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Muskogee in Muskogee County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Midland Valley Station

 
 
Midland Valley Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2017
1. Midland Valley Station Marker
Inscription.

The Midland Valley Railroad Company was incorporated in 1903 and headquartered in Muskogee. This passenger station was built in 1917 and during the 1920's as many as eight trains carrying 9,000 passengers per day traveled from Tulsa to this point. Regular service was also provided to Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Denison, Texas and Wichita, Kansas. Nearby, the railroad built locomotive and car repair shops with facilities and roundhouse to maintain 16 steam engines. At one time coal, crude oil, and farm products made up a sizable portion of the freight carried by this railroad. In the 1930's as passenger traffic declined, this depot was used primarily as a light freight station. In 1964 the Midland Valley, with other shortline railroads, was acquired by the Texas and Pacific, then the Missouri Pacific Company, and in 1983 merged into the Union Pacific Railroad.
 
Erected by Historic Preservation Commission of Muskogee.
 
Location. 35° 44.741′ N, 95° 22.351′ W. Marker is in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in Muskogee County. Marker is on Elgin Street west of 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is on the Three Rivers Museum grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 Elgin Street, Muskogee OK 74401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Midland Valley Station and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2017
2. Midland Valley Station and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hitching Post Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Severs Block (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas-Foreman House (approx. one mile away); State's Earliest Oil Refinery (approx. 2.1 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Honor Heights Park (approx. 2.7 miles away); American Society of Landscape Architects Centennial Medallion (approx. 2.7 miles away); Better Homes & Gardens' Highest Community Honor (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muskogee.
 
Also see . . .
1. Three Rivers Museum: Our History. (Submitted on October 9, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Midland Valley Railroad. (Submitted on October 9, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of the Midland Valley Railroad. (Submitted on October 9, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Muskogee Company records[Part 1]: A Guide to the Collection. (Submitted on October 9, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Former Midland Valley Station image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2017
3. Former Midland Valley Station
Now the Three Rivers Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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