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The community of Keizer was shaped by the banks of the Willamette River. It was first inhabited by the Kalapuya tribe, and then came fur trappers and early missionaries farther north along the river. Homesteaders arrived in the 1840s. The rich river-bottom farmland remained quiet until the boom of automobiles after World War II. Keizer boasts neither fancy buildings nor brick edifices but proudly carries its spirit of volunteerism and perseverance. Pioneer Thomas Dove Keizur and Oregon senator Charles McNary are noted citizens. The iconic 1916 Keizer schoolhouse, now Keizer Heritage Center, is a cherished landmark. The story of Keizer comprises an account of the settlement of the state of Oregon—from wagon train to a thriving city. Keizer officially became an incorporated city in 1982.
ISBN: 9781467132619
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oregon
Series: Images of America
Images: 221
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Tammy Wild, on behalf of the Keizer Heritage Museum, brings this visual historical perspective of Salem's northern neighbor. A longtime enthusiast of family genealogy and history, Tammy and her husband, Bob, moved to Keizer with their families in the 1970s. The Keizer Heritage Foundation has worked since 1988 to preserve and showcase the history of the community of Keizer. The images in this book have been selected from archival collections and personal family photographs.
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