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Incorporated in 1854, Silverton sits at the eastern edge of the Willamette Valley and gives way to the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. It was built along Silver Creek, a location used for countless years by native people. As the town grew, it became a shipping center for the timber and agricultural industries of the area. During the early part of the 20th century, Silverton's mills helped supply the nation with lumber. Like many small towns, Silverton has changed with the times, but it has retained its small-town feel as a vibrant community with a diverse population. The community has nurtured many talents over the years, including political cartoonist Homer Davenport and astronaut Donald Pettit.
ISBN: 9780738575339
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oregon
Series: Images of America
Images: 204
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Oregon native and Silverton resident Gus Frederick works as a multimedia specialist for the State of Oregon. His background includes graphic arts, animation, filmmaking, and photography. A longtime history enthusiast, he continues to be fascinated with local history, as conveyed in photographs. Silverton has been blessed over the years with many photographers—both professional and amateur—as well as an active local historical society that has worked to preserve these images and the history behind them.
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