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How A ‘Stolen’ Train Depot Became The Heart Of Lamar

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Historic Lamar Train Depot
James Jacobs
A train near the historic depot in Lamar, Colorado taken April 2017.

The century-old Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe train depot in Lamar, Colorado is a tourist attraction and a testament to the town's history. But until this year, it wasn't actually recognized as a historic place. CPR's Joella Baumann looked into why, and discovered that the depot plays a unique role in how Lamar was founded.