The first settlers watched in awe as magnificent eagles soared overhead and nested high up on a butte. They decided to name their new town Eagle Point. They took out Donation Land Claims and began farming and ranching some of the best land in southern Oregon. As time went by, Eagle Point became known for its fine fruits and vegetables. Eagle Point was honored to be called the King of Apples and the Onion Capital. When the king of England discovered that Eagle Point grew some of the best Bosc pears in the world, he
placed a large order. Today, a stroll through Eagle Point's downtown or across its covered bridge will take you back in time to experience what life was like for those who called Eagle Point home many years ago.
About the Author
Historian and author Margaret LaPlante has brought Eagle Point's history to life through this intriguing collection of historic photographs. LaPlante previously authored Images of America: Jacksonville. Readers will enjoy taking a peek through the window of this unique town's past.
Table of Contents
1 In the Beginning 9
2 The People of Eagle Point 21
3 Business is Booming 39
4 Schools and Sports 71
5 Recreation 77
6 The Railroad and the Logging Industry 91
7 Camp White's Impact on Eagle Point 109