A Bridge Back - The Early Days of Florence, Oregon is an entertaining romp into the early history of a rollicking town, at once wild westŁ and gentle natured. (Oregon 150th Anniversary Edition, a project of Merchants of Old Town Florence.)
It was a small town with a big heart and many colorful characters. They followed in the footsteps of greatness, on the trail of Lewis and Clark, Jedediah Smith and in the shadow of railroad barons and spruce-winged airplanes.
Meet the adventuresome dreamer-founder and his bandito-turned-poet brother; meet the bold editor of the town paper, who went on to be a senator; meet the brave settler who saved a wagon master from mob attack; meet the lovely Rhododendron Queen who married the founder nephew; meet the fishermen who blew up bombs in the river and the young man who sauntered nude down the beach; meet the greedy publisher who sided with grasping barons to his own downfall; and meet the bumbling Romeo who snapped a photo of his girl as she sank in quicksand.
If you know Florence, you will never see her the same way again. If you do not know Florence, prepare to fall in love.
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NOTE: This book is a project of Merchants of Old Town Florence, in celebration of Oregon's 150th Anniversary. 10% of proceeds from sale of this book on this site go to Florence Food Share ($2.50 each copy).
|This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 05 July, 2011.