Every Trail Tells a Tale
By Cindy Weeldreyer
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.