Sponsored by Wilsonville Library Foundation & Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society

"Logging in the Gorge: History of the Bridal Veil Lumbering Company"

Wilsonville History Night

presented by

Chuck Rollins

Steve Lehl

  • 5 p.m. doors; 6:30 p.m. event |
  • Free |
  • All ages welcome

About "Logging in the Gorge: History of the Bridal Veil Lumbering Company"

Presentation by Chuck Rollins, former logger and logging company owner, author of The Loggers: How They Saw It, and president of Crown Point Country Historical Society, & Steve Lehl, Columbia River Gorge historian.

You've seen the beautiful Bridal Veil Falls in the Columbia River Gorge (not far from Rooster Rock and Multnomah Falls along Interstate 84 east of Portland). And maybe you've noticed the tiny Bridal Veil Post Office that sits just above the iterstate in this same stretch. Well, from the 1880s through the 1950s, this was an incredibly productive logging community. 

Very few visible artifacts remain today, but Chuck Rollins and Steve Lehl, historians, photo archivists and authorities on the subject, will turn back the years and show you, through their remarkable collection of historic images, the people, machinery and activities that made this place famous as a logging center for many decades.

August 27, 2013

About Wilsonville History Night


Join us for beer and history, Co-Sponsored by the Wilsonville Public Library and Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society, the Oregon Encyclopedia, and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local and regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.

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