Dan Linscheid, a native of Yamhill County, began his career for the county in 1971, employed as a engineering technician and surveyor for the Road Department. He received his surveying license in 1979 and was elected county surveyor in 1994. He assisted a local historian, Ruth Stoller, on some of her publications and research, and became active in the Yamhill County Historical Society in 1995. He served on the YCHS board of directors between 1997 and 2007. Dan authored "Yamhill County Road Name Origins" in 1994, and numerous historical articles for YCHS newsletters on a variety of subjects.
McMinnville is located in Yamhill County, in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range of mountains. It is the largest city in the county, with historical roots going back to the 1840s, long before statehood. The first bank in the county was established in McMinnville in the 1880s, and the …