The railroad arrived in Oswego in 1886. A seven-mile-long line provided Oswego with a direct link to Portland.
By 1890, the industry produced 12,305 tons of pig iron, and at its peak provided employment to around 300 men. The success of this industry greatly stimulated the development of Oswego, which by this time had four general stores, a bank, two barber shops, two hotels, three churches, nine saloons, a drugstore, and even an opera house.
The lovely landscaped gardens are dedicated to Mayor William Gerber.
The trees and shrubs are lovely. The grounds are well planned and provide a great place to have a picnic, or just sit and watch the lake and the wildlife.
This is the most innovative "park bench" I've ever seen. I love it!
A lovely young Magnolia tree.
The center of the flowers is so exotic.
I love how the BarBQue grills are shaped like the old smelter. Everything has been planned so carefully.