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There was no citation, and I suspect it is mistaken on at least a few counts. I believe at that time he was merely advocating that road, that it had not yet then been built, and that his role in the road was strictly that of an advocate, not a builder. Withycombe's remark is probably accurately quoted, but needs citation, and both the chronology & Hill's precise role need to be sorted out. Biggs is just across the river from Maryhill, and U.S. Route 97 now leads from Biggs to quite near Wasco, so this is all plausible in the broad picture.
Withycombe, by the way, took office in 1915, so he would not yet have been governor in 1913 when the legislature came en masse to Maryhill. - Jmabel | Talk 18:33, 3 August 2010 (UTC)