Websites and Books

I am constantly searching for information that is useful for this blog. This is an ever-evolving list of resources that I have found particularly helpful.


Web Sites

Historic Photographs

Lane County Historical Museum Photo catalog created by the Lane County Historical Society:

Oregon Historic Photograph Collection: (it is searchable and includes many photos from the south Lane County area).

Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives: Commons (a Flickr account of many old photos taken around Oregon. It is not really searchable, and images are best found by scrolling through):


Historic Newspapers and Research

Historic Oregon Newspapers: an online database supported by the University of Oregon Libraries. Includes digitized versions of Cottage Grove’s Bohemia Nugget from 1899 to 1907:

National Register of Historic Places:

Oregon Historic Sites Map Database (including PDFs of the scanned application forms):

Cottage Grove Historical Society:

Dorena Historical Society:


Getting Outdoors

Waterfall Map: A Google Map I’ve created of waterfalls within a 1 1/2 hour drive of Cottage Grove.

Umpqua National Forest: providing information about camping and hiking in the National Forest around Cottage Grove

Northwest Waterfall Survey:

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Wildlife Viewing Map:

Oregon State Map of Covered Bridges: (this is a slow loading map, but provides an excellent resource for finding covered bridges and learning more about them.)

Round Barns: a list of round barns located in Oregon:



100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades, 4th Ed., by William L. Sullivan, Published by Navillus Press, 2012.

Best Old-Growth Forest Hikes: Washington & Oregon Cascades, by John and Diane Cissel, Published by The Mountainers Books, 2003.

The Northwest Nature Guide: Where to go and what to see month by month in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, by James Luther Davis, Published by Timber Press, 2009. (This is a great book and an interesting read!)

Oregon State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide, 2nd Ed., by Jan Bannan, Published by The Mountainers Books, 2002.

Waterfall Lover’s Guide: Pacific Northwest, 4th Ed., by Gregory Plumb, Published by The Mountainers Books, 2004.


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