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Juvenile Department


Douglas County Juvenile Department

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Pitchford closed in 2001, after ...

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Pitchford closed in 2001, after the opening of the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center in downtown Roseburg.

The Pitchford Boys Ranch was named for Agnes Pitchford, the county's first juvenile director.Pitchford was elected Roseburg city treasurer in 1913 and later helped organize the Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross.
Pitchford went to work for the county in 1916 and spent 51 years with the Juvenile Department.The Pitchford Boys Ranch opened in 1963, four years before Pitchford retired.

The very first picture is of ...

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The very first picture is of Agnes Pitchford and friends in a wagon being pulled by a team of horse across a bridge over Deer Creek in 1913.The caption under the photo relates that Roseburg was first named Deer Creek.The caption explains: "The town was renamed Roseburg in 1894 and served as a stop for the California and Oregon Railroad.Agnes later served as director of the Douglas County Juvenile Department."The former juvenile detention center was named the Pitchford Boys Ranch in her honor.

From the cover to the back page, the book is filled with historic black and white photos.

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