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Newberg, Oregon

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fox_dawson By fox_dawson on
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When asked about sightseeing in a small town of 22, 000 people, there may not be much to boast about. At least this is the case for most small country towns. Newberg, Oregon however, has proved to be a rare jewel. Settled by Quakers in the 1800's, Newberg is the home to George Fox University, whose first Superintendent was Dr. Henry Minthorn. Dr. Minthorn's house is the oldest in town and is now a museum filled with artifacts. In 1885, Dr. Minthorn welcomed his orphaned nephew to live with him. This nephew was named Herbert Hoover and later became the 31st President of the United States. For just $3.00 traveler's can experience the museum and the picturesque Hoover Park right across the street. There are many other attractions that draw people to Newberg such as water activities on the Willamette River, wine tastings, colorful hills covered in grape vines, and houses of celebrities such as Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. Whatever the reason for visiting Oregon, the visit cannot be complete without seeing all that Newberg has to offer.