Biggs Oregon 97065
is a station on the Union Pacific Railroad main line at what
was the junction with the now-abandoned branch south into
Sherman County. It was named for a nearby landowner, W. H.
Biggs, who was born in Belmont County, Ohio, May 12, 1831,
and who came to Sherman County in 1880. The small, local community
is known as Biggs Junction be- cause this is where US-97,
running north and south, makes an important inter- section
with 1-84. Biggs post office operated from June 1886 to July
1954. The original name of the OR&N station was Spanish
Hollow. It should not be con- fused with Spanish Hollow post
office, which was at the town of Wasco.
on the south bank of the Columbia River, was the junction
of the main line of the Union Pacific Railroad and its branch
south into Sherman County. Sometimes called Biggs Junction,
it was named for W. H. Biggs, pioneer landowner and legislator.
is a major crossroads where Highway 97 intersects I-84
and Sam Hill Memorial Bridge crosses the Columbia. The
traveling public is served with service stations, truck
stops, restaurants, markets, McDonald's and motels. Grain
storage elevators and rail and barge shipping facilities
serve local grain producers.
location offers easy access to Maryhill Museum of Art and
Maryhill State Park across the Columbia River. A hiking
segment on the Oregon Trail is a short distance west, as
is Deschutes State Park. The Journey Through Time Scenic
Byway, anchored at Maryhill Museum of Art and Maryhill
State Park, runs south to Shaniko and easterly to John
Day and Baker City.