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Rogers Road

Rogers Road

By Jo Rogers Veatch

This book details history of life on a century farm near Independence and Monmouth. Jo is the daughter of former Polk County Representative, Joe Rogers, Jr. and the great-granddaughter of former Monmouth mayor, George Rogers. Joe Rogers, Jr. owned and operated the Independence Creamery on Main Street in Independence from 1937-1942.

You can purchased an on-demand print version of the book at http://www.TheBookPatch.com. Click on the Bookstore tab, select Search, and enter the book name - Rogers Road.

Ms. Veatch has generously pledged $1 for every book sold to go to the Heritage Museum!

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Oregon’s Main Street: U.S. Highway 99 “The Folk History”

Oregon’s Main Street: U.S. Highway 99 “The Folk History”

By Jo-Brew and Pat Edwards

This book covers how the route for the Pacific Highway was determined through its use by Native tribes and later by trappers, miners and settlers who used portions of the California and Applegate Trails on their journeys, and eventually by the stage lines and the railroad. It also shows how each of the settlements along its route were formed and grew into prospering cities, small rural communities and some that are now ghost towns.

$22.00

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Oregon’s Main Street: U.S. Highway 99 “The Stories”

Oregon’s Main Street: U.S. Highway 99 “The Stories”

By Jo-Brew

Jo-Brew takes us on a trip, south to north, through this former US (now State) highway and it is filled with stories of those who grew up, worked, played and raised their families in the communiites along its path. Over 150 individuals shared their stories, some in the form of old letters and diaries, but most in first-person accounts through interviews, letters, email and even phone calls all done personally by Jo-Brew.

$17.00

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Haunted Independence, Oregon

Haunted Independence, Oregon

By Marilyn Morton

Meet the spirits of Independence, Oregon, who whisper to passersby and tickle the spines of the curious: A young woman who threw herself from a window upon learning of her lover’s death. A mysterious skeleton uncovered by a local business owner in the shadowy recesses of an attic. A doll that inexplicably relocates to different parts of the local museum at night. The ghosts of Independence offer a doorway to the city’s colorful past. Tour historic downtown Independence with Marilyn Morton, founder and chair of the annual Ghost Walk, as she reveals the haunted heritage of the one-time hop capital of the world.

$19.99

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Writing Our Watershed

Writing Our Watershed

Edited by Gail Oberst

This book is a compilation of short stories from local residents that have had experiences in or on the Luckiamute Watershed in the Willamette Valley.

$15.95

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Post Office History of Independence, Oregon

Post Office History of Independence, Oregon

An addendum to the Early History of Independence, by Sid Newton

This booklet is an addendum to the Early History of Independence, Oregon. Drawings are by Delores Newton White. Mrs. Cora Hubbard had written a paper to be read at a Women’s Club meeting in 1918. The article contained information told to her by early settlers. The names of many prominent pioneers are mentioned as well as each postmaster from the early 1800’s, horseback rider Mr. Lankester, to the post master appointed in December 1979, Mr. L.L. Brown. 10 pp.

100% of all profits from sales will go to the Heritage Museum Building Annex Fund.

$4.00

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Moving West on the Drain Covered Wagon

Moving West on the Drain Covered Wagon

By R. R. Roudebaugh

Mr. Roudebaugh traveled with his wife, Kiwanda and daughters, Janell and Judy on the Oregon Trail in 1959. This day to day diary tells of the ‘modern day’ hardships as well as some of the conveniences they experienced during their 4-month ordeal. This wagon train was part of the Oregon Centennial. Over a million people came to see the wagons travel the trail. This figure does not include the thousands that lined the streets in the cities and towns the wagons traveled through. The Heritage Museum still houses the Independence wagon purchased by the local Junior J.C.’s club for $1,500. Locals who visited the wagons customarily signed their names on the canvas’. The folks in Topeka, KS, were very enthusiastic about signing the canvas. First Edition, 82 pp.

The proceeds from this book are being generously donated by his daughters to the Heritage Museum Annex fund.

$10.00

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The “On to Oregon Cavalcade” Oregon Trail Cookbook

The “On to Oregon Cavalcade” Oregon Trail Cookbook

Produced by the Heritage Museum Society

Loaded with photographs and recipes from open fire and dutch oven cooking to modern day favorites. Many of the original members of the wagon train that traveled from Independence, Missouri to Independence, Oregon in 1959 compiled this cookbook. The trip was a large part of the Oregon Centennial Celebration and reported worldwide.

100% of all profits from sales will go to the Heritage Museum Building Annex Fund.

$14.95

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Monmouth, Oregon the Saga of a Small American Town

Monmouth, Oregon the Saga of a Small American Town

By Scott McArthur

Monmouth, Oregon, from is establishment in 1854, has had a wondrous history. Scott McArthur, retired Monmouth lawyer and author, tells of the conflicts that kept life interesting and the struggle to build and keep open the institution of higher education that was the reason for its founding. 242 pp. 

$3.00 of each sale will be donated to the Independence Heritage Museum Annex Fund.

$14.95

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The Well-Traveled Casket, Oregon Folklore

The Well-Traveled Casket, Oregon Folklore

By Tom Nash & Twilo Scofield, Illustrated by artist Don Adkins

The Well-Traveled Casket is a covered-wagon ride along Oregon Trails both old and new - a trip through the rich cultural heritage of Oregon. Legends, myths, superstitions, customs, and tales from Oregon’s six distinct geographic regions are recorded from its diverse ethnic populations.

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Profits will benefit the Heritage Museum Building Annex Fund.

$21.95

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