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Our view | Loss of jobs carries more weight in rural Oregon

Union Pacific calls it a “workforce reduction” to quicken its “continuous improvement plan.”

Whatever the massive railroad company wants to call it, though, the fact remains that the massive layoffs announced Tuesday were about one thing: saving money to boost profits. 49 more words


Oregon senators respond to Hinkle closure

Oregon’s two senators in Congress are pushing Union Pacific Railroad for more answers in the wake of cutting almost 200 jobs from the Hinkle Rail Yard in Hermiston. 82 more words

East Oregonian

"Going West"

Homer and Virgil Hardin were distant relatives, of Louanne Bowden, on her mama’s grandma’s side.


Going West

John Henry Hardin was an engineer…

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Kings on the hill

Originally published in the MVHS Bugle, May 1997

By Colin McDonald

In January and February of 1938, Bill Iverson and I were hired by the Baldridge Logging Co. 332 more words


Bids to be called for on city timber

Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, May 15, 1915

Approximately 200,000,000 feet in Cedar River watershed to be disposed of by Board of Public Works… 160 more words


Two data points in transportation change: NYC subway ridership peaks in 1946, US non-commuter rail traffic drops after 1945

That the automobile came to dominate American social life and physical spaces after World War II is clear in multiple ways but two recent points of data I saw helped drive this point home. 348 more words