See Local History of Willamette Valley
LINN COUNTY, Oregon – If you and your family are looking to explore old country-side relics, check out the Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Site in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. The site of the oldest water-powered mill in the state is bathed in rural heritage and is a must-see for the local history enthusiast. Daily tours take you through the mill to see the turbines and milling machines in action.
Free tours are available. Groups are asked to call ahead. Find more information at Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Site or call 800-551-6949.
Preserving Giant Trees
Participate in the National Register of Champion Trees campaign to help document and preserve nature’s arboreal wonders.
Happy, Happy, Happy Halloween
Halloween is a fun, happy time of year. Even if you are not a fan of the spooky season, there are tons of things to do this harvest-time. Originally published in October of 2018.
GRIT Newspaper 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic
Check out GRIT’s 1918 newspaper report on the Spanish Flu pandemic covering obituaries, hospitals, medical tent cities, and ads selling “proven” cures.