Diary of an unidentified male railroad laborer on a crew laying and repairing track along the Columbia River in Oregon. The diary entries are dated July 3-20, 1894. The writer mentions being in Arlington. Typical entries include a log of hours worked, meal breaks, and descriptions of work completed. Also included are some observations of localities like the Columbia River, descriptions of the weather, mention of the O.R. & N. Co. railway, and mentions of specific events such as a dispute when the crew was not receiving enough water and an instance when they had to move the rail cars containing their supplies in the absence of an engine.
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