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On August 22 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 COURTESY WILSONVILLE-BOONES FERRY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - A view looking north to Wilsonville from the Willamette River railway trestle in 1910. One of the two-story buildings on the right still stands at the corner of 5th Street and Boones Ferry. Now a residence, it was previously a dance hall, feed store, rolling skating rink and a movie house.

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - The current railway trestle was constructed in the mid-1970s, it replaced a wood trestle built in 1907 that burned in 1939.

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