As we approach the winery, we thought you might be interested in learning a little, about the towns we are passing through.
We are approaching the town of NEWBERG -
We pay homage to the historic community of Newberg, once a major shipping center for the bounty of the Willamette Valley.
At the turn of the 20th century it was mostly apples, but also peaches, pears, nuts, and berries, along with Christmas trees, (one of the larger crops here), were shipped to such prominent customers as the Queen of England!
Up until 1966 Newberg was a dry town, with no spirits of any kind being served legally, making Newberg one of only two dry towns in all of Oregon.
Herbert Hoover, our 33rd president (from 1929 to 1933) grew up here as a boy, and studied here at George Fox University. The Hoover - Minthorn National Historic Home Site, is located at here just off Highway 99. (115 South River St.)
We have several podcasts about Herbert Hoover and his life in Oregon. Please let me know if you want to hear any of them.
One is titled: Tiny, lonely Newberg orphan grew up to be President - UPDATED
Another, Local boy saves millions from starving, becomes president
And a 3rd: One of 20th Century's most reviled presidents, he saved millions from starving — and grew up in Oregon; his name is on the title deed for Boston Flouring Mills Newberg - Oregon years — and Oregon flour mills — helped Hoover prevent mass starvation
If you don't want to hear any of the podcasts, I will start our winery intro., when we get a little closer.
Follow along with pictures.
Go to wine tour oregon dot com/newberg
Main Street in historic Newberg. Today, main street looks much the same as back then.
2nd view of Main Street in historic Newberg
A walnut grove near Newberg, the walnut and prune center of Oregon, and the apple center of the Great Willamette Valley