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Out Our Back Door

    Walking Tours of Bandon Will Offer Several Options
    Tom Baake

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    In this photo from a previous Bandon Historical Walk, hike leader Reg Pullen (center, in white hoodie) pauses in front of the First National Bank (also known as the Masonic Temple), one of the few buildings to survive the 1936 Bandon Fire. (Photo by Tom Orsi)

    If attendance in previous years at the South Coast Striders annual walk around Bandon is any indication, interest in the town's history remains strong among locals and visitors alike. The walking group's tour is so popular, in fact, that this year's event has been divided into three options, with even more chances to learn about and enjoy the community after the walks have concluded.
    The walks begin at 10 a.m. this Sunday, August 11, in the parking lot of the Bandon History Museum. Attendance is free. Get details at
    As in years past, the main hike will be led by Reg Pullen, whose impressive bona fides range from lifelong resident, cranberry grower, and port commissioner, to archaeologist, author and radio host.
    At the annual Striders walk, he likes to focus on "history and pre-history," including recent findings and information. "There's always plenty to talk about, that's for sure," he says. "Bandon has a pretty rich history, and it's still being written."
    Reg usually covers about 50 points of interest, including Indian villages and battle sites. (There were five different massacres of Indians in Bandon, he notes).
    "My knowledge is kind of like a kaleidoscope," he says. He admits, however, that the unscripted walk-and-talk tours are perhaps too popular; it's not unusual to see a turnout of more than 75 people. In addition to drawing steady interest from long-time residents, "there's a huge influx of new people coming to Bandon, especially from California," according to Reg. "They want to know more about the town they've retired to."
    Addressing these issues, organizers have made some adjustments and additions to the Bandon walks, including inviting Bandon mayor and longtime newspaper editor Mary Schamehorn along on the first section through Old Town.
    Mary says she plans on talking about some of the businesses and buildings in Old Town, a few of which survived the disastrous 1936 Bandon Fire and went on to serve different purposes. "Almost all the businesses in Old Town used to be something else, versus what's there now," says Mary.
    The Old Town segment covers a couple of miles in all, while the longer hike will be 4 miles, and is rated moderate, with some sand-walking, and should last about 3 hours.
    If you aren't up for the longer walk, just do the Old Town segment and head back.
    The longer hike will continue out to the South Jetty of the Coquille River, another area of historical interest that saw a lot of drama in the early days. The Coquille has one of the most treacherous harbor "bar" entrances on the Oregon coast, and it challenges mariners to this day. This was (and sometimes still is) the site of disastrous incidents. For example, if you walk a short way down the beach, you might notice a big boulder with an iron eyelet set into it. It's one of several used to tether the schooner Onward after she ran aground here in 1905. Unfortunately, she got mired in the sand and had to be dismantled, with the timbers and mast later used in another ship.
    The third option will be a faster-paced hike that will go out by the schools and City Park before returning along the beach and Beach Loop Drive. This hike will be led by Bandon Museum vice president Jim Prohel, who will emphasize the walking, with talks along the way.
    After the hike, you can visit the Bandon Historical Society Museum. Because this event is on a Sunday, admission will be free, thanks to the Free Summer Sundays program sponsored by First Interstate Bank and Best Western Inn at Face Rock. Also, Ocean Spray will provide drinks and snacks for walkers.
    If you've never visited the Bandon museum, you're in for a treat, as it contains one of the largest displays of historical artifacts in the region. And Bandon's history is certainly colorful. Not just the two spectacular fires that pretty much twice wiped out the city, but the many diverse occupations, from a robust cranberry bog industry to shipbuilding, fishing, ranching, cheesemaking, logging, lumbering and a dozen other pursuits.
    It should be noted that you don't have to take part in a guided tour to enjoy any of the aforementioned aspects of Bandon. The beaches are free and open all year, and Old Town with its lively waterfront welcomes you. The Bandon Museum is open year round, and in addition to providing insight to all things local, it's a great place to escape windy or rainy weather. So see for yourself if it's true what locals say, "It's better in Bandon."
    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at the Coos Bay Visitor Center and local bookstores such as Winter River Books in Bandon.)
