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Denise “Dee Dee” Nash, co-owner
Whether she’s decorating the break room or representing The Chronicle at an event, Dee Dee does it all! According to her husband, Noel, she “wears too many hats to mention but is the heartbeat of our operation.” A client once referred to her as “a beacon,” and her light shines bright on all of us. Come say hi sometime! Dee Dee would love to meet you!
Dana Ufford, office manager
Dana has been The Chronicle’s office manager since August of 2021 and has brought great organization, professionalism, as well as good cheer to the team. Dana is a resident of Creswell and has a doxin puppy, Eden. Lately, she’s been picking up crocheting as a hobby. At The Chronicle, Dana is in charge of everything concerning billing and subscriptions. If you have any questions, she’s your gal!
For those of you who like history…
This week in Oregon History
Jan. 26, 1935 The Southern Oregon town of Jacksonville, site of the state’s earliest gold minds, took on a strange appearance as 40 year-old mine timbers began giving way under the strain of heavy rains. The council threatened to take legal action against property owners held responsible for tunneling under the streets.
Jan. 27, 1878 “Hans Anderson, in the Nehalem Valley, has raised some of the finest tobacco for cigar work that can be found. It is good flavor, free from stems and cigar makers ought to see it. Mr. F. Ferell of this city has samples of it.” — The Daily Astorian
Jan. 28, 1851 The Oregon Territorial Legislature created Lane County in honor of Gov. Joseph Lane. It included all the portion of the territory south of Union County, running this line to divide the Rocky Mountains. It was thought the county seat would be Eugene.
Jan. 29, 1890 It was another frigid day as the Portland & Vancouver Railroad Co. sent its ferry, which had been docked at Johnson’s Wharf since the freeze up, to Columbia to to and break the ice up to Vancouver. Because of heavily prevailing winds, little had been done to break up the four-inch ice, making it impossible to cross over to Vancouver.
Jan. 30, 1921 “Oregon will have eight delegates at the convention of the National Women’s Party to be held in Washington in February,” as announced on this day. Following the passage of Equal Suffrage, the convention’s purpose was the adoption of a future program. Some men speculated with concern that the women, not content with equality, wanted something more.
Jan. 31, 1847 Oregon City contained approximately 94 houses, and 200-300 inhabitants … two hotels, two grist mills, three sawmills, four stores, two watchmakers, one gunsmith, one lawyer and doctors as needed.
Feb. 1, 1850 Oregon City, which became the first incorporated city in the Oregon Territory and west of the Rockies in 1844, was also the first seat of the American government on the Pacific Coast. For this reason, the City of San Francisco filed its plat map there on this day. The map still hangs in the county clerk’s office at the Clackamas County Courthouse and is the only one known to exist.
Excerpts: “This Day in Oregon,” by James Cloutier, 1982; art by Hugh Wetshoe.