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An Index to Myrtle Point Beginnings
Myrtle Point Beginnings written by Curt Beckham 1985
Index compiled by Robyn Greenlund 2006
 
Introduction     Complete Index     Index to Photographs     Timeline     Dating Photographs   
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Curt Beckham's Myrtle Point Beginnings book contains over 570 individuals and places in its 67 pages.
The following is a Table of Contents for the book and the Corrections that have been identified to date.

Table of Contents
Myrtle Point Beginnings
1
An Indian Love Story
3
The Trail of Christian Lehnherr
5
Tragedy at 4th of July Picnic
7
Early Day Fires
9
Myrtle Point's Brick Buildings
11
First Trains to Myrtle Point
13
A Growing Town
15
Newspapers from 1889
17
Riverboats, Stagecoaches & Pack Trains
19
Myrtle Point in 1911
27
The Historic Round Building
29
Hotels of the Past
31
Wooden Water Mains Replaced
33
The Beginning of a Church
35
Bank Robbery
37
Security Bank Organized in 1919
39
Myrtle Point Library
41
A Myrtlewood Church
43
The Mast Hospital
45
Early Day Schools
47
Local Music Begins with a Piano
51
Speed Record in 1920
53
The Fruit Capital of Coos County
55
Hollywood Comes to Myrtle Point
57
Coos County Fair
59
An Early Day Football Game
61
Baseball Riverboat Trip to Bandon
63
Early Day Basketball
65
Sources of Information
67

Corrections

Key to Errata: the first # to appear is the page on which the error is located, the second represents the paragraph on that page and the third is the line number in that paragraph.
Page Paragraph Line Correction and source note
3 1 1 Ephriam = Ephraim
11 1 1 1880 = 1890 (Per Pioneer History of Coos and Curry Counties by Orvil Dodge p. 226)
11 2 6 Safeway Ice Cream Processing Plant purchased by Valley Crest Foods in 2000. Building was damaged in a fire January 15, 1988 and reopened in 1989. (Per article in the Oregonian March 3, 1988 and OSU Extension Service)
15 2 21 Peter Wise started blacksmith shop in either 1877 (Per Pioneer History of Coos & Curry p.226) or in 1879 (Per Pioneer History of Coos & Curry Biography p. 99), but clearly before 1897.
19 1 7 Streamer = Steamer
20 2 2 Should be William E. Rackleff per "Pioneer Rackleff Family" in Glancing back by Clare S. Lehmanowsky
29 4 5 Morman = Mormon
31 3 3 Sempert's Drug store now on nw corner Hwy 42 & Spruce. Guerin Hotel was on the sw corner.
37 3 7 Flannagan = Flanagan
47 2 7 Clevand = Cleveland
49 3 4 Etlka = Etelka
51 2 6 Stewart = Steward (per family member sstewart@ccounty.net). Note: Orvil Dodge book has same error on page 213, but biography on page 88 is correct./td>
53 3 4 Marshfield now called Coos Bay
62 3 6 Chrest = Christ
 
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