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. Marker and depot are along the railroad tracks at the Heart of the Heartlands Railroad Club's Carona Depot Complex and Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scammon KS 66773, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 1932 Plymouth 0-6-0 Switch Engine (within shouting distance of this marker); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carona.
Also see . . .
1. Heart of the Heartlands Railroad Club. (Submitted on August 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Missouri Pacific Historical Society. (Submitted on August 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 753 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.