Welcome to “All Things Lorane”

Pat & Rocket by slough

Sixteen year old Pat Edwards and her “best buddy,” Rocket, in 1959 on their bean and berry ranch near Lebanon, Orego


My name is Pat Edwards and this is my personal website.

“But, I thought I was going to find a site about Lorane, Oregon!” you say.

You’ll find a lot of Lorane on these pages. It has been our family’s home since 1966, and was my grandparents’ home in the early 1940s when I was a little mite. They had a ranch located on Powell Road, about 8 miles northwest of Lorane, but they were active in the Lorane community.

With the help of two very special friends, Nancy O’Hearn and Marna Hing, I researched the history of the Lorane area in the late 1980s and we published a book on that history. I revised the book again in 2006. I’ve also written two Lorane newsletters over the years and am currently the Lorane correspondent, writing a newspaper column that appears weekly in both the Fern Ridge Review in Veneta and the Creswell Chronicle.

All of these things will be included here eventually. I will be adding portions at a time and will post my weekly columns here to share with each of you.

In addition, I am including the books, essays and stories that I’ve written over the years on other subjects — my family, my childhood, my experiences, my inner-most thoughts and beliefs.

So, no… it’s not just about Lorane, but at the same time, it does include a lot about the community because “All Things Lorane” live within my heart.

11 thoughts on “Welcome to “All Things Lorane”

  1. Terra Jenkins

    Hey there! I love Lorane. My husband and our 3 kids are moving out there as soon as our house closes…Maybe you can fill me in on the history of the place we’re getting. I was told it was moved from it’s original location and was the, or one of the first homes built in Crow? 28202 Cottage Grove Lorane Rd… Here’s the zillow link : https://www.redfin.com/OR/Cottage-Grove/28202-Cottage-Grove-Lorane-Rd-97424/home/26223465
    I love history and would really like to find out more about the story with it if you have any info. Thank you! My name is Terra and my email is terra@mike-fisher.com


  2. Dawn Kinyon

    My great or great-great grandparents owned a stage stop in Lorane. Atkinson or Addison would have been their name(s) my mom wrote about it and has pictures, but she is gone now. I have all her stuff in boxes. Someday I’d like to go through it all and find people like you to share it with. Maybe you already have it ? Her name was Sharlene Chase.


    1. Hi Dawn… Yes. The family’s name is Addison and we have a large section on them in our book on the history of Lorane. They were a prominent family in the area and owned a large lumber mill. I’d love to get copies of anything about the family and their time in Lorane… especially your mother’s memoirs. My email address is paedwards42@yahoo.com if you are willing to share it. My mailing address is Pat Edwards, P.O. Box 50, Lorane, OR 97451. Thanks so much for writing!


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