Most People Don’t Know The Story Behind This Abandoned Town Near Portland

This abandoned town lies between Oregon City and Salem, and at one time was an important community and home to the first provisional government of Oregon City. Settled in the 1840s, Champoeg is now home to a state park, and a great place to explore the early history of the Willamette Valley.

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Have you been to Champoeg State Heritage Area? What is your favorite thing to do there? Let us know in the comments below.