Dorena Historical Society

An Early Resident

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Katie Kirk sent these wonderful photos of her Great Great Grandfather, James Alan Kirk, on his land in Dorena.

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This land is now part of Dorena Lake. ┬áKatie remembers her grandfather, Ralph Kirk, holding her on his hip when she was a little girl, pointing out over the lake and saying “There was the land they took from us, Katie.”

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A Day at the Lake 50 Years Ago

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Picnickers enjoy a day at Dorena Lake in 1964.  The lake was just 15 years old then. It was built to control flooding in the Willamette Valley, but ended up being a great place to get out and enjoy the sun and water. Ah, summer!

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