Toledo, Oregon

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Toledo is a city located on the Yaquina River and along U.S. Route 20 in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,472. The city is a 2009 All-America City Award finalist.[3]



Toledo was first settled in 1866[citation needed] by John Graham,[4] his son Joseph, and William Mackey, who claimed land made available by the Homestead Act.[citation needed] It was called "Graham's Landing"[citation needed] until a post office was established two years later.[4] Joseph D. Graham, John's son, named the post office for Toledo, Ohio because he was homesick.[4] William Mackey was the first postmaster.[4]

When Toledo was made the county seat of the newly established Lincoln County in 1893, it appointed its first mayor, Charles Barton Crosno.[citation needed] The city incorporated in 1905.[citation needed]

After the formation of the Spruce Production Division of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in November 1917, Toledo was to be home to one of four major sawmills processing the old growth Sitka Spruce needed for the production of airplanes for the United States Army Air Service.[citation needed] The mill was not yet complete when World War I ended.[citation needed]

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