Dorena Historical Society

The Old Town

The town of Dorena was originally located where Rat Creek met the Row River.  In 1947 the town buildings were moved or dismantled to make way for the Dorena Reservoir after the Army Corps of Engineers built a dam on the Row River.  The Post Office and School were moved about 6 miles up river where they can still be found today.   A cluster of houses were moved down river near where the old Mountain View School stood.  A new grange building was built at the site of the current grange.

Here are some views of a little town, long gone.

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Dorena, 1942

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  1. Steve Campbell says:

    My grandfather was the postmaster in Dorena from sometime in the 1950’s to the 1970’s Steve Marshall Campbell. Is there any history or pictures or address of the post office/Store? We are going to make a visit.

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