Canyon Road Construction – Torger Peterson and LOTS more

Man Behind the Canyon Road - Torger Peterson, center
Man Behind the Canyon Road – Torger Peterson, center

The Canyon Road (a piece of Highway 7) was quite an operation — basically chiseled (or should I say blown away with dynamite) from a cliff wall.

In the center is Ohop Valley pioneer, Torger Peterson, who was one of the men instrumental in the construction.

Take a close look at this picture. The detail is incredible.
• The glove tacked under the window
• the Notice to Workers posting
• saws and tools
• a friendly dog
• the sign of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co.
• wood (making for heating or cooking, as there was a cafeteria there) with a miscellaneous boot on top.

Thank you Linda Lewis for sharing.

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