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News Release. September 15, 2009
Restoration of Historic Deschutes Railroad Water Tower  

Your help is needed! The historic Deschutes Railroad water at Harris Canyon is 100 years old this year. The tower stands on property owned by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) in Sherman County, 11 miles upstream from the mouth of the Deschutes River.

In October of this year, the water tower will be restored by volunteer efforts. Funding is needed for scaffolding, roofing materials and historic signage.

ODFW and The Northwest Chapter of the National Railroad Historic Society are supportive of this project. Sherman County Historical Society (SCHS) is working with the project and will handle contributions through their 501(c)(3).

SD Deacon Corp. of Portland, under the direction of Doug Campbell, is volunteering the labor. Jerry Tanquist of The Dalles and Ron Walp of Maupin are coordinating the restoration project.

If you would like to help, please send your contribution in check form made out to:

Sherman County Historical Society, Water Tower Preservation Fund, P.O. Box, 173, Moro, OR 97039.

Project Committee members include Keith Kohl, ODFW; Sherry Kaseberg and Cal McDermid, SCHS; Doug Campbell, SD Deacon Corp.; Jerry Tanquist, Wasco and Sherman County Railroad Historian; and Ron Walp, Deschutes River user.

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