Train Depot Photos? The National Park Service Needs Your Help!

Do you have family photographs that feature the old Texas and Pacific Railway Depot? Do you have photographs of a family member leaving for the military or returning home on a train? Did a family member leave Natchitoches to find work elsewhere? Did members of your family take a trip on a train? Do you have any photographs of a deceased family member’s casket coming home for burial? If so, the National Park Service’s Cane River Creole National Historical Park needs your help!

The old Texas and Pacific Railroad Depot in Natchitoches is being transformed into a Visitor Center with exhibit space showcasing the history of the Cane River region and African American history, along with a gathering place for the community. One of the goals of the exhibits is to document the impact the station had on the lives of the people in the community. The National Park Service is looking for any and all photographs that feature the train station. They will scan the photograph and ask for any background information you may have on it. The photo will then be returned to you. Your old family albums might contain a treasure!

The National Park Service’s Cane River Creole National Historical Park may be contacted at 318-352-0383, extension 316.