Located in the northwestern part of the state of Oregon and a city in Washington County, Beaverton lies in the Tualatin Valley which is immediately in the west of the city of Portland. The area where Beaverton presently stands was originally inhabited by the Atfalati band of Kalapuya Indians. The members of the tribe did mostly from the settler-borne diseases by the time their land was taken because of a treaty. Beaverton became the station of the Oregon Central, which is presently known as Southern Pacific, Railroad. It was originally developed and cultivated to become an agriculture-trade center and was named because of the numerous beaver marshes. Beaverton was then developed as a residential community that is in the heart of Oregon’s “Silicon Forest” with its emerging electronic and research industries.
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