William Reid (Scottish businessman)

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William Reid was a Scottish businessman who emigrated to the U.S. state of Oregon in 1874 to establish the Oregonian Railway. He made several extensions to the railroad in the western Willamette Valley.[1] The city of Dundee, Oregon was named after Dundee, where Reid had previously lived.[2]


  1. ^ http://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Cite&page=History_of_the_narrow_gauge_railroad_in_the_Willamette_Valley&id=3964852
  2. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (1982) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Fifth ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 238–239. ISBN 0-87595-114-7.