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 Fabiola, 6th grader, and Nick, 8th grader, during the fall of 2002 and were edited by Dean Bones.
Sept. 4, 1910 - Clear today. Broke Camp and started home at 6:50 A.M. I had 563 bricks on my wagon, weight about 3,000 pounds. This evening at dusk, I got stuck on Bear Creek, and unloaded 157 bricks. I got home at 10:00 P.M. this evening. It is reported that a large meter fell 8 miles east of Sheridan a little before noon today. Was felt plainly at the coast here.
Sept. 5, 1910 - I hauled the load of bricks down to Commons and went back to Bear Creek after the 157 bricks.
Sept. 6, 1910 - I went to the Dock this forenoon after rolled barley flour, sugar, and other supplies.
Sept. 8, 1910 - I helped Mr. Commons with the concrete work on the foundations of his new house.
Sept. 11, 1910 - We attended preaching held by Rev. Waymire at the Grange Hall today.
Sept. 12, 1910 - Large droves of brown butterflies at Common's today.
Sept. 21, 1910 - Ole and I started for Sheridan this afternoon at 2:45 with both teams and wagons after oats and middlings for Ole. We stopped at Leno's place.
Sept. 22, 1910 - Clear & hot today. Ole & I arrived in Sheridan at 10:00 o'clock this morning and left Sheridan at 7 o'clock this evening with 4500 pounds on the 2 wagons. We stayed at Willamina.
Sept. 23, 1910 - Ole & I arrived home at 7 tonight.
Sept. 24, 1910 - Ole shot a mink - was killing chickens.
Sept. 26, 1910 - I helped Mr. Ruger haul lumber from the cannery dock for Dan Fry. School starts today with teacher Bessie Bays. Frankie's 1st day of school.
Sept. 30, 1910 - I hauled 12 cases of cheese to dock. In trying to cross out over the bar yesterday, the "Della" was tossed and driven all around in the surf. It was very rough, and she was on the south spit for a while, but she set sails and came in to the dock again. Today Captain Anderson tried again to cross out, but returned to dock as yesterday.
Oct. 1, 1910 - Dan Fletcher set 2 shoes for me on Prince.
Oct. 3, 1910 - I hauled one load, 1000 feet, of lumber from Weiss Mill to our place for Jessie Ward.
Oct. 5, 1910 - This afternoon a meeting of the Oretown Church Committee was held at our house.
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