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In 1920, a gathering of old friends met at the home of Mrs. Clara Haring in honor of her 66th birthday. A plan was made to perpetuate the memory of the men and women who laid the foundation for the cultural history of the Siuslaw region. The Siuslaw Pioneer Association was formed and Mrs. Clara Haring was elected president.

Now an attempt is made to start a year-book. The year-book will try to describe the life of the Siuslaw pioneer in his primitive surroundings and in endeavors which directly and indirectly pushed forward the fulfillment of the pioneers hope that mingled with promise in the echo of his song.

From The Siuslaw Pioneer 1947

The results of their efforts are the 35 volumes of The Siuslaw Pioneer shown below.


Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1947
Roll Call First Meeting
Mrs. Clara Haring
Siuslaw Bay, Poem
Constitution of Association
Our Cover Picture
27th Annual Meeting
The White Rhododendron
If I Could Poem
Frank and Elizabeth Knowles
Indian Prayer
Mrs. Teresa Alexander
Maple Leaf Desired
George Melvin Miller
Sea Gulls, Poem
Early Growth of Florence 1880-1911
Many Attend 27th Meeting
Arrival on Siuslaw in 85
The Old Dead Trees
Launching the Luella
Charles E. Behnke
Notes from County Seat
Leaders in Enterprises
Battle on the Siuslaw
Colter Founded Glenada
A.R. Buttolph, Surveyor
Appreciation
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00
Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1948
Two Little Girls
Over the Old Siuslaw Road
The Skiff Was Barely Above Water
Ten Mile News Letter By 'Tsiltcoos'
Fiddle Creek' Tells of Fiddle Creek
Driving First Schuster Cow Home
Frank and Elizabeth Knowles
Capt. H.P. Johnson Early Resident
Vandenburgs Pioneers of North Fork
Hunting 'Gooey Ducks'
High Waters and the Great Slide
The Flood Took Lives and Homes
Karnowskys Siuslaw Pioneers
Pioneer Days, Happy Days
Capt. Steear 20 years on the River
George E. Prescott Pioneer Teamster
Tragedy at the Mouth of Suislaw
Idyl of Florence, Oregon
Memory of 1928 Picnic at Sutton
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00
Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1949
Point Terrace
The Cover Drawing
First Rhododendron Festival
Siuslaws Own Bonny Blooms
Once There Was a Garden
Dry Yeast
The Mapleton School
Little Barefoot Tracks
Schools of Yesterday
Literary Society
Mrs. Clara Haring
The New town of Glenada
City of Glenada
Pioneer Recipe: Carrot Pie
First Cream Separators
First Storekeeper
First Mapleton Hotel
Oh, for a Fiddle
Tsiltcoos Talk
Who Guards Secrets of Roman Nose
Cassidy Hotel
The Siuslaw Valley
Heceta Items
The Hurd Home in Florence
Acme Houses on Stilts
David L. Munsell
Early Day Post Offices
Florence in 1914
The Ways of Love
Mighty at the Bat
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1950 - Travel
Transportation
It Takes Grit
Tilden and Beecher Rocks
House Joint Memorial No.3
We Make a Christmas Trip
A Shopping Tour
River Travel
Ol' Man River Helped All Siuslaw
Our First Day of Pioneering
The Casey Holman Family Came
Gold
Safley Hotel
E.B. Miller Comes to the Siuslaw
Honeymoon Home by the Ocean
Fiddle Creek Story
The House of Severy
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1951  Siuslaw Forest Service
Siuslaw Forest Service Work
Saddle Mountain Picture
Five Years Pioneering
Letter From Neff
Supervisor Shelley
Life at Lookout Station
Tree Planting Crew
Ranger Kerby
Harvey Welty
Forest Service in War
Starting to Pioneer
Miles and Scott Families
Queen Rhododendron
The Furnishes Come
Pioneer of Two States
Travel Modes in 1892
Eugene-Florence Staging
About Old Man Siuslaw
My First Trip to Siuslaw
Siuslaw Bay Years Ago
Never Worked Harder
Towed Like a Log
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1952  The Siuslaw Indians
Harney, Jeff, Jane Barney
Basket, Fish Trap, Gayou
Metcalf, Drew, Buchanon
Mortar, Pestles, Bears
The Mountains of Siuslaw
