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Oregon Pacific Railroad talk topic

The North Santiam Historical Society invites everyone to join in for a presentation that details the inception and development of what is now remembered as the Oregon Pacific Railroad.

The railroad ran from Newport on the Oregon coast to the Santiam Pass. It was the vision of Colonel Thomas Egenton Hogg who, in 1864, served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. 

The talk is supplemented by pictures of the building of the railroad.

The presentation is Thursday, March 7, 7 p.m. at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, 132 E. Sorbin St., Gates.

This program is open to the public. If you become a member of the NSHS you will receive personal invitations to future programs and newsletters providing interesting facts and stories about the history of the Santiam Canyon. Annual membership is $15. 

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