We aim to preserve and celebrate the history of our neck of the woods. We also intend to honor the nature of the land - it's waters, flora, and fauna.
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— JM, Nov 2020
EARLY HISTORY Native Americans. We want more info!!! Part of Oregon Territory Oregon's Provisional Government (1841-1849) Territorial Government (1849-1859) Statehood, Feb 14, 1859 Donation Land Claims. I have seen a map of them in the Portland Area. https://historicoregoncity.org/2019/04/03/land-claims/ https://gfo.org/resources/indexes/pioneer/donation-land-claims.html CEMETERIES 1882 - River View Cemetery https://www.greenwoodhillscemetery.org/uploads/History_of_GHC_ColorPic.pdf 1882 - Greenwood Hill Cemetery 1882 - Grand Army of the Republic 1871 - Ahavai Shalom Cemetery ???? - Beth Israel Cemetery SCHOOLS Collins View School dedicated in 1937, closed in 1976. (used for various other things) Riverdale High School bought the building and has a 20 year lease on the property. Capitol Hill school (not technically inside Collins View per se) CHURCHES Palatine Hill Road Church - 1947 (Not 1941?) St Mark Presbyterian Church Mt Carmel Lutheran Church ESTATES 1920's Fir Acres, a grand estate developed by Lloyd Frank and designed by Herman Brookman. COLLEGE 1942 Lewis & Clark College (Albany College) acquired the Frank Estate. The College renamed itself when moving to their new location. (Separate story!) Lewis & Clark College acquired Franciscan Renewal Center for York Graduate Center. Northwestern School of Law, later renamed L&C Law School. (built before 1971!) Lewis & Clark Ball Field (adj to 4th ave) Watzek Library. Agnes Flannigan Chapel built ...197o-ish STREETS & BRIDGE(s) Boones Ferry and Taylors Ferry Roads. Jesse Van Bibber Boone, established the ferry at Wilsonville in 1847 When roads and streets were put in. Ferry operating on Spokane Street. Any riverboat landing? First Terwilliger Bridge (was recycled from original Vista Bridge) Terwilliger Bridge Replacement. Street re-naming The Leading 0 project TRAFFIC BFR Speed Bumps and Half-Closure PHR Speed Bumps (near college) Traffic Circle at Law School Sidewalk along west side of Terwilliger (Previous extruded asphalt curb). TRANSIT Bus service... #40 Capitol Hill to L&C, #43 Taylors Ferry #39 to Fred Meyer #39 routed to Hillsdale Trolley from Portland to Fulton Park (1890) and on to Cemeteries (1891-1899) LAND DEVELOPMENT Annexations to City (date1, date2) When were the various TRACTS formed? eg Killpatrick-Collins SW 6th Development Colony Drive South Ridge Water Tank on SW Alice. PARKS River View Natural Area http://riverviewfriends/history.html Marshall Park (city park, rescued land from developers) Formation of Tryon Creek State Park BUSINESSES Collins View Grocery Burlingame Feed Store Burlingame Grocery (1930s? - 2001) Market of Choice (16 years, from 2003 to 2019) Burlingame TV since 1952 Wayne's Barbur Shop In 1970's -- 4 gas stations @ Terw/TF corner: Chevron/P66/Union76/Shell. HISTORY of UTILITIES / INFRASTRUCTURE Fire hall Water / indoor plumbing Electrification USPS Mail Delivery (Never a PO?) Phone Service Sewer System Storm Water Drainage System COMMUNITY Dance Hall CVNA formed WEATHER and FIRE EVENTS October 12, 1962 Columbus Day Storm knocked over about 100 trees just on the college campus. It did so much damage in the city, that schools were closed for a week. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Day_Storm_of_1962 9/18/2001, one week after 9/11, Burlingame Grocery was consumed by owner/arsonist fire.