July 19, 2022

Yamhill County Historical Society Presents: Secrets of the Past

Tuesday, July 19th, 6:00-7:30 pm. – “Secrets of the Past” program at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center.  Local historian Kory Knutz and local legend Barbara Mitchell will speak on “Tales of the Flying M & Travels on the Trask River Road.” In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Trask River Wagon Toll Road was THE way to travel to Tillamook on the Oregon coast. Starting in the town of Yamhill, the “road” climbed the steep mountains of the Coast Range to the tiny town of Fairdale (near today’s Flying M Ranch), where travelers rested their heads for the night before embarking on the steep, 10-hour descent to the Trask River and into Tillamook proper. Come hear Barbara Mitchell and Kory Knutz share stories of the history of this road, the Flying M Ranch, and the connections between Yamhill and the coast at the turn of the last century. Program free for Yamhill County Historical Society members; $5 for guests.  11275 SW Durham Ln., McMinnville.  Call 503-472-2842 for more information.

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