Lake Oswego Vignettes, A History Press Title
Lake Oswego Vignettes: Illiterate Cows to College-Educated Cabbage
by Marylou Colver, with a foreword by Dan Heine, former President & CEO, The Bank of Oswego
From the book jacket: Human fish, rocket-powered boats, and an equine regatta—Lake Oswego had it all. With tales of a mayor who knew the town’s cows by name and a singing pig drunk on moonshine, Marylou Colver captures the quirky anecdotes of Lake Oswego’s past. In the 20th century, visionary real estate developers touted Lake Oswego as an ideal place to “Live Where You Play,” a reputation the city maintains today. But this playful paradise is a far cry from the small town developed by iron company entrepreneurs in the 19th century. Marylou Colver chronicles the transition from gritty to pretty by recounting the people and events that shaped Lake Oswego. From bathing suit bans to a robot circus, enjoy the legacy of unusual facts, some recently discovered, that inspired Lake Oswego Vignettes.
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