Traces of Early Man
Jasper Gibson Family
Dan Quixote Johnson
Farwell! Monarch of Forest
First Authentic Record
Wild Hogs
Gargniers and Fort Umpqua
Gargnier, John, Tilly Tronson
The Sweet Family
The Austins
Sein and Rack on North Fork
First Settlers on Siuslaw
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1953  Pioneer Preachers
Siuslaw Churches
Memories of Pioneer Church
Rev. Robinson Came as Missionary
Son Tells of Pioneer Home
Established Six Churches
Church Announcements
The New Church  Poem
Ministers of the Siuslaw Listed
Thomas A. Yost
Jen Yates Devotion
Notes from Edith Yates McClure
Rockport Sunday School
Little White Church  Poem
Fiddle Creek Church Services
Lake Creek Church
Readin, Ritin and Rithmetick
Singing Schools
Record of Portage School
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00
Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1954 - Fishing
Pioneer of 1879
Mrs. Harwood on Fishing
Life Saving Station
Pioneers Made Fishing Nets
Fishing in Fall of ' 92
Record Salmon Run
Canneries on the Siuslaw
Hurd Cannery Burned
The Sea Against Ships
Story of Four Whales
Florence Whale Goes to the Valley
Jetty Development
Heroism of John Bergman
William Bernhardt
River Song
The Wilkes Family
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1955
Heceta Head
Capt. Clifford B. Herman
Lighthouse Notes
Mail to the Lighthouse
Pioneer Hans Hanson
An Ocean Sunset  poem
Siuslaw Coast Guard Station
Seaton
1890 Visit to Sea Lion Caves
Pioneer Mystery: Kitchen Range
The Plowman Story
Swim the River
The Whisman Brothers`
Pioneer Firewater Story
Andrews Family Tragedy
Sweet Oregon  poem
The Winsor Wells
Siuslaw Short Story: The Trunk
I.W.W.s at Florence
Stage Team Falls Over Bank

This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1956 - Mapleton
Mapleton  80 Years Young
First Bathtub in Mapleton
Wm. Kyle Building Erected
Elias Nicolle Planted Many Trees
Forth of July Celebrations
Siuslaw Tinshop
The Rice Family Journeys West
Albert Knowles, Pioneer of 1882
Pioneer Cemeteries in Mapleton Area
The Springfield & Siuslaw Planned
Carl J. Olson
First Grange
Kindly Man of Lace Mountain
Where Pioneers Danced

This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1957
I Carry the Torch
Pioneer Recipes
Four doctors of the Siuslaw
Jules Gargnier
Trapping in the Siuslaw Country
Old Covered Bridges
The Schreuder House
The Covered Bridge
A Pioneer Funeral
Jetty Work in 1910-11
Jefferson Harney
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1958
Captain William A. Cox
Map of Florence
Poem  The Pioneers
William and Nancy Palmer
Way to Prevent Log Losses
False April on China Creek
Sweet Creek School
Boarding Around
Mr. and Mrs. Levi Hollenbeck
Harrison Gray Came in 1884
A Queer Request
Siuslaw Telephone Office
Archie and Margie Knowles
Map Showing Early Settlers Places
Poem  Wanted
Ben Hur Lampman on Siltcoos
The Dukhobors Came
The Old Shoemaker of Mapleton
Notes on Early Day Florence
Pioneer Association Meetings
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1959
Robert Hugo and Mary Anne Bernhardt
Wind in the Riggin
Mr. and Mrs. Philip E. Jackson
Our Journey from Washington
Henry Hudson Barrett and Family
Indian Names
Jean Sharman Tragedy
Backward Glances
More About Churches
The Houghton Cheese Factory
Florence  Mapleton Road
Razor Clams
Siuslaws Centennial Pictures
Our Great Western Lane
A Dream That Turned Into a Nightmare
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1960
Our Siuslaws
Our first Settlers
Witch Doctors
Home Town  Poem
Siuslaw Dreamer  George Melvin Miller
Mapleton Post Office
Wanted  wife
Scandinavian Ladies Aid
Mapleton of Old  Poem
First Florence Pavement
First Mayor
Lane County
Foghorn at Night  Poem
Siuslaw Dulcimer
The John Beck Family
The Siuslaw Mail
How They Got Here
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1961
Frank Drew
Pictures
Friend Tilly of the Morris Family
Mail Along the Coast in Early Days
Florence Gets a Post Office
