Douglas County Chronicles: History from the Land of One Hundred Valleys

Douglas County Chronicles: History from the Land of One Hundred Valleys


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Douglas County Chronicles: History from the Land of One Hundred Valleys by R.J. Guyer

Douglas County, Oregon, stretches west from Crater Lake and the forested peaks of the Cascades until it reaches the shores of the Pacific in a tumult of rolling sand dunes. In this account, author R.J. Guyer recalls the frontier spirit and creative industry that shaped this land of one hundred valleys. Enjoy stories of Lookingglass's two-horse parking meter and Boswell Springs' cure-all mineral waters. Celebrate Reedsport's Olympic gold medalist and Oakland's one-time claim as turkey capital of the world. Remember the devastation of the Roseburg blast and the triumph of the Drain Black Sox's win in the National Baseball Conference World Series. From the establishment of the county to the preservation of historic landmarks, Guyer shares the rich heritage of Douglas County's communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609497651
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 03/19/2013
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,245,555
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Freelance writer R.J. Guyer lives in Roseburg, Oregon, and is a regular contributor to The News-Review. He has a passion for history and is a member of the Douglas County Museum. Originally from Ohio, Guyer received a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Emporia State University. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, mountain climbing and biking. Gardner Chappell is the Director of the Douglas County Museum and Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum, as well as the President of the Oregon Museums Association.

Table of Contents

Foreword Gardner Chappell 11

Acknowledgements 13

Introduction 15

1 Getting Here: Early History 17

2 The Land and Its People 23

3 Transportation 37

4 Our Towns 55

5 Notable Women 77

6 Commerce 87

7 Presidential Shortcomings 103

8 Cops and Robbers 107

9 And Along Came Uncle Sam 113

10 Triumphs and Tragedies 119

11 Life on Their Own Terms 127

12 Places of Interest 135

13 Up for Debate 143

14 Remembering Our Future 149

Bibliography 151

About the Author 157

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