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By Dan Bolyard

the large Bend region had its begin with a land provide given by way of President Lincoln to the Northern Pacific Railway. As such, the railway corporation seriously promoted the world to inspire payment and populate the station websites alongside the best way. cities started to increase within the overdue Eighties; ahead of that point, the few settlers had a tough time getting round. regardless of snow, floods, fires, wrecks, human mistakes, sabotage, and govt rules, the railroads persevered and have been in a position to serve the groups and support them continue to exist. The earliest traces have been outfitted principally by means of guy and beast with few huge machines. The final transcontinental line within the immense Bend, the Milwaukee street, featured groundbreaking expertise within the kind of electrically operated locomotives. The construction of Grand Coulee Dam introduced extra railroad traces, with tracks that featured grades and locomotives often noticeable on logging railroads, to usher in building fabrics to the biggest concrete constitution on the earth on the time.

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