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Page 2 The Coquille Valley Sentinel September 29, 2010 gou know this? g editor baurcat orothg Tglor Arthur & Hulda Ellingsen Home 310 E. First St. ARTHUR & HULDA ELLINGSEN HOME -310 E. 1 ST This house built for the Ellingsens, is another house I've always admired. I thought about buying it at one time, but didn't for some reason that's lost in the sands of time! - Probably money. I like the stone work (river rock) in the front, combined with the brick work. I used to do some stone and brick work myself where I lived. Nearly all the stone there has been torn out except one wall son Doug and I built and the fireplace inside which Barney Schultz built for us at the N. Elliott house. The original owner of the house pictured at E. 1 st, was Arthur Ellingsen, born in California in 1875, the oldest child, of Ole and Emilia Ellingsen. Art's parents had come to Oregon by 1880 and were living at Randolph. In 1889 Art began building river steamers at Prosper for the Coquille River. The one he built in Prosper was "Reta" a 26 ton propeller steam boat. In 1899 Art married Hulda Roy and was living with her parents, the Roy's, in Coquille according to the 1900 cen- sus. They had two children, Denton and Dena Ellingsen. Art moved his boat building business to the Coquille River area. It must have been in or around Captain Jesse Roy's property. The Roy School property along the river on Fish Trap Road was donated by the Roy's for the school there. In 1900 Art built the propellor steamer "Favorite and the "Pastime", a gas propelled boat. In 1901 Ellingsen built the sternwheeler "Echo" which Capt. J.W. McCloskey ran on the Coquille River for 10 years. In 1908 it was sold to Hark Dunham and William Panter. Art also built the J. Warren, a 10 ton steam propelled boat. and many others. The March 13, 1903 edition of the Coquille City Bulletin says, "C. M. Skeels and W.T. Burton each sold their furniture business to Ellingsen." He was the local undertaker for years. There was a small 1-1/2 story house on the property which was torn down by 1915 with this new house being built there nearly ten years later. Ellingsen's lived in the new house from 1925 to 1931. During the depression they lost the house and the undertaking business. Title to the house was transferred to C.W. Ashton, Ellingsen's brother-in-law. In 1937 Rose Ashton bought it. Sheriff Veral Tarno lived in the house in recent years. Art's younger brother Ed Ellingsen was a sheriff in Coos Co. when he was killed in an auto accident, along with his father in law, a member of the Sweet family in Curry Co. Ed left a wife and a number of small children. Art's father was involved in the boat business and his name frequently appeared as Capt. Ole Ellingsen, having begun his sailing career when he was a teenager. Ole was captain of the two-masted schooner Mizpah built in 1898 by Stein Danielson which ended up in the Alaskan gold fields. I couldn't find an identification on any of the boat pic- tures that I have except for this one. The Echo, an Ellingsen boat, is on the left. I don't know which other boats are docked there, didn't see any names and don't have other named pictures to compare. There might be a name on the front of the boat to the right, but I can't read it. Ross Signs 503 Spruce Street Myrtle Point, OR 97458 $41-572-5137 Ro ssDanielC( "Where only the Appearance is Expensive" Editor's desk At the top of the front page The photo strip at the top of the front page is a shot of The Coquille Community Garden, taken by Dian Courtright. Also on page 1, you will see an invitation to the second annual tomato contest, to be held at the garden on October 2nd. We went last year and it was a lot of fun. Mike Kelly will be there and it is a good time to ask him your questions about gardening in our microclimate. It takes a village The Sentinel goes out no matter what... For the last six weeks I have been having some issues with my eyes. In an effort to keep my medical problems from affecting The Sentinel. My gratitude extends to friends old and new for helping out. The Sentinel is fine and I will soon be back to normal.., for me. Continue to have sunny, happy days, Jean Ivey Classified advertising is FREE to Sentinel subscribers Best Realty 55 E 1st Coquille, Or 97423 Dan Wooldridge Broker Ce, 541-297-4877 Fax 541-396-3532 26 acres of peaceful, private seclusion; organically farmed since 1983. 2786 sq ft. 3 bed/3 bath, w/recording studio, barn, out buildings, green house, cold storage, southern exposure, solar, spring water $849,000 Free FTGARO'S PVZZA @ With The Purchase Of A New Computer. 