Nichols, MO

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  1. roger

    roger Guest

    Nichols, MO. 5/4/85
     

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  2. Nichols Mo Station

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  3. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    From Richard Crabtree on Frisco Rails Across Missouri;
    Here we are in Nichols, Missouri or Nichols Junction as it was known on the Frisco Lines. Originally called Junction City (later known as Nichols Junction).
    It is situated at the crossing of the Frisco line to Tulsa and Oklahoma points and the Kansas City-Birmingham road. It is four miles west from Springfield in Campbell Township. It was originally laid out by the later Doctor James Evans, in 1882, and was called "Junction City." Later it took the name of Nichols in honor of Danton R. Nichols, an early superintendent of the Frisco with headquarters in Springfield.
    The station at Nichols was erected in 1912. The area has changed a lot in 100plus years ~ see overhead view
    https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2151662,-93.3641419,469a,35y,39.19t/data=!3m1!1e3
    Photo 1) Frisco Depot at Nichols Junction (1912 Depot)
    Photo 2) Frisco Lines at Nichols Junction 1936 ~ MSU Digital Collection
    Photo 3) Frisco Depot at Nichols Junction in 1955
    Photo 4) Frisco No. 925 SD45 at Nichols Junction March of 1980 Photo by Ken McElreath.
    Nichols, Mo Depot 1912.jpg Nichols Junction 1936 ~ MSU Digital Collection.jpg Frisco Depot at Nichols Junction in 1955.jpg SLSF #925 EMD SD45 Westbound Nichols Junction March 1980 Ken McElreath..jpg
     

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