See my entry on Willamette Mission State Park in Wild in the Willamette, Oregon State Press’s guide to exploring the Willamette Valley, published 2015. It’s obvious why the indigenous people and early missionaries found the fecund river bottom desirable. A shadow structure calls up the original mission building. Essays by Charles Goodrich and Kathleen Dean Moore. Edited by Lorraine Anderson with Abby Phillips Metzger. All proceeds from the publication will be directed to Greenbelt Land Trust, a conservation organization working on protecting the mid-Valley’s natural areas, rivers, wildlife, and trails. More info: www.greenbeltlandtrust.org.