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Tue Sep 4, 2018, 06:46 AM

Transmission line may threaten historic Oregon Trail

LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) Construction of the Boardman to Hemingway (B2H) electric transmission line might do what Father Time's corrosive hand has not destroy the last remaining remnants of the Oregon Trail in Union County.

This is the fear of Lanetta Paul, a passionate Oregon Trail supporter who lives in the Morgan Lake area.

Paul, who has led many people on tours of the Oregon Trail from the area near her home to Hilgard State Park, seven miles away, is among those working to have the proposed B2H route changed so that it is far from Union County's Oregon Trail ruts, allowing them to remain a tangible link to this region's story.

This is critical, she said, for there will be no second chances when it comes to preserving what's left of the Oregon Trail.

Read more: https://www.postregister.com/news/state/transmission-line-may-threaten-historic-oregon-trail/article_18776e2d-8f91-5b5f-b539-b34154c17e00.html

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