What was originally intended to be trip hiking trip at Silver Falls turned into a tour of two small Oregon towns with Catholic church beginnings.
The St. Mary Parish in Mt. Angel was very impressive. Although Mt. Angel strives to maintain a German village image, it is interesting that much of the town is Latino. Even the church's sign welcomes worshippers in English, German, and Spanish.
Since we ended up on a church photo binge, we drove the 20 miles west to St. Paul which is even smaller. The St. Paul Church is perfectly aligned at the center of town in a meticulous kept park setting.