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  1. Cedar Island and Beavertail Ridge, Deschutes River - George M. Weister

    Cedar Island and Beavertail Ridge, Deschutes River - c. 1909

    This overview of Beavertail Ridge is recreated from a glass negative made by George Weister during the Deschutes River Railroad War. You can see tracks being constructed on both sides of the river. Learn More
  2. Draft Horses at Star Sand Company Docks, Portland

    Draft Horses at Star Sand Company Docks, Portland - c. 1900

    It took strong horses, wagons, and men to distribute the crushed aggregate and sand sold by Star Sand Company, which was the largest company of its type in the Pacific Northwest. Learn More
  3. Enterprise, Ladder Dredge for Star Sand Company, Portland

    Enterprise, Ladder Dredge for Star Sand Company, Portland - c. 1900

    The Enterprise was the first boat in Oregon to take sand from under the water. She was built for Christian Missinger in about 1890, soon after he founded Star Sand Company. Learn More
  4. Twohy Bros. Railroad Camp 3/4 Mile Above Lyle, Washington - Willis W. Vail

    Twohy Bros. Railroad Camp 3/4 Mile Above Lyle, Washington - 1906

    This is Camp Number 1 for Twohy Brothers Railroad Contractors, who were building this section of the Portland and Seattle Railway, which had been incorporated in 1905. Learn More

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