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Albany, Oregon

Albany (123.06W 44.64N) is a town in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. The area was first settled by immigrant farmers in 1840 and a town laid out by the Monteith family in 1847, The arrival of the railroad in 1871 allowed the town to become the manufacturing hub of the Willamette Valley. By 1941 the town was a major lumber processing center. In 1942 the U.S. Burea of Mines established the Northwest Electro-development Facility to develop new processes for exotic metals such as titanium, zirconium, and rare earths.

The town was the railhead for Camp Adair.

Rail connections

Eugene

Portland

Road connections

Camp Adair


References

Official Website (accessed 2011-11-27)

Oregon Encyclopedia: Albany (accessed 2011-11-27)



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