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The Origin of Our Stringtown

The Origin of Our Stringtown

The Origin of Our Stringtown Our Past - Places I was biking last summer and found myself on one of the most scenic roads in our area: Stringtown. As I peddled, always keeping an eye out for the speeding semis heading to the ubiquitous nurseries, I wondered whether...
Old College Hall

Old College Hall

Old College Hall: If They Could See Her Now! Our Past - Places April 17, 1850, the trustees of the newly chartered Tualatin Academy met on what is now the campus of Pacific University to decide where to construct its first academic building, one that would stand as a...
Ghosts in the Grove

Ghosts in the Grove

Ghosts in the Grove Our Past - Places (Editor’s Note: This was originally written by Holly Tsur and the Forest Grove Historic Landmarks Board.  It was later updated by Meldoy Haveluck) When I first began researching an article about paranormal activity in...
Gales Peak Lumber Mill

Gales Peak Lumber Mill

Gales Peak Lumber Mill Our Past - Places When I was growing up in Forest Grove, across the intersection from where I lived, Gerhart Bendix was raising his family. Gerhart was born in Germany, and served in the United States Army during WWII. He had a German accent,...

Wrong Side of the Tracks

Wrong Side of the Tracks Our Past - Places Did you ever hear anybody from Forest Grove say “I live on the wrong side of the tracks?” I’m guessing you haven’t. Why? Because Forest Grove, by definition, has no “wrong side of the tracks,” that’s why! In...