Boston Mill

Yahoo News published a New York Times article stating:

NASA Adds to Evidence of Mysterious Ancient Earthworks

Satellite pictures of a remote and treeless northern steppe reveal colossal earthworks — geometric figures of squares, crosses, lines and rings the size of several football fields, recognizable only from the air and the oldest estimated at 8,000 years old.”

The evidence these ancient folks left in their wake suggests they were more intelligent than we realize. Some suggest they had help from alien creatures. Who can say for certain? But there is also a possibility they listened to their elders, adding to the knowledge already accumulated.

Case in point:

Shortly after the American Civil War a miller from somewhere in the eastern United States traveled to Oregon’s Willamette Valley for the purpose of establishing a water-driven grist mill. The Willamette Valley, measuring some 130 miles in length and 60 miles in breadth offered a host of choices for a source of flowing water. Deciding which source would not vanish during the years of drought – which were certain to occur – was a tall order. The only people bearing such knowledge were the Kalapuya Indians. At the miller’s request, they led him to a place on the Calapooia River some two miles east of present-day Shedd, Oregon, and that was where he established Boston Mills.


Photo Credit :

University of Oregon Library

After entering the 21st Century, the International Space Station began surveying and mapping planet Earth. While doing so, they concluded that the Kalapuya Indian’s choice for Boston Mill was indeed the best.

2 thoughts on “Boston Mill

  1. Scott says:

    Thanks. In 2005 the State of Oregon bought Boston Mill as well as the water rights and it has become a park for future generations to enjoy.


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