This fits in the category of "you learn something new every day." I had never heard of the "Balancing Rock" (aka Coalca's Pillar) before seeing this postcard from Gladys Reavis' collection. It turns out it is still "ballancing" above the Willamette River, though it is mostly hidden my foliage and there is no access. You can read about it in the Oregon Encyclopedia.
Let me guess - this postcard had been mailed and someone wanted to keep the stamp so they tore it off?
kmb on 6th October 2020 @ 7:41am
I used to often travel 99E to visit relatives in Canby, but don't ever remember seeing this rock. I know Canby is a broad plain of farm land, but driving back to Oregon City, you drive right along rock bluffs.
L.E. on 6th October 2020 @ 7:46am
I think this is in the area where Staff Jennings used to have a boat dealership. There was a station sign at the end of a railroad siding that identified that location as "Coalca".
JEC on 6th October 2020 @ 9:03am
How many people in thIs picture?
nels on 6th October 2020 @ 11:09pm
Pillar remains just above and south of the wood carving place at Coalca that was the longtime Piersons tavern. It was an early landmark for boat and train passengers that they were nearing Oregon City falls. There was a trail heavy with poison oak from the tavern to the pillar.
Kenn on 9th October 2020 @ 9:35am