BROOKINGS, COOS BAY, Culture/History

Coastal Film Recounts Bombing, Reconciliation

Less than 20 years after World War II, members of the Brookings Junior Chamber of Commerce invited the Japanese pilot who had bombed the forest a few miles from the city.  Nobuo Fujita accepted the invitation in 1962 and brought with him a gift of reconciliation: a Samurai sword that […]

Culture/History, Outdoor

Mountain Lookout

STORY BY THERESA VERBOORT One woman describes her time as a fire lookout on the south coast in the late 1950s. Driving south of Coos Bay, on Highway 101, my mind always flashes back to my stint as a forest fire lookout, when I was a new graduate of Bandon […]

Culture/History, Outdoor

Ship of Mystery

Update June 2022: Ship timbers recently extracted from a sea cave near Manzanita were dated to the 1600s, providing strong evidence that they were from the Spanish galleon, Santo Cristo de Burgos. To read more about the recent find, visit the webpage for the Maritime Archeological Society. The timbers are […]