Thanks to the generosity of a native-born, Nehalem Valley doctor now living in Portland, the Project outlined below was quickly able to put books into the hands of our future generations. (Nov 2017). Books for your school library too? contact us below:
Books for Schools:
The Sir Francis Drake Association is a nonprofit educational institution chartered in Oregon and California. We all agree that pupils should be taught about locally significant historical events and people.
In cooperation with our financial sponsors, we would like to donate the following new books of local history to the libraries of Garibaldi Grade School, Nehalem Elementary, Neah-Kah-Nie Middle and Neah-Kah-Nie High School. Each school would receive two of each title; a total of 6 books per library.
1. Francis Drake in Nehalem Bay 1579; Setting the Historical Record Straight, Garry Gitzen, Nehalem Bay Publishing, 2011.
2. Edward Wright’s World Chart 1599; Confirms Francis Drake’s landing in Nehalem Bay, Garry Gitzen, Nehalem Bay Publishing, 2017.
3. The Treasure Rocks of Neahkahnie Mountain, A Francis Drake survey of 1579, Garry Gitzen, Nehalem Bay Publishing, 2012.
These 3 titles encompass more than 47 years of research beginning with the theories of M. Wayne Jensen, former director of the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum (1978-2003) of whom 2 of the books are dedicated. On September 10, 2017, the Francis Drake landing was recognized for its historical importance to our communities in a Proclamation by the City of Wheeler (attached).
I look forward to arranging a time for the presentation of our gift.
Best regards and salutations,
Sir Francis Drake Association, Board Member
P.S. The total retail value of this gift to the 4 district libraries is $562.80.