I am constantly searching for information that is useful for this blog. This is an ever-evolving list of resources that I have found particularly helpful.
Lane County Historical Museum Photo catalog: http://www.lanecountyhistoricalsociety.org/research-photocatalog.html created by the Lane County Historical Society: http://www.lanecountyhistoricalsociety.org/
Oregon Historic Photograph Collection: http://photos.salemhistory.net/cdm/ (it is searchable and includes many photos from the south Lane County area).
Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives: Commons (a Flickr account of many old photos taken around Oregon. It is not really searchable, and images are best found by scrolling through): http://www.flickr.com/photos/osucommons/
Historic Newspapers and Research
Historic Oregon Newspapers: an online database supported by the University of Oregon Libraries. Includes digitized versions of Cottage Grove’s Bohemia Nugget from 1899 to 1907: http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/
National Register of Historic Places: http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreghome.do?searchtype=natreghome
Oregon Historic Sites Map Database (including PDFs of the scanned application forms): http://maps.prd.state.or.us/histsites/historicsites.html
Cottage Grove Historical Society: http://www.cottagegrovehistoricalsociety.com/
Dorena Historical Society: http://dorenahistoricalsociety.com/
Umpqua National Forest: http://www.fs.usda.gov/umpqua/ providing information about camping and hiking in the National Forest around Cottage Grove
Northwest Waterfall Survey: http://www.waterfallsnorthwest.com/nws/
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Wildlife Viewing Map: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/viewing/wildlife_viewing_map.asp
Oregon State Map of Covered Bridges: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/BRIDGE/docs/covbrdg/Maps/State.pdf (this is a slow loading map, but provides an excellent resource for finding covered bridges and learning more about them.)
Round Barns: a list of round barns located in Oregon: http://www.dalejtravis.com/rblist/rbor.htm
100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades, 4th Ed., by William L. Sullivan, Published by Navillus Press, 2012.
Best Old-Growth Forest Hikes: Washington & Oregon Cascades, by John and Diane Cissel, Published by The Mountainers Books, 2003.
The Northwest Nature Guide: Where to go and what to see month by month in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, by James Luther Davis, Published by Timber Press, 2009. (This is a great book and an interesting read!)
Oregon State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide, 2nd Ed., by Jan Bannan, Published by The Mountainers Books, 2002.
Waterfall Lover’s Guide: Pacific Northwest, 4th Ed., by Gregory Plumb, Published by The Mountainers Books, 2004.