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Gresham author edits new Troutdale pictorial history book

by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Gresham resident Julie Stewart wrote and edited 'Troutdale,' a new edition in the 'Images of America' book series.Author Julie Stewart will hold a signing and presentation of her new Troutdale history book at the Rail Depot Museum from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, during Troutdale’s First Friday.

“Troutdale,” which is new to Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series, was gathered, edited and written by Stewart, a Gresham resident and the photo librarian for the Troutdale Historical Society.

This pictorial history has more than 200 vintage images and provides readers with a unique opportunity to reconnect with the history that shaped the community.

Coinciding with a future exhibit on the 1916 opening of the Historic Columbia River Highway, the book offers historic photographs of both the road building and the Columbia River Gorge.

It shows the development of the community as it grew from an Indian hunting and fishing site to a landing place for Lewis and Clark to an initial stop for immigrants fresh off the Oregon Trail.

The book is 128 pages and is available at the Troutdale Rail Depot book store and other local locations for $21.99.