Went down to Oregon City to try to get some shots of the old paper mills there. The Willamette Falls is the largest waterfall in the Northwest by water volume, which is interesting because it doesn’t look that big. In 1888, the first hydroelectric plant was built, which began the industrialization of the area, including several paper mills. Today there are still two old paper mills here — the Blue Heron Paper Mill, on the east bank, which went bankrupt last year, and the West Linn Paper Mill, still in operation. Both are closed to the public, but I hiked around them and managed to get some good shots without too much trespassing!

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