Santiam Wagon Road

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Santiam Wagon Road
Santiam Wagon Road - Lava Field Management Segment.jpg
Lava Field management segment
Location Willamette National Forest, Deschutes National Forest
Nearest city Cascadia, Sisters
Area 139 acres (56 ha)
Governing body United States Forest Service
NRHP Reference # 10000795
Added to NRHP September 23, 2010

The Santiam Wagon Road was a freight route in the U.S. state of Oregon between the Willamette Valley and Central Oregon regions from 1865 to the 1930s. It is considered one of the most important historical routes in the state.[1] Officially known as the Willamette Valley and Cascade Mountain Wagon Road, the Santiam Wagon Road was built between 1861 and 1868 and operated as a toll road until 1915. In 1925, the toll road was turned over to the State of Oregon for use as a highway. U.S. Route 20 closely follows the original route of the wagon road.[2]

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Coordinates: 44°25′29″N 121°50′44″W / 44.42471°N 121.84559°W / 44.42471; -121.84559