Opinion & Editorial

LTE: It is said history repeats itself …

Dear Editor, 

The recent ice storm brought devastation to many sections of the South Willamette Valley.  Pictures of Coiner Park in Cottage Grove bring back nostalgia of a bandstand/gazebo built by the Lions Club in the late 1980s, and a two-and-a-half foot Douglas fir tree falling through the middle of that beautiful donated bandstand, crushing it.

The bandstand was rebuilt by the Lions Club and stood for several more years.

Luckily, history tried to repeat itself, but failed, when the recent ice storm split the huge oak that barely missed the grandstand when it fell during the recent storm.

It would be great to see the two pictures side by side. Many are unaware of this near miss, but it would bring back wonderful memories to those of us who have been in the community for a number of years.

Donald Williams

Cottage Grove



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