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Hillsboro (Images of America)

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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. As the missionary influence waned and the railroads arrived in the 1870s, the town, by then called Hillsborough, was dubbed "Sin City." Farmers and merchants quenched their thirst and gambled in saloons and placed bets on horse races down Main Street. Throughout the early 20th century, Hillsboro became predominantly a conservative, family town. Residents enjoyed their town bands, theaters, and Carnegie Library. Then and now 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.

About the Author

Authors Kimberli Fitzgerald, a preservation planner and consultant, and Deborah Raber, a city planner, have lived in Hillsboro for many years. With the help of the Hillsboro Historic Landmarks Advisory Committee, the authors selected vintage images from the Washington County Historical Society and Museum, as well as private residents of Hillsboro.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738571829
Author:
Fitzgerald, Kimberli
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Raber, Deborah
Author:
Hillsboro Historic Landmarks Advisory Committee
Author:
Hillsboro Historic Landmarks Advisory Co
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Pacific Northwest
Subject:
Hillsboro (Or.)
Subject:
Hillsboro (Or.) History.
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Arcadia Publishing
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
127
Dimensions:
9.10x6.40x.40 in. .70 lbs.

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