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This 1910 photo of the Ava Depot was contributed by Bill Bunch.    Thanks Bill.

Front view

Photographer Unknown.

Thanks go to Gordon Garrett for locating the Depot photo.

Front view

The end of the line: Ava, about 1910. The worm-gear "timber tram" was acquired from the Grandin Mill. The banner on the new train station promotes business and resident lots in a new addition. The three-car train, one passenger and two freight, carried the photographer from Kansas City into the wilderness of the Ozarks.

Photo of Ava train and caption from Ozarks Watch magazine, Winter 1998,
published by the Center for Ozarks Studies.
The photographer was Charles Phelps Cushing, a Kansas City newspaper reporter of the time

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