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This collection of maps illustrates the development of the Albina settlement area from 1879 to the present day. The first Volga Germans arrived in Portland in 1881.
This map shows the small community of Albina on the east side of the Willamette River in 1879, two years before the arrival of the first Volga Germans. This section is from the full map shown below. Source: Glover, E. S, and A.L. Bancroft & Company. Portland, Oregon. San Francisco, 1879. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,
The ethnic settlements map is from E. Kimbark MacColl's book "The Shaping of the City", p.463. MacColl credits the sources as a Portland Public Schools Annual Report, and Ethnicity in Portland, 1859-1970, A Brief Demographic History to be published in 1976 by the Center for Urban Education. The German-Russian population circa 1910 is indicated on the map by the circled number 8.
Last updated January 12, 2019.