New from Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series is Roseburg. Award-winning author, Diane L. Goeres-Gardner, along with the Douglas County Museum shares the history of Roseburg through black-and-white vintage images. Images along with a supportive text take readers on a nostalgic journey down memory lane.
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.
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. The dedicated staff and volunteers of the Douglas County Museum were vital participants in compiling the 200 images in this volume.
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