A big idea: Cottage Grove replica town

A replica town would include special locations such as the Swinging Bridge and various historic covered bridges.

As readers know, my columns contain nostalgia and history. And hopefully, things that might suggest a happy family outing.

Recently my articles have contained information on the railroading history and movie making, mining and logging industry, enhanced by railroads. Many years ago, when I was involved in a restoration project, and grant writing was just beginning as a way of raising money for restoration projects, such as parks and old roadside attractions, the . . .