History

End of an Era in Canby History

Step back in time to 1989 in Canby – a simpler time filled with long evenings on the porch and kids playing outside. While the introduction of “Voice Mail” was a big deal, people were still focused on TV, Blockbuster, and Nintendo. In January, Canby said goodbye to the Farm Store, a main source of farm supplies since 1957. Hi-Way Market began its transformation to a mall, and local celebrity Joni Harms headed to Nashville to sign with a major record label.

The Enduring Legacy of Old Barns

Explore the rich history of Oregon’s barns, from their pivotal role in early agriculture to their modern-day repurposing. Discover how these iconic structures evoke memories of life on the farm and learn about efforts to preserve them for future generations. Visit restoreoregon.org/heritage-barns/ for more information.

The 1990s, The Decade That Transformed Wilsonville

In the ’90s, Wilsonville overcame political turmoil and a water shortage to ensure its livability. The Year 2000 Plan enabled growth, and efforts to secure a water supply and preserve Villebois solidified the city’s position. Wilsonville is a testament to resilience and development.

Valentine’s Day is Weirder than you think!

Valentine’s Day has a fascinating history dating back to ancient times, but in modern times it has evolved into a celebration of love and affection. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to this holiday, just an opportunity to show your loved ones how much they mean to you. So go ahead, embrace this special day and make it your own!