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Some Old Photos of Disston, Oregon


Disston in 1910

Glen Jones of Portland sent some old photos of Disston.The Barber Family in front of their cabin circa 1909.

Disston School in 1910

Group at Brice Creek.  The Disston School teacher is among them. Disston was established in 1906.  It was named after the Disston saw at the sawmill there.


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8 Responses to “Some Old Photos of Disston, Oregon”

  1. Connie Cline says:

    My dad was born in Disston. Herbert Lee William Cline. On June 15, 1941

  2. Bert Olson says:

    I lived in Disston in the late 1940’s until 1954. Went to grade school there & rode the bus to Cottage Grove High School until I finished then went off to college. Great place to grow up!

  3. Frank Jones says:

    My great grandfather was J.I. Jones who founded Disston. My great, great grandfather was Crampton Harris Jones, the first postmaster there.

  4. Millers says:

    We now own the Old Disston Schoolhouse tried to add some picks wouldnt load??.?

  5. dorenahistoricalsociety says:

    If you send pictures to I will post them!

  6. I grew up in disston watched what is left of the school arched gymnasium being built in what maybe 1947, 1948 and was in the first class in the 8th grade to graduate there. As i remember 8 of us myself, helen wiscarson,who i married,sonea olson, charlet spellman,jerry northcutt,dean tibbits?? One of the hass boys and ?? Will find some picks..

  7. dorenahistoricalsociety says:

    Thanks, look forward to seeing your pictures!

  8. Karin osborn says:

    How can I find out a boys name in the school photo, he looks just like my son. I’m so curious..

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