Railroad Station: 7th St. and Railroad Ave., for Southern Pacific Lines.
Bus Stations: 7th St. between Main and Railroad Ave., for Greyhound Stages;
Railroad Ave. between 6th and 7th Sts., for Dollar Lines; 5th and Main Sts.,
for Ped-n & Rankin.
City Busses: Fare 5c
Taxis: 1oc a mile.
Accommodations: Hotel at West Linn, across river.
Information Service: Chamber of Commerce, Hogg Bldg., 8th and Main Sts.;
A.A.A., Ed May Garage, 5th and Water Sts.
Motion Picture Houses: Three.
Tennis: High school courts, 12th and J. Q. Adams Sts.
Swimming: Municipal Swimming Pool, 10th and Madison Sts.; Library Park
Wading Pool, 6th and John Adams Sts.
Golf: Mt. Pleasant Golf Club, 9 holes, greens fee 25c; Oregon City Golf Club,
9 holes, greens fee $1.
Annual Events: Territorial Days, usually during last two weeks of Aug.; Mid-
Spring Chinook Salmon Run; Lamprey Eel Migration, May-July.
OREGON CITY (72 alt., 5,761 pop.) is a city of first things in
Oregon. It was the first provisional and territorial capital, the first town
incorporated west of the Missouri River, scene of the first use of water
power in Oregon, the first Masonic lodge west of the Missouri was
organized here, and a pioneer library and temperance and debating so-
cieties were first in the region.
Oregon City is the seat of Clackamas County, situated at the point
where the broad, navigable Willamette River drops forty-two feet from
a basaltic ledge with a crest more than three thousand feet long. The
city owes its importance as a manufacturing center chiefly to utilization
of abundant water power furnished by the falls.
The city is best viewed from the west end of the graceful, single-span
Willamette River bridge. As the prehistoric inland sea that filled the
Willamette Valley gradually drained into the Pacific Ocean, it left
three distinct terraces or shore lines, locally called benches, on the
precipitous bluff along the east shore of the Willamette River. Occu-
pying the first of these benches, between the river and the cliff, is the
business section of the city. A hundred feet above, on the second terrace,
is the residential district. Two hundred feet above this is the third
bench, stretching eastward toward the green foothills of the Cascade
Range and the rigidly symmetrical slopes of Mount Hood. Streets so
steep that they seem to stand on end connect these three levels. Many
houses edge the cliff, facing the wide expanse of river and forested hills