New from Arcadia Publishing and local authors, Kimberli Fitzgerald and Deborah Raber, in conjunction with the Hillsboro Historic Landmarks Advisory Committee, is Hillsboro. The latest volume in the popular Images of America series.
Hillsboro began as a crossroads for the Native American Atfalati, retired trappers, missionaries, and land-hungry settlers whose collection of farms became East Tualatin Plains. These earliest residents were drawn to the rich valley land between the forested creeks. On the Fourth of July, proud farmers drive their state-of-the-art farm equipment in the downtown parade, and fireworks light up the sky at the County Fairgrounds. Today the crossroads is one of agriculture and high technology, as people from around the world become new residents of Hillsboro, drawn to the Tualatin River plain as were their predecessors.
Highlights of Hillsboro:
• Is the first published history of this 150-year old community.
• Features images from the Washington County Museum archives.
• Reveals that the number of saloons on Main Street led to Hillsboro’s reputation as “Sin City” back in the day.
*Authors will donate their royalties from the sales of this book to the City of Hillsboro to support historic preservation projects.
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