Newsletter Article Index


Index to Historical Newsletter Articles




Jan. “Yamhill County Post Offices Past and Present”—Albright


Feb. “Post Offices” (cont)

Mar. “Yamhill Falls O.T.”— Ruth Stoler

April “Samuel Laughlin” — Ruth Stoler

May Stations West— Book. Culp

Sept “Rosewood Piano”— Roma Sitton

Dec. “Wheatland” — Albright




Jan. Dayton Sheridan Narrow Gauge

Serious Railroad Disaster

Feb. Lafayette— 1883- Abigail Scott Dunaway ?

Fire — Albright

Cash Register— Hamlin & Wheeler

Nov. McMinnville Grist Mill— Ruth Stoller

Dec. B.B. Branson — Pioneer 1848- Ruth Stoller




Jan. Dayton Evaporating Company

Mar. Yamhill County,s First Grist Mill

Feb. Dolph- Albright

Mar. McMinnville 100 years ago— Ruth Stoller

May More on Dolph-Luther Huffman

Nov. (same article as Feb. 1974)

Dec. Kay & Todd Clothiers and Taylors — Ruth Stoller

Crawford — Albright




Jan. Yamhill County in 1916 — Ruth Stoller

Feb. Star Flowering Mill— Ruth Stoller

Sept. Yamhill Pioneer Association— Ruth Stoller

Oct. Oregon Territorial Post Office— Mt. Hood— Ruth Stoller

Nov. Founding of McMinnville— Sebastian C. Adams

Dec. (cont)



Jan. Recollections of a Pioneer— Founding of McMinnville— S.C. Ada

Feb. Early Yamhill County Placenames — Ruth Stoller

Mar. Early Yamhill County Place Names (cont) Bean's Hole

April Early Yamhill CéantyPlace Names _ Salt Spring Valley

May. Public School Beginnings in Yamhill County— Ruth Stoller

Nov. Garrison Families Beginning in Yamhill County— Ruth Stoller

Dec. Oldest Record of Christmas Trees. Roma Sitton

School meeting of District 40 1874— Reporter




Feb. Lien placed on District #14 Yamhill County

Mar. First Saw Mill in Oregon— Chehalem creek Yamhill County—Ruth

Apr.  Harvey Scott— Ruth Stoller

May Beehive School #58— Weekly Visitor— Ruth Stoller

Sept. Reunion— Students and Teachers— Willamina area— Ruth Stoller

Oct.  Bellevue— School records — Ruth Stoller

Nov. District #7 Bridwell School— Ruth Stoller

Charter members and officers

Old Poling Memorial Church— Elaine Rohse

Dec. Christmas Yamhill County 1851— Lafayette Correspondent—uncle I




Jan. Early History of Grand Island

Mar. Bellevue The Muddy Post Office and District #24— Ruth Stoller

Apr.  Notebooks of school children in Yamhill County For Lewis and Clark Fair-1905— Robert Durst— Newberg 8th grade

May Districts in Grand Ronde area

Sept. Essay Old Yamhill—Weekly Visitor Lafayette— last edition

Nov. School District #86

Dec. Fairview Academy N. Yamhill 1871— Ruth Stoller




Jan. Last remaining Survivors of Wagon train of 1843

Feb. Lillian Bewley— Sheridan

Mar.  Consolidation of Amity School District

Apr.  Mountain House— Carlton

Sept. Oldest remaining original building within limits of Oregon survey.

