Railroad Laborer Diary, July 1894

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Title

Railroad Laborer Diary, July 1894

Subject

Railroads -- Oregon -- Employees -- 19th century -- Diaries
Working class men -- Oregon -- 19th century -- Diaries
diaries

Description

Diary of an unidentified male railroad laborer on a crew laying and repairing track along the Columbia River in Oregon. The diary entries are dated July 3-20, 1894. The writer mentions being in Arlington. Typical entries include a log of hours worked, meal breaks, and descriptions of work completed. Also included are some observations of localities like the Columbia River, descriptions of the weather, mention of the O.R. & N. Co. railway, and mentions of specific events such as a dispute when the crew was not receiving enough water and an instance when they had to move the rail cars containing their supplies in the absence of an engine.

Source

Railroad Laborer Diary, July 1894, Archives & Special Collections, Criss Library, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Publisher

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Date

1894

Format

pdf

Type

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Original Format

paper

Files

Railroad_Laborer_Diary_July_1894.pdf

Citation

“Railroad Laborer Diary, July 1894,” UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections Online Exhibits, accessed August 19, 2017, http://unomaha.omeka.net/items/show/168.

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