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About Mcminnville, OR

McMinnville is the county seat and largest city of Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. According to Oregon Geographic Names, it was named by its founder, William T. Newby , an early immigrant on the Oregon Trail, for his hometown of McMinnville, Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 32,187. Town founder William Newby Town founder William T. Newby named the town after his home town of McMinnville, Tennessee. McMinnville was incorporated as a town in 1876 and became a city in 1882. County residents voted to move the county seat of Yamhill County from Lafayette to McMinnville in 1886.

McMinnville UFO photographs

McMinnville is known among UFO researchers for now-famous photographs published on the front page of the June 9, 1950 edition of the city's newspaper, the News-Register , reportedly of an unidentified flying object seen almost a month earlier, May 11. The Oregonian published the photographs the next day, and within a month they were published in LIFE magazine. The photographs were taken on a farm near McMinnville by a farming couple, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Trent. Mrs. Trent was the first to see the object—it resembled a classic "flying saucer"—and she pointed it out to her husband, who obtained a camera from their farmhouse and took two photos before the "saucer" flew away. A debate has raged for decades between...