As It Was: River Recluse Invents “Umpqua Special”

Map: DEMIS Mapserve

In the early 20th century, the North Umpqua River drew anglers to Douglas County, Ore. They fished for Chinook and Coho salmon, as well as sea-run cutthroat trout. Summer fishing camps were established, leading to a storied angling history.

One piece of North Umpqua lore involved an Irish immigrant and World War I veteran, Victor “Vic” O’Byrne [oh-BERN], born in 1890.

LINK (via: Jefferson Public Radio)

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