Wilsonville High School celebrates its first graduating class (in 1997) and Art Tech High School (in 2007)

PHOTO COURTESY WILSONVILLE-BOONES FERRY HISTORICAL SOCIETY. - Aden family camping, circa 1936. Aden family owned the general store in Wilsonville.

June 10, 1987

Residents in the Charbonneau area were taken aback when a small plane landed near French Prairie Road on a sleepy Sunday afternoon. The plane had experienced engine failure after taking off from the Aurora Airport nearby.

And Meridian United Church of Christ (also known as Frog Pond Church) held its annual and long-running Strawberry Festival, which started with church members picking berries and ended with a picnic for the whole community.


une 18, 1997

Wilsonville High School celebrated its first graduating class. The inaugural class had 87 members, the first in Wilsonville history to graduate from a school within city confines. The ceremony was held in Randall Stadium.

In other news Metro purchased 58 acres surrounding Coffee Lake and announced plans to make it a green space. The parcel contained a lake, a wetland marsh, a meadow and forested lands; it was purchased from the Trust for

Public Lands. Money for the purchase came from a $135 million bond Metro-area voters approved in 1995.

June 13, 2007

Water lovers in Wilsonville were disappointed to hear that the very popular Town Center Park spraypark was down for the first half of summer, awaiting a new water purification system.

And Art Tech High School in Wilsonville celebrated its first class of graduates, all eight of them. The unique commencement ceremony was held in the firelight at the River Shelter in Memorial Park.

To find out more about Wilsonville's history go to or visit the Heritage section in the Wilsonville Library.

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