75 Years of Nehalem Valley History 1966 Vernonia Mist Washington County Oregon


Title: 75 Years of Nehalem Valley History

Description: Saddle-stitched in color newsprint covers. Covers nearly detached; some leaves are loose. Covers show some wear, small chips, closed tears; blemish to upper right of front cover. Interior is a little toned, but clean. 68 pp. 14.5 x 10.5 inches.

Presenting the history of Vernonia and the Nehalem Valley in Washington County, Oregon. Vernonia was settled in 1874 and incorporated in 1891. Includes articles covering early settlement; Vernonia's first physician (Dr. Charles Henry Newth); the organization of the Odd Fellows, the Masons, and Eastern Star; various churches; the Vesper Church; early mills; the English homesteaders of 1877 (John and Mary Pringle); the Parker family (who arrived in 1874); the organization of the Natal, Vernonia and Winema Granges; the oldest house in Vernonia (the Joseph Van Blaricom house of 1890 on North Street); logging and the last load of logs from Camp McGregor; settlement of the Mist-Birkenfeld area, the Bergerson brothers; early post offices; organization of the pioneer school district and 1876 school house; the history of Rogers Park and the Rogers family; Salomonsen's Brazing Works on Rose Ave.; forestry management; the Clark and Wilson Logging Company; and more.

Published on July 28, 1966 as a supplement to the Vernonia Eagle newspaper (which ceased publication in 1974).

Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Good

Publisher: Vernonia Eagle
Place: Vernonia, Oregon
Year: 1966

Keywords: Vernonia, Washington County, Oregon, history, local history, pioneers, Mist, Birkenfeld, logging, settlers,

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