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Located in Harney County, Oregon, the community of Crane was named after nearby Crane Creek. The first post office was established in 1895 but discontinued in 1903, to be re-established in 1916. At that time a railroad was completed linking Crane to Ontario, and Crane became an important livestock shipping point. The Crane town site was located on the land grant of the Willamette Valley and Cascade Mountain Wagon Road.
The collection contains records on individual sections within the Crane townsite, providing colored maps with details of topography. Also included is a ledger book listing purchasers of lots and accounts.
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Crane Townsite Company records, Mss2496, Oregon Historical Society Research Library
|1||Loose-leaf binder pages with data on sections||circa 1911|
|2||Land examination book with data on section||circa 1911-1916|
|3||Ledger book with land sales and other accounts||undated|
|4||Cover of loose-leaf binder||undated|