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A steam roller in 1920
A steam roller compresses crushed rock before paving west of Hood River in 1920. (Portland Sunday Oregonian, March 28, 1920, Section 6, Page 1)
There is no shortage of information about the Historic Columbia River Highway. In fact, this exhibit only scratches the surface. For a more detailed view, see the related resources page or contact us with your questions. We'll do our best to point you in the right direction.

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Exhibit design and current scenic photographs by Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives

Additional Assistance

Reviewers: Robert Hadlow - Oregon Department of Transportation; Mary Beth Herkert, Layne Sawyer, Austin Schulz, Julie Yamaka - Oregon State Archives.
Technical Assistance: Kevin Courtney, Emma Snodgrass - Oregon Secretary of State's Office