I am traveling today to Lubbock, and I was thinking about how far we are from other cities.
Then I read one of the "Tales From the Morgue" from the El Paso Times archives. The story was from back in 1916. It seems that an automobile service was started between El Paso and Roswell, NM. making it possible to travel to or from Roswell in only 12 hours.
Lubbock doesn't seem quite as far now.