News of the Week, January 29 to February 4

Oregon Spectator, February 4, 1847 For the Spectator: CURLING ON THE COLUMBIA This ancient and manly game was played on our noble stream on the 26th instant, creating no small sensation to the locality, as being the first exhibition of the kind in Oregon. The curling stones were rather hurriedly made, but altho’ wanting the…

January Snow…

Oregon City Enterprise, December 19, 1919 CROSS RIVER ON ICE FIRST TIME IN MANY YEARS The past week of cold weather here has caused huge chunks of ice to form in the Willamette River, both above the falls and below. Where the river is frozen nearest near the falls is between Fourth and Water Streets…