541-396-3911 273 N. Alder, Coquille OR (Across from the Fire Hall, next to the Masonic Lodge.) 541-396-5139 Ptui  1- m. Pro.ka LLC ,lmn lj - FA/lor -Omana Newspaper Kathy  . Maff Da : ttemm no law respecting an establishment of exercise thereof; or abridging f the press; or he right Of the peo- to assemble, and to petition thegovernment for i a redress of grtevances. ilrst Amendment, U.S. Constitution Welcome, Steve Tucker continued from page 1 appliances, along with the used appliances. They expanded their parts department and Steve offered in-home appliance repair. As their business grew, they decided to look for a building that would offer them more space to expand their line of new appliances. That's when they decided to pur- chase the building at 325 N. Adams St. Now, says Karen, we are not only able to offer our customers an expanded line of Whirlpool, Amana and Maytag Appliances, but we now have added Serta Bedding to our store. We have many plans for our customers, which includes giving cooking classes through the Cooking for Charities Organization. If you come into our store, you can find many "live" appli- ances. You can bring your laundry into the store, boasts Steve, and try out our frontload washers, and we'll even supply the soap. He offers a 30 day guarantee on all appli- ances, and says if you don't like it, we will pick it up. Steve still offers in-home appliance repair, and the store carries over 350 appliance parts for the do-it-yourselfer. Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority, says Steve. Partnership aims to increase fall Chinook in Coos Bay Coquille Indian Tribe partners with Oregon Department ofFish and Wildlife and Coos River STEP to Acclimate and Release Fall Chinook Salmon Pre-smolts into Coos Bay. A partnership effort of the Coquille Indian Tribe with county and state agencies promises to significantly increase the numbers of Chinook salmon returning to the Coos Bay estuary and improve opportunities for local fishing. The Coquille Indian Tribe has partnered with the Coos River STEP (Salmon Trout Enhancement Program) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) on a project to acclimate and release several thousand fall Chinook salmon pre-smolts into Coos Bay over the next several years. Approximately 200,000 fall Chinook salmon pre-smolts have been acclimated over the past two years at Fourth Creek Reservoir on the Coquille Indian Tribe's Empire property. During the acclimation period, fish are fed and monitored by volunteers from the Tribe. Following the two week acelimationperio& the Chinook pre-smolts are released down the reservoir's fish-way andout into Coos Ba}. ' .... Tlbb6d' 'gtd f0r  the 15oject was collected at Noble Creek Hatchery during October and November, 2007, 2008, and 2009. Returning adult fall Chinook were spawned by ODFW fisheries staff, Coos River STEP and volunteers. The Bandon Hatchery incubated eyed eggs and cared for fry until they reached a pre-smolt size of 75 fish per pound prior to being released into Fourth Creek Reservoir. This fall Chinook activity is a pilot project to determine the potential for future releases on tribal lands. The Tribe is dedicated to restoring salmon populations and promoting fisheries within their homelands. The Tribe hopes to increase their capacity to 200,000 Chinook pre-smolts per year over the next several years replacing the loss in pro- duction due to the closure of the Daniels Creek STEP facil- ity, on Coos River, in 2007. The Tribe hopes that local partnerships such as this will help restore historic fish runs on the Oregon South Coast, which have suffered from heavy declines over the past several years. If successful, Chinook released from this project will return to the Coos Bay estuary over the next 10 years and provide harvest for ocean and in-basin fisheries. Comprising a people whose ancestors lived in the lands of the Coquille River watershed and lower Coos Bay, the Coquille Indian Tribe today has over 900 members and a land base of 7,043 acres. After the United States reinstitut- ed federal recognition to the Tribe and restored its full sov- ereignty rights in 1989, the Coquille Tribal government cre- ated an administrative program that now provides housing, health care, education, elder care, law enforcement and judicial services to its members. The Tribe is the second largest employer in Coos County, Oregon, successfully managing business ventures in forestry, arts and exhibits, gaming and hospitality, assisted living and memory care, cranberry production and high-speed telecommunications. Now sold at The Sentinel