Wind Farms Face Fight in Oregon
From The Oregonian
Quaint little Union, spitting distance from northeast Oregon”s spectacular Eagle Cap Wilderness, hasn”t changed much since horseback desperadoes tried to rob the town bank in 1900.
Victorian and Queen Anne homes dressed in gingerbread and stained glass line the streets. The red-brick City Hall presides over Main Street, as it has for nearly 120 years. R.J. Middleton, a former city councilor, can watch elk and mule deer from his breakfast nook window.
The railroad bypassed Union in 1884, and Interstate 84 detoured around in the 1950s. The town permanently lost the Union County seat to La Grande in 1905; some locals still insist that cowboys and gold miners, plied with all the whiskey they could drink, threw the election.
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