Category:Thurston area

From Lane Co Oregon

The earliest claims in the Thurston area date to 1851 (Genealogical Forum of Portland 1957, 1959, 1962).

Wheat and hay were the major crops in Thurston before 1900. Oats, clover, and corn was also grown. Around 1903, a filbert orchard was planted on High Banks Road by J.W. Quakenbush (Duerr 1980:10). Prior to 1910, livestock – pigs, cattle, goats and sheep - were raised for domestic use. In 1912, one farmer cultivated cherries, potatoes and alfalfa, while maintaining a small herd of dairy cows. Hop culture may also have been practiced in the Thurston area at that time (Jones 1985:36).


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