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The former mill property's long journey: A timeline (2010-2022)

 

February 16, 2022

Scott Swanson

The former Willamette/Weyerhaeuser mill site is now owned by local businessman Josh Victor.

The saga of the former Western States Land Reliance Trust properties has included many ebbs and flows since Linn County foreclosed upon the 430-some acres at the end of 2010. Here's a "brief" summary of some of the journey's big moments thus far, starting at the beginning:

-- Dec. 30, 2010: Linn County forecloses on some 430 acres owned by the Western States Land Reliance Trust, along the north side of Sweet Home, between 18th Avenue and Clark Mill Road.

-- August 2012: Sweet Home Economic Development Group and county officials announce a partnership to build a permanent Oregon Jamboree ven...



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