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 Bryce, 6th grader, and Heather, 8th grader, during the fall of 2002 and were edited by Dean Bones.

January 2, 1910 - April 8, 1910

Jan. 2, 1910 - Attended a Chivarie party at W.W. Christensen's house for Claude Christensen & bride. Thermometer registered 22°.

Jan. 14, 1910 - Had a dance at the Grange Hall tonight. Everyone seemed to have a good time. More than $30.00 collected.

Jan. 17, 1910 - I will have to state that the supposed Halley's Comet that showed quite plainly last month is an evening star. According to the newspapers Halley's Comet is not yet visible to people on the Pacific Coast.

Feb. 8, 1910 - The "Gerald C," Captain Matthews in Command, went ashore on the north sand spit at noon today.  I helped unload her this afternoon, also plant anchors.  I stayed on board all night.

Feb. 12, 1910 - The "Gerald C" is at the Cannery Dock now.

Feb. 21, 1910 - Carl Commons, Mr. Porter, Ole and I went with four teams and wagons after 4000 boards at Cal. Parker's place.  The boards are for the horse shed at the Grange Hall.

March 8, 1910 - I received 3 mail sacks full of garden seeds for Oretown Grange members from Johnathan Bourne.

April 7, 1910 - Charles Ray  sent another boiler down to Oretown Cheese Factory to-day, as there was another slight explosion in the old one, rendering it unfit for present use.

April 8, 1910 - Charles Ray installed another boiler in Oretown Cheese Factory to-day.

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