Nowata Oklahoma Train Depot
Early 1900's
Courtesy of Patricia Dill
September 20, 2007

This is part of the story, written in the Nowata Daily Star of Thursday, June 10, 1976..

The FIRST railroad passenger depot built in Nowata was this wooden structure, erected in 1889, with the train utilizing the new facility in Nowata Christmas Eve, going from Coffeyville, KS. to Fort Smith, Ark. Old records show the train was loaded with dignitaries, politicians, and probably not a few �opportunists�. This picture was taken from the east side of the tracks, looking west, and the depot was then in the 100 block of N. Oak, directly across the street from where Randall�s Tire company is now located. The new depot was built in its present location in 1912, with as many lawsuits and difficulties in getting it constructed as the Lions Club had in later securing the premises. The last passenger train went through Nowata to Claremore and back on March 27, 1960, with 180 people making the trip.

Courtesy of Nita Wesson September 23, 2007  

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