    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at the Coos Bay Visitor Center and local bookstores such as Winter River Books in Bandon, or at
    Hiking and Biking Trails Open for Outdoor Fun
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: Erin Kessler of the team building the Whiskey Run Mountain Bike trail system gets ready to lead a group ride
    Part of the attraction of living in or visiting the South Coast is the wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities so close at hand, and the even better news is those opportunities are increasing. From vast tracts of public lands such as the Oregon Dunes, to in-town parks large and small, the possibilities are almost too numerous to catalog here. Add to that the abundance of waterways for everything from fishing to stand-up paddle boarding, and you've got an impressive palette of outdoor recreation offerings.
    And as for the increased opportunities just mentioned, they range from the installation of a new footbridge that restores access to two trails in Golden and Silver Falls State Park, to the ever-expanding Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails between Coos Bay and Bandon.
    On the subject of the new Golden and Silver Falls footbridge, it replaces an old one that was pretty much worn out – and was a potential hazard. The footbridge leads to a trail to the base of Golden Falls as well as to the famed "above the falls" trail. It also provides the easiest access to the base of Silver Falls, a particularly fun destination this time of year when water flows are reduced and it's possible to sit right beneath the cascade. The water comes down in rainbow-laden, lacy curtain that's somehow both soothing and exciting. Few things are as much fun as spending a few minutes immersed in a waterfall.
    Golden Falls is too robust for that, for at over 300 feet, it's higher than Niagara Falls. You can behold it from a short, level trail to its base. The "above the falls" is more challenging, although less than 2 miles long. It follows an old road that at one point was literally blasted out of the surrounding rocks, and includes a breathtaking section right above the precipice. Keep a rein on pets and youngsters if you venture this way!
    As for the Whiskey Run trails, work continues on the second phase, with many new trails already open for riding (or walking). Begun in 2018, the trail system will eventually offer more than 30 miles of single-track riding on what are called "flow trails" that follow natural contours of the land without too many drastic ups and downs. In the world of mountain biking, trails are rated much like downhill skiing trails, with the easiest rated with a green dot, medium rated blue square and the most difficult rated black diamond. The trails are also given whimsical names such as "Papa Wheelie" and "Sir Lance-a-Lot." In addition to many potential loops, there's a separate section for beginners and youngsters called The Snag, which gets rave reviews even from seasoned riders (and me, too). It's also a lot of fun (and eminently practical if you have youngsters or beginners along) to do a vehicle shuttle, leaving one at the lower end of the system and then driving the other vehicle to the top end to begin a ride.
    I got an update from Erin Kessler of the trailbuilding team Ptarmigan Ptrails, who noted several of the new trails are rated black diamond, and are already drawing enthusiastic riders. Trail maps are available at the main trailhead parking area and at area bike shops. The best trail maps can be found at, which Erin updates nearly every day to reflect progress. Through her Port Orford business, Pineapple Express, she's also organized a regional mountain biking youth team, and plans special rides, such as some for women. The Wild Rivers Coast Mountain Bicycling Association web and Facebook pages have more details.
    Getting There
    To get to Golden and Silver Falls: From the "Y" intersection at south end of Coos Bay on US 101, go east on State Route 241 following signs to Allegany and Coos River. The road crosses Isthmus Slough Bridge. Bear left after the bridge and continue 0.5 mile to a "T" intersection with D St./Coos River Highway. Turn right (E) and follow the road as it twists through Coos Bay's Eastside district. It crosses a high bridge over Catching Slough and heads upriver. In about 2 miles cross green-steel Chandler Bridge, then bear right, still following signs to Allegany. Once in Allegany, keep following signs to Golden and Silver Falls. The last 4 miles are gravel.
    To get to Whiskey Run trails: From the south end of Coos Bay on US 101 go south 13 miles and turn right (W) on West Beaver Hill Rd. In 2 miles turn left (W) on Whiskey Run Ln. The main trailhead parking lot is 0.7 mile; The Snag trails in another 0.9 mile.
    Here's hoping you can find time during this fine summer weather to get out there and enjoy these recreational jewels so close at hand – right out our back door!
    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
    Challenging Trail Rewards Hikers With a Nice Lake
    Tom Baake

