Sequoias Milport Road
As motorists travel southbound on the Milwaukie section of McLoughlin Boulevard they pass through a corridor of Giant Redwood trees. The Public Works Administration funded the planting of these Sequoia Giantea in 1934.
The Oregon State Highway Commission selected six miles of McLoughlin Boulevard (99E) that connects Milwaukie and Portland to launch the state’s first comprehensive highway beautification program. The north unit is still marked by red oaks while this southern section is defined by the giant evergreen Redwoods. Funding for the entire six-mile section amounted to approximately $15,000 for landscape materials and the labor required to complete the landscaping.
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"$30,000 to be Used on Roadside Beauty," Oregonian. February 1, 1934.
State of Oregon State Highway Department Archive (1934) "Roadside Improvement Planting Plan - South Unit Portland-Milwaukie Section." US Public Works NO. NRM 168-F.
Project originally submitted by Judith T Kenny on April 14, 2021.
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