Continue digging into Lake Oswego’s history
- 12 Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation
- Architectural Heritage Center
- Cafe Unknown
- City of Lake Oswego Historic Resources Advisory Board
- Clackamas County Historical Society
- The Designers Are In: Expert Tips From Remodeling Pros
- The Greenest Building
- Heritage Impacts Statement
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER)
- Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS)
- Historic Preservation & Energy Efficiency
- Historic Resources and Preservation, City of Portland
- Historical Marker Database
- Lake Oswego Historic Maps
- Lake Oswego Hunt
- Lake Oswego Public Library Historic Photographs
- Lost Oregon
- McCulloch Foundation
- National Register of Historic Places
- Oak Lodge History Dectectives
- Oregon Encyclopedia
- Oregon Historic Sites Database
- Oregon Historical Society
- Oregon Iron Chronicles
- Oregon Rediviva
- Oregon State Archives
- Oregon Women Vote 1912-2012
- Oswego Iron Heritage Trail
- Oswego Pioneer Cemetery
- PDX History
- Portland Architecture
- Portland, City of – Sustainable Preservation Overview
- Researching Your Historic Property (Portland)
- Restore Oregon
- Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring & Reconstructing Historic Buildings
- Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation & Illustrated Guidelines on Sustainability
- University of Oregon Art and Architecture Guides to Research
- University of Oregon Building Oregon: Architecture of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest
- U.S. Department of the Interior Preservation Briefs
- Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition
- Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation
- WPA Life Stories
The Society has collecting reminiscences of how life once was in Lake Grove and Oswego. If you have a story you would like to include, please email us.
“Life in Oswego, Oregon: Living on Springbrook Road 1948–1957” by Adrianne Brockman
“Ripples on the Lake: Living on West Bay Road in 1936” by Joan Fewless Quigley
“Mud Slog” memories of Lake Grove by Tom Fox
“Besta My Recollection (excerpt)” by Dorothy M. Kisky describes filming the TV program, “The Home Show” on Greenbrier Road in 1955.
The Lake Oswego Public Library has also embarked on a project to capture oral histories. The last oral histories of Lake Oswego were done by the Library and published in 1976 so it’s time for the next generation to record their memories! For more information, please visit Recording-new-oral-histories.
BIBLIOGRAPHY – LAKE OSWEGO HISTORY
- Colver, Marylou. Lake Oswego Vignettes: Illiterate Cows to College-Educated Cabbage. Charleston, S.C.: The History Press, 2012.
- Daniels, Joseph. Iron and Steel Manufacturing in Washington, Oregon, California, and
- Utah. University of Washington Engineering Experiment Station Series. No. 2,
- Dec. 15, 1929.
- Foster, Laura O. Images of America: Lake Oswego. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2009.
- Fulton, Ann. Iron, Wood & Water: An Illustrated History of Lake Oswego. San Antonio,
- Texas: Historical Publishing Network and the Oswego Heritage Council, 2002.
- Goodall, Mary. Oregon’s Iron Dream: A Story of Old Oswego and the Proposed Iron
- Empire of the West. Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort, 1958.
- Hawkins, William John, III. The Grand Era of Cast-Iron Architecture in Portland.
- Portland: Binford & Mort, 1976.
- Hergert, Herbert L. “Early Iron Industry in Oregon.” Reed College Bulletin 26, no. 2
- (1948): 1-40.
- Kellogg, Claire and Susanna Campbell Kuo, Eds. The Diary of Will Pomeroy: A Boy’s Life in 1883 Oswego, Oregon. Lake Oswego: Lake Oswego Public Library, 2009.
- Lake Oswego Public Library staff and volunteers, Eds. In Their Own Words: A Collection
- of Reminiscences of Early Oswego, Oregon. 2nd edition. Lake Oswego, Oregon: Lake Oswego
- Public Library, 2010.
- MacColl, E. Kimbark, Merchants, Money and Power: the Portland Establishment 1843-1913. The Georgian Press, 1988.
- Minor, Rick. Archaeological Investigations for the Oswego Iron Furnace Restoration, Lake Oswego, Oregon. Report No. 342. Eugene, OR: Heritage Research Associates, 2010.
- Minor, Rick. Archaeological Monitoring at the Historic Oswego Iron Furnace. Report No. 291. Eugene, OR: Heritage Research Associates, 2006. Minor, Rick. Structural Foundation Explorations at the Oswego Iron Furnace, Lake Oswego, Oregon: Final Archaeological Report. Eugene, Oregon: Heritage Research Associates Report No. 324, 2008.
- Pumpelly, Raphael. Report on the Mining Industries of the United States. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1886.
- Truchot, Theresa. Charcoal Wagon Boy. Portland, OR: Binfords & Mort, Publishers, 1952.
Additional Online Sources:
- Colver, Marylou “Ladd Estate Company,” Oregon Encyclopedia
- Colver, Marylou “Paul C. Murphy, (1876-1957)” Oregon Encyclopedia
- Fulton, Ann “Lake Oswego” Oregon Encyclopedia
- Fulton, Ann. “Oregon Iron & Steel Company,” Oregon Encyclopedia
- Kuo, Susanna. “Oswego Iron Furnace,” Oregon Encyclopedia
- [Kuo, Susanna] “Oswego Iron Heritage Trail,” Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation