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Willamette Greenway

OPB | Feb. 28, 2013 8:30 p.m.

One of the boldest plans ever proposed in Oregon called for a park 200 miles long, lining the banks of the Willamette River all the way from Springfield from Portland. The plan hit opposition from farmers when the state started seizing farmland. The Greenway still exists but in a much different form today.

Producer - Vince Patton
Videographer & Editor - Nicholas Fisher
Videographers - Michael Bendixen & Kristen Henderson
Video & Photos Courtesy - Oregon Historical Society, John Blake, ODOT, Oregon State Parks, Bill McWhorter

More Information
Willamette River Recreation Guide
State Parks Willamette River Guide
Water Trail

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