In 1847, Albert Alonzo Durham built a sawmill on Sucker Creek,
Oswego Lake's outlet to the Willamette River.
In 1850, Albert made the first Donation Land Claim
in the area, which he named Oswego after Oswego, New York.
I am standing on the foot bridge that passes over the
creek . The foot bridge leads to trails that go up the creek
and also to the nearby city of West Linn.