Umpqua Oral History

February 12, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

Bill Barker relates a fascinating oral history of the Umpqua and his family’s experience — as fly fishermen and ranchers of land on one of its tributaries — in catching the river’s once-abundant rainbows, salmon and steelhead. It truly points to the value of “the unheralded actions of ordinary people.”