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Newly dedicated signs tell story of historic WWII Veterans Highway


The last two signs designating military sites along the World War II Veterans Historic Highway were installed on Friday at the gateway to the highway, south of Biggs Junction. The signs inform the traveling public about the WWII training sites served by two major highways east of the Cascades: US 97 from the Columbia River to the Oregon/California border and State Route 126 from Redmond to Prineville.

There are a total of eight vital WWII training sites represented along the Historic Highway where different branches of the military trained. Camp Rufus (sign at Biggs), Madras Army Airfield, Redmond Army Airfield, Civilian Pilot Training at Bend and Prineville, Camp Abbot at Sunriver, and M...

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