Bert Dunn, an avid Oregon Digital Newspaper Program supporter and contributor, will soon publish a book on Coquille, Oregon that uses ODNP newspapers for source material. It will be published by Arcadia Publishing as part of their “Images of America” series, and it will feature about 200 pictures and captions, as well as chapter narratives.
Bert described his searches on Historic Oregon Newspapers and how he used the website:
“I have been using the UO site to search for information on early sawmills, creameries and other businesses and individuals related to Coquille’s past.”
“As I work to write for a book about my hometown of Coquille, I have found the UO Digital Newspaper website to be an essential tool. I am consistently finding new information that fills gaps in our stories. Not only am I able to search my hometown papers for historic content but many other papers in the state in the same search. The search tools are flexible and powerful. With the papers fully digitized, even ads are preserved offering additional information about business products and services.”
“I really appreciate this UO service. [Above] is one example of an ad from the Coquille City Herald, June 17, 1884.”
Thank you, Bert, and we look forward to reading your book!
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