THIS IS THE OFFICIAL APP OF THE KING OF ROADS BARN MUSEUM EXHIBIT, PROVIDED BY THE TROUTDALE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Come and learn about the King Of Roads, otherwise known as Historic Highway 30 in the Great State of Oregon!
Get the rich historical facts, directions to the best sites along the highway, the location of the official King Of Roads museum display, audio tours, maps, and more!
Built at the height of the “Good Roads” movement in the early 20th century, the Historic Columbia River Highway was as unlikely as it is gorgeous. The plan to build a highway east from Portland came, surprisingly, from the Washington side of the river.
Sam Hill, a wealthy entrepreneur who had enjoyed the pleasures of European highways at the first International Road Congress in Paris, returned to America and lobbied in Washington for a road to be built along the Columbia. Failing to receive a favorable response, the aristocrat turned to Oregon where his ideas struck a chord.
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