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    I was out driving on back roads on the North side of Lookout Reservoir across from HWY 58. I was playing with my GPS and Willamette City showed up on it. It seems to be part of Oakridge now, but I can't find anything about it. Does anyone know anything about this lost city. I have never heard of it before yet I found it on a map on the computer as well, but can't find the history on it. I check on the History of Oakridge but it didn't say anything about it either. Can anyone help me find the history of Willamette City on HWY 58 also known as Willamette Pass Hwy. Thank you, Rupe
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    Have you tried Oregon Geographic Names? (the book) This is a mystery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsarevna View Post
    Have you tried Oregon Geographic Names? (the book) This is a mystery.
    No I haven't, is that the name of the book? rupe
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    Hi Rupe, maybe these folks can help you. I was unable to find any information online about it either.


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    Smile Hello Laura

    Quote Originally Posted by LauraA View Post
    Hi Rupe, maybe these folks can help you. I was unable to find any information online about it
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    Hello Laura We just happened to log on B B after a long "A W O L" and found your post. Just stop in to say Hello to you and to all fellow ghosttowners,
    Johnnie & Sheila

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    Hi Johnnie & Sheila! It's so good to "see" you back on the forum, we missed you.
    Hope you both have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

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    Smile Thanks! Laura

    Quote Originally Posted by LauraA View Post
    Hi Johnnie & Sheila! It's so good to "see" you back on the forum, we missed you.
    Hope you both have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.
    Thanks Laura, We wan't to wish you guys the same. We hope to be check in more often. and hope that we on the B B at the same time more often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraA View Post
    Hi Rupe, maybe these folks can help you. I was unable to find any information online about it either.





    Hi LauraA, I just finished Emailing Oakridge. I did find that in 1972 after a decade of debates they were swallowed up by Oakridge. Also Oakridge was named Big Prairie at one time.
    After spending several hours looking for info. I ran across the C. of C. Why I didn't start there I will never know. I guess because this is a new hobby to me and I guess you learn lessons as you go. LOL Thanks everyone, rupe
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    Yes, Oregon Geographic Names is a book, a fantastic book. I think it was started as a project in the 1940's, and ever since new editions keep being printed.

    It is a must-have for Oregon ghost-towning.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Geographic_Names

    I have settled many debates with it. Sometimes people think an area is just a "placename" when it really is a ghost town site. It has nice information about post offices, for example, whent they operated. Also, it has the legends and tales behind the names of places.

    It covers the names of mountains, cities and towns, regions, counties, forests etc. It's an alphebetical, encyclopedia-style book explaining why a thing is called what it is called in Oregon.

    http://www.amazon.com/Oregon-Geograp.../dp/0875952771

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsarevna View Post
    Yes, Oregon Geographic Names is a book, a fantastic book. I think it was started as a project in the 1940's, and ever since new editions keep being printed.

    It is a must-have for Oregon ghost-towning.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Geographic_Names

    I have settled many debates with it. Sometimes people think an area is just a "placename" when it really is a ghost town site. It has nice information about post offices, for example, whent they operated. Also, it has the legends and tales behind the names of places.

    It covers the names of mountains, cities and towns, regions, counties, forests etc. It's an alphebetical, encyclopedia-style book explaining why a thing is called what it is called in Oregon.

    http://www.amazon.com/Oregon-Geograp.../dp/0875952771
    Thanks, my birthday is coming up next month so I will start hinting to Mrs. Rupe. Who knows maybe I'll have it before spring hits. Thanks again, rupe
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