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Shaniko Hotel
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My dad was born in Shaniko in 1922. The hotel was built with handmade bricks. The walls are 18" thick. It isn't open now because of a local dispute between the owner and townfolk. Shaniko was one of the busiet towns in Oregon in 1900. The railroad terminated here and all wool from central Oregon came through the town. By 1920 things started getting quieter. The railroad moved over to the Deshutes river and wool was starting to be replaced by synthetics. I was in town in 1978 when most of the wagons and old cars were auctioned off. My cousin still lives close by on the Bakeoven road.
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