This week in Wilsonville History
May 20, 1987
¦ The Wilsonville City Council voted in favor of a special election to put a $2.2 million bond on the ballot, with funds used to build a library, as well purchase available land adjacent to Memorial Park. In addition, Memorial Park's first concession stand opened up for the season.
May 14, 1997
¦ A Danish commuter train was in Wilsonville, giving free rides to locate residents. Also that week a report from the Interurban Rail Steering Committee was released, stating that an 18-mile commuter route between Tualatin and Wilsonville was feasible.
¦ The Wilsonville High School boys track team finished the league season unbeaten.
May 16, 2007
¦ A local nursery was the victim of theft, with more than 600 Japanese maple seedlings stolen overnight, the fourth robbery of nursery plants in the last two years.
¦ The City of Wilsonville was planning its annual WERK Day, where community volunteers join in on projects to make their town a better place. More than 400 volunteers were expected at the upcoming event, slated for Memorial Park and Pleasant View Cemetery.
To find out more about Wilsonville's history go to ci.wilsonville.or.us/641/history or visit the Heritage section in the Wilsonville Library.