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  1. As far as I know, Houlton was the original name of “uptown” St. Helens, Oregon, basically the commercial district near the railroad tracks, while St. Helens itself was used for the commercial district near the river. The railroad stop and resulting community were originally known as Milton, however upon applying for a Post Office, the name was found to already be in use by the town in Umatilla County, so Houlton was chosen, named after the Postmaster’s hometown in Maine.
    Kind Regards, Kyle

    • I recently found an old (1938) chauffer’s license in some old papers of my fathers, listing as address Houlton Oregon, I lived there but was 1 year old. Next reference was Clatskanie June 1939. Would like to know more of Houlton