Lifting Oregon Out Of The Mud

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Title

Lifting Oregon Out Of The Mud

Subject

Oregon Coast Highway Association

Description

This book tells the story of how Roosevelt Coast Military Hwy(hwy 101) was built and the hardships involved to get it accomplished. It became the job of the Oregon State Highway Commission created in 1913.

In 1918 it took more then 5 hours to travel sixteen miles, due to the condition of the "road" which was really a "sea of mud". This is why the beach became the highway in the early days. June 3, 1919 Oregonians had voted to build a "real" highway, but they still needed the money to build it. This was the year that the nations first state gasoline tax of one cent per gallon was enacted. At that time 83,332 cars were registered. Oregon was still waiting for the government to approve their share of the cost $2.5 million, this never happened.
In the year 1921 other federal funding were sent to Oregon to help build Hwy 101. This was the beginning of a real Highway that could be driven on. In the year 1936, seventeen years after the beginning the Roosevelt Hwy was finished

Creator

Joe R. Blakely

Publisher

Bear Creek Press

Date

2006

Contributor

Reed Family

Format

8.5 x 11

Identifier

Omeka: 1356
NVHS: 2013.13.83
Book

Citation

Joe R. Blakely, “Lifting Oregon Out Of The Mud,” Nehalem Valley Historical Society Online Archive, accessed January 17, 2022, https://nehalemvalleyhistory.org/omeka/items/show/1356.

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