County Road 452

TELEGRAPH ROAD - dating to prior to statehood. Fire destroyed the county courthouse in Lafayette in the last week of January, 1857, taking with it all earlier county commissioners journals and most county road records. No acceptance was found, but this road is named for an ill-fated attempt to string telegraph wires between Oregon and California during the mid-1850's. The wires were strung in trees and anything else to keep them above ground. Needless to say, they operation ceased completely after the first winter. 60 foot wide: territorial road.

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R/W compilation by E.W. Hilton 1973