The Umpqua Trapper

The Umpqua Trapper has been in continuous production since 1964. It is published quarterly with new editions sent to our members. Stories in every issue are about people, places, or events associated only with Douglas County history. One of our most popular issues is “The Blast,” which describes the explosion that damaged or destroyed 30 blocks in Roseburg on August 7, 1959. Past issues are available for purchase for $5 each or 3 for $10 with free shipping. The complete set of over 225 issues can be purchased by interested individuals or organizations. Please contact us for more information.

Treasures from the Trapper

This book was published in 1994. It is a good introduction to the type of stories found in our quarterly publication, The Umpqua Trapper. It contains 18 articles selected from past Trappers and the table of contents of each Trapper published between 1964 and 1994. It can be purchased for $10 with free shipping.

Historic Douglas County, Oregon

Commonly referred to as the “Red Book,” it consists of nearly 400 pages of Douglas County history covering such subjects as geology, historical highlights of Douglas County towns, transportation, organizations, and industry. Brief histories of historical homes and other structures are included. Most of the book, however, is dedicated to the pioneering families of Douglas County. These biographies are presented in alphabetical order and were written by the decedents of those pioneers. It was published in 1982 and can be purchased for $50 with free shipping.