The town of Yakima, Wa had a lot of produce that needed to be sent out to Seattle. When the railroad finally came to be built the railroad company decided it was in their interest to build the railroad four miles north of the city. What was the town to do???? The railroad company helped MOVE the town to the railroad. They literally picked up the buildings and moved them four miles. That included a hotel that was currently being occupied.
(Book – Wild Bill: The Legend and Life of William O. Douglas – Bruce Allen Murphy)