Mapril Combs

Mapril Easton Combs lives on her family's Century Farm in Dora, Oregon. She has a B.S. degree in Sociology from the University of Oregon and an MA in Education from the University of Alaska-Anchorage. She is a former Air Force personnel officer, and a retired educator. Her husband, Grant, is retired from the Air Force. They raised their four children in Oregon. Mapril writes a weekly news column for the Myrtle Point Herald, and plays fiddle with the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers.

Author's Entries

  • Community of Dora

    Dora is an unincorporated community on the East Fork of the Coquille River in east Coos County. The community was built along the historic Coos Bay Wagon Road, which opened in 1873. In the 1860s, a settler planted small fruit trees that flourished; some were producing fruit over a hundred …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Dora Friendly Club

    The Dora Friendly Club is a rural women’s club in eastern Coos County that began in 1932, a time when each valley and settlement in that part of the county had a similar club. At its first meeting in Dora on January 20, 1932, the club had nine charter members, …

    Oregon Encyclopedia