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  1. David Hensley says:

    I am doing some research for a book I am writing about the history of railroads in Shasta County. I am looking for Larry Moulton who published a book called “Sawmill and lumbering activity in the Shingletown area”. I am unable to obtain a copy of this book and viewed a copy at the library at Chico State University. I would like to get in contact with Larry Moulton to obtain a copy of his book if possible. Could some one at your historical society please pass this information to Larry I would be grateful. Larry can contact me via email at, or (530) 474-5112 my home phone number. Thank you for your time and efforts, David Hensley

  2. Kathryn Krippner says:

    Seeking information to contact decendents of James Ford. James Ford was a partner to my Grand Father James William Cain. Mr. Ford and Mr. Cain mined successfully in Alaska around the turn-of-the-century. As I know the Fords own a mill in Roseberg area. Interested in information regarding these two men via living decendents. I have a Christmas card dated 1958 from James Ford to my Grandfather JW Cain, Dos Palos Ca. I hope to fill in information regarding my grandfather and Mr. Ford. Thanks Kathryn Krippner, grandaughter of James William Cain and daughter to Bessie Virginia Cain. Thanks Kathryn Krippner

  3. John Vawter says:

    To whom it may Concern,

    I am looking for any history or pictures of the old McDonald Bros. Logging Co. that was logging around the Scott’s Mill or Deer Creek area in the 30’s of 40’s . They are relatives of my wife ‘s family. Any information would be much appreciated. Thank you for your help in this matter. Best, John

    • admin says:

      Mr. Vawter,
      You’d probably have lot’s of luck if you contacted the Douglas County Museum of Natural History and History. They have file drawers filled with probably thousands of photos in their research room. They have a website too, where you can research for what you want, and email them about a particular photo. Look under the ‘explore’ menu to start your search. Our collection is very small compared to theirs. We *might* have a photo but where to look would be the issue. Most of our photos ended up over there when our past President took them over when he became Director over there. 🙂 Hope that helps. Peg

  4. Jim Hiatt says:

    I grew up in Roseburg from 1937 to 1955, but I don’t recall the McDonald Bros. logging Co. I remember that in the mid 40’s Roseburg Lumber was just getting started and they were the main logging company in the area although there were many small logging companies. I would think that some of the older residents of Roseburg might have some information. I have not lived inn Roseburg since 1955, and I now live in Walnut Creek, CA. The picture of the house on your headline is the Lane House (which I am sure you know), where I lived from 1942 to 1955. Do you live in Roseburg? Good luck in your search.

  5. Margaret Hall says:

    If possible, could you please tell me if there is a local repository for historical mementos and artifacts for Reedsport/Gardiner/Winchester Bay? Or is there a particular section of the museum in Roseburg about this area of Douglas County? I couldn’t find anything on-line. Thank you.

    • admin says:

      There is a new museum in Reedsport. As I understand it (I’m no expert) it is an extension of the museum at the fairgrounds in Roseburg. The Douglas County Museum of History and Natural History. I would call that museum to get the information about the place in Reedsport. Just google Douglas County Museum of History & Natural History, and contact information usually pops right up. Thanks for asking, Peggy

  6. Don Busenbark says:

    My Great Grandfather was David Naylor Busenbark. There is a lane (Busenbark Ln) named after him and his two brothers (Tence and Royce) who homesteaded the area. David was a judge at one time and held several offices in town along with Royce. I am looking for any information about when David was a judge in Roseburg. I would also be interested in any other information related to him or his brothers. Thanks

  7. Currently researching the lost/forgotten ski areas of Oregon. I have seen pictures with your watermark of the ski hill on Taft mountain. What is the process (if any) to use those photos on my website?

    • Peg says:

      No, we don’t have photos with watermarks. They probably come from the other museum over at the fairgrounds in Roseburg. Douglas County Museum of Natural history and History. 🙂

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