The land that became the city of Newberg played a crucial role in the founding of the state of Oregon. It provided the second permanent encampment after Fort Astoria for trappers coming to the Pacific Northwest. Ewing Young came to Oregon in 1834, claiming as his own a vast stretch of land around his home in the Chehalem Valley. When Ewing died without a will, nearby residents gathered to settle Ewing’s estate. This event led directly to the vote at Champoeg to make Oregon part of the United States. The town’s name was given by pioneer Sebastian Brutscher after his Bavarian hometown of Neuburg. Other settlers arrived, and soon Newberg was a thriving pioneer town.
Images of America: Newberg is available at book stores and other places around Newberg including Chapters, Fred Meyer, The Cameo Theater, and Naps. You can also order from Amazon.com.
Also see a story on the book by the Newberg Graphic.
Here are the locations where you can purchase the book:
Chapters Bookstore Newberg, OR
Coffee Cottage Newberg, OR
Janis Jewelry & Gifts Newberg, OR
Naps Thriftway Newberg, Or
Showcase of Flowers Newberg, OR
Yamhills Gallery & Gifts Newberg, OR
The Cameo Theater