The John Doster Family
Moving to Oregon From the Midwest
Hay Boxes, a Boon to Pioneer Women
Moose on the Siuslaw
The Talking Stick
Coat of Arms
Timber
Woodsmen Speak a Different Language
Aquatint  poem
Oregon Pioneers  poem
Shipping News
Indian Corn Legend
My First Teaching Experience
Flossie Chapman Huntington
Treachery of Our Coast Line
The Funks and Moffetts Come to the Siuslaw
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1970  50th Anniversary Edition
Forward
Oregon Coast Indians
Clara Gamble Haring
Glenada Changes
Floundering of the Fawn
Leisure on the Farm  poem
The Lowe Family
First Girl Born
The Old and the New  poem
The Flying Machine
Rhododendron Festival 1914
J.M. Martin Family
Glenadas Railroad
My Dear Old Home  poem
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1973
Maple Creek Homesteads
Road Work 1909
Mead Brothers (Walton and William)
The William McCrae Family
The Charley Stevens Family
A Trip to France - Poem
Gone But Not Forgotten
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1975  Pioneer Museum
Dedication
Acknowledgements
Siuslaw Pioneer Museum
Entrance to Pioneer Museum
Curator of Museum
Officers of the Siuslaw Pioneer Association
History of Museum
Eileen Huntington
Founder's Plaque
Donors to Museum
History of Building
Natural History
Indian Dan
Indian Crafts
Indian Dugout Canoe
Early Arrivals: Cradle of Archie Knowles
Early Arrivals: Rope Springs and Quilt
Early Arrivals: Munsell Chairs
Early Arrivals: Dress of the Period
Women's Work: Kitchen of Pioneer Home
Women's Work: Living and Dining Area
Men's Work: Tools Used by the Siuslaw Pioneers
Recreation: Organ
Recreation: Bass Drum
History of Siuslaw Pioneer Association
Constitution of Siuslaw Pioneer Association
Roll Call of the First Meeting of Pioneer Association
Clara Haring
Margie Y. Knowles
Siuslaw Pioneer Association Meetings
Museum and the Community
Looking Ahead
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1977  The Story of Sweet Creek
Story of Sweet Creek - Dedication
Story of Sweet Creek - Forward
Memories of Sweet Creek
Point Terrace Post Office
Sweet Creek as I Knew It  Clara Sweet
Life of Zara T. Sweet and Family
My Life Story - Clara Sweet
Charles Tuttle
Ellingson Family
Andrews Hartley Story
Chester Allen Family
Sweet and Staehnke Families
Anderson Brothers  Charlie and John
Alfred and Evelyn Fir
The Dean Story
The George Johnson Story
The Rufus Johnson Story
The Sweet Creek Cemetery
Wheeler Family History
Jack and Pearl Gilmore
The Point Terrace Community Club
Point Terrace Community Club
The Sweet Creek School
Sweet Creek School - 1933
Wilson Carey Family
It Never Happens Here
Columbus Day Storm � 1962
Winter of the Big Snow � 1968
Upper Sweet Creek
Upper Sweet Creek Story
Mitchell Rose
The Goodwin Family
Upper Sweet Creek Cemetery
Upper Sweet Creek Today
Siuslaw Fisheries
Late Arrivals On Sweet Creek
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1978  The Story of Indian Creek
Dedication
Forward
Author
Indian Creek  poem
Map of Early Settlers on Indian Creek
Map of early Settlers on West Fork
Memories of Indian Creek
Rolla Phelps Story
Jonathan Phelps Family
Partial History of Beers family
David Beers Story
Adolph Beers Story
George Beers Story
Mead Brothers (Walton and William)
Kirby Brothers (Cecil and Roy)
Brezee Family
Thomas Agree Family
Benjamin Jeans Family
Oscar Wheeler Story
Jay Wilkinson Story
Indian Creek Cemetery
Memories of Indian Creek  poem
Andrew Gibson Story
The Cougar that Closed a School
Reading, riting, rithmetic
Recreation
War Clouds
Aftermath
The Blue Butterfly
Rainrock
Rainrock Store
Sawmilling on Indian Creek
Maderis Tragedy
Summary
Conclusion
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1979 Fiddle Creek
Forward By Historian
Picture of Fiddle Creek
Dedication to Pioneers of Fiddle Creek
Author  Dan Miles
Story of Fiddle Creek  Historian
Map of Fiddle Creek
How Fiddle Creek Got its Name
Early Beginnings of the Miles Family
Westward HO!
