|The railroad was very important to the economy and growth of early Poplar Bluff. The five photos below show the depot as it looked at various times of its history. This top right photo is dated 1953, but the others appear to be much older.|
|On the right is a photo of the coal chute used to load coal into the coal car of steam driven locmotives.|
|Below are the historic depot stairs which led from the depot to Main Street. The newer photo on the right is how they look today. Several other depot stair photos may be found on the "HOTELS" page.|
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|The photo below of the Depot stairs reveals something many younger people do not realize. Poplar Bluff once had a Y.M.C.A.
Even if we didn't know that, most of us can still sing the song!.