See for yourself: Silver Falls State Park hosts demonstrations of pioneer skills

October 2017 Posted in Community

The history of the area that is now Silver Falls State Park will be celebrated July 8 and 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the South Falls Historic District at the Historic Silver Falls Days.

On Saturday, there will be Model T and Model A antique cars; demonstrations of antique logging tools; flint knapping; spinning wheel demonstrations; families participating in old-fashioned games; story telling of historic days in the area; and a farrier will demonstrate making horse shoes and other iron work.

Area historical societies will have displays in the historic Silver Falls Lodge. The Forest History Center will have a display of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) artifacts and a list of thousands of names of the 80,000 men who served in the CCC in Oregon.

A miniature canoe race Saturday will celebrate Al Faussett’s 1928 canoe trip over the South Falls. First, second and third place finishes will receive prizes.

On Sunday the only activities will be demonstrations of antique logging tools and farrier demonstrations.

For a detailed schedule, visit Silver Falls’ Blog under “Historic Silver Falls Days” in the “Events” tab at For more information, call Lou at 503-581-4155 or e-mail Or call Matt Palmquist at 503-874-0201.

Silver Falls State Park is located on OR-214 S about 16 miles southeast of Silverton.

Admission to event activities is free.
A day-use parking permit is required to park at Silver Falls; visitors can purchase a one-day permit for $5 or an annual permit for $30.

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