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Roseburg is the seat of Douglas County. It lies on the north-south route of Interstate 5, as well as being the eastern terminus of Highway 42 to Coos Bay and the coast; and of Highway 138, which follows the North Umpqua to Crater Lake National Park.

Settled in 1851, the town was called Deer Creek, but was later named after Aaron Rose, who in 1854 plotted the townsite. It was incorporated in 1872.

Today Roseburg, population 20,200, is the hub of a major lumbering industry and processes the products of sheep and cattle ranches, as well as fruit orchards. Tourism also is economically important; visitors enjoy covered bridges, mid-1800s-era homes, wineries and the nationally recognized Douglas County Museum of History and Natural History. In addition, nearby Wildlife Safari is recommended for hunting with a camera. Roseburg is the headquarters of the Umpqua National Forest, and the area is well known for hunting and fishing.

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Brix 527 | Holiday Inn Express | Littlebrook Community |
Art Centers Umpqua Valley Arts Center | Winchester Fish Ladder |
History Cow Creek Band of Umpqua | Douglas County Museum | Lane House | Garden Valley Shopping Center |
RV campgrounds and dealers Cavitt Creek Campground | Mount Nebo Trailer Park | Susan Creek Campground |
Science Umpqua National Forest |
Shopping Revolutions Art Works |
Transportation George Felt Airport | Amacher Park | River Forks Park | Whistler's Bend Campground |

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12/10 Coming to The area
Spring Thaw Mountain Bike Festival Ashland OR May18-19 The Spring Thaw is Oregon's largest mountain bike event.
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Rhododendron Days Florence OR May17-19 The annual celebration of the blooming of rhododendrons along the central Oregon Coast.
Azalea Festival Brookings OR May24-26 The community-wide festival includes a parade, street fair, art show, car show, flower & quilt shows, breakfasts and BBQ's