In partnership with Langlois Public Library, with funding from the Curry County Cultural Coalition, the Southwest Oregon Recorder is now available for keyword searching and browsing on Historic Oregon Newspapers from September 9, 1884 – February 17, 1885. The Southwest Oregon Recorder was published weekly in Denmark, Oregon, a small community along the southwest Oregon coastline. Around 1887, the publishers moved about 15 miles north on the coast to Bandon, Oregon, changing the paper’s name to the Bandon Recorder, which is also available on Historic Oregon Newspapers from 1890 – 1905, and later the Semi-weekly Bandon Recorder, available online from 1913 – 1915.
The Southwest Oregon Recorder contains intimate notes on the activities of local people and visitors, reports on court proceedings, local announcements, county and statewide news, letters to the editor, topics of interest from other states, poems, advice, stories, jokes, birth and death notices, advertisements, and countless other interesting items. We could really spend all day perusing through this title! Here are just a few examples of the content that can be found in the pages of the Southwest Oregon Recorder:
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What kinds of fun and educational articles will you find in the Southwest Oregon Recorder and other titles in Historic Oregon Newspapers? Happy searching!