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Tangent has a proud history as a farming community in one of the richest agricultural areas in Oregon and has a number of points of historical significance. It is believed that the first people to inhabit the Tangent area were the mound builders of the Kalapuya (Calapooia) tribes, whose earthen mounds line the Calapooia River from Albany to Brownsville. They...
Sweet Home has been the last stopping point for travellers entering the Cascade Mountains since its first settlers arrived in the 1850s. Long a center for logging and mining, the community is built on a vast, prehistoric petrified forest and is well-known for the treasures found in the area – agate, jasper, crystals, minerals, and gold. In and out of town...
Scio, the 10th-oldest town in Oregon, is located amid the beautiful hills and lush farmland southeast of Salem at the intersection of Highways 99 and 226. Scio was incorporated in 1866 and its long history is strongly reflected in the city and surrounding countryside. Many residents are descended from Oregon Trail pioneers and there is a strong Czech and...
Located just over 25 miles from the state capitol of Salem in Oregon's beautiful Willamette Valley, Lyons is easily accessible just off of Highway 22 on your way up the Cascade Mountain Range. The fishing and floating opportunities on the waters of the North Santiam River are the main attraction for visitors to the 30-acre John Neal Memorial Park. While...
Lebanon is a booming mid-valley community, nestled next to the South Santiam River and a magnet for business and professional enterprise. Located conveniently at the juncture of U.S. Highway 20 and state Highway 34, as well as some other major county roads, Lebanon is home to a Lowe's distribution center, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital and the recently established COMP-Northwest...