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Milton-Freewater, Umatilla County, Oregon

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This project is for those who were born, lived, and died in Milton-Freewater, Umatilla County, Oregon.

From Wikipedia:

The city received its current name in 1951 when the neighboring rival cities of Milton and Freewater voted to merge. The population was 7,050 at the 2010 census.

History

First settled in 1868, the community was incorporated as Milton by 1873. It is uncertain how the name was chosen; perhaps in hopes of building a mill, perhaps in honor of English poet John Milton. Freewater received its name from the offer of free residential water rights to attract new settlers.

Nickname

  • "Muddy-Frogwater"

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