Oregon City 2017 — photo 3 of 117: A plaque honoring political activist William Simon U’Ren, in front of the Clackamas County Courthouse in downtown Oregon City, on the Willamette River at Willamette Falls, at the southern end of the Portland metro area. May 2017. The plaque reads:
In honor of William Simon U’Ren, blacksmith, lawyer, political reformer. Author of Oregon’s constitutional provisions for the initiative, referendum & recall, giving the people control of law making and lawmakers and known in his lifetime as father of Oregon’s enlightened system of government. This memorial is dedicated in gratitude by the Oregon City Hilltop Boosters and by friends and admirers on behalf of the people of Oregon. April, 1977Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
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