Shirley Nelson en Volunteers Restore Wildhorse Lookout Near Gold Beach, Ore. <p></p><p></p><p>For the second time, volunteers are rebuilding a fire lookout station used for years to scan the Rogue-Illinois watershed forests northeast of Gold Beach, Ore.</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 17:35:00 +0000 Shirley Nelson 11242 at Investigation Identifies White Substance on Curry County Ranch as Borax <p></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In 1862 John and Emma Creswell started the Lone Ranch near Brookings, Ore., where they raised sheep and cattle and cut timber. Builders used a chalky white substance found on their land near the ocean as chalk, and housewives used it as silver polish.</div><div> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:57:00 +0000 Shirley Nelson 8299 at Stage Takes Three Days to Reach Oregon Coast from Grants Pass <p></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In the early 1900s, Gladys Miller Payne of Jackson County, Ore., often traveled to the Northern California Coast. &nbsp;The trip took three days and seven fresh teams of horses from her Evans Creek home. &nbsp;First, she went to Grants Pass, where she boarded the Concord stage pulled by four horses following roughly the course of today’s U.S. Hwy 199. &nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:46:00 +0000 Shirley Nelson 8297 at Greek -Style Temple Honors Teddy Roosevelt in North Bend <p></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>People driving or walking along Sherman Avenue in North Bend, Ore., can see a building resembling a Greek temple at the top of the hill. &nbsp;Pure white, the building is solid and square with fluted Ionic columns across the front that support a classical pediment.&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:22:55 +0000 Shirley Nelson 6534 at Bullhide Moore Manages Gold Beach Store for 32 Years <p></p><p></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Curry County Courthouse in Gold Beach, Ore., stands today on property once the location of a general store managed for many years by David Milton Moore.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:29:44 +0000 Shirley Nelson 6530 at Oregon Pioneer Botanist Identifies 3,150 Western Species <p></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Perhaps Rugged Eight Dollar Mountain in southwestern Josephine County, Ore., was named by a miner who found a large gold nugget or by a man said to have worn out an eight-dollar pair of shoes climbing the mountain. &nbsp;For certain, a Rogue River Indian War battle was fought in the area on March 25, 1856.</span></div><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:06:00 +0000 Shirley Nelson 4904 at Empty Store Stands Alone in Abandoned Brockway, Ore. <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At a four-way crossroads on Hwy 42 west of Winston, Ore., stands the faded elegance of the two-story, false-fronted Brockway Store. Nothing else remains of Brockway.</span></p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 01:18:52 +0000 Shirley Nelson 4894 at Dwight Safford's Luck Runs Out in Crescent City Saloon <p></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Luck ran out in August 1898 for 25-year-old Dwight Safford of Klamath, Calif. &nbsp;After selling a load of fish in Crescent City, Safford headed to the Willow Saloon, where he was a frequent customer and gambler.</div><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:53:00 +0000 Shirley Nelson 3488 at Wedding Bells Invite Arduous Jouney for Two Girls in 1883 <p></p><div>In 1883, Ottilie Parker and her sister at Parkersburg, Ore., on the lower Coquille River were invited to a wedding in Gold Beach, about 60 miles south. They accompanied Mary Windsor, who was older and the bride’s future aunt.</div><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:42:00 +0000 Shirley Nelson 1799 at Master Boat Builder Begins by Carving Cedar Canoes <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Master boat builder </span>Lex<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Fromm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Curry County, Ore., learned his trade early and by age 10 was a skilled fisher, fishing guide and carver of cedar canoes.</span><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After graduation from Gold Beach High School, </span>Fromm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> earned a teaching degree at Ashland’s Southern Oregon Normal School. &nbsp;He taught in a one-room school in Sixes, Ore., was a principal in Gold Beach for 10 years, and served as a Navy pilot and flight instructor during World War II.</span> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:23:00 +0000 Shirley Nelson 386 at