Next OAS General Meeting April 4, 2017
“Industrial Archaeology at Willamette Falls: Exploratory Investigations in the North Woolen Mill Foundation at Oregon City”
presented by Dr. Rick Minor of Heritage Research Associates, Inc.
Willamette Falls was a major fishery for Native Americans as well as the setting for some of the earliest industrial developments in the Pacific Northwest. The 2011 closure of the Blue Heron Paper Company in Oregon City provided an opportunity to undertake exploratory archaeological investigations on the site of the Oregon City Woolen Mill constructed in 1865. Limited investigations in 2015 focused on the north side of the original mill, where several wood frame buildings stood before the North Mill addition was constructed in 1890.
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General Meeting at 7pm, followed by the presentation at 7:45.
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