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Originally called Deer Creek, Roseburg was the creation of entrepreneur Aaron Rose. After becoming county seat for Douglas County in 1854, the city's growth was assured. Roseburg became the bridge between the populated Willamette Valley and the mining districts of Southern Oregon. Situated in a panoramic valley created by the North and South Umpqua Rivers, Roseburg's population increased dramatically over the next 155 years. In 1872, the Oregon and California Railroad arrived and the city became a major center of commerce in Oregon. Today Roseburg continues to present a serene and picturesque face to cars rushing by on I-5.
ISBN: 9780738580319
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oregon
Series: Images of America
Images: 219
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Diane L. Goeres-Gardner is an award-winning writer specializing in Oregon history. A retired educator living in Douglas County, she is a fifth-generation Oregonian whose ancestors settled in Oregon in 1852. She has written two major books on Oregon's early criminal justice system. The Douglas County Museum of Natural and Cultural History was established in 1969 and houses an extensive library of artifacts, literature, and photographs related to Roseburg. The dedicated staff and volunteers were vital participants in compiling the 200 images in this volume.
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