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May-August Print Cover
Passengers from Eugene, Oregon to Florence, Oregon (the
We found this print cover photograph on
eBay (an internet auction
site). We could not resist bidding because we have not seen
many photographs taken on a local stage route.
Since we know very little about this subject we requested
information from Louis Campbell, Director, Siuslaw Pioneer Museum in
Florence, Oregon. This is what he had to say about our
appears to be of Eli Bangs’ stage, taken at a place called Beecher
Rock. Eli Bangs operated a livery stable in Eugene and also
ran the stage route between Mapleton and Eugene.
Florence residents picked up the stage at Mapleton. Our
museum’s 1996 issue of “The Siuslaw Pioneer”: “Tales, Tails and
Trails” by Dale H. Pretzer refers to this location on page
“Beecher Rock on the ‘Old
Stage Road’ with it’s overhanging shelf of rock could not be missed
by any of the pioneers. It was a favorite place to stop and take
pictures of the stage and passengers. The road, carved out of the
rock along this stretch, was not far above the Siuslaw; and when
driving beneath the huge shelf, one could reach up and touch the
continued, “There were two rocks in the area and there may be some
confusion between Tildon Rock and Beecher Rock. I’ve seen pictures
of the same place, with either name. There were two different rocks,
and lots of old timers told stories about them.
This Map of the Stage Route is from the 1996 “Siuslaw
Pioneer” book “Tales, Tails & Trails to Florence, Oregon; 1850 -
1916.” The book sells for $7.95 in the Gift Shop.
At the museum, visitors are shown
audio-visual presentations to help them visualize the local history.
One is a short history of the area from the time of first settlement
until the completion of the bridge in 1936. The other shows some of
the shipwrecks in the Florence area. The research Library is a
wealth of information about the areas early settlers and local
Take a look at the
museum’s web page at:
The web page states: “The Siuslaw Pioneer Museum is a non-profit
organization dedicated to the preservation and display of historical
artifacts and photographs specific to this area. We are organized
and operated exclusively by dedicated volunteers as a non-profit
educational facility. No
admission fee is charged, however a donation of $1.00 per adult is
suggested. The Museum is supported solely by fund raising efforts of
its membership. We are open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM every day
except Monday. The mailing address is P.O. Box 2637, Florence,
Oregon 97439. They are located at 85294 Highway 101, (One mile
south of the Florence Bridge)”
Louis Campbell, Director, Siuslaw Pioneer Museum in Florence for the
information on the cover photo.
Feb- April Print Cover
Rosie The Riveters from
Eugene, Oregon! 1943
Feb-April Print Cover
Photo used for May/June 1998
Cover photo- November/December 1998
This photo is of
Jack Benny and ? We bought it at an estate sale in Eugene,
The photographer's name was
R.C. Freeman, and we have other photos by this talented
We know it is Jack Benny, and we
know it is WW2 era, but that is about all. If you know
anything about this photo, such as who is in it with Jack Benny, or
about the photographer, please email us! We are really
Thanks to all of you who
responded! Many have said this is Jack Benny's wife
(name?) or a dancer named "Mary Carey" who danced with Jack
The May/June cover photo is of three darling
children listening to a phonograph. We believe that this
photo, actually half a stereoscopic card, was taken around the turn
of the century. Notice the old barn lantern hanging on the wall, and
the ‘thunder pot’ that the girl on the left stands on.
The phonograph is what we believe to be a Columbia, ‘Eagle’,
which was manufactured from 1897-1906. This double
spring machine was remarkably sturdy, and the simple, robust design
was widely copied by other makers, notably ‘Pathe’. The Eagle
cost an ‘Eagle’, a $10.00 gold piece. To buy a case for the
player, one would have to spend $2.00 extra.
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WE COLLECT OLD
OREGON PHOTOGRAPHS & NEGATIVES! HISTORICAL OR
(NO STUDIO SHOTS UNLESS
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aGE 42, 5"7", 220 LBS, BROWN/GREEN. USUALLY ACCOMPANIED BY
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SCAMS. OPERATES IN ANTIQUE MALL AND FLEA MARKET CIRCUIT, AS WELL AS
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ARTIST, USES PRETENSE OF BEING RELIGIOUS. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT HER
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