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Catalog Number L.991.3.144
Object Name Newspaper Article
Scope & Content photocopy

REMARKS:Photocopies of newspaper clippings on one sheet of paper. The principal article is from the 16 July 1948 Roseburg News-Review, and discusses the closing of the Roseburg district Land Office. This was part of the 1948 Federal government reorganization that consolidated the Land Office into the Bureau of Land Management, a new office within the Department of the Interior.; Also on this sheet is a copy of an obituary, apparently from the Roseburg Plaindealer, briefly noting the death of John Kirkman on 7 November 1882. The obituary says that Kirkman died at age 100 years, 8 months, and 5 days. Kirkman was listed as the father of Mrs. A. Fields.; Another brief item, dated 3 July 1939, reports that County Clerk Roy Agee located a deed to "a ferry 'across the Umpqua River at the road leading from the Willam,ette valley to the United States and California'..." in the Clerk's Office. Signed 10 August 1850 and filed 15 October 1851, it was apparently the first legal instrument recorded in the County Clerk's office.
Title U.S. Land Office to Close
Accession number L.991.3