The town of Lake Oswego was established in 1847 and assimilated as Oswego in 1910. The city was home to Oregon’s short-lived iron industry, but today the city is regarded as an affluent Portland suburb while we are known as one a premier Lake Oswego moving company.
The Clackamas Indians were once the occupiers of the area that is now Lake Oswego. Tragically though, diseases were transmitted by European discoverers and traders which exterminated most of the natives. Before the Oregon Trail had brought a large inflow of non-natives, the region between the Willamette River and Tualatin River was scarcely inhabited by early pioneer homesteads and farms.
Lake Oswego History
The town of Lake Oswego was named after Oswego, New York by Albert Alonzo Durham in 1847. Albert had built a sawmill on what is now known as Oswego Creek. Originally the creek was known as Sucker Creek.
The federal government removed the remaining Clackamas Indians to the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation by force in 1855.
The majority of trade continued from Portland to Oregon City through the Willamette River, and up the Tualatin River Valley into Tualatin, Schools, and Hillsboro during this early period in Oregon’s history. The thick woods and rain-muddied roads were major obstacles to traveling by land. While the landscape has certainly changed, the remainders of river landings, ferry stops, and covered bridges of this period can still be seen today in these areas. Contemporary travel has been made easier over time, and our Lake Oswego movers are able to freely move to and from the city with speed and efficiently, making your move a seamless one.
By 1890, the area’s iron industry was a vital part of the area’s economic growth. Producing 12,305 tons of pig iron at its peak and provided work to around 300 men. By this time, Oswego had four general stores, a bank, two barber shops, two hotels, three churches, nine saloons, a drugstore, and even an opera house, all stimulated by the success of the iron industry.
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