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1859 Magazine spends 72 hours in McMinnville

"IN 1950, CREATURES FROM ANOTHER WORLD SELECTED McMinnville, Oregon, planet Earth as a place of curiosity and research. Their vehicle was nearly thirty feet in diameter and shaped like a flying saucer or a garbage can lid. If it weren’t for Mr. and Mrs. Paul Trent out feeding the rabbits on their farm that day, this foray would have gone unobserved by humans, and the saucer pilots would have quietly collected data before reporting back their observations.

Opposite the page of TIME magazine’s account of the incident “Farmer Trent’s Flying Saucer” was a bowl of Franco-American Spaghetti from a can, claiming, “Thousands prefer it to the home-cooked kind!” Outlandish!

Sixty-three years later in the fertile McMinnville area, thousands prefer home cooking with the abundance of local foods. During harvest and holiday season, McMinnville is a chef ’s kitchen—fresh flowers, tomatoes, local goat cheese, melons, fresh baguettes, peppers, pumpkin sausage and local wine. There’s no better time to be in the Willamette Valley.

Named after the Tennessee hometown of its founder, William T. Newby, McMinnville has become known for UFOs, food and wine. For our stay, we’ll triple-down on the latter two, bring bikes for excursions and wives for entertainment."

Read the rest of the article and see the beautiful pictures in 1859 Magazine here.

The McMinnville Downtown Association works to promote and enhance our historic downtown as the economic, social and cultural heart of the community.

Upcoming Events

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SAVE THE DATE McMinnville Relay For Life KICKOFF!!! Theme is RELAY REUNION: Rediscover, Reconnect and Reunite! Tuesday January 24, 2017 (7 - 8 pm) Church on the Hill  700 NW Hill Rd, McMinnville    Wear your oldest Relay t-shirt and get a raffle ticket! Bring a can of food and get a raffle ticket!   Come even if you haven't signed up as a team yet... Come ...

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McMinnville Relay For LifeAmerican Cancer SocietySaturday June 24, 2017  Noon to MidnightMcMinnville High School Baker Field(Corner of 17th St. & Baker St.)Not too late to form a team.Survivors & Participants can register free at relayforlife.org/mcminnvilleor For more info contact us at mcminnvillerelayforlife@gmail.comCheck us out on Facebook at McMinnville ...
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