Cottage Grove tourism hinges on history, heart

COTTAGE GROVE – You came for the celebration, now stay for the town.

That just may be the most appropriate slogan for last week’s Bohemia Mining Days as well as the unofficial motto of one of Lane County’s best-kept secrets: Cottage Grove.

For while thousands of people streamed into the city to attend this year’s celebration and witness first-ever events like Miss Bohemia City, along with ore cart races and a parade, town leaders are not just patting themselves on the back for a job well done.

“We believe that getting as many people as possible . . .

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