The Big Fire
The Lord Giveth, The Lord Taketh Away
Family of Daniel Miles the First
My Early Life
Hardships
First Homesteaders
Hunting on Fiddle Creek
Early Day Transportation
My Tale of City Life
Ada Grange No. 570
The Railroad Comes
Logging
Navy Days
Love, Courtship and Marriage
Conclusion
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1980  The Story of Deadwood Creek
Dedication
Foreword
Deadwood Post Office
Alpha Post Office
Pioneers of Deadwood Creek
Residents of Deadwood Creek, Yesterday & Today
Map of Deadwood Showing Location of Homes
Deadwood Church Established
Picture of Reverend Albert Robinson
New Church at Deadwood
Schools
How the Wilbur Family Came to Oregon
Fines and Mary Jane Taylor
Luther and Sadie Prindel
Charles and Matilda Acheson
Rebecca Acheson
Andy Acheson
Sadie Acheson
James and Mary Johnston
David Hunter Family
Gerhard Wilbrand Steinhauer
Ray Gordon Family
Leonard Brooks Family
The Hunzicker Family
A Brief History of Alpha Farm
Louis Swanson Family
Charles Acheson - Genealogy
Leonard Henry Brooks - Genealogy
John Downing - Genealogy
William Henry Harris - Genealogy
David Hunter - Genealogy
Lawrence Lamb - Genealogy
Arthur George Pope - Genealogy
Thomas Pope - Genealogy
William Henry Potterf - Genealogy
Luther Levi Earl Prindel  Genealogy
Gerhard Wilbrand Steinhauer - Genealogy
Helgan Rudolph Swanson - Genealogy
Louis Swanson (Lars Swensen in Sweden) - Genealogy
Fines Washington Taylor - Genealogy
Winsor W. Wells - Genealogy
Belden Henry Wilbur - Genealogy
Incomplete Family Records - Genealogy
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00
Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1981  The Story of Knowles Creek
Knowles Creek
The Knowles Family of Knowles Creek
Route F
The Lloyd Saubert Family
The Tom Dostor Family
Mapleton School
The Restless
The Life of Ed and Lois Goschie on Knowles Creek
Knowles Creek Fish Hatchery
Knowles Creek Garbage Dump
The Don Johnsons
Earl Boushey Family
The Art Graham Story
The Henry Carte r Story
The William Milbrett Family
The Harold Reeve Story
The George Camp Story
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1982  The Story of North Fork Creek
Cover - North Fork at Portage
Dedication
Forward
Author
Map of North Fork
Oregon Coast Indians
My Friend Andrew Charles
The North Fork Country
First Family on North Fork
The Barn on the Haring Farm
Life on the Haring Farm
Sweet Summertime
Blackberries
The Orchard
Soap Making
Picnic at the Beach
Honey for Breakfast
The Dairy at Haring Ranch
The Bay Family
The McCornack Families
Items from Eugene R. McCornack's Diary
A.R. Buttolph
The William Morris Family
The Archie Meadows Family
The Henry Landschoft Family
The Early Vanderburgs
Tom and Prudence Safley
The Berryman H. Russell Family
I Remember Our Home on North Fork
Harry Benson Family
Ralph and Elsie Johnson
The Clarence Hubbard Family
A Letter from Rosa Woosley (Phillips) Hubbard
The Will Smith Family
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jensen
The Corneilus Family
The Portage School
The Portage School District 53, 1908
Bob and Lilly Bay
H.P. Johnson Answers Last Call
Captain Horace P. Johnson Family
The Chapman Family
Ben and Lula Shirley Family
The Warren and Ella Vanderburg Story
The Bower Family
Childhood Days on the North Fork
The Lafayette Akerley Family
Arthur and Lizzie Jackson Family
How Creeks got Thier Names
A Visit with Clarence and Carrie Akerley
Haring Pioneer Cemetery - North Fork Cemetery
A Tribute
The Masonic Cemetery on the hill at the Mouth of North Fork
Eichler-Benner Family
The Bowling Family
Frank Collard and Clinton Smith
Norman Dick, Sr.
