FIELD TRIP #4: Tenmile Lakes "Virtual" Field Trip
Southwestern Oregon Community College [SWOCC]

Jerry Phillips and David Gould discuss the history of the Gould family's Divide Spring Camp, near its location at the intersection of present-day Benson Ridge Road and CCC Dry Ridge Road, April 29, 2020. Video capture by McKenzie Peters.

F 251 Recreation Resource Management
May 19, 2020

Tasha Livingstone, Instructor, Forestry/Natural Resources
Dr. Bob Zybach, Program Manager,
Jerry Phillips, Elliott State Forest Historian
David Gould, Field Guide, Coos Bay Timber Operators, Inc.
McKenzie Peters, Videographer, NW Maps Co.

This "virtual" field trip has been asembled from recent on-site videotaping, past SWOCC F 251 student reports, ORWW educational websites content, on-site oral history recordings and transcripts, maps, and photographs. The tour focuses on Elliott roads constructed before and shortly after the 1962 Columbus Day Storm and how they related to the earlier pack trail routes, land claims, cabins, and Elkhorn Ranch headquarters of the pioneering (1885 to 1915) Gould-McClay family.

This website is a continuation of SWOCC 2020 F 251 of two project workshops and three earlier "virtual" Elliott Forest field trips, each with a video presentation and links to relevant texts, maps, photographs, recordings, and transcripts:

These "virtual" field trips are intended to be about 3 1/2 hours or so in length. The principal uses of this time are the current 47-minute video, previously recorded oral history interviews, maps, photos, and select written materials, linked below. These recordings and documents are primarily focused on the records, perspectives, and memories of Jerry Phillips and David Gould. Because of recording circumstances -- including wind, distance from recorder, mumbling, road rock, equipment quality, etc. -- some portions of the recordings are difficult to understand. It is recommended that headphones or high level volume settings may be helpful to better understand segments of poorly recorded spoken words. If such efforts result in identifying errors in transcriptions, please notify authors so that corrections can be made for future users.

Suggested uses of these resources include first spending 10-20 minutes becoming familiar with the organization and contents of the ORWW Tenmile Lakes field trip website and the 2018 SWOCC handout, followed by viewing the video while tracing the route on the "virtual" field trip map -- all linked below. Each of the nine designated stops can then be revisited by following the links to the oral history recordings while skimming the transcripts, reading other linked texts, and/or viewing the photographs specific to the three topics assigned to each student. Another option might be to pause the video at each stop while reading or listening to the accompanying links before moving on to the next stop.

Any suggestions or recommendations for improving these methods welcomed! Next week will be the fifth and final "virtual" field trip, from the Allegany gateway to Golden and Silver Falls, along the East Fork Millicoma and Glenn Creek County Road. David Gould, Roger Ott, and local historian Lionel Youst will be field guides on a very wet Oregon rainy day.

ORWW Tenmile Lakes Field Trip Website:

2018 SWOCC Tenmile Lakes Field Trip Handout (15 pp.):

2020 SWOCC Tenmile Lakes "Virtual" Field Trip #4 Video (47:11):

2020 SWOCC Tenmile Lakes "Virtual" Field Trip #4 Maps:

2020 ORWW Field Trip 1907 Gould Survey 1982 Rickard Map

Stop #1 Elkside Lumber Co.

Caulked Boots and Cheese Sandwiches (Phillips 1998: 79-82; 235-236; 248-259; 263-266):
Transcript 1-A (3-4):

Stop #2 School Land Bay

2018 ORWW/SWOCC Tenmile Lakes Field Trip Handout (Phillips 2018: 1-2):

Stop #3 Divide Spring Camp

Transcript 7-C (pp. 137-138) and Transcript 8-A (pp. 154-158):
Recording 8-A (0:38 to 9:30):
Photos, November 8, 2017 (2: 0987 to 0988):

Stop #4 Bert Gould Cabin

Caulked Boots and Cheese Sandwiches (Phillips 1998: 381-385):
Recording 7-B (26:14 to 36:16):
Transcript 7-B (pp. 117-124):

Stop #5 Clarence Gould Cabin

Caulked Boots and Cheese Sandwiches (Phillips 1998: 381-385):
Lost in Coos (Youst 2011: 19-25):

Stop #6 Balty Crane Cabin

Caulked Boots and Cheese Sandwiches (Phillips 1998: 386):

Stop #7 Gould Lake

Caulked Boots and Cheese Sandwiches (Phillips 1998: 381-385):
Transcript 6-B (pp. 100-101):
Photos, November 8, 2017 (4: 0971 to 0978):

Stop #8 Big Saddle

Recording 6-B (34:06 to 47:43):
Transcript 6-B (pp. 94-99):

Stop #9 Jerry Phillips Reserve

Caulked Boots and Cheese Sandwiches (Phillips 1998: 407-409):
Recording 2-B (20:20 to 35:08)
Transcript 2-B (pp. 31-36)
October 10, 2017 Photos (0883 to 0887: 4)
Proposed name change (Zybach et al. 2018: 3-4):

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