Signs, Of Minto-Brown Island Park, In Salem, Oregon, The Oregon State Capitol

History Sign
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A sign on the path into the park described the "Evolution of a Place." In the past, this land was occupied by a lumber company, a paper mill, and a flouring mill. Only in recent years did that industry yield to the restoration of wetlands.


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Flooding
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The next sign along the path described, "Flooding: A Force of Nature." The sign further described the value of flood plains and the flood of 1861.


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Conservation Area
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A sign alongside the path read,

This is a
Conservation
Area
Please stay on
the footpath
Thank you!


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What We
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Another descriptive sign stated, "What We Grow, What We Gather." This sign educated the public about the flora and fauna of the park.


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Two Very Different
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A fourth sign told the story of, "Two Very Different Neighbors." John C. Minto and Isaac "Whiskey" Brown were two old white businessmen from different backgrounds. They united to fund the restoration of the wetlands.


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A Map
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At intervals along the many paths through the park stood these maps. Each showed "You Are Here."


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Graffiti
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Someone sat on a bench alongside the path and asked, "Will I recover from the dream last night, where all my friends had died?" Perhaps others wrote, "M ♥ V" and "Trans Rights!"


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Slippery Bridge
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A sign near a small footbridge over a creak read,

Caution
Bridge may
be slippery
when wet
or icy


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