FLOOR LOOM

FLOOR LOOM

A FLOOR LOOM DEMONSTRATION On the second floor in Jean’s Sewing Room, I was recently introduced to a 1951 wooden floor loom. To the unfamiliar, (such as myself), it commands attention as the largest display in the room. Each of the 528 parallel warp threads are...
NORTH FORK CHEESE FACTORY

NORTH FORK CHEESE FACTORY

CHEESE, PLEASE Sometimes it can be the one thing or experience that makes all the difference. Such can be said in the case of Jesse Lee Houghton, who found his calling in cheese. In 1890, at 20 years old with an eighth-grade education, he found work as a helper in a...
DAVID L. MUNSELL

DAVID L. MUNSELL

Popular Munsel Lake and Munsel Creek are named after an early settler to the Siuslaw area. David Munsell (often spelled Munsel) was born in 1824 in Ohio and is said to have crossed the plains in 1847. Records show he spent time on a donation claim on the Clatsop...
A 1952 RHODY PRINCESS AND HER PRINCE

A 1952 RHODY PRINCESS AND HER PRINCE

  JOYCE AND WILLIE WORNSTAFF With the upcoming 117th year of the Rhododendron celebration, it was an ideal time to visit and chat with a 1952 Rhody Princess. At first, the thought for this story was to capture the experience of becoming a Rhody Princess. However, soon...
GEORGE DUNCAN

GEORGE DUNCAN

George Duncan was 9 years old and living in Scotland when his father immigrated to Canada and never returned to his family. The year was 1836. To help support their family, George and his younger brother John raised and butchered sheep. Despite such humble beginnings,...
TWO-TOES

TWO-TOES

A Notorious Bear Long time resident Dan Miles was known to have a story or two to share about something he either heard or experienced while living in the area. One such story involved a pesky bear nicknamed Two-Toes. It seemed Two-Toes was a bear with a hankering for...