Roaring Springs, in Motley County, was named for a nearby Native American camp on the Tongue River with natural, pure water springs and a waterfall. A section of land purchased by the Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railroad from the Matador Land and Cattle Co. was platted in 1912, in anticipation of railroad construction. Lots were sold by the railroad, and in 1913, when the railroad line reached the site, it was named Roaring Springs by the U.S. Post Office. The local economy is still based on ranching, along with crop farming with cotton, wheat and grain sorghum.
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