Tualatin Experiences War, Growth & Change


Tualatin weathered the Great Depression of 1929, emerging bone thin and weary from the deprivation suffered during those difficult years. John Nyberg had been mayor for many years and under his administration and with financial assistance from the Federal Government an artesian well was dug and water was delivered to local homes for a cost of $1.50 per month. During the 1930s a City Hall was built next to the Methodist Church on Boones Ferry Road, Wages ranged from 95 cents an hour for skilled labor to 50 cents for common work.

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