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Prineville

Crook County,

Oregon

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Land of 1000 Sunsets


The Oregon state capital is Salem.


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The population of Prineville is approximately 5,355 (1990), 9253 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,287 (1990), 3692 (2010).

The amount of land area in Prineville is 6.3 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Prineville to Washington DC is 2434 miles. The distance to the Oregon state capital is 123 miles. (as the crow flies)
Prineville is positioned 44.30 degrees north of the equator and 120.84 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Prineville history: Prineville was founded in 1868, when Barney Prine settled on the banks of Crooked River, where he built a blacksmith shop and a store-saloon.
Prineville was the first and, for many years, the only town in the 10,000 square miles, bounded by the Dalles on the north, Linkville (Klamath Falls) on the South, Eugene City on the west and Canyon City on the east. Before 1902, when the first high school was organized, anyone wanting an education beyond the 8th grade had to go to the Dalles or Eugene City.
In March of 1877, Monroe Hodges rode horseback to The Dalles to file the first plat of Prineville. Prineville maintained its place as the trade center of Central Oregon until 1911, when the Union Pacific and Oregon Trunk Railways were extended South from the Columbia River to Bend.
In 1917,Recognizing that Prineville would fade unless adequate transportation was available, the citizens of the city voted to build their own railroad to join the OT and UP north of Redmond. Through years of low revenues and high costs, the City operated the railway. Finally, in the late 1930s and early 1940s, sawmills began to reap the harvest of the vast stands of Ponderosa Pine from the Ochoco Mountains. The lumber was shipped over the City of Prineville Railway, resulting in the title of, "The Largest Ponderosa Pine Shipping Center in the World". So the C of P Railway became an asset to the city, and further gained the distinction of being the only city-owned and operated railroad in the U.S.

Prineville is known as "The Largest Ponderosa Pine Shipping Center in the World"
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