McKenzie River Reflections

Easily the highest scoring player in the area, Minney's mastery of a basketball was known throughout the league and region. It came with a relentless work ethic, college coaches had to have been lining up to offer scholarships.
But nobody called.
Nobody called with a scholarship after Minney scored 50 points in the county championship game, singlehandedly outscoring the opposition. Nobody called with an offer despite a 57 points per game average as a sophomore.

Flora in the McKenzie River area

A wide range of plant life exists throughout the McKenzie River area - from the lower elevations of the western regions to above the tree line in the Cascades to the east.

Some include:

 

Bear grass

(Xerophyllum tenax) is a fire-resistant species that is the first plant to grow after a fire.

McKenzie’s GeoTour is off to strong start

Coins for the McKenzie GeoTour

"John Tom's" Road

McKenzie Pass - The building of "John Tom's" Road

By Agnes Millican McLean

From the Lane County Historian - Vol. VIII, #1, March 1963

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McKenzie River Reflections is the weekly newspaper serving Oregon's McKenzie River Valley. Available by mail for $23/yr in Lane County, $29/yr outside Lane. Digital subscriptions are $23/yr. Subscribe at: http://mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com/catalog/subscriptions-0. Purchase copies online at: http://mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com/catalog/back-issues-0. Read about area communities including Cedar Flat, Walterville, Camp Creek, Leaburg, Vida, Nimrod, Finn Rock, Blue River, Rainbow and McKenzie Bridge.