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Oakridge: A Work in Progress

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Oakridge, Oregon (stateofthereunion/flickr)

Back in the timber industry’s heyday, the small mill town of Oakridge, Oregon was thriving. Business was booming. Then in the early 1990s, the saws stopped. The mills shut down and their economies crumbled. State of the Re:Union surveys how a town that has lost its identity reinvents itself through recreation, community-building, and entrepreneurial spirit.

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