The Banks Hog and Dairy Show is prepared, the Gales Creek Road gets a fresh coat of paint, and more in this week’s edition of Dispatches from History in Banks, Gales Creek, Buxton, and beyond from September 6, 1923.
This is the last weekend before the Tillamook Forest Center reduces hours for the fall and then closes in November. Should the center finish the season out this year—and, barring unforeseen catastrophe, there’s no indication that it won’t—it will mark the first full season the center has pulled off since 2019.
Fire danger in this corner of the state has lowered enough that the Oregon Department of Forestry plans to reduce the fire danger level for public use restrictions to moderate (blue) Tuesday morning in the Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association (NWOFPA) region.
A new day, new hours, and prime rib at the Smokehouse in Gales Creek are all on the menu.
State report makes recommendations to prepare Oregon for the next disaster, wildfire or otherwise
A group of Gales Creek residents intending to bring back several community events that were halted by the COVID-19 pandemic will meet Thursday, August 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Gales Creek School library.
Oregon’s new secretary of state plans to publish monthly databases with information about campaign finance scofflaws.
Ninety years ago to the day, the first fire of what would become known as the Tillamook Burn started near Gales Creek. We’ve gathered oral histories, written diaries, and newspaper clippings detailing what happened.
The federal agency issued a fire weather watch and an excessive heat warning Thursday afternoon for much of western Oregon.
A train crash near Buxton, a judge vacations in the Gales Creek-area neighborhood of Watts, and more in this week’s edition of Dispatches from History in Banks, Gales Creek, Buxton, and beyond from August 10, 1923.