Category Archives: Historical photos

Libby, or HeldƏnita, a Milluk woman

Photo: Left, Mike Tinalon or perhaps Quinlin; right, Heldoniita/Libby (Milluk). Photo date unknown; some time in 1880s or 1890s. Photo courtesy of Dr. Stephen Beckham via Flanagan family Some may remember that Coalbank Slough was once called Libby Slough, and … Continue reading

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Night Fishing

Sketch by William Wells, 1855; published in 1856 in Harper’s New Monthly Magazine. Image Library of Congress. The image above, sketched in 1855 by a visitor to Coos Bay, depicts night fishing on the bay. You might look at that … Continue reading

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Dentalium

Dentalium are white, tusk shaped shells that have been valued as money and beads for millenia among Native people. The usual dentalium people preferred in Oregon was a species known as Dentalium pretiosum. They are a kind of snail, living … Continue reading

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Postcard photo of Annie Miner Peterson

Just for fun, am adding a few historical photographs.  Here is a post card image of Annie Miner Peterson.  From the background, it looks like it came from somewhere out at Cape Arago: Unfortunately, I do not know what year … Continue reading

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