New Oregon trail traces history

From North Bend’s Old Town in Oregon to the bayside “Hollering Place”in Coos Bay’s Empire district, the new Saw Mill and Tribal Trail history walk honours paths developed by Coos tribal ancestors that connected their bayside villages and hunting grounds. In the 1850s, thirsty loggers, mill hands and shipyard workers walked the route to the saloons in Empire City. Cedar trail markers designate 35 points of historical and horticultural interest along the way. The trail has the choice of an 8 km or 3.5 km route. A free map is available at local visitor information centres and online. (