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Siuslaw Pioneer – Story of Our First Cream Separator

Submitted by Louise Carlson The Siuslaw Pioneer was a publication of the Siuslaw Historical Society. The following story (written by Mrs. Nellie (H.M.) Petersen) appeared in the 1949 issue.      When Cream Separators Came to the Siuslaw “In the Weslets … Continue reading

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David Munsel, Florence Pioneer

Submitted by Marge Bonds David Munsel’s name is well-known in western Lane county; sadly, he is buried in an unmarked grave in the Glenada Odd Fellows Cemetery. Born in 1824 in Ohio, he came across the Oregon Trail, arriving in … Continue reading

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Siuslaw Pioneer Story on Trading School Lunches

The Siuslaw Pioneer was a publication of the Siuslaw Historical Society. The following story appeared in the 1949 issue. Pioneer School Children’s Lunches “The best eeling grounds were up in the river above Head of Tide back of Bricker’s store.  … Continue reading

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Staging Between Mapleton and Eugene

By Marge Bonds The following story appeared in the 1951 issue of The Siuslaw Pioneer, a publication of the Siuslaw Historical Society.  It was contributed by Earl L. McNutt, a stagecoach driver for the Mapleton to Eugene run. “The stage … Continue reading

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Siuslaw Pioneer Story – Acme Houses on Stilts

THEREBY HANGS A TALE George Riley Mills was a member of an early pioneer family in the Florence area. Born in Iowa in 1871, his family ventured west when he was 11 years old. They settled first near Roseburg, OR and … Continue reading

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