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Good Old Days: May 28, 2020


125 years ago

The Commoner

May 31, 1895

Rumors of a change in the line of the O. R. & N., between here and Spokane, in order to avoid the Alto hill at which so many accidents have occurred, are current. A Dayton dispatch says:

“It is thought possible that the Oregon Railway & Navigation company will this year build an extension of its line from Dayton to Delaney station, and thence to Starbuck. By this arrangement Alto hill, one of the severest grades on the line from Portland to Spokane, will be avoided. It will also place Dayton on the main line, and the road...

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