Trains to Trucks - Deschutes County, Oregon
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N 43° 55.863 W 121° 24.667
10T E 627535 N 4865441
History marker along Benham Falls Trail.
Waymark Code: WM1B4D
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 03/21/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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This sign is located along Benham Falls Trail just north of the footbridge.

Marker Name: Trains to Trucks
Marker Text: Railroad logging in the Deschutes area began in 1916. An extensive network of railroad grades and trestles cut deep into the forests. The early 1950’s found trucks replacing trains and many of the existing grades were converted to roads. As you walk from the picnic area to the falls, your are traveling on one of these old railroad grades.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Trail

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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