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    A visitor channels his inner Huck Finn on a log raft at Azalea Lake south of Powers.
    Like many of the hikes in the forested mountains south of Powers, the trail to Azalea Lake isn't very long, but what it lacks in the horizontal it more than makes up for in the vertical.
    In other words, it's short but steep.
    The trail gains well over 600 feet in just 0.8 mile, following a rugged old jeep road straight up to the lake, with nary a switchback. (One short segment bypasses the road on a better-engineered trail, with switchbacks to provide a little relief from what otherwise is like climbing a long, unbroken flight of stairs.)
    The payoff for this strenuous walk is picturesque Azalea Lake, shimmering in a little forested bowl of wizened Port Orford cedars, towering firs, and red-skinned madrones, and rimmed 'round by its namesake wild azaleas.
    Lakes are rare in the Coast Range. That's because in geologic terms, the Coast Range is relatively young. These mountains are the result of dramatic upthrusts of the earth rather than a glacial wearing-down of material -- as in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada, where scoured-out bowls fill with snowmelt and become lakes.
    And so even oversized Coast Range mud puddles get glorified names such as "Lake o' the Woods" (a seasonal sump above Agness), or "Sru Lake" (a pond south of Powers).
    Azalea Lake is bigger than both of those, set in splendid isolation, a gem in every season -- from spring's wildflower bloom to autumn's leafy colors. Harder to get to, that's for sure, but even now, at the height of summer, well worth the challenges.
    Getting There
    Transport yourself to Highway 42 and follow it south through Myrtle Point. In about 3 miles, bear right on Powers Highway. The road arrows through the countryside, passing the community of Broadbent and heading into the hills.
    It more or less follows the sinews and canyons of the South Fork of the Coquille River, glimpses of which are visible along the way. About 7 miles up is Powers Memorial Wayside, a county park in a grove of big myrtle trees, with river access.
    A bit beyond is Coquille-Myrtle Grove State Park, with picnic tables, restrooms and river access.
    Powers comes along in 18 miles. The US Forest Service (USFS) Powers Ranger District office is on the left, if you want maps or information. The road passes Powers County Park, crosses a high bridge over the South Fork, and zig-zags through Powers, last chance for supplies. Follow signs to Agness and China Flat. Stay on the main road out of town, which in 4 miles becomes USFS 33. In another mile is the short trail to Elk Creek Falls, a worthy stop.
    The road continues along the much-diminished South Fork, passing USFS Myrtle Grove, Daphne and Island campgrounds as well as Weyerhaeuser's China Flat campground. About 17.5 miles from Powers, turn right (W) on FS 3347, following the sign to USFS Rock Creek campground. Proceed past the campground. Just across a bridge over Rock Creek, the road encounters a "Y" intersection. Turn right, then pull into the parking area for the Azalea Lake trail.
    The ascent begins immediately. Just take it slowly and try to absorb the tranquility of the place, and check out the size of some of those trees! Their thick understory includes a lot of tanoaks, whose little prickly leaves practically pave the trail in some sections (and can be kind of slippery, too.) Up and up . . . you can make it!
    Follow the steep trail all the way, or take a little side-trail detour that comes along about a half-mile up (look for it on the right side of the trail) with aforementioned switchbacks.
    Once you get near the lake, there are several side trails leading to it, with the main one arriving at a nice campsite complete with several custom-carved log seats. There's even a log raft for would-be Huck Finns to float around on.
    For some of us, though, just sitting on a big old log and resting up from that hike and having a picnic in such a beautiful place is more than enough. And when it's time to leave, it's downhill all the way!
    Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of the guidebook "Out Our Back Door," available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center, or at
    Coos and Curry Agriculture Yields Some Unlikely Crops


