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Happy 170th Birthday

7:18 PM · Jan 7, 2022

Happy 170th Birthday to my home, Douglas County, Oregon. Our long-lost parent, Umpqua County, would be proud of what we've achieved and become. We are the 9th largest county by population and 5th largest by land area. Here’s an abbreviated list of what we have; • The entire 111 miles of Umpqua River and 359 miles of streams • 1,077 miles of maintained county roads • 301 county-maintained bridges • 8 Golfing Courses • 30 plus Award-winning Wineries, Vineyards and Breweries • 53 Lakes • 137 Waterfalls • 70 plus state, county and city parks • 6 historic Covered Bridges • 19 miles of Beaches • The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians • Roseburg Graffiti Weekend • Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championships (Reedsport) • DuneFest (Winchester Bay) • Greatest of the Grape • Douglas County Fair • Music on the Half Shell • The Greatest Veterans Day Parade • Blackberry Festival • Diamond Lake, Gem of the Cascades • Douglas County Museum of Natural and Cultural History • Galesville Dam • Mt. Thielsen • Oakland Historic District • Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area • Salmon Harbor Marina • Umpqua River Lighthouse and Museum • Wildlife Safari • Historic Downtown Roseburg • Douglas County Fairgrounds Complex • Fort Umpqua and Butterfly Pavilion • Colliding Rivers • Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area • Seven Feathers Casino and Resort • Winchester Dam and Fish Ladder • Umpqua Discovery Center • Umpqua River Whitewater Rafting, Boating, Kayaking and Fishing • North Umpqua Trail Hiking/Mountain Biking Trails • Great Umpqua Food Trail • Rock Creek Fish Hatchery • Umpqua National Forest