Oct. Old pictures, care of Traveling Photographer

Nov. Old pictures, care of Traveling Photographer




Jan. An interview with Ann Malone Savage

Feb. Road Reviewers Report: Smiths Bridge to Rocky Fort- 1864

Mar.  Mrs William Murry Spencer

Apr.  Location of Post Office— Thomas Baily— Yamhill

May Old Newspapers

Oct. First Grist Mill in Newberg Dundee area

Nov. “Comparative Cost of Living — 1870—1913

Dec. Diary of Melissa Ellen Payne




Jan. (cont)

Feb. Willamette Past Flood

Mar.  (cont) Melissa Ellen Payne

Apr. Continue Payne

May Continue Payne

Sept. Hospital for County

Oct. McMinnville Community Hospital

Nov. McMinnville Community Hospital (cont)

Dec.  Bigfoot



Feb. Helen Webb‘s correction and additions to School Pictures, Schools of Old Yamhill

Mar.  Cattle starving in Yamhill County—Barns fall down—1916

Apr. Letter Adeline Smith to sister— Original OHS

May John Brown Diaries — Rex Hill OHS 1859—1865

Oct.  Corrections and additions to Schools of Old Yamhill   Orville Whitman

Nov. The raising of Peaches in Yamhill County




Feb. Winter of 1844—45 in Oregon — James Clyman

Mar. The Richard Williams family

Apr. The Richard Williams family (cont)

May The Richard Williams family (cont)

Sept. Excerpts from Reminiscences of James Sharp: Crossed Plains in 1852--Ruth Stoller

Oct.  James Sharp (cont)

Nov. W.H. Hembree

Dec. W.H. Hembree (cont)



Jan. Blue Bucket Mine — W.H. Hembree

Feb. A.R. Burbank Diaries— Ruth Stoller

Mar. A.R. Burbank Diaries— Ruth Stoller (cont)

Apr.  Pioneer Days of W.L. Toney

May Pioneer Days of W.L. Toney (cont)

Sept. The First Soldiers in Ore. Toney's little notebook

Oct. The First Soldiers in Ore. (cont)

Nov. The First Soldiers in Ore. (cont)



Jan. Speech by Ellen Chamberlin at Yamhill County Pioneer Meeting 1914

Feb. Chamberlin Speech 1914 (cont)

Mar.  Chamberlin Speech 1914 (cont)

Apr.  Chamberlin Speech 1914 (cont)

May  Chamberlin Speech 1914 (cont)

Sept. John Brisbane

Oct. Dayton Fire

Nov. Disastrous fire— North Yamhill

Dec. Daily Newspapers in McMinnville




Jan. Early History of McMinnville

Feb. Early History of McMinnville (cont)

Mar. Letter to J.A. Richardson Re: Plans to travel from Nebraska to Oregon

Apr.  Letter to J.A. Richardson (cont)

May Taking up of Old Narrow Gauge — Portland—Dayton

Oct. Arthur Layman— Lafayette

Nov. Copy of census taken in summer 1865~ Charles Handley

Dec. A trip to Tillamook




Feb. A trip to Tillamook (cont)

Mar. Yamhill county Post Offices

Apr. Roy Hanville and his mail route east of Newberg

May Roy Hanville mail route (cont)

Sept. On the Road Again

Oct. On the Road Again (cont)

Nov. On the Road Again (cont)

Dec. Forest Fires




January "Americans All"— Daniel Poling— Lafayette Ruth Stoller

February ”Reminiscence of Fred Trullinger" (post office) contributed-Robert Kuykendall

March ”Reminiscence cont.

April "Reminiscence concluded

May "In the Stagecoach Packhorse Mail Days of 1897-Yamhill Route To Tillamook" - Helen Moe

September "In the Stagecoach Packhorse Mail Days— Cont.

October "In the Stagecoach Packhorse Mail Days— Conclusion

November ”Trip to the Beach— Banks Family" date unknown Salmon River Cutoff.

December "Trip to the Beach- Banks Family" Cont.




January ”Greetings from your President" Maxine Williams

February "A Trip to the Beach— Dolph and Hebo" — Harry Cronise

"McMinnville Grist Mill"— Ruth Stoller '

March "Early Oregon Sawmills"— Wm M. Perry

April "Notes by the Way"— Trip to Dayton, Lafayette, McMinnville—Rev. Starr 1865.

