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REMARKS:From cover page: "The Umpqua National Forest, today source of a major part of the timber supply upon which Douglas County's economy is based, was only wilderness a comparatively few years ago. Few residents still live who recall those days, but a few written accounts of overland trips into the virgin forest exist.; A report of a month long vacation into the upper Umpqua Basin was discovered recently in the personal effects of the late Mrs. S.L. (Molly) Dillard. Carefully preserved was the following article. There was no clue as to the identity of the writer: [sic]" A note in pencil identifies Molly Dillard as "gdmo of 'Si' Dillard, according to CVS". 'CVS' is probably Charles V. Stanton, editor of the Roseburg News-Review in the 1950's and editor emeritus until his death in 1978. Stanton was actively involved in outdoor recreation issues affecting the Umpqua River watershed. The initials 'CVS' are typed in the upper left-hand corner of the cover sheet.; This manuscript goes into great detail describing the topography and forest environment from Honey Creek to Crater Lake. The last page discusses the Black Rock Lookout under construction, and refers to fire suppression techniques available at the time. There is also a description of Fish Creek Valley, and mention that sheep were grazed in that area.
|Title||Report of Vacation Trip into the North Umpqua Region|
|Collection||ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPTS|