FRENCHGLEN - Roaring Springs Ranch, a million-acre operation south of Frenchglen, is inviting past employees and neighbors to attend a day of storytelling and reminiscing Saturday.

Roaring Springs was a major base of operations for cattle barons in Oregon's early days, according to DaeNell Douglas, a ranch employee.

"We want to get the people who were here when the Catlow Valley was a booming place," she said.

At least 100 people have already signed up for the event, some in their 80s and 90s, Douglas said. A few remember such things as 20-horse teams building the railroad. While they are telling stories, Roaring Springs employees will be on hand to make audio recordings and scan old pictures.

"We're trying to compile enough information for a good, accurate book," she said.

History Day begins in the early morning and includes a noon barbecue and ranch tours. It ends, presumably, when the cows come home.


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