Carl Junction, Mo

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  1. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    From Richard Crabtree on Frisco Rails Across Missouri:
    He we are a the Frisco Depot for Carl Junction, Missouri. Lead mining was carried out here before the war, but no large deposits were found until 1870, one of which led to the founding of the city of Joplin, Missouri. A second set of railroad spur lines was built to connect the boom-town to pre-established rail lines, and to the Kansas coal mines, which fueled the smelters for separating the metal from the ore.
    Several towns arose as way stations for the new spurs, including the creation of Carl Junction. In April of 1877, Miami County, Kansas merchant, Charles L. Skinner platted Carl Junction with 81 lots, seven streets and four alleys. Skinner chose the name Carl, after his original German first name, which he had changed when he immigrated to America.
    The town was situated to take advantage of the junction being created by E. R. Moffett and John B. Sergeants' proposed Joplin & Girard Railway where it crossed the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Gulf line nine miles northwest of Joplin. Later, both lines were taken over by Frisco. The first train ran through Carl Junction on the newly completed line July 20, 1879. A railroad section facility, switching yard, coal and water chute, a depot and an office were constructed about a decade later and employed 42.
    The Frisco Depot was built there in 1874.
    Photo 1) Frisco Depot for Carl Junction, Missouri
    Photo 2) Frisco Depot for Carl Junction, Missouri blueprint ~ MSU Digital Collection
    Photo 3) Carl Junction, Missouri Sanborn Map ~ MU Digital Collection
    Photo 4) Carl Junction, Missouri 1904
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  2. qaprr

    qaprr Member Supporter

    Carl Jct. MO 1969 BML.jpg
    Carl Jct, 1969
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