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Product Code: Eugene 073859323-N


Cover: Paperback
Author: Turner, David G
Title: Eugene
ISBN: 9780738593234
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Edition/Year: 2012
Subject: History

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Since its beginnings in the 1850s, Eugene has attracted independent thinkers. Its early leaders sited the town in a picturesque location along the Willamette River and were confident that agriculture and timber businesses would guide its growth. As Eugene transformed from a settlement to a city, its citizens took an active voice in the creation of its identity, like advocating for a main railroad line to run through town and determining how the commercial district would branch out from the central downtown core. Today, the population continues to express strong and diverse feelings about politics, personal rights, and the environment as it shares the common experience of living and working in a place of great natural beauty.