Author: PAT EDWARDS for The Chronicle

Grange halls bring us together

With the approach of fall, the Lorane and Crow granges are reinstating their monthly fun and game nights. Both will be hosting their popular bingo games and refreshments in the coming week. The Creswell Grange started theirs earlier and will continue on into the winter months. Here are the schedules:[Read More…]

A busy weekend of food and celebrations

Our normally quiet, little Lorane has become “busy” Lorane, Ore., with lots of events planned within a two-week period.  The weekend of Aug. 13-14 didn’t let us down as one of the busiest weekends of the year for the community. Jim and I were able to attend the events scheduled[Read More…]

A.C.’s legacy a mixed bag

Not having a head for numbers or legal matters, I began looking for an expert in real estate finance who could explain what the A.C. Bohrnstedt lawsuit was all about in simpler terms. Brian Cox, of Cox & Associates, LLC, has always been personable and kind so I sent him[Read More…]

Lawsuits challenge Bohrnstedt’s businesses

In 1913, Bohrnstedt was accused of dishonest land dealings and his focus moved on to his new Waldo Hills Orchard project, effectively marking the end of the “boom” in Creswell. The orchard industry in the form of large, privately-owned orchards belonging to those like Dr. L.D. Scarbrough and the Creswell[Read More…]

Storm clouds gather

Editor’s note: This is Part IV of an ongoing series examining the “Orchards” era of the 1900s in the southern Willamette Valley. The Chronicle is proud to publish the first excerpts of Pat Edwards’ new book, “Picking The Orchard Clean.” PHOTO PROVIDED A historic image of the Fruit Lands arch[Read More…]