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Morton Depot Project


The Station has moved! See how it happened on the History Channel Program "Mega Movers". Get your copy on DVD for a donation to the project - information

The railroad between Mineral and Morton has 6-8 spots that have major damage. It does not look like we will have a train to Morton for a few years.

The main focus of the Historical Society these months are: Moving the Museum items from the Depot to the Interpretive center. Getting the display cases in place and filled with items. Continue with the Visitor's Center during 2014. 

 Capital Campaign for the Morton Depot Project


The project gained national attention when it relocation in October 2005 was filmed and aired by the History Channel's Mega Movers Series. Many individuals, agencies, and organizations locally and nationally have partnered in this historic preservation project that is helping revitalize the economy and ensure the survival of an architecturally and singularly significant structure of Washington State's rich heritage. Your generous, tax-deductible donation goes directly towards the money necessary to completing the interpretive center and upstairs of the depot. For 100 years the Morton Depot has been a gateway, an engine of economic development to the East Lewis County region. Partner with us to ensure another century of passenger operation for this priceless example of our timber and railroad heritage. On behalf of our members, officers, trustees and community Thank You. Marc Fisher, President, CRVHS



 The arrival of the railroad one hundred years ago transformed Morton from a small pioneer town in East Lewis County to one of the largest lumber producing areas in the state. This culminated after World War 2 with Morton being declared “The Railroad Tie Capital of the World”. We feel the depot centennial was a success and want to thank all the people who came out that day and helped remember the old times and had fun. We are sorry to say that we feel there will not be any trains coming to Morton in the near future as there are problems with the tracks between Mineral and Morton. We do not for see any trains within the next 5 years or more.

                      Warmest Regards,         Marc Fisher, President

Railroad Mail Pick-Up "On the Run"

If you would like to help with the Restoration Project

e-mail us at crvhs@centurytel.net 

call us at:
     360 496-0070

write us at:
     Cowlitz River Valley Historical Society
     P.O. Box 777
     Morton, WA 98356

Website Last Updated:  March 22, 2014