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Identifier ORU_WTXT_021p,143
Title page 14
Relation The Columbia River Highway
Date 2004-06-17
Rights This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the University of Oregon Libraries as a source is requested.
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Description experimenting with convict honor camps in building roads in Southern Oregon. S. Benson, a wealthy timberman, of Portland, donated $10,000 to be used at one of these camps in the construction of a road around the foot of Shell Rock Mountain in Hood River County which had been regarded as an impassable barrier to a wagon road. The work done by the convicts on this section called attention anew to the need of a Columbia river road. In 1913 the building of the Columbia Highway on its present...

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