19th Century Monett Yard Info?

Discussion in 'General' started by Coonskin, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Hi All:

    The virtual rails of my Frisco Arkansas/Indian Territory route have finally arrived at Monett.

    Can ANY of you help me locate where the following would be circa late 1880s - early 1890s?

    * The depot.
    *The roundhouse.

    Think it's save to "assume" that the general layout of the yard (the FS Sub wye, yard area, etc) in its later years would be very similar to what was there "then", only lesser in scope?

    ANY input, or documents, photos, old track charts, and such would be a great help.

  2. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

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  3. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Thank you Ethan!

    That will serve my purposes right there! Compact, simplistic, essentials. Would have been nice if it also included enough map to see the depot location. However, I reckon, typically, depots were in the same general location throughout the decades.

    Off to start laying track and building the yard at Monett!
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  4. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

  5. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Hi Chris!

    Fortunately, the U of MO has the same Sanborn's that Ethan linked above from the LOC. (Whew! I would have kicked myself had a more detailed 19th century map had surfaced!)

    And, as I mentioned above, that's what I used to extrapolate my version of Monett circa late 1880s.

  6. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Measure twice, cut once. :)

    FWIW, if you or others are looking for more recent Sanborn maps for Missouri...

    The University of Missouri Ellis Library Special Collections has full size Sanborn maps accessible for viewing. In the pre-smart phone camera days, I spent several lunch breaks sketching out Hayti, Mo. from 30s and 40s maps.

    And the State Historical Society of Missouri’s new center a few blocks away undoubtedly has some excellent resources.


    For anyone who comes to town, be sure to holler. Logboat Brewing and Flat Branch Pub are superb choices for local brew. And you haven’t lived if you haven’t had “The Stretch” at The Broadway Diner or burgers from Booche’s.
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  7. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Dang Chris, you really make me miss the days that I could walk over to Broadway and have my pick of the great places downtown in Columbia. Booche's, yes. Maybe some C.J.'s wings too.

    -Bob T.
  8. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    We had a Booche's outing a few weeks ago. Always worth the trip. Always. Haven't been to C.J.'s in a while; that is one of my son's favorites (and, Karl Brand, the wee lad you met years ago at the Franklin Roundhouse campground is now old enough to buy me a beer).
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