Tyler Wayne

Tyler Wayne Patterson studies history and ethnic studies at Lewis & Clark College. He is particularly interested in transportation history, especially the influence mobility has on the landscape. Tyler is the Social Media Manager at The Pioneer Log. 

Author's Entries

  • Great Plank Road

    The Great Plank Road, constructed in 1856, connected productive agricultural communities in the Tualatin Valley to Portland. Paved with sixteen-foot, three-inch-thick wooden planks, the road offered an improved route from agricultural communities to Portland and its large market. Before the road's construction, Tualatin farmers used Canyon Road, surfaced with rock …

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