By the end on 1867 the settlement numbered some 600 souls. These pioneers built their own homes, shops and mills on the 18,000 acres of land acquired by Keil with communal funds. They were independent, self sustaining and content. Good music, delicious food and friendliness combined with a love of God, brought them happiness unmatched elsewhere in the West of that day. As Oregon’s first National Historic District, the town’s distinctive original architecture is home to a first-class museum complex and an unrivaled antique shopping experience that earns its designation as the state’s antique capital.
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Historic Sites in French Prairie
A Photo Gallery