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As It Was: River Recluse Invents “Umpqua Particular”

Map: DEMIS Mapserve

Within the early 20th century, the North Umpqua River drew anglers to Douglas County, Ore. They fished for Chinook and Coho salmon, in addition to sea-run cutthroat trout. Summer time fishing camps have been established, resulting in a storied angling historical past.

One piece of North Umpqua lore concerned an Irish immigrant and World Struggle I veteran, Victor “Vic” O’Byrne [oh-BERN], born in 1890.

LINK (through: Jefferson Public Radio)


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