[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Mon Jul 11 08:49:37 PDT 2011

In this issue:
1. Sumpter Valley Dredge Workers to Hold Reunion
2. Hatch Residence Listed on National Register
3. McCullough Bridge 75th Anniversary Celebration Set


Join the men who once worked on the Sumpter Valley Dredge as they
celebrate the days when the dredge operational. Hear the stories told by
those who worked eight-hour shifts, day or night, winter or summer for
75 cents an hour! Tour the Dredge and imagine working a night shift in
the frigid cold of winter when Sumpter temperatures often dip to below
zero. For more information call (541) 894-2472, email
info at friendsofthedredge.com or visit www.friendsofthedredge.com . 


SHPO recently announced the listing of the Charles and Elizabeth Hatch
residence of Rogue River in the National Register of Historic Places.
Constructed between 1907 and 1909, the Hatch Residence is a
well-preserved example of the Late Victorian Eclectic architectural
trend popularized in the last decade of the nineteenth century.
Treasured by the community, the house tells the story of a temporally
distinct architectural trend at the turn of the last century, filling
the gap between the high-style Queen Anne examples in nearby
Jacksonville and Gold Hill, and the rural vernacular commonly found
throughout Jackson County. The only property in Rogue River listed in
the National Register, the Hatch Residence was a striking landmark
during the town’s most prosperous years and is one among very few
buildings remaining in the city that date to the period representing the
town’s most vigorous growth. Serving today as the home of the
Woodville Museum, it remains in its original location and relatively
unchanged. For more information about the National Register and recent
Oregon listings, visit www.oregonheritage.org and click on “National


The Coos Historical and Maritime Museum will celebrate the 75th
anniversary of the McCullough Bridge at 2 p.m., July 16. Part of the
July Jubilee, the event will feature Judy Fleagle, author of
“Crossings: McCullough's Coastal Bridges,” author. Completed in
1936 and the longest in Oregon, the McCullough Bridge is one of five
"jeweled clasps" designed by Conde B. McCullough, which connect
Oregon’s coastal towns from Yaquina Bay to Coos Bay. For more
information about the July Jubilee event, visit www.cooshistory.org,
call (541) 756-6320, or email ccollections at frontier.com .

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