Posted on September 19, 2012 at 10:46 am
Arising in the foothills of the Coast Mountain range, the muddy Tualatin River meanders along
for some 83 miles, draining the fertile Tualatin Valley until it finally flows into the Willamette
river near West Linn. On September 30 the Tualatin Riverkeepers will present the history
of our local waterway at the Winona Grange.
Natives canoed or rafted the river, fished in its waters, and brought down geese and ducks in the nearby wetlands with bow and arrow. Herb Lafky once found an Indian grinding bowl lodged upside down in the bank where Fanno Creek joins the Tualatin.