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North Creek in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

North Creek Depot

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 27, 2019
1. North Creek Depot Marker
Inscription.  The North Creek Railroad Station, the northernmost terminus of the Adirondack Railroad, is listed on the State and National Historic Registers as a fine example of a 19th Century rural station. The depot itself was built in 1871, and remains remarkably intact. It consists of four rooms which once served as the men’s and women’s waiting rooms, the station master’s office and the baggage room. The remainder of the complex consists of a freight house, tool house, locomotive turntable and horse barns.

The North Creek Railroad Station is where, at 4:45 a.m. on September 14, 1901, Theodore Roosevelt learned that President William McKinley had dies and he had become president of the United States.

In the 1800s and early 1900s, stage coaches carried passengers from North Creek north to Indian Lake and Blue Mountain Lake (above); years later “snow trains” arrived from Schenectady and New York City, bringing skiers to North Creek’s Ski Bowl and the trails on Gore Mountain. This was the first commercial downhill ski center in New York State and the second in the United States.

The outbreak of WW II brought an end to the
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 27, 2019
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snow trains, but local industry and the titanium mine in Tahawus, 30 miles north, kept the North Creek Station operating until 1989. That year, the Tahawus mine closed and North Creek’s rail yard was abandoned.

The Canadian Pacific Railroad deeded the depot to the North Creek Railway Depot Preservation Association, which opened the museum in the depot in 2000.
 
Erected by Barton Mines.
 
Location. 43° 42.169′ N, 73° 59.338′ W. Marker is in North Creek, New York, in Warren County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Railroad Place, North Creek NY 12853, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adirondack Railway Company (here, next to this marker); Theodore Roosevelt (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Theodore Roosevelt (here, next to this marker); Barton Mines (a few steps from this marker); North Creek Railway Station (a few steps from this marker); Engine House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Theodore Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Theodore Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Creek.
 
Also see . . .  North Creek Depot Museum. (Submitted on August 30, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 27, 2019
3. North Creek Depot

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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