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Hello diaspora* friends,

I have an unusual request. To get this request fulfilled by someone on diaspora* would be about 1 chance in a billion! But, let's give it a try...

I need a photo of the Southern Railway depot in the town of Valdese, NC. The photo should be, preferably from the 1950s, but 1940s or 1960s will be okay, since ole timey train depot's changed very little over the years.

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Thanks in advance and Merry Christmas.

In Valdese, NC, there is the "PIEDMONT and WESTERN RAILROAD CLUB
and OLD ROCK SCHOOL RAILWAY MUSEUM".

Maybe they have something useful.

http://pwrr.org/
said: "I need a photo of the Southern Railway depot in the town of Valdese, NC."

This was a fun challenge to find an historic image. The clue is the Waldensian colony that became 'Valdese'. A history of that Christian settlers' group includes a faded photo of the train depot. :)

"A Waldensian Colony in the United States"

https://archive.org/details/waldensiancolony00sylv/page/n5/mode/2up

https://perma.cc/SXZ6-58JV

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