By Clackamas County Historical Society

local American legends from instances in the past inform of significant floods that coated the earth within the Pacific Northwest. Early fur trappers describe the Willamette River as a sheet of water protecting the land so far as the attention can see within the early 1800s. As American cost of the Oregon Territory started within the 1840s, an excellent flood over excited a number of the new companies on the base of majestic Willamette Falls. many times the rivers rose, inundating the historical urban to the north and south. yet Oregon urban, the 1st integrated urban within the Oregon Territory, survives, prospers, and grows regardless of those floods.

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