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A History Of The Street Railway Systems Of Vancouver, Washington, 1889-1926, David Warren Freece Jan 1984

A History Of The Street Railway Systems Of Vancouver, Washington, 1889-1926, David Warren Freece

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The decade of the 1880s was a time of unprecedented development in the Pacific Northwest. Railroads were being constructed, immigration was high, lumber in demand and statehood for Washington appeared imminent. Vancouver, Washington, benefited from this prosperity. In 1888 a Portland firm built a steam powered railway from East Portland, through its real estate development, Woodlawn, to the Vancouver ferry. The success of this enterprise in aiding the sale of real estate was observed by several Vancouver men who formed the Columbia Land and Improvement Company to promote the sale of their property. The company constructed a horse drawn street ...