Sports History

Bolton Baseball team (Photo courtesy Lake Oswego Library

Bolton Baseball Team

The Bolton baseball team poses for a portrait on the front steps of the old Bolton School. The coach, in the back row, is Mayor Frank Hammerle. A note on the original photo states that many of these players became West Linn city councilors. Many communities at this time fielded their own baseball teams. Note that the Bolton team apparently included only ten players; there was not a lot of substitutions in those days.

History of Football in Oregon

In June 2020, historian and West Linn Historical Society member, Dede Montgomery presented a webinar on the History of Football in Oregon. Here is the recording of the presentation,