From Our Files (Nov. 24, 2021)
November 24, 2021
Nov. 25, 1971
Nearly 600 people showed up to the public hearing concerning the designation of the South Santiam as a Scenic Waterway, forcing the meeting to be moved to the junior high school gym.
Sweet Home area residents joined together to fight off the “intruders” from Corvallis and Eugene who spoke out strongly in favor of saving the river in its “natural state for future generations.”
Local residents based their arguments against the proposal on economics, while proponents based their arguments on aesthetics. Logging industries said the proposal would handicap their operations...