The Story Behind the Theme

Every Trail Tells a Tale

By Cindy Weeldreyer

BMD 2018 Theme Story Cover - Picture of a Trail in the Woods

The theme of the 59th Bohemia Mining Days celebration highlights the history of how our familiar geographical names east of town came to be.  Many of the names are traced back to the second half of the 19th Century when early white settlers arrived in Western Oregon to receive free land from “Uncle Sam” in this fertile Eden-like paradise.  Today’s road names reflect their proximity to nearby rivers and creeks and memorialize the names of early settlers of this area.

"Bohemia Gold Mines" Documentary

Enjoy a delicious lunch and a cold beverage in air conditioned comfort while you watch this documentary film about the history of the Bohemia Mining District. It has aired more than a dozen times on Oregon Public Broadcasting.