Excerpts from the Lars John Redberg Diaries of 1909 - 1912 of Life in South Tillamook County especially of Oretown, Oregon.
NVMS students typed these excerpts during the fall of 2002. Edna Redberg very kindly excerpted these interesting portions of the diaries and provided them to NVMS. The complete diaries of Lars John Redberg are in the Pioneer Museum in Tillamook, Oregon. They were donated by Erwin and Edna Redberg.
The following diary entries were typed by Melissa A. and Bryce, NVMS 6th graders, during the fall of 2002 and were edited by Dean Bones.
October 6, 1909 - December 30, 1909
0ct. 6, 1909 - Ole & I hauled 2 loads of furniture to Cloverdale for Elmer Webb.
Oct. 30, 1909 - Mt. Hebo is covered with snow.
Nov. 16, 1909 - Attended a surprise party at W.W. Christensens. Cold icy wind.
Nov. 23, 1909 - Storms hard - mud slides & bridges have been washed away.
Nov. 29, 1909 - Mr. Livingston and I hauled cheese to the dock this A.M. Was a very bad day for it - could hardly hold the horses on the dock in the storm.
Dec. 5, 1909 - We went sleighing today. We hauled road plank also. Some snow drifts are still over 2' deep.
Dec. 10, 1909 - Ole and I went to Kreb's Drill after 2 loads of lumber for Grange Hall
Dec. 15, 1909 - The snow is all gone. Mr. Livingston, Mr. Mather, Mr. Bragg, Mr. Scherzinger, Mr. Will Penter, Herbert Porter & Ole Redberg cut wood for the Grange Hall today. Ole dragged poles down the hill with "Topsy." Mr. Commons and I hauled all the wood to the Grange Hall. There were 10 loads.
Dec. 17, 1909 - Halley's Comet shows plain now these clear evenings.
Dec. 27, 1909 - There were a crowd of us Grangers at work grading on the ground at the Hall for a horse shed today.
Dec. 28, 1909 - We worked on the shed and ground at the hall today & hauled posts for the shed from the beach.
Dec. 30, 1909 - We attended a surprise party at Scherzingers tonight. We came home at 4 o'clock this morning.
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