Shout out to historian and newspaper columnist Patrician Ann Edwards for capturing this great quote in her history of Lorane Oregon, “Sawdust and Cider,” now sadly out of print.

She’s quoting farmer and former Lane County Commissioner Oral Crowe: “This soil is so bad that a man couldn’t raise hell on it with seven naked ladies and a barrel of whiskey.” 

I believe our local library has a copy and I will be tracking it down. Edwards’ blog also looks pretty delightful.