Carona in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Missouri Paciﬁc Wooden Frame Depot
This wooden frame depot is typical of most small town stations of this era. The depot and water tower was [sic] originally built in the 1880s and was located about ¼ mile south. The depot was torn down and moved in 1941. Due to the shortages caused by World War II the lumber and parts were recycled into the present structure. The railroad sold the depot in 1959 and it was used for hay storage. In 1996 the John Thompson family donated the depot to the Heart of the Heartlands. The depot was moved back to the tracks and restored and is now listed on the South Kansas Oklahoma Railroad timetable.
Erected by Heart of the Heartlands Railroad Club.
Location. 37° 16.651′ N, 94° 52.067′ W. Marker is in Carona, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from 6769 NW 20th Street. Click for map. Marker and depot are along the railroad tracks at the Heart of the Heartlands Railroad Club's Carona Depot Complex and Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Scammon KS 66773, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southern Pacific Bay Window Caboose (within shouting distance of this marker); 1932 Plymouth 0-6-0 Switch Engine (within West Mineral War Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); 40 Cubic Yard Dipper (approx. 4 miles away); Fire Bell (approx. 4 miles away); Miner's Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Star Cemetery / Borland Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Carona.
Also see . . .
1. Heart of the Heartlands Railroad Club. (Submitted on August 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Missouri Pacific Historical Society. (Submitted on August 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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