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    PHOTO CAPTION: Easter lilies in full bloom spread as far as the eye can see on coastal benchlands around Brookings. Lily flowers and bulbs are among the unique agricultural products of Coos and Curry counties. (Photo courtesy Easter Lily Research Foundation)
    In honor of fair week in Coos and Curry counties, let's revisit some interesting aspects of local agriculture that you might see on a tour through the countryside as well as at the fair. What's also interesting are things that were kind of big deal at the time but of which not a trace remains. Or traces remain but the objects or equipment have fallen out of favor in modern times, and they stand as monuments to another era.
    An unusual crop that took root here about 100 years ago and continues to be part of the Curry County agricultural scene are lily flowers and bulbs, which thrive on the coastal plain just south of Brookings. According to Bill Mast's 2014 book "Coos County Agriculture," the lily bulb industry in southwestern Oregon owes its beginnings to Louis Houghton, who spent World War I in Coos County. After the war, he returned to Maryland and his job as a U.S. Dept. of Agriculture scientist, working to develop hybrid lily bulbs. He returned to Bandon in 1919 and planted bulbs, sharing some with friends and neighbors.
    The lilies did so well that one of his neighbors began selling them to tourists and locals. After being burnt out by the 1936 Bandon fire, he relocated to Brookings. Bulbs were still produced in Coos County – including a big farm along the east fork of the Coquille River below Dora -- and even on Valino Island in the middle of South Slough.
    Cranberries are another specialty crop that found fertile ground in Coos County beginning in 1885, and remain a highly visible part of the local economy.
    Some agricultural practices have evolved. For example, those towering silos you see on many farms and ranches were used to store a fodder mixture known as silage. These days, ranchers prefer to store it in big watertight white plastic bundles, which are easier to move.
    In previous columns I've noted that Coos County's first commercial crop is a bit of a surprise -- tobacco. It was grown by members of the Baltimore Colony, a group from Maryland who settled in the upper Coquille Valley around today's Broaddbent. The colony's founder, Dr. Henry Hermann -- and other members -- were experienced gentleman farmers who experimented with growing a wide variety of plants and animals.
    As recounted in "The Baltimore Colony and Pioneer Reflections," written by his son Binger Hermann, the doctor grew tobacco from "Cuban seed (which) when properly cured made a good cigar of peculiar and agreeable aromatic flavor." He also tested the Virginia, Maryland and Kentucky varieties.
    The yield of "Coquille Leaf" was "more than usual, being from 1500 to 2000 pounds per acre," and sold by the ton to San Francisco cigar makers.
    In an interview for my book, "Out Our Back Door," Elton Schroeder, grandson of one of the founders of the Baltimore Colony, said many members of the group were descendents of the first settlers in America, who themselves had raised tobacco.
    Another early success of the Baltimore Colony was with bees. Dr. Hermann brought in by pack horse "many hives" and "soon swarm succeeded swarm." Honey production was so successful that "large quantities were sent to leading hotels" in San Francisco.
    The colony had success with everything from artichokes to flowers to flax to sweet potatoes, so "bountiful" was the local soil.
    Pound for pound, potatoes were the first cultivated crop in Coos County, according to historian/rancher Bill Mast. An impressive 110,000 bushels were produced in 1897.
    Other unlikely crops in the early days included silkworms, which grow on mulberry trees. Both the worms and the trees were supplied as part of a government program.
    In the end, though, cattle raising – both dairy and beef – remain the most productive aspect of the local agricultural scene, although the number of dairies is much diminished from the heyday of the 1950s, when there were a remarkable 500 dairies in Coos County – now down to about a dozen, many organic.
