Scraps reveal plenty about local history


December 1, 2021

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Sam Nothiger and his wife, Louise

If we want to be impressed by the transitory nature of history at the East Linn Museum, we can examine notes and newspaper clippings about our area compiled by Lois Rice about 50 years ago.

Rice, of course, was a key founder of the museum in the 1970s. As a descendant of pioneers married to another descendant of pioneers, she had a strong interest in local history. Plus, for many years, she sheltered objects from the pioneer past for others both in her basement in Holley and later in her house on Fern Ridge. She had her own museum and meant for this area to have a bigger, more inclusive one...

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