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Foster is a small community near Foster Dam, 2 miles east of Sweet Home along Highway 20.

The post office for Fost was established February 8, 1892, with Aaron H. Yost first postmaster. C. H. Stewart of Albany told a compiler in 1927 that this location was named for Parley J. Foster, who operated a gristmill in the neighborhood. In 1967, Mrs. William C. Foster added the fact that Parley's father, Alonson Foster, along with his son, also built a sawmill there in 1890.

There is also a Foster, Rhode Island.


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11/19 Coming to The Foster area
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Rhododendron Days Florence OR May17-19 The annual celebration of the blooming of rhododendrons along the central Oregon Coast.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.
Gorge Blues and Brews Festival Stevenson WA June21-22 Fine collection of local craft brews and local wines, a multitude of phenomenal foods, and great blues music, while benefiting local charities in the Columbia Gorge.