Cottage Grove Museum

    The place to experience Cottage Grove's past

Resources for Researchers


Plan your research and find out where to go to find photographs, clipping files, old phone directories and yearbooks from Lincoln Middle School and Cottage Grove High School.

Click here to see a list of headings for photo and clipping files in the Cottage Grove Museum and Cottage Grove Historical Society Library collections.

Click here to see a list of phone directories from the Cottage Grove Museum and Cottage Grove Historical Society Library collections.

Click here to see a list of yearbooks from Lincoln Middle School and Cottage Grove High School at the Cottage Grove Museum, the Cottage Grove Genealogical Society, the Cottage Grove Library and the South Lane School District.

SANBORN MAPS OF COTTAGE GROVE ONLINE!

Sanborn maps were designed to help fire insurance agents determine the degree of hazard associated with each property in particular community.  The maps include street names, property boundaries, building use, house and block numbers along with showing the size shape and construction of dwellings commercial buildings and factories.  


You will be amazed at the details contained in these maps published in 1893 (including a separate maps for Cottage Grove and Lemati) 1903, 1907, 1912 and 1920.

SEARCH OREGON'S HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS, INCLUDING COTTAGE GROVE'S! 


Oregon Historic Newspapers is a full-text searchable database contains over 1,400,000 pages from Oregon newspapers dated 1846 - 2021.  


The full image of each newspaper is available here, free of charge.  You can save, print and share your results. 


We like the advanced search option.  Enter Cottage Grove in the "City" drop down box and your search will cover 1895 through 1923 in the following newspapers:
The Cottage Grove sentinel.
The Leader.
Bohemia nugget.
Cottage Grove echo=leader.
Cottage Grove leader.
Cottage Grove sentinel and Cottage Grove leader.
Cottage Grove sentinel.
Lane County leader.

Have fun taking a look at what was happening in Cottage Grove in its very earliest days!