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Visited 02/17/13

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Tigard may be the poster-child of what not to do with a historic community. Wilson Tigard, his family and several other pioneering families first settled this area in the 1850's. The community grew at a modest, but steady rate until the arrival of the electric rail line which brought with it an influx of residents.

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It's difficult, if not impossible, to spot any sign of this one pastoral setting. The fertile rolling hills are now an endless maze of residential cul-de-sacs, strip-malls and fast food outlets.

It's the sort of place you can't wait to get out of, but there's all that traffic preventing you from getting anywhere anytime soon.

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