Cherokee, KS

Discussion in 'Depots A-F' started by RICHCRAB, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    This 1906 map from the Kansas Historical Society locates the stock pens just north of the diamond and just southeast of the turntable:

    Cherokee-1906-Plat-Book-Stock-Pens.jpg

    source: kansasmemory.org
     
  2. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

  3. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Some Weekend Research: Tracking the Construction of the Cherokee (KCFS&M, SL-SF) Depot from the Cherokee Sentinel.

    An excellent, and text searchable by page, digital archive of the Cherokee Sentinel newspaper is available through the Kansas Historical Open Archive. While the station blueprint book on this site states that the depot was built by the KCFS&M in 1888, it was well into 1889 before completion. The station is often referred to the folks of Cherokee, KS as the "Memphis Depot."

    06 JUL 1888
    Frisco-Depot-06JUL1888.jpg


    20 JUL 1888
    20JUL1888-Depot.jpg


    03 AUG 1888
    03AUG1888-Depot.jpg

    05 OCT 1888
    05OCT1888-Depot.jpg

    26 OCT 1888
    26OCT1888-Depot.jpg

    02 NOV 1888
    16NOV1888-Depot.jpg


    21 DEC 1888
    21DEC1888-Depot.jpg

    28 DEC 1888 (Referencing Columbus Depot?)
    28DEC1888-Depot.jpg


    Continued....
     
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  4. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    15 FEB 1889
    15FEB1889-Depot.jpg

    01 MAR 1889
    01MAR1889-Depot.jpg

    08 MAR 1889
    08MAR1889-Depot.jpg

    22 MAR 1889
    22MAR1889-Depot.jpg

    29 MAR 1889
    29MAR1889-Depot.jpg

    05 APR 1889
    05APR1899-Depot.jpg

    12 APR 1889
    12APR1889-Depot.jpg

    19 APR 1889
    19APR1889-Depot.jpg

    19APR1889-2-Depot.jpg

    26 APR 1889
    26APR1889-Depot.jpg


    Continued...
     
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  5. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    03 MAY 1889
    03MAY1889-Depot.jpg

    24 MAY 1889
    24MAY1889-Depot.jpg

    14 JUN 1889
    14JUN1889-Depot.jpg 14JUN1889-2-Depot.jpg

    21 JUN 1889
    21JUN1889-Depot.jpg 21JUN1889-2-Depot.jpg

    28 JUN 1889
    28JUN1889-Depot.jpg

    Continued....
     
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  6. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    19 JUL 1889
    19JUL1889-Depot.jpg

    19JUL1889-2-Depot.jpg

    26 JUL 1889
    26JUL1889-Depot.jpg
    26JUL1889-2-Depot.jpg

    02 AUG 1889
    02AUG1889-Rail-Workers.jpg
    02AUG1889-2-Depot.jpg
    02AUG1889-3-Depot.jpg

    09 AUG 1889
    09AUG1889-Depot.jpg

    16 AUG 1889
    16AUG1889-Merits.jpg

    Continued....
     
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  7. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    30 AUG 1889
    30AUG1889-Depot.jpg


    06 SEP 1889
    06SEP1889-Depot.jpg
    06SEP1889-2-Depot.jpg
    06SEP1889-3-Depot.jpg

    13 SEP 1889
    13SEP1889-1-Depot.jpg
    13SEP1889-2-Depot.jpg
    13SEP1889-3-Depot.jpg


    27 SEP 1889
    27SEP1889-depot.jpg

    Continued...
     

    Attached Files:

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  8. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    27 SEP 1889

    04OCT1889-depot.jpg


    04 OCT 1889
    27SEP1889-depot.jpg


    18 OCT 1889
    18OCT1889-depot.jpg

    01 NOV 1889
    01NOV1889-depot.jpg

    08 NOV 1889
    08NOV1889-depot.jpg

    That's about it, other than news of people arriving and departing from the new Depot.
     
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  9. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Earliest Frisco Schedule at Cherokee, effective 25 AUG 1901 (Cherokee Sentinel).

    06SEP1901-TT.jpg
     
  10. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    Incredible finds Bob. The biggest thing that caught my eye was the report in July 1889 that the Santa Fe would be running through town within 90 days "for sure". As far as I can tell, that never happened. According to the map I'm looking at, the Santa Fe extended its branch from Chanute to Girard on over to Frontenac in 1887. It doesn't give a date when it was extended on down to Pittsburg and out to Chicopee, but I would assume around the same time. This would make me think they wanted to extend further back west through Cherokee to..... somewhere? Maybe down to West Mineral and Oswego to pick up some more business in coal country? Might need to take a deeper dive on this at some point.
     
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  11. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks Ethan, the part I really enjoyed were the insults back and forth between Columbus and Cherokee.

    -Bob T.
     
  12. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    The Passenger Depot in the first map is shown about 160' south of the east/west tracks. The freight house in the second map is more than 300' south of those same east/west tracks.
     
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  13. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Cherokee-Depot-no-turret.jpg Another later photo of Cherokee (lost the turret at some point).
     
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    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

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