Oregon Field Guide

Gorge Logging History

Clip: Season 26 Episode 2607 | 9m 45s Video has closed captioning.

Despite its sheer cliffs, the Columbia River Gorge was home to a spider web of short railroads a century ago. They hauled out trees. Today, Don Nelsen, a passionate walking history-book-of-an-explorer bushwhacks off trail and finds hunks of that railroad history still lying in the forest on both the Oregon & Washington sides of the gorge.

Aired: 02/12/15

Rating: TV-G

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