Cottage Grove, Ore.--Rev. W. V. McGee reports that there are three churches in Cottage Grove--the Methodist, Christian and our own. He adds, "We are doing reasonably well in our church. We were the first to occupy this country, our church having been organized in 1854, and we are still in advance of the other churches. They are however gaining rapidly. Many members of these churches are moving in to work the mines which are flourishing here. Gold is being found ranging in quantity from $3 to $80,000 per ton. Common laborers receive from $1.25 to $1.50 per day, and miners from $3 to $5 per day. Why should not Cumberland Presbyterians come among us also?"
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, August 31, 1899, page 270]