Norris Young Machine Shop

Norris Young Machine Shop (HM2COM)

Location: Wilsonville, OR 97070 Clackamas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 17.879', W 122° 46.457'

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Built at the turn of the 20th Century, the Norris Young Machine Shop served the farming community. Young, an accomplished machinist and inventor, repaired farm machinery and logging equipment.

Young was an enterprising businessman who along with his brother started the Young Electric Co. in 1915, making Wilsonville one of the first communities to have its own power system. In 1917, they added a 2300 volt generator on Coffee Creek, transmitting enough electricity to light single bulbs in 12 different homes.

Norris Young was also a hobbyist and railroad buff who built a miniature railroad at his farm home just west of the railroad tracks. His "Great Western Pacific Railway," built to the scale of one inch to the foot, chugged along a thousand-foot-long railroad through flower gardens and over a long, high trestle, much to the delight of Wilsonville children who rode the miniature flat cars.
Placed ByWilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 517697 N 5016078
Decimal Degrees45.29798333, -122.77428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 17.879', W 122° 46.457'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 17' 52.74" N, 122° 46' 27.42" W
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Area Code(s)503, 971
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30690 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Wilsonville OR 97070, US
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