    As for the future, it will be interesting to see if farmers and ranchers continue to be creative when it comes to exploring the South Coast's seemingly endless agricultural possibilities. Be bountiful!
    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of the local go-to guidebook "Out Out Back Door" available at book stores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and
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Thunderbird — T-Bird tilt steering wheel — tilt Ton, ton, 1 ton, ¾ ton, etc — t, t, 1t, ¾t, etc trailer — trlr transmission/tranny — trans weight (hitch) — wt wheels — whls NOTE: John Deere the company uses J.D. themselves, so “John Deere” and “J.D.” are acceptable RV’s, ATV’s/CYCLES, BOATS awning — awn fifth wheel — 5th whl fully self contained — fsc generator — gen motorhome — mh self contained — sc wheels — whls 4 wheeler — 4whlr, 3whlr four wheeler — 4whlr, 3whlr Harley Davidson — Harley HD — Harley aluminum — alum electric — elec Evinrude — Evin galvanized — galv # horse power — #hp # horse — #hp inboard — i/b inboard/outboard — i/o long shaft — ls Mercury (boats only) — Merc outboard — o/b outdrive — o/d short shaft — ss Animals # months old — #mos # years old — #yrs puppies — pups spayed — spay neutered — neut female — fm male — m up to date — utd Appliances/Furniture box spring — box California — Cal capacity — cap entertainment — ent queen — qu refrigerator — fridge wooden — wood Electronics Gigabyte — gb Gigahertz — ghz Hewlett-Packard — HP high definition — hd high def — hd high def tv — hdtv Mega bytes — mb Megapixels — mp Nintendo — Nin Play Station — PS Play Station 2 — PS2 Play Station 3 — PS3 Play Station 4 — PS4 TV — tv VCR — vcr Windows 98 — Win98 Xbox 360 — Xbox360 Xbox One — XboxOne Employment experienced — exp’d hour — hr Full Time — F/T Part Time — P/T references — ref’s required — req’d week — wk year — yr Garage Sales Time example: — 8a-5p Days — Fri-Sun Dates (if needed) — 3rd-4th Highway — Hwy Roads — Rd, Ave, Blvd, St, etc… Multiple — Multi Real Estate, Mobiles, Rentals $00 per month — $00/mo $00 deposit — $00/dep # bathrooms — #ba # bedrooms — #bdr apartment — apt double — dbl double wide — dbl for sale by owner — FSBO manufactured — mfg mobilehome — mobile no drugs — n/d no pets — n/p no smoking — n/s owner may carry — omc owner will carry — owc single wide — single take over payments — t.o.p. washer/dryer hook-ups — w/d hk-ups water/sewer/garbage paid — w/s/g pd Sporting Goods Ammunition — Ammo Bicycle — Bike Camouflage — Camo magnum — mag mountain — mtn Remmington — Rem Winchester — Win Cities Bandon — bd Brookings/Harbor — b/h Charleston — charl Coos Bay — cb Coquille — cq Crescent City, CA — cc Drain/Elkton/Scottsburg — hwy38 Florence — fl Gardiner — gar Gold Beach — gb Hauser — hau Langlois — lg Lakeside — lksd Mapleton — ma Myrtle Point — mp North Bend — nb Port Orford — po Powers — pw Roseburg — rsbg Reedsport — rdspt Remote — rm Winchester Bay — wb NOTE On Cities: At the end of the phone number designating which general area the ad is from, the abbreviation will be lower case. In the body of an ad when the city is needed it will still be abbreviated, but it will be in caps. Some categories are now separated by location.














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DeEsta Kuehn

Classified Sales & Classified Manager

DeEsta Kuehn 22 years in the community, 20 years as a sales agent, and 19 years as the Classified Department Manager for The South Coast Shopper.


Katrina Smith

Classified Sales

Katrina Smith, a Coos County native, 2 years as a sales agent for the South Coast Shopper.


Amanda Libbett

Display Advertising Sales

Amanda has resided 10 years in the community, with 6 years sales and marketing experience.


Sharon Ballard

Display Advertising Sales

Sharon has been a southern Oregon coast resident for 3 years with 20 years of experience in sales and marketing.


Britney Gordon

Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Britney Gordon, is a Coos County native, 1 year as Co-Office Manager, 10 years as Office Secretary for The South Coast Shopper, and has been Assistant Manager for the Classified Department for 3 years.