Oregon City Floods

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Native American legends from times long ago tell of great floods that covered the earth in the Pacific Northwest. Early fur trappers describe the Willamette River as a sheet of water covering the land as far as the eye can see in the early 1800s. As American settlement of the Oregon Territory began in the 1840s, a great flood carried away many of the new businesses at the base of majestic Willamette Falls. Again and again the rivers rose, inundating the historic city to the north and south. But Oregon City, the first incorporated city in the Oregon Territory, survives, thrives, and grows despite these floods.
ISBN: 9781467133586
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oregon
Series: Images of America
Images: 202
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Clackamas County Historical Society was formed in 1952 when residents of Oregon City and surrounding cities met to collect and preserve artifacts from the county. Founding members Wilmer Gardner and Mertie Stevens, along with many others, collected photographs and negatives from local sources. This collection of over 4,000 images was the beginning of what is now a photograph collection estimated to have over 50,000 images. All images used in this book are from the society's collection.
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