The Building of the Walla Walla and Columbia River Railroad

W. W. Baker


"'Few men living in the pioneer surroundings ever had the opportunity of seeing the happy fruition of their early efforts such as Doctor Baker witnessed, for he beheld the transformation of a crude pioneer section into a thriving center of civilization... It was his foresight more than any other human agency which made Walla Walla the early commercial metropolis for eastern Washington and for Montana and Idaho as well."

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