Throwback Thursday: Carter County railroads
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Since the early nineteenth century railroads have been an important contributor to the growth and prosperity of rural America.
Railroads brought economic boom and connectivity to these small communities. Their presence helped shape the physical growth of rural cities and towns.
This week's throwback takes a look back at two of Carter County's former railroad depots in Ellsinore and Hunter.
Shown in this image, courtesy of the Willard Robertson collection, is Dewey Stratton, agent for Frisco RR during the late 1920s and 30s. The first Ellsinore depot agent was Lawrence Mitchell. Around 1900, Louis Houck sold his railroad to the St. Louis and San Francisco System (commonly known as the Frisco Railroad) which enable the railroad to cover more territory. The Frisco agent from 1907 to 1920 was Robert M. Miller.
The Frisco Depot in Hunter, Mo. during the early 1900s.