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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