Jim Proehl is a volunteer with the Bandon Historical Society Museum. A lifelong Oregonian, he was born in Vernonia and taught in Harper before accepting a teaching position in Bandon. He taught English at Bandon High School for over 30 years. He works with the archives and photo collection at the Bandon museum.
Located at the mouth of the Coquille River in Coos County, Oregon, Bandon is on the south side of the harbor and on headlands above sandy beaches studded with sea stacks, including the iconic Face Rock. Incorporated in 1891, Bandon is a historically important shipping port and recreational area on …