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1927 Roads
Robert Koscik

Trail Maintenance
07/23/2012 - 5:53 pm
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I just read in a 1927 Oregonian that one could drive from Portland all the way to Olallie.  That is earlier than I imagined.  Cars have been deep into the Clackamas for some time.  I'll bet that was a hell of a drive down some nutty roads!

Nowadays it is hard to sort out the historic roads from the logging maze, which is a shame because they are pretty cool and historic themselves.  I'd imagine most of us here are more trail-centric and forget about those narrow forgotten lanes.  Wouldn't it be something to take a 1920s car back up there again?  

P.S. just found out that the rails were pulled up off 224 in 1937.

Rob Williams
07/23/2012 - 8:47 pm
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Where did you find out that info?  Any articles or anything you can share?  Stuff like this fascinates me, and articles or photos (even better) are great.

I always wonder if the bench on 224 just south of the reservoir is a remnant of the rail line or if it is something else.  It certainly looks like a track could have been on it at one point.

07/24/2012 - 6:58 pm
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The early access to that country was down from Blue Box.

A remnant of that can be enjoyed from Trapper Springs and Warm Springs Meadow area to near Lemiti. I don't have a map in front of me so I can't tell you the number. It is very primitive.

The road history is pretty clear studying the maps.

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