Category: Misc.

The snags from the 1868 fire are visible in this photo taken in 1902.

The Great Fire of 1868

In his 19th-century “Pioneer History of Coos and Curry Counties, Or”, Orvil Dodge noted: “in 1868 the face of the country was changed by a great forest fire…

Coast Line North Toward Port Orford Sawyer

Oregon Coast Highway

The Roosevelt Coast Military Highway, named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt, was a result of a renewed national sense of isolationism and the perceived need for emergency…

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On The Dock

We have encountered some entertaining contributions for the Port Orford Historical Photo Archive — the latest shows the California Shell Fish Company Receiving Building in 1989 when it…

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Barnstorming

Two photos (and an accompanying newspaper article) from the era of ‘Barnstorming’. I believe this modified JND4 (Jenny) dropped in around the time of Port Orford’s first ever…