Mt. Angel, Oregon (Images of America Series)

Mt. Angel, Oregon (Images of America Series)

by Sandra Graham, Bonita Anderson


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The central portion of Oregon’s Willamette Valley is home to present-day Mt. Angel. The history of this charismatic town bursts with a sense of community. The town has always maintained a strong set of values that supports its residents in educational, financial, and leisure activities. In the early 1900s, even though it was a small, rural town, the residents of Mt. Angel were able to finance the construction of churches, schools, and businesses. They were also able to lobby for a railroad line to provide transportation for people and crops. The lively community has earned a reputation throughout the state for its festivals and German heritage. Oktoberfest, a yearly celebration since 1966, includes traditional dances, music, food, beer, and activities for all ages. The festival attracts over 300,000 visitors each year and is considered by many to be the largest festival in Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738593333
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/27/2012
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,250,445
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.48(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Sandra Graham, a local librarian, writes to preserve the stories of those past and present in the Pacific Northwest. Bonita Anderson is a writer and publisher fascinated with people and their stories. Many photographs for this book were provided by the Mt. Angel Historical Society, the Queen of Angels Priory, Mt. Angel Abbey, and Trinity Lutheran Church.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Early Settlement 9

2 Changing Architecture 29

3 Business and Industry 47

4 Spirit of Faith 63

5 An Emphasis on Education 81

6 Celebrations and Entertainment 95

7 Faces of the Community 111

Bibliography 127

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