Parsons, KS Katy Depot and Office Fire, Mar 1912
Fire Destroys Depot
Parsons, Kan., Mar 18. -- Fire late to-day destroyed the passenger depot and general offices in Kansas of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railroad. The loss will exceed $300,000, according to officials.
Daily Illinois State Register, Springfield, IL 19 Mar 1912
The Katy depot and office building in Parsons, which was destroyed by fire this week, will be rebuilt on a larger scale as quickly as possible. The Katy has always been as partial to Parsons as the Santa Fe is to Topeka.
Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO 20 Mar 1912
Article on the Parsons Depot Fire from the Fort Scott Tribune
100th Anniversary of the Burning of the Katy Depot