By Kevin McKinley
Guest Writer 

Canoe Depot was major hub of activity


July 2, 2020

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Canoe Depot

Trains and the railroad have always been a big part of Canoe. The earliest recordation of the presence of a depot in the Canoe area may be a blip in The Standard Gauge, a Brewton, Alabama newspaper which noted on December 8, 1898; " A nice new depot is nearing completion at Canoe." North of Canoe, the Alger Sullivan logging railroad ran through the woods around Seizmore and Big Escambia Creek.

The exact date of construction of the original depot in Canoe is lost to the fog of history but The Pine Belt News, another paper from Brewton's antiquity, referenced progress on the depot in its Dece...

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