In August the City of Wilsonville is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a citywide 'block party' in Town Center Park. We're joining the fun with a series of photographic evidence of just how far the city has come since 1846.To find out more about Wilsonville's history go to or visit the Heritage section in the Wilsonville Library.


PHOTO COURTESY WILSONVILLE-BOONES FERRY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - For 107 years a ferry transported wagons, people and eventually cars across the Willamette River from Wilsonville to Butteville. The shores along the city were popular sites to anchor huge rafts of logs waiting for transport to area paper mills.


SPOKESMAN PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - An automobile bridge was not constructed until 1954. The ferry was decomissioned shortly after the Baldock (now Boone) Bridge was open in the mid-20th century. A railroad bridge immediately west of the ferry site was constructed in 1907 (and replaced in 1975) and is still in use today.

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