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Oregon Roosevelt Coast Military Highway, Measure 6 (1919)

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The Oregon Roosevelt Coast Military Highway Act, also known as Measure 5, was on the June 3, 1919 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure appropriated $2,500,000, contingent upon a similar amount appropriated by the federal government, for the purpose of constructing a military highway from Astoria, Oregon to the border with California. The $2,500,000 was paid for through bonds.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 6 (1919)
Approveda Yes 56,966 66.14%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed Law - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the legislature - THE ROOSEVELT COAST MILITARY HIGHWAY BILL - Purpose: To appropriate the sum of $2,500,000, contingent upon the appropriation by the United States of an equal amount, for the purpose of assisting the United States in constructing a military highway from the city of Astoria through Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Lane, Douglas, Coos, and Curry counties, state of Oregon, to the California state line; to raise said sum by the issue and sale of bonds of the state of Oregon and to provide a method of payment of interest and principal thereon and for the retirement of such bonds. --- Vote YES or NO.

310. Yes

311. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 6 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 28, 1919 by the Legislative Assembly.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.