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John F. Stevens Monument   (25 April 1853 – 2 June 1943) | by Loco Steve
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John F. Stevens Monument (25 April 1853 – 2 June 1943)

In 1889, Stevens was hired by James J. Hill as a locating engineer for the Great Northern Railway. He was the first European American to discover the Marias Pass over the Continental Divide and Stevens Pass in the Cascade Range was named for him. Hill promoted him to chief engineer in 1895, and later to general manager. During his time at the Great Northern, Stevens built over a thousand miles of railroad, including the original Cascade Tunnel. This statue stands next to the Marias Pass obelisk .In the shadow of the pass

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Taken on July 18, 2011