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Friday, August 10, 2012

New Blogs: "The Early Oregon Series" by Kathy Matthews


Sorry that I haven't been on here much, but it has been a busy week.  Between spending time at the lake and working a bit, I have also been flushing out a new blog series.  In March of 2011, I set up 12 new blogs that will concentrate on the early years of the state of Oregon, focusing on the people and towns that settled the area.  It was a great idea, but very overwhelming at the time.

After nearly 1 1/2 years, though, I have so many more posts to transfer over from Oregon Gifts, especially my Sepia Saturday ones, and that helps a lot.  This is post number 1770, so I have a lot to work with! The Early Oregon Series blogs are not all about old photos, but they all contain area history.  They mainly cover the time period between 1850 and 1950, though there are exceptions to that rule.  I hope that they will be a good resource to others, and this series helps me to organize things for myself.

I am really excited about all of this, and I hope that you will take a look at the home page and click on some of the new blogs when you get a chance.  As soon as each blog has one post, I add it to the list.  Here are the names of the blogs that are ready or almost ready so far, and links to the ones ready to go:

The Early Oregon Series: "The Home Page"

The Early Oregon Series: "The McKenzie River Valley"

The Early Oregon Series: "Central Oregon Communities"

The Early Oregon Series:  "The Oregon Outback"

The Early Oregon Series:
 "The Communities of Lane County"

The Early Oregon Series: 
"The Communities of Douglas County"

The Early Oregon Series:  
"Via The Oregon Trail and Otherwise Settling Oregon"

The Early Oregon Series:  "Oregonians During Times of War"

The Early Oregon Series:  "The Mohawk Valley"

The Early Oregon Series:  "Logging and Lumber Mills"

The Early Oregon Series:  "The Oregon Coast"

The Early Oregon Series:  "The Upper Willamette Valley"

In addition, a nice man named Stanley Buck found my post about the Gunter/Panther Creek School and has been emailing me about growing up in that area.  He has written several stories and this prompted me to post them on my "Communties of Douglas County" blog.  If you have a few minutes, please check out his stories ... they are simply wonderful, and they certainly take us back to another place and time all together.

I won't be participating in Sepia Saturday this week, but please don't miss out on the fun posts by my friends over there by "CLICKING HERE".  Thanks, and have a wonderful weekend!

~ Kathy M.

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Grammy Goodwill said...

Oh, my goodness, Kathy. I think I'll have to save this reading for a day when I'm snowed in and can't get out.
hehehe Can you tell I'm still thinking of cooler weather?

BECKY said...

Gosh, Kathy! I don't know how you keep up with it all! You must be a super fast typist (or is it keyboardist?) LOL
You know why I haven't been around lately, but I'm trying to fit in a few stops when I can. Thanks for always being thoughtful and sweet by stopping and commenting at mine!

KathyB. said...

How exciting, and so well worth it Kathy.I am hoping to read about Klamath Falls, where my parents are from.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

I am amazed at how much blogging you get done, and it mostly requires time and thought, not just throwing a photo and caption up there. It's easy to see that it is a passion for you!

Pamela said...

You have been busy! Wish I could bottle up some of that energy you have.

Tammy said...

Twelve new blogs? Wow. You really are amazing! And what a great resource you are.

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Links to My Oregon Blog Posts (Except for Central Oregon):

"Oregon Bloggers"

"Sepia Saturday, Postcard and Stamp Blogs"

"Writing and Poetry Blogs":