A short list of some useful books and reference media specific to Port Orford. Most are historical or documentary in nature, with a few fictional narratives that include interesting historical information and a flavor for the area. Work in progress — Enjoy!
PORT ORFORD AND NORTH CURRY COUNTY
A treasure-trove of information for all things Port Orford by Historian Shirley Nelson.
THE STATE OF JEFFERSON by Bernita Tickner and Gail Fiorini-Jenner
PORT ORFORD — A HISTORY by Patrick Masterson. A Classic.
SCHOOL EVOLUTION — A Study of Southern Coos and Northern Curry School Origins by Bonnie Jensen Cox.
LAST FRONTIER OF THE FADING WEST by Helen Picca
FOOL’S HILL: A KID’S LIFE IN AN OREGON COASTAL TOWN by John Quick
PORT ORFORD’S YOUNGEST FISHERMAN by Capt. H.J. Pettersen