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By Dan Bolyard

the massive Bend region had its begin with a land furnish given through President Lincoln to the Northern Pacific Railway. As such, the railway corporation seriously promoted the world to motivate payment and populate the station websites alongside the best way. cities started to enhance within the overdue Eighties; ahead of that point, the few settlers had a tough time getting round. regardless of snow, floods, fires, wrecks, human errors, sabotage, and govt rules, the railroads endured and have been in a position to serve the groups and aid them continue to exist. The earliest traces have been outfitted mostly by means of guy and beast with few huge machines. The final transcontinental line within the sizeable Bend, the Milwaukee street, featured groundbreaking expertise within the type of electrically operated locomotives. The construction of Grand Coulee Dam introduced extra railroad strains, with tracks that featured grades and locomotives typically obvious on logging railroads, to usher in development fabrics to the biggest concrete constitution on the earth on the time.

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