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By Curt Deatherage
Chronicle Columnist 

MAY IS NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION MONTH: With railroad tracks laid, Creswell is set in motion


May 17, 2018

May is National Historic Preservation Month. As we traverse the streets of our town we encounter a number of things that have been part of this town far longer than we have. The museum and the old schoolhouse have been discussed in previous articles in The Chronicle this month. They are a part of the heritage of Creswell, which also includes its rich railroad and timber history.

As early as the 1850s, proposals for a north-south rail line were explored, but none of the potential projects gained much steam, with money being the greatest obstacle to progress.

After a great deal of legal wrang...

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