Pueblo, June 3, 1921
The Santa Fe Depot served as a passenger station for only seven years (April, 1914 to June 1921). When the Shaeffer Dam broke in 1921, the flood destroyed the Santa Fe trackage. On June 6th, 1921, in the late afternoon, the daily passenger train for Pueblo departed from this fashionable station. Neither the railroad, its employees or the passengers aboard realized this would be the last regular passenger train to leave the Canon City station. But this was the day of the terrible Pueblo Flood of 1921 which ravaged central Pueblo and drowned over 100 people. The raging Arkansas River badly damaged both the Rio Grande and the Santa Fe lines between Portland and Pueblo.