Coos Bay

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Arcadia Publishing, 2012 - History - 127 pages
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Originally called Marshfield, the city of Coos Bay has transitioned from a pioneer and frontier boomtown that was developed by coalminers, shipbuilders, timber men, and entrepreneurs. The rich, pioneer history of Coos Bay is predated by the Coos Indians, who

maintained many villages along the bay and survived in peaceful harmony with nature until forcibly removed by white settlers in the 1860s. After merging with nearby Eastside and Empire, the city is now the largest municipality in Coos County and on the entire coastline of the state of Oregon.

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About the author (2012)

Andie Jensen moved to Coos Bay in 2007 and immediately fell in love with the rich history of the area. After retiring from law enforcement, Jensen began studying the history of local law enforcement and has authored two books. The first book, Hangman's Call: The Executions and Lynchings of Coos County, Oregon 1854-1925, provides a detailed account of the hangings in the county. The second book, Law on the Bay: Marshfield 1874-1944, explores the history of the Marshfield Marshal's Office. Jensen is proud to have worked with the Coos Historical and Maritime Museum to present this history of Coos Bay.

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