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Roseburg Considers Giving Up ‘Timber’

OPB | Sept. 3, 2013 11:28 a.m. | Roseburg, Oregon

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The title of “Timber Capital of the Nation” may be up for grabs soon.

The News-Review reports that the city of Roseburg is weighing whether to drop the title.

City officials say Roseburg hasn’t been a timber capital since the 1980s, with harvests at a fraction of their heyday. 

Alternatives for Roseburg slogans have centered on the Umpqua River.

Opponents of the change say it could undermine the city’s image in Washington D.C., where Congress may soon consider legislation to open more federal lands for logging. 


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