Forrest and Jessie Francisco on North Fork
Living on the North Fork
Millard and Lettie Phillips Family
Apron Applause
Hans Peterson family
The Beach Brothers
Ed and Satie Watkins
The Barnett Family
Henry and Pearl Holden
The Johnson-Frasier Families on North Fork
Laura and Dick Coryell
Flossie and Clair Hinkson
Fannie and Hazen Johnson
Delona and Jay Johnson
Loa Faye and Ernest Phillips
 Beryl and Storm Frasier
Eunice and Cynce Frasier
The Eclipse of the Sun
What Did We Get From The Wilderness
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1985  ACME
ACME Industrial & Social Hub in the Early Days
SEE THE 1999 EDITION.
This edition was reprinted in 1999 with additional pictures, a table of contents and a slight rearrangement of the interviews.

This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1989  Story of the Frank Knowles Family
Move to Siuslaw
Indians
Homestead
Relatives Arrive
Life on the River
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1993
Florence 1893-1993
What we Know About Chief Osceola
Glenada School 1922, 23, 24
The Siuslaw in 1891
Fiddle Creek Valley Holds a Rich History
How Fiddle Creek Received its Name
My Recollections of Booth
Divers Find Ruins Myth
The Herrings Move From N. Dakota to Oregon
By Land and By Sea
A Birthright For a Mess of Pottage
The Ole Riis Story
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1994  Articles from the West and Oar
Mr. Morse Clams
Mary's Chicken Ranch
Wasn't that way at all
Three Hours to-
Mrs. Rufus Stonefield
Lover's Lane
Good Pioneering
Versions (Florence Name)
More Memories (George Melvin Miller)
Origin of Naming of Florence
Pleasing the Patrons -school teacher
High Waters - 1890
State Gas Tax
I'm a Man
Heard on the Street -building the 'Robarts'
Pioneer Records
Separators a Fad
Deepening the Channel
A Little Early - 4th of July
At Glenada Head
Old Morris Hotel
Our Library
Channels
Our Climate
Bank of Florence
Buried Treasure
Plenty to Eat
The Best Ever - Stories
Tildon Hotel Spared
Twenty-one Years Ago - Pioneer Association
Seaton
Pioneer Homestead - E.B. Miller
Delivering the Mail
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1995 - Schools
Early Lane County School History
The Riverview School
Riverview School By Eugene Helgerson
More School Adventures of Edward Jensen
School Boats
All-Night Joy Ride on "Minnie Mitchell"
Teaching Methods Survey
Little Road-Builders of Chickahominy School
College Hill High School
Boatin to School at Booth
The Glenada "Coop"
Wm.(Mike) Kyle" Florence Schools
My Early Schools by Joey Hatch
Portage School Happenings
Better Pay For Female Teachers
Cape Creek School
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1996  Tales, Tails and Trails
Travel Before 1880
Travel to Florence 1880-1916
Stagecoach Travel
Stories to Tell by Those Who Knew
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1997 - Granges
Introduction
Acknowledgements
Our Grange
A Question
Early History of the Grange
Granges in the Siuslaw Area
The Grange and the Siuslaw Pioneer Association
The Grange Today
An answer
Addenda
Notes
Sources
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1998 - Logging
Herbert Miller
Milo Johnson
Dan Miles
Walt Hintington
Logging the Old Way
Dangers in Logging
Index of Local area Mills
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 1999 - ACME
Introduction
Acme in 1921
Industrial & Social hub in Early Days
Memories of Acme
More About the Helgerson Family
Bridges
Grade School - Acme Or. - 1920
The Gibbs Family
Childhood Memories:Waite Family
Warner Waite's Family
The Mailboats
Captain L.A. Jensen
The Sanborn Family
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 2000  Route F in the Making
Introduction
Early Construction
History from Minutes of Route F Committee
Newspaper Accounts of Route F
Route F Committee Members
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00

Index Siuslaw Pioneer 2001  Before Route F
A Trip to Heceta Beach from Eugene - 1912
Mapleton and Road Blasting
Mailboats on the Siuslaw River
Sailboats on the Siuslaw
Some History of the Jetties
Quarries used in Building the Jetties
This book is available at the Museum for $5.00