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Incorporated in 1919, Reedsport began as a railroad town built on stilts to avoid the low-lying marsh and slough that ran beneath the town. This area was filled in 1927, and Reedsport became the hub of activity on the Lower Umpqua River. The logging and fishing industries dominated the city's landscape, with Southern Pacific Railroad and Umpqua Navigation shuttling goods to and from the area. Despite flood after flood that threatened the town, Reedsport was able to survive due to the resilience and toughness of its inhabitants.
ISBN: 9780738576046
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oregon
Series: Images of America
Images: 185
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Jim Akre is a former high school English teacher who, for the past six years, has written numerous historical programs for the Umpqua Discovery Center in Reedsport. In this volume, he has collaborated with the Umpqua Discovery Center, the Douglas County Museum in Roseburg, and numerous Reedsport families to find vintage photographs that do justice to the historical development of the Reedsport community.
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