Bonneville, Oregon

Bonneville, Oregon

Bonneville is an unincorporated community in Multnomah County, Oregon, United States, on Interstate 84 and the Columbia River. Bonneville is best known as the site of Bonneville Dam. North Bonneville, Washington is across the river.

For decades before the dam was built, Bonneville was popular as a picnic spot for people living along the Columbia River between Portland and The Dalles, and the railroad company maintained an "eating house" for travelers there.cite book
last = McArthur
first = Lewis A.
authorlink = Lewis A. McArthur
coauthors = Lewis L. McArthur
title = Oregon Geographic Names
origyear = 1928
edition = Seventh Edition
year = 2003
publisher = Oregon Historical Society Press
location = Portland, Oregon
id = ISBN 0-87595-277-1
pages = 98
] Bonneville railroad station was named for Benjamin Bonneville, who may have been the first European American to explore Wallowa County. The name "Bonneville" did not appear on maps until the late 1880s.cite web |title=Lewis & Clark's Columbia River—200 Years Later: Bonneville, Oregon |url= |accessdate= 2007-08-28] Bonneville post office was established in 1900.


External links

* [ Historic images of Bonneville, Oregon] from Salem Public Library

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