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Lake Oswego (Images of America)

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Synopsis:

Fifteen thousand years ago, the Missoula floods roared out of the Columbia River Gorge and sculpted a lakebed out of an old river channel. In 1847, Albert Durham built a home and mill at the lake's outlet, calling the area Oswego. In the 1860s, iron ore mined from the surrounding hills gave rise to the hope that Oswego would become the Pittsburgh of the West. Two decades after its hillsides had been logged and the iron industry failed, the city reinvented itself as an elegant streetcar suburb of Portland, a place where people could live where they played. Oswego Lake's shores were soon lined with picturesque homes, and pleasure boats and water-skiers roamed its waters. Arcadia's Images of America: Lake Oswego chronicles the town's bucolic beginnings, industrial heyday, and successful repurposing from a community based on resource extraction to one of Oregon's most beautiful towns, renamed Lake Oswego after a 1960 merger with nearby Lake Grove.

About the Author

Laura O. Foster writes about historic neighborhoods and towns in and around Portland, Oregon. She is the author of Portland Hill Walks and Portland City Walks and the editor of Metro's Walk There. For this volume, she delved into the treasury of historic photographs at the Lake Oswego Public Library and the Oswego Heritage Council.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738570853
Author:
Foster, Laura O
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Foster, Laura O.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Pacific Northwest
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Or
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Series Volume:
IOA
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.10x6.40x.40 in. .70 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Fifteen thousand years ago, the Missoula floods roared out of the Columbia River Gorge and sculpted a lakebed out of an old river channel. In 1847, Albert Durham built a home and mill at the lake's outlet, calling the area Oswego. In the 1860s, iron ore mined from the surrounding hills gave rise to the hope that Oswego would become the Pittsburgh of the West. Two decades after its hillsides had been logged and the iron industry failed, the city reinvented itself as an elegant streetcar suburb of Portland, a place where people could live where they played. Oswego Lake's shores were soon lined with picturesque homes, and pleasure boats and water-skiers roamed its waters. Arcadia's Images of America: Lake Oswego chronicles the town's bucolic beginnings, industrial heyday, and successful repurposing from a community based on resource extraction to one of Oregon's most beautiful towns, renamed Lake Oswego after a 1960 merger with nearby Lake Grove.
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