May ”Notes by the Way" cont "Lafayette Hosts New Oak Tree"

September "Locks Completed"

October ”The Hanna Family — Memories of Oregon— 18732 Jennie Crawford Heft

November  " The Hanna Family”—l (cont)

December "The Hanna Family" (conclusion)




January "Diary of a Young College Student" — Ruth Stoller

February "Jennie Crawford Hefty's Memories" — Ruth Stoller

March "Pacific Coast Business Directory of 1867"

April ”Pacific Coast Business Directory" Cont.

May "Pacific Coast Business Directory" Conclusion

September "60 years ago — Yamhill County Newspaper — 1883".

October "Cove Orchard's Mysterious Sinkhole".

November "Lafayette Journals — by A.R. Burbank"

December "Building of First Market Road — #1— Telephone Register




January "Building of Market Road #1" Conclusion

February “Cove Orchard Sink Hole"— George Williams

March "Yamhill County Locks" — Evert Wise

April “The Sheridan Flume" - Mrs. Larry Rick

May ”The Sheridan Flume" — Cont.

September "The Sheridan Flume" — Conclusion

October "Letter from John Ward in Lafayette in 1850 to his Family in the

November "Letter From John Ward— Cont.

December "Another Letter East from John Ward"




January "Another Letter from John Ward"

February "Another Letter from John Ward."

March "The 1861—62 Day Book from Sawmill in Pike Area." Helen Webb—Greg Robins

April "Packing for Oregon— from Journal of Keturah Belnap— 1848"

May “McMinnville and Yamhill County about 1910"

September  "Football— 1904— Diary of Genie Smelling.”

October "Black Walnut Trees in Oregon". George Williams

November "McMinnville and Yamhill County About 1910".

December "Early Day McMinnville" Julie Lee Johnson Ramsey



January "Early Day McMinnville". — Julie Lee Johnson Ramsey

February  "Henry Billick's Dundee".

March "Henry Billik's Dundee — Cont.

April "Charter Members of Yamhill County — in Order of Registration"

May "More Billick History".

Summer "Ruth Stoller”.

October "A Cruise on the Willamette— 1856” Dr. Rodney Glisan

November "Jas. F. Bewly Shot." "Fatal Enforcement of a Quarantine"—West 5

December "Light and Water for Dayton"




January "1871 Yamhill County as seen by an Ambitious Editor"—Editor Wes

February "1871 Yamhill County — Part 2

March "Committee Members."

April "Items from Front Page of Dayton Herald —1895—96—97—98".

May "McMinnville Villainized" — John White as from 1896 paper

Summer "Underdrainage Called for".

“A live Merchant" — Editorials from McMinnville Daily Reporter

October ”Fairdale and R.F.D.Mail" North Yamhill Record 1902

November "Musings About Mina Redmond

December "Secret Life of a Dundee Farmer". John White


"WEST SIDE" — Editor John White




January ”What's in a Name?" Post Office Site Quiz

February "Answers to Post Office Quiz."

March "The Scent of Reform — Solomon Berry— 1870".

April "News of the County— April 1896".

May "The Great McMinnville Jail Break".

August "Newberg's First Annual Berry Festival "

September "Milestone for Roma Sitton".

October "The Ghost of Alec's Butte".

November "Squaring Up the Ballot Box".

December "For Whom the Bells Toll—Summary of Tours—Historic Homes



January "The Red Electric — Ahead of its Time".

February "Enforcing McMinnville's Temperance Ordinance".'

March "Dayton's Gold Nuggets ".

April "Some Hot Times in Old Sheridan ".

May "The Shape We Are in and How We Got This Way ”.

Summer ”Moving the Mail—1851"

September "A Brief History of Yamhill County Courthouse ".

October "Courthouse Moved to McMinnville” — Dan Linscheid

November ”John R. McBride — The Damned Yamhill Republican"'

December "Harvest Festival"




January ”The Yamhill Coal Mine"— John White

February "The Controversial Evangelist — L.T. Nichols" — John White

March ”Levi T. Davis— The Man and His Machine" — John White

April ”The 'Yam—Hill' Settler Writes to New York"—John White Part One

May ”The 'Yam—Hill' Settler Writes to New York"-John White Part two

Summer ”Royal Accommodations"—John White

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