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052.070 1882 Oregon Railway & Navigation Line

In 1882, the Oregon Railway & Navigation line running from Cascade Locks to Portland was constructed.  The railroad ran just beside the river and a few feet above it.  In the process of the railroad's construction, the road of 1876 was largely destroyed.

Peg Willis. Building the Columbia River Highway: They Said It Couldn't Be Done. Charleston: The History Press. 2014. 18.


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