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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

McKenzie River area rock climbing

Wolf Rock

 

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Boating the McKenzie River

The headwaters of the McKenzie River begin with the Great Springs at  Clear Lake, about 18 miles east of McKenzie Bridge. The navigable reach of the river begins at Olallie Boat Launch, located east of McKenzie Bridge at Olallie Campground.

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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.