Deschutes Railroad War

Railroad historian and attorney Martin Hansen talks about the Deschutes Railroad War, the race between two railroad barons to build a… read more

Railroad historian and attorney Martin Hansen talks about the Deschutes Railroad War, the race between two railroad barons to build a railroad line through central Oregon. James Hill and Edward Herriman began building competing lines to cross over the Crooked River Gorge just north of Bend, Oregon in 1909. James Hill arrived first and nailed the golden spike at the Train Depot in Bend. The “Hill” line opened Bend for the lumber industry and made it possible to transport thousands of pounds of lumber from that part of the state.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Bend, Oregon, from March 3-5, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the BendBroadband Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.  close

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Deschutes Railroad War

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Program ID:
318254-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Bend, Oregon, United States
First Aired:
Apr 5, 2014
Last Aired:
May 28, 2014

Airing Details

  • Apr 05, 2014 | 11:51am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 06, 2014 | 5:49am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 06, 2014 | 2:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 07, 2014 | 4:36am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 12, 2014 | 1:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 13, 2014 | 3:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 27, 2014 | 10:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 28, 2014 | 2:35am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 28, 2014 | 6:37am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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