Aurora Colony sits about 20 miles south of Portland Oregon. Created in 1856 by Wilhelm Keil and his followers, the town has changed from Religious Colony (and dropped the name,) to a town full of historic buildings and antique stores.
In one of the original barns, are these three history signs.
World’s Smallest Park, Mill Ends Park
Mill Ends Park is located on the median of SW Naito Parkway in downtown Portland. The nearest cross street is SW Taylor. All 452 square inches of the park were temporarily relocated while SW Naito Parkway was under construction in 2006-07.
It’s now back in place and growing as strong as ever.
The park was first created by Dick Fagan on St. Patrick’s Day, 1948 by taking advantage of a hole in the ground that was meant for a light pole that never got installed. Fagan wrote about the park in the now defunct Oregon Journal for the next two decades.
Mill Ends Park officially entered the City of Portland’s park inventory in 1976 and has been taken care of since then by the City. It still plays host to many events, both full sized and miniaturized.
This is a major update of my original Google Maps “Historic Oregon” file.
About forty new towns were added. I’ve also separated them out by Category instead of just alphabetical listing. More battles and military sites have been added, along with some general spell checking and links to web pages with information about the site.