Oregon Economic Mainstays in the Late 1800s

Wheat farming boomed in eastern Oregon after railroads provided access to the Columbia Plateau. Shown above is a trademark label for cream wheat produced by Oregon's Marion Ehrinan & Company in 1887. (Oregon State Archives image no. 217)

Wheat farming boomed in eastern Oregon after railroads provided access to the Columbia Plateau. Shown above is a trademark label for cream wheat produced by Oregon's Marion Ehrinan & Company in 1887. (Oregon State Archives image no. 217)

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