Troutdale Historical Society, Barn Exhibit Hall
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Currently, the Barn Exhibit Hall features “King of Roads,” marking the 100th year birthday of the Historic Columbia River Highway in 2016, an event that was a state-wide celebration. Our exhibit details the construction of the first planned scenic highway in the United States, and the first to have a center line painted down the middle of the road. It celebrates the local residents who helped build the road in Multnomah County and tells the story of the road’s decline and its ultimate preservation.