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Cedar Mill History

Join us for the next meeting of the

Cedar Mill History Club!

Thursday, April 18, 3-4:30 pm
The Ackerly at Timberland, 11795 NW Cedar Falls Drive
learn more here!

Cedar Mill History Museum

(for now)

Until we find a new location, we're packing up and storing our history collection. Do you have any ideas? It needs to be in or near Cedar Mill and be free or VERY cheap! The library and the Grange Hall are NOT possibilities. We may be able to locate a museum in the renovated JQA Young House, but that's quite a way off!

In the meantime, Cedar Mill Library will be displaying a small selection of our images in rotation. And we have many other projects in the works to share and celebrate our history!


JQA Young House

Come and learn about our community, from the Tualatin natives to the mid-century suburbs!

If you have items that can help us tell the Cedar Mill History story, please let us know! We are interested in both loans and donations of items in use in the area prior to 1963: everything from farming, logging, and household items to advertising materials, journals, books, and other artifacts. The Cedar Mill Historical Society is a non-profit, 501c3 organization, so your donations may be tax-deductible.

If you're interested in helping us tell the stories, we're looking for Museum Guide volunteers. Please contact us at info@cedarmillhistory.org if you'd like to help or if you have items for the display.

Cedar Mill History book

These pages contain excerpts from the book, "Cedar Mill History" by Linda S. Dodds and Nancy A. Olson. The book is out of print, but copies are available at the Cedar Mill library, and occasionally at Powell's.

We're also including stories contributed by Cedar Mill residents about their memories. If you have a story, or know someone who does, please email us.

The Cedar Mill Historical Society is a 501(c)3 charitable organization formed to further the preservation and education about our community's past. Visit the Cedar Mill History Project for some ideas on how we can do this, and email us if you'd like more information: info@cedarmillhistory.org.

"Cedar Mill History"

© 1986
by Linda S. Dodds and Nancy A. Olson

Excerpts have been included with the gracious permission of the authors. The book is out of print, but copies are available at the Cedar Mill library, and occasionally at Powell's.

The book includes a wealth of old photos of the area, some of which are included here.

  • Introduction
  • The Tualatin Indians
  • The Pioneers
  • Education
  • Religion
    • Wesley Chapel
    • St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
    • The German Congregational Church of Cedar Mills
    • Cedar Mill Bible Church
  • Union Cemetery of Cedar Mill
  • The Lumber Economy
  • A New Generation of Pioneers
  • More Farmers
    • Myron Jacob Sammons
    • The Findleys
    • The Beamish Family
    • The Burtons
    • The Chobans
  • The Early Business Community
    • The General Store
    • The Cedar Mill Post Office
    • Blacksmithing
    • The Shoemaker
    • The Cedar Mill Garage
    • The Kieni Ranch and West Hills Dairy
  • Roads
    • Early Routes
    • Canyon and Walker Roads
    • Barnes Road
    • Cornell Road
    • Saltzman Road
    • Thompson Road
    • Murry Road
    • Names to Numbers
  • Utilities
    • Telephone Service
    • Wolf Creek Highway Water District
    • Garbage
    • The Fire Department
  • Corporate Agriculture
  • Social Activities
    • Amateur Musical and Literary Society of Cedar Mill
    • Woodmen of the World
    • Modern Woodmen of America
    • Leedy Grange
    • Larsen's Orchestra
    • Barn Dances
    • Lost Park
    • The Community Club
    • The Cedar Mill Garden Club
  • A Pioneer Landmark
  • Cedar Mill Walking Tour
  • Bibliography and Further Reading
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index





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