America’s Only Municipal Elevator Is Right Here In Oregon, And The Views Are Fantastic
In the early years of Oregon’s towns and cities, growth often created problems for residents, and communities had to come up with solutions that would make them more livable for everyone. In Oregon City, an access problem from one part of town to the other eventually resulted in the installation of an elevator, and it’s the only one of its kind in the country. Keep reading to learn more about this quirky, fascinating story.
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Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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