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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 www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/residents/page/history-wilsonville or visit the Heritage section in the Wilsonville Library.

PHOTO OFFBEAT OREGON - (INSET) The Tonquin train station at it appeard shortly before opening in 1908.

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - In 1908 when the Tonquin train depot was opened north of Wilsonville, it was an elegant wayside for the newly opened Oregon Electric Railway. Today it still stands but long vacant and now inside city limits near Tonquin Road.

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