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By KC Kuykendall
the Times 

Palouse railroads continue to make history

Columbia Pulp adds new rail siding


September 12, 2019

ourtesy of the Dorval-Greene family archives.

Photos from Joe Drazen at

The burgeoning railroad industry of the late 1800's pounded its way to and through the Palouse, connecting lumber and flour mills, and other industrial and agricultural goods to the rest of the North American as well as export markets. The great rivers of the area attracted many early adventurers, but it took the railroads to domesticate the wild west, making our region a home for families and industry alike.

James Hill, the nineteenth century innovator who built the Great Northern Railway between St. Paul Minnesota and Seattle Washington, saw potential in siting a railroad terminal in Spo...

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