Elias Gilman worked for four years in the Archives at Pacific University (OR) while earning his degree in history at Pacific. He has written numerous articles on the history of the city of Forest Grove and Pacific University, and his work has been cited by local historical preservation groups and in regional history books.
Forest Grove is a city of approximately 26,225 residents located in the Tualatin Valley in central Washington County. The area was first populated by the Atfalati people, who lived mainly above the floodplain of the Tualatin River, south of the present-day town center. The Atfalati were Kalapuya who lived in …