Scenic USA - California
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Laws Railroad Depot
|Photos by Ben Prepelka
Anxious for the arrival of the first railroad in 1830, the town of Laws got off to a three year head start before the first train arrived. Anticipating a railway from Mound House, Nevada, to the Colorado River, the Laws Railroad Depot and agent’s facilities were joined by hotels, boarding houses and eateries. Area ranchers, utilizing railroads for exports, saw an increase of barns, corrals and pasturelands. Lead by the Slim Princess, this narrow gage railway flourish in Owens Valley for nearly 80 years, despite never realizing its completion to the Colorado River.
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