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Timeline

1899

Beginning in Weiser, Idaho, between May and December, 40.5 mile stretch of the P&IN Railway is construction ending in Cambridge, Idaho

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1901

Additional 20 miles of track is built reaching Council, Idaho

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1906

From Council to Evergreen another 22 miles of track laid.

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1911

P&IN tracks ends 89.7 miles north of Weiser, where the depot was built and town of New Meadows was platted, becoming the P&IN Railway headquarters.

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1935

Union Pacific Railroad, application to consolidate all of its controlled companies (includes the Oregon Short Line)

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August 22, 1936

Union Pacific RR under the company of Oregon Short Line purchases P & IN Railway, becomes known as OSL’s New Meadows Branch

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April 11, 1974

Land lease agreement between Oregon Short Line/UPPR with the City of New Meadows for land under the depot

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December 12, 1977

After several meeting with the Depot Committee,  Architect estimates cost to restore the depot would be $12,800.00

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January 4, 1978

The Adams County Historical Society (ACHS) is formed as a non-profit 501(c)3

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January 9, 1978

City advised by attorney to put depot up for bids.  City did not want to incur expenses to restore/remodel or be responsible for the structure.  City advertised for bids

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February 13, 1978

ACHS is the only bid, which was $1.00.  The City accepted the bid

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March 13, 1978

Bill of Sale is given to the ACHS

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December 11, 1978

The City receives agreement papers from Union Pacific Railroad Co. releasing ownership of the depot building to the ACHS

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1979

ACHS is awarded Idaho Department of Transportion grant, title to land is needed

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April 1, 1984 to 1989

Lease agreement between Oregon Short line/UPPR to the ACHS for the land

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May 30, 1989

Union Pacific RR  Co. quitclaim land that Depot stands on to J.I. Morgan, Inc. for $10.00

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October 22, 1991

Re-executed the quitclaim deed of May 30, 1989 to correct the 20’ of land on the north end of the property for Highway 95 previously deeded to the Idaho Department of Transportation and City of New Meadows

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June 22, 1994

Letter of intent with copy of Quitclaim Deed to transfer ownership of land from J.I. Morgan, Inc. to the ACHS

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July 1, 1994

Quitclaim deed for transfer of land sent to be filed at Adams County courthouse

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December 6, 1994

Notice from Adams County Assessor’s office , cannot process deed due to discrepancies of deeds between UPR to J.I. Morgan, Inc. and UPR to IDT concerning 20’ for Highway 95

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December 23, 1994

New quitclaim deed from J.I. Morgan to ACHS

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August 7, 2001

Commitment for Title Insurance, New Meadows Railroad Depot property/Litigation Guarantee: problems found

  • No deed from Coeur d’Or Development Co.
  • Interest between UPR, J.I. Morgan and ACHS not clear

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January 3, 2002

Discovered problems of the west side of property, part of Morgan Town Platt, some of the land still belongs to UPRR February 13, 2002 – Letter to UPR explaining problem –  need new quitclaim deed with legal description for a clear title

  • Surveyed – new legal description of property needed

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February 14, 2002

Letter to J.I. Morgan, Inc. explaining problem –  need new quitclaim deed with legal description for a clear title

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February 27, 2002

New Quitclaim Deed from J.I. Morgan, Inc. signed.  Still waiting for similar deed from UPR.  Letter sent to UPRR asking for Quieting of Title action

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April 24, 2002

Legal action was necessary to obtain clear title concerning Coeur d’Or Development Company.

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May 13, 2002

Quitclaim Deed filed at Adams County concerning Default Judgment

  • ACHS vs. Coeur d’Or Development Company
  • Default Judgment – neither party planning to attend the court action as anticipated – uncontested matter

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August 1, 2002

Title Insurance Policy awarded which included the legal description excluding the 20’ north of property that is part of Hwy 95, and included the property to the west

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