In May 1932, Meher Baba and 8 companions journeyed from Harmon, New York State to Los Angeles, California. The train on the Chicago and LA route was called the "Golden State Route".
Sometime between 10 - 11am on Saturday 28th May the train went past Columbus Railway Station. Whether it stopped or not is not known.
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Columbus Railway Station - Closed
The train arrived in El Paso, Texas, the next day at 8:45 in the morning ( Saturday, 28th May 1932 ), and Baba got down at the station. He had a 20-minute walk before proceeding to Tucson, Arizona, which was reached at 5:20 that evening.
ROUTE : TOTAL RAIL DISTANCE BETWEEN EL PASO, TX. TO TUCSON VIA DOUGLAS, AZ. IS 340 MILES / 547 KMS.
Departed El Paso at 9:10 am and arrived in Douglas, AZ., at 1:50 pm. Later arrived in Tucson at 5:20 pm.
Perfect Man Shrine
Earl Starcher who built the monument did not complete it. He retired to Myrtle Beach, SC., where he later passed away in 1994.
In early 2022 the owner of the property Ken Emery passed away and he gave this property to the town of Columbus. the structure is still there in Columbus.
** Thanks to Don McBride for his updates.
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