closed........ why wouldnt you go to these businesses. because we hate outsiders and we hate new businesses. thats why we have been shrinking in size for years. i remember all the stores and old cars parked all over downtown. not anymore. we will be a ghost town. who will stick around to see it happen?
tommy

Enid, OK

#32 Apr 13, 2014
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tommy

Enid, OK

#33 Apr 13, 2014
Lmao quanah tx lmao
Honesty

Wichita Falls, TX

#34 Apr 14, 2014
This is part of the Danny Felty legacy. You know he wanted to be a big fish.
So the pond is little, now he is gone, but the pond is left.
The fish are stuck still flopping around. Did no one have any insight into his outdated BS?
Quanah

Quanah, TX

#35 Jun 2, 2014
To be honest, there really isn't nothing wrong with Quanah.. I live here.. And yes, I think Feltys, Tallants, Nelsons, Tabors, Sparkmans, Akers, Ingrams, and Newsoms, should all be replaced! But still.. And we all know that if people was to get the empty houses, then they would fix them up, and use them for rent, so they could get money from it.. But I only go to school in quanah, I live in Goodlett, almost in Kirkland. Everywhere here is a ghost town, Chillicothe, quanah, goodlett, and Kirkland. But still. Some people are really crappy abou this.
Quanah

Ashburn, VA

#36 Jun 2, 2014
Quanah wrote:
To be honest, there really isn't nothing wrong with Quanah.. I live here.. And yes, I think Feltys, Tallants, Nelsons, Tabors, Sparkmans, Akers, Ingrams, and Newsoms, should all be replaced! But still.. And we all know that if people was to get the empty houses, then they would fix them up, and use them for rent, so they could get money from it.. But I only go to school in quanah, I live in Goodlett, almost in Kirkland. Everywhere here is a ghost town, Chillicothe, quanah, goodlett, and Kirkland. But still. Some people